Berlin-based, British-born Gemma Ray and her band will bring their unique torch song psychedelia to Australia this April in support of her latest album The Exodus Suite.
Released in mid 2016 – The Exodus Suite has earned Ray international praise, including Paste (“shadowy beauty”), Mother Jones (“Spine-tingling”), American Songwriter (“riveting”), Mojo (“beautiful, as ever”), Uncut (“a moving collision of past and present”), Rolling Stone Australia (“deep and meaningful seduction”), and Rhythms Australia (“Trademark Gemma Ray, all space and luxurious, shimmering and ominous”) among others.
Her sideways blues is cinematic and brooding, and sit more comfortably in the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/PJ Harvey school, “blowing sugary femme-pop out of the water” (NME). It should come as no surprise that Ray has collaborated with members of the Bad Seeds, as well as the late great Alan Vega of Suicide, Howe Gelb, Sparks, and the Filmorchester Babelsberg among others.
More info at http://gemmaray.tv/
GEMMA RAY – APRIL 2017
Fri 21 April Four 5 Nine, PERTH WA
Sat 22 April The Wheatsheaf Hotel, ADELAIDE SA
Mon 24 April Newtown Leadbelly, SYDNEY NSW
Thu 27 April Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE VIC
Sat 29 April Caravan Music Club, OAKLEIGH VIC