LISTEN: Girl Ray – ‘I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift This Christmas’

Following the success of their gorgeous debut album Earl Grey, wowing us at Green Man Festival over the summer and selling out venues such as The Lexington this year, North London trio Girl Ray are ending 2017 on a high: by treating us to a gently festive number.

With the perfect balance of Christmassy sparkle and the band’s trademark shimmering, sunny charm, ‘I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift This Christmas’ is a song about longing and loneliness at this time of year. Complete with a children’s choir, sleigh bells and even a whinny of a kidnapped reindeer (!), the track proves to be the perfect slice of twinkling garage-pop to get you in the mood for this time of year. Of the track, the band’s Sophie Moss explains:

“Christmas is great and everything, but where are the indie bangers? We’ve pulled it all out the stocking on this one. You’d be a fool not to buy one for every family member, friend and tinder acquaintance this Christmas.”

‘I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift This Christmas’ is out 8th December on a limited run of 7″ vinyl via Moshi Moshi Records. Catch Girl Ray live next April:

10 April – Bristol, Thekla
11 April – Nottingham, Bodega
12 April – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 April – Glasgow, Art School, Glasgow
15 April – Middlesbrough, Wegarth Social Club
16 April – Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 April – Manchester, Deaf Institute
18 April – London, Heaven
19 April – Brighton, The Haunt

Mari Lane
@marimindles

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