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.
GEMMA RAY – APRIL 2017
Friday 21st April 2017
Four 5 Nine, PERTH WA
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, ADELAIDE SA
Monday 24th (Anzac Day Eve) April 2017
Newtown Leadbelly, SYDNEY NSW
Thursday 27th April 2017
Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday 29th April 2017
Caravan Music Club, OAKLEIGH VIC
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