February 13, 2015
Gemma has proudly taken part in the restoration of the the early works of legendary film maker Wim Wenders. A making-of documentary by Wim, entitled “Restoring Time” (and featuring an appearance by Gemma) was unveiled this week and can be seen HERE.
Wim Wenders was this week awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement at the Berlinale Film Festival, and Gemma performed at the celebratory event held in his honour. Photos to follow soon.
For more information on the restoration project, visit http://wimwendersstiftung.de/en/digitization/
December 3, 2014
Gemma tours North America in March/April 2015, as special guest to Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. Dates below.
March 26 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
March 27 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
March 28 – W.O.W. Hall – Eugene, OR
March 29 – Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA
March 31 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
April 1 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
April 3 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
April 6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
April 7 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
April 8 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
April 9 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
April 10 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
April 11 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
April 14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 15 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
April 16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
April 17 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
April 19 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
November 26, 2014
The 2nd European leg of the Gemma Ray “Milk For Your Motors” tour is happening in early 2015. See below for the dates. More shows and ticket links will be announced very soon.
Jan 16th: NL – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij *
Jan 17th: NL – Utrecht, Tivoli *
Feb 1st: ES – Zaragoza, CC Delicias **
Feb 2nd: ES – Castellón, Sons **
Feb 3rd: ES – Valencia, El Loco **
Feb 5th: ES – Barcelona, Antiga Fabrica Damm **
Feb 7th: ES – Madrid, Teatro del Arte **
Feb 8th: ES – Alicante, Teatro Arniches **
Feb 26th: DE – Hamburg, Prinzenbar
Feb 27th: DE – Oberhausen, Druckluft
Feb 28th: DK – Copenhagen, Spillestedet Stengade
Mar 3rd: DE – Leipzig, Neues Schauspiel
Mar 4th: DE – Frankfurt, St. Peter
Mar 5th: DE – Bonn, Harmonie
Mar 6th: DE – Erfurt, Museumskeller
Mar 7th: DE- Reutlingen, Franz K
Mar 10th: AT – Vienna, B72
Mar 11th: HU – Budapest, A38
Mar 13th: CH – Thun, Mokka
Mar 14th: CH – Zurich, El Lokal
* with Low
** with Ned Collette + Wirewalker
November 15, 2014
Gemma will play twice at the forthcoming Drill Festival, the Brighton festival curated by Wire and headlined by Wire, Swans, Savages, and British Sea Power between Dec 4th and Dec 7th.
Gemma plays on Dec 5th at All Saints Church (Hove) (onstage 7.30pm) and on Dec 7th at Komedia Studio Bar (onstage 9.30pm).
Buy weekend or day tickets here: http://drillfestival.seetickets.com/tour/drill-brighton
November 11, 2014
Watch Gemma perform a solo version of “The Right Thing Did Me Wrong” , filmed at Lowlands Bar, Brooklyn by BreakThruRadio’s Hear And Now Sessions. Click HERE
October 1, 2014
Gemma and band visit the BBC in Manchester today for a live session on Marc Riley’s show. Starts at 7pm GMT, through til 9.
You can find out more and tune in here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jtl3w
September 23, 2014
The press world has had some laudatory words to say about Gemma’s new album, so if you haven’t heard it yet, here’s a selection below to talk you into it.
“unpredictable and inspired…a series of remarkable musical tableaux”- MOJO **** (Album of the Week) read here
“ She digs deep and dark to create an infectious gothic pop reminiscent of Nick Cave” – SHINDIG *****
“Resonates with passion, lust and an exceptional sense of gripping melodrama. An extraordinary addition to an already impressively idiosyncratic catalogue” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER ***** read here
“Dramatic, passionate, razor-sharp and enticing” – LOUDER THAN WAR ***** read here
“a collection of noir-ish surf-doom ballads and expansive pop-exotica fans have come to expect from this creative shape-shifting artist” – ALLMUSIC **** read here
“Insanely great” – BUST**** read here
“Fresh and unsettling. A perfect master of noir-pop” – MOTHER JONES**** read here
“Gemma ray will charm and seduce” – CULTURE COLLIDE **** read here
“Innovative and indispensable…It’s the sound of the past, the sound of now and …. the sound of the future” – THE QUIETUS read here
“There’s a compelling cinema to Ray’s songs” – CLASH
“Mysterious….creepy….” – NPR listen/read here
“A confident chanteuse with a searing six-string” - DAILY EXPRESS *****
September 3, 2014
Read an in-depth interview with Gemma by Wyndham Wallace for The Quietus HERE!.
August 18, 2014
Gemma’s forthcoming album gets an exclusive full album stream preview, in its, erm, weekly Album Of The Week feature. Read all about it below:
August 14, 2014
Two videos new videos have been unleashed in the last week for your eyeballing please.
And head over to CULTURE COLLIDE to see, hear and read about a stripped down version of new song Desoto, filmed backstage in Paris by Sebastien Brodart.
JUST IN: MORE DATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED IN NEW YORK CITY, GERMANY AND MORE, PLUS FREE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY NEXT WEEK . HEAD TO THE LIVE PAGE FOR DETAILS.
July 2, 2014
Milk For Your Motors is out on August 26th on LP, CD or download, but you can pre-order it at any of the links below, or at the Gemma Ray shop. You will receive an mp3 of Shake Baby Shake immediately. Read the label press release below for more information.
Full track listing below.
1. The Wheel , 2. Shake Baby Shake, 3. Buckle Up, 4. When I Kissed You, 5. The Right Thing Did Me Wrong, 6. Long Live This Life, 7. Desoto, 8. Waving At Mirrors, 9. Motorbike, 10. Out in the Rain, 11. Rubbing Out Your Name, 12. Old Love , 13. You Changed Me (bonus).
June 11, 2014
The new album , Milk For Your Motors, is out on August 25th. Pre-orders and more info coming soon. Meanwhile, pop over to Mojo, for their take on new tune Shake Baby Shake: http://www.mojo4music.com/14999/gemma-ray-new-song-shake-baby-shake/
May 16, 2014
Gemma is pleased to announce that she will be heading out for a run of UK dates with the wonderful John Grant.
June 22: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Royal Shakespeare Theatre. TICKETS.
June 23: LEEDS, Irish Centre. TICKETS.
June 25: CAMBRIDGE, Junction. TICKETS.
June 26: BOURNEMOUTH, The Old Fire Station. TICKETS.
June 27: BRIGHTON, Dome. TICKETS.
There is also an extra solo show on June 24th in Sowerby Bridge, at the intimate Puzzle Hall Inn.
May 15, 2014
Gemma will play a song at Berliner Festpiele ‘Ein Tag fur David Bowie’ on Sunday , June 15th.
April 19, 2014
Read an interview with Gemma, and listen to Motorbike, at The Quietus, here:
March 11, 2014
BR36 : GEMMA RAY “DEATH DISC” featuring ALAN VEGA. Super-limited 7” picture disc. 750 copies.
A brand new splatter platter from Gemma Ray!! The “Death Disc” features two teenage tragedies in song form. Motorbike is a hard-hitting road-killing tearjerker that rolls noisily into the night with a helping hand from………Alan Vega of Suicide ladies and gentlemen. B-Side Waving At Mirrors is a warning cry to all vanity drivers and sounds like it could’ve been recorded in Nashville’s Music City Mortuary. And with picture disc art created by celebrated Aussie artist Lucy Dyson , it’s too gorgeous to stash. Buy it, play it, rip it, frame it!!
News Just In: Gemma will be performing an exclusive RSD in-store at the insitution that is David’s, Letchworth, England. 3pm, April 19th 2014.
January 31, 2014
January 8, 2014
Gemma Ray is proud to announce a special concert with Filmorchester Babelsberg at Potsdam’s Nikolaisaal Theater (near Berlin) on Saturday, January 25th 2014. For tickets and more info, click HERE. All tickets are seated.
This concert will exclusively preview songs from the forthcoming album (details TBA), which also features Fimorchester Babelsberg. Audience members will get to hear these songs for the first time, as well as favourites from Island Fire and Lights Out Zoltar! .
December 2, 2013
On Wednesday December 4th, Gemma will be performing her fantasy soundtrack album “Down Baby Down” for the first time in its entirety, with special guests.
After the interval she will be playing an extra special solo set of songs, both new and old.
Two concerts in one!
Starts 9pm sharp. Doors 8pm