March 26, 2020
With the current advisories, inevitable lockdowns and life-altering craziness that is afoot, this intimate home recording by Gemma Ray is now seeing the light of day for the first time, to serve as a gentle reminder of what we should all be doing right now during the Covid-19 outbreak.
All proceeds will be donated to the WHO’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Written and recorded in 2006, it was forgotten until the events of today jolted her memory of it. Though the song itself is obviously not about curbing a pandemic (it’s a melancholic folk-blues portrait of self-isolation), nevertheless – do the right thing and STAY INSIDE
Pre-order/pre-save here: https://ffm.to/stayinside
Song recorded by Ray Williams, with the help of Charles Campbell-Jones on keys.
January 20, 2020
A deluxe edition of Psychogeology with extra bonus (previously unreleased) tracks is out today on all digital platforms. The extra tracks include Killbite (taken from the album sessions), a re-imagining of Death Tapes (called Together We Walk) by Berlin sound pioneer Beate Bartel (Liaisons Dangereuses, Mania D., Matador, Einsturzende Neubauten), plus My World Is Empty Without You.
You can find at your preferred go-to here: https://ffm.to/psychogeology
November 18, 2019
The 1st instalment of a single series called Slo-town is released on 2nd December 2019. My World Is Empty Without You is a stripped-bare reimagining of the 1965 hit by The Supremes, and a tribute to Motown on its 60th anniversary.
Pre-Add / Pre-Save : https://ffm.to/myworldisempty
April 8, 2019
Two live appearances/sessions happening at the BBC in the next week.
Firstly, Gemma will chat with Robert Elms, and give a solo song or two , on his BBC London show, this Thursday April 11th at 1.00pm GMT. Tune in here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kb
And, Gemma and band will be performing a live session on the wonderful Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show at 7pm GMT on Monday April 15th. More here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000470n
April 1, 2019
Watch the new video for Death Tapes, directed by the phantasmagorical Ziska Riemann (Electric Girl, Lollipop Monster, Get Lucky).
March 8, 2019
Gemma Ray will headline a special concert at Berlin’s Volksbühne on Friday, May 3rd. She will be performing the new album with her band, with some surprises in store.
January 28, 2019
Pre-save Gemma Ray’s upcoming album ‘Psychogeology’ on Spotify to be in with a chance of winning one of two exclusive swag bags. The winners will be announced on Feb 15th, the same day ‘Psychogeology’ is released.
To enter, please visit: https://presave.io/t/psychogeology
Swag Bag contents:
– Signed test pressing of ‘Psychogeology’ album.
– Signed full colour A1 ‘Psychogeology’ Album Launch poster.
– Original handwritten lyric work-in-progress note sheet.
– Limited Edition ‘Psychogeology Society’ Tour T-shirt or Jacket.
December 11, 2018
Gemma Ray and band will be playing concerts in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France and Netherlands in support of the forthcoming album, PSYCHOGEOLOGY.
Head over to the Live page, for more information and tickets.
All the UK dates are a double-bill with the wondrous moon-man of Wowtown, Thomas Truax.
November 20, 2018
Gemma Ray and band (and special guests) celebrate the release of the upcoming album ‘Psychogeology’ with a concert on Friday, 15th February 2019 at Muzik & Frieden, Berlin.
Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2DM6sXU
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/615395308876837/
See you there!
November 12, 2018
“Psychogeology”, the new album by Gemma Ray, is out on 15th February 2019! You can take a listen to the first teaser track “Blossom Crawls” right away at Spotify and iTunes. More news to follow, so watch this space.
October 28, 2018
Gemma and band perform two songs from the forthcoming album (yes) exclusively on the Florian Schroeder Satireshow , live from Tipi-am-Kanzleramt, Berlin, and broadcast on Radio Eins, live streamed too, plus broadcast on RBB and ARD. Tonight (Oct 29th). More info here: https://www.radioeins.de/veranstaltungen/tipp/satireshow20181029.html
Tickets for the event here: https://www.tipi-am-kanzleramt.de/de/programm/programmuebersicht/radioeins-satireshow.html
September 6, 2018
Gemma’s debut performance in Poland will be at Opole Songwriters Festival on Sep 30th.
This is a solo show. Also playing on this night is Neil Halstead.
More info here: http://www.opolesongwritersfestival.pl
August 14, 2018
As part of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur 2018, Gemma will collaborate with post-krautrock/neo-psych trio Automat, featuring Jochen Albeit (of Einzturzende Neubauten), Achim Farber and Zeiblom, with a performance at the Palais this Friday August 17th. Gemma, Lydia Lunch and Paul St Hilaire will lend their vocals for a specially-commisioned one-off performance from the instrumentalists, based on a concept of modularity. Stagetime is 20:40pm. Tickets and more info here: http://www.pop-kultur.berlin/en/modules/automat/
August 13, 2018
Gemma and drummer Andy Zammit contributed to the Berlin edition of Mix The City, an interactive music-making website and cultural exchange programme. Check it out here!
May 31, 2018
Some straggler copies of the limited edition RSD coloured vinyl release of “The Leader” are now available to buy on the webstore of Bronzerat Records, by following this link: http://bronzerat.limitedrun.com/products/618289-gemma-ray-the-leader-ltd-edition-vinyl
April 5, 2018
On April 21st, Gemma Ray’s debut solo album, “The Leader”, will be released on vinyl for the first time ever, a Record Store Day release from Bronzerat Records. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, this edition features new artwork, includes an MP3 download card, and is printed on lucky dip coloured vinyl (you won’t know what ya get til you buy – this one here is marbled gray). The album was produced with Michael J Sheehy, and also features guest musicians James Fortune and Mary Epworth. More info here: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2018/gemma-ray/
(There will also be a coinciding RSD performance on April 21st in Berlin, details to be announced soon.)
March 14, 2018
Gemma Ray and band will be performing one additional (unofficial) show at SXSW:
Thursday, March 16, 7pm @ TOMS, 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704.
It is the free entry We Are One Festival presented by Girlschool L.A. + Community.
February 28, 2018
Gemma and band will be performing at the following shows at SXSW Festival 2018 in Austin, TX.
Mon March 12th, 10.30pm: BARRACUDA BACKYARD (Berlin x Hamburg Interactive)
Tue March 13th, 7pm: ST DAVIDS HISTORICAL SANCTUARY (with Low, Josh T Pearson, SYML)
Tue March 13th, 10pm: CHEER UP CHARLIES (Greenbelt Showcase)
Weds March 14th, 7pm: HILTON CANNON & BELLE (SXSW Second Play Stage)
Thur March 15th, 7pm: TOMS @ South Congress (Girlschool L.A. We Are One Festival)
For more info visit here: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/artists/18910