WATCH: Girl Ray share festive video for ‘(I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas’

This afternoon, Girl Ray have released the video for their new track ‘(I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas’

Shot while on tour in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Trier, Carlisle, London and Oxford, featuring Santa suits bought in a Berlin charity shops, and a camera from a London Argos, bassist Sophie Moss says of the video: “Filmed exclusively in the taboo non-festive month of late September, four fools with the combined intelligence and fragility of a candy cane travel around Europe smiling and pointing at anything vaguely Christmassy. A completely inaccurate representation of life on the road but it’s a bit cute isn’t it…So, if you’re having a lonely Christmas, then watch us pretending to enjoy the thing in the beating heart of Europe. Friendship! Taxidermy! Feet! We bring it all to the dinner.”

It’s cute – and while inaccurate it may be, it’s a charming insight into the world of Girl Ray (at least the side of Girl Ray’s world that looks best in a Christmassy film).


Their debut album Earl Grey is out now
Catch Girl Ray live:
16 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
21 – Montague Arms, London
10 – Thekla, Bristol
11 – Bodega, Nottingham
12 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
13 – The Art School, Glasgow
15 – Wegarth Social Club, Middlesborough
16 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
17 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
18 – Heaven, London
19 – The Haunt, Brighton

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie