Watch Girl Ray Parody Early 2000s R&B Videos in the “Don’t Go Back at Ten” Video

Earl Grey Out Now via Moshi Moshi

Aug 22, 2017
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Girl Ray are a promising new British trio. Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums), and Sophie Moss (bass) are all 19 years old and from North London. The band have a bit of an '80s indie-pop vibe in line with the iconic C86 compilation from 1986 (a modern reference point might be Cate Le Bon). After putting out a series of great singles, the band released their debut album, the cleverly titled Earl Grey, a few weeks back via Moshi Moshi. It was our Album of the Week. Now they have shared a video for "Don't Go Back at Ten." In it they parody R&B videos from the early 2000s, with the band and friends clowning around in front of a green screen in hoodies and cowgirl outfits. Watch it below, followed by the band's U.K. tour dates.

The band had this to say about the video on its YouTube page: "This is an early '00s inspired video for our not very '00s inspired song 'Don't Go Back at Ten.' Prepare your retinas for some greasy magic with themes of unity, friendship and heartbreak. We hope it will fulfill your throwback urges."

Poppy Hankin previously had this to say about the song in a press release: "After a break-up I was super low, and as clichéd and teen-movie as it sounds, it was truly my friends who got me through it, making sure that I didn't just mope about the whole time eating pots of cottage cheese and crying. I guess I wrote this one to cheer myself up in a way. Not many of the songs on the album are happy but this one is, kinda!"

Pick up Under the Radar's Summer 2017 Issue to read our new Pleased to Meet You interview with Girl Ray and to check out our exclusive photo shoot with the band.

Girl Ray U.K. Tour Dates:

26 Aug - Sea Change Festival
03 Sept - End of The Road Festival
16 Sep - Good Life Festival
30 Oct - Liverpool - Liverpool Music Week
31 Oct - Leeds - Headrow House
01 Nov - Manchester - Gullivers
02 Nov - Glasgow - Broadcast
03 Nov - Newcastle - Think Tank Underground
05 Nov - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
06 Nov - Oxford - The Cellar
07 Nov - Bristol - Louisiana
08 Nov - Brighton - Green Door Store
09 Nov - London, The Scala [headline show]

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Alex
October 21st 2017
8:36am

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