PERFUME by GIL DE RAY
coming: APRIL 20th 2018
“GUITARS ARE BACK!…IT’’S LIKE THE FLAMING GROOVIES MEETS DEVO…WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS…” BBC 6MUSIC’s LAUREN LAVERNE
Following the Gil De Ray and Little Barrie’ Pet Weapons’ release making the daytime playlist with Lauren Laverne’s Recommends on 6Music, and previous 6Music support for Gil De Ray from Gideon Coe – here’s the next drop:
Coming in at 3 minutes 12 seconds, PERFUME by Gil De Ray is like Roxy Music riding into town on balearic horses, all Clash Magnificent Seven after a few lost weeks at the rock n roll disco. There’s a ska bassline to take us into the summer.
“Perfume is about infatuation and addiction. The earthly desires that prompt us and determine our actions. Our weaknesses and triggers that guide our decisions. Perfume is the siren, the clarion, the trigger of every day mind control. There’s no escape! So go with it, indulge yourself. Find what you love and let it kill you…”
Gil De Ray (proving his love of Bukowski, there…)
Gil is joined by DesertShips’ Michael Buckley on guitar (he joined the band after Gil De Ray had supported them, and was blown away with the live set), Dr Paco is on bass, and Jody Moroney on drums.
Cover art features poet/filmmaker & Burberry model Greta Bellamacina and her partner, the word artist and New River Press publisher Robert Montgomery. Inspired by Syd Barrett’s Madcap Laughs, but contemporising the muse, Robert appears naked. The shoot is taken from the forthcoming 4th edition of the COLD LIPS zine, and there will be a launch party for both single and mag, with super special guests. The video for PERFUME is in production, featuring the new Vagrant Lovers’ scent.
GIL DE RAY’s debut album: A RIOT OF SOUND, released in 2016, was Rough Trade’s Album Of The Week and gained plaudits from the music press. Perfume was recorded by the band, and mixed by guitarist and engineer Michael Buckley.