DEATH IN FICTION
The brand new RAY album, Death in Fiction,
is out now on Pito Records (PITOCD006)
– available on CD LP & Download.
It’s a toughened-up set of ten songs that flows dynamically from peak to ever-increasing peak whilst still preserving the charm and beauty of the band’s previous work.
RAY track Mountain Song from 2006 album Daylight in the Darkroom (pitocd002) is featured on the new German compilation CD "Oh My Love, Fading in and out of Love ... Songs"
Double CD out 6 FEB 2009 on Sony BMG.
Available in Germany at amazon.de
New RAY album Death in Fiction one of top albums of 2008 at thebeautifulmusic!
It's also one of DJ Stevie Zoom from KEXP Seattle 90.3 FM's top 10 albums of 2008!
The album has also made it into a number of top ten releases of 2008 lists, including ones at
Great new album review up now at sicmagazine.net
“Gasoline-soaked and smoking a Lucky Strike…..the find of the year” 8/10
RAY reach #15 in Austrian Indie Charts!
On back of this the band just completed very successful tour of Austria and Croatia...
Death in Fiction available in UK at all good stores plus Amazon / hmv / play / in Germany at all good stores plus amazon.de / and in US at Tower
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New album out now in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Pito Records and Broken Silence
Great reviews in German Rolling Stone and Musikexpress:
For all you German speakers & readers out there:
„Die Brüder Nev und Mark Bradford haben ihre bisher dichtesten Songideen verwirklicht, und die entfalten sich unter brodelnden Gitarren zu epischer Länge." (Rolling Stone, 3.5 / 5)
„Fiebrig, dunkel, gut. Auf Ihrem vierten Album machen die Nedford-Brüder sphärischen Rock in großer Tradition." (Musikexpress, 3.5 / 5)
REVIEWS of Death In Fiction
"Death In Fiction is the kind of album that will return your faith in music" The Daily Star
"Sweepingly majestic and savagely beautiful, a serious contender for best rock album of 2008. This cd ought to establish British rock quartet Ray as frontrunners for this year’s Mercury Prize"
Lucid Culture (US)
"Quite frankly, awesome" Net Rhythms
"It's a stunner...Not retro; modern and now!" The Big Takeover (US)
"A triumphant melange of echoing, edgy indie and careening guitar melody"
Room Thirteen 10/13
"There is a classic arrangement ... (and) a concept behind this album which seems to be about embracing the fictional side of life with chaotic effects. It certainly works." The 405
"The quality of songwriting and the finesse of their playing marks them out as timeless. Ray deserve to be in the charts, they deserve to be loved by millions" Hard-Wired 9/10
"Stately and elegantly persuasive indie" The Belfast Telegraph
"You cannot fail to succumb to Rays charms" ireallylovemusic.co.uk
"Between the mysticism of Jim Morrison and the dark hauteur of Andrew Eldtritch"
John Earls, Teletext
"It’s great stuff. If you like your music psychedelic and brooding this is the band for you"
"A lo-fi Editors ... pulled off to dazzling effect" ClickMusic
"Classically put together" The Beat Surrender
LP currently playlisted at KEXP SEATTLE, and featured on GIDEON COE and TOM ROBINSON'S BBC 6MUSIC SHOWS.
LIVE REVIEWS of RAY
"A particularly majestic shade of limelight ought to beckon" Gigwise
"This is indie as it was and should be" Nightshift, Oxford
The RAY Social, London show on 02/04/08 was one of the TIME OUT CRITICS' CHOICE GIGS OF THE WEEK, and also a recommended gig in METRO.
RAY SINGLE GREAT STRANGE DREAM OUT NOW.
We're very pleased to report that the single has been traveling well with it being playlisted on KEXP 90.3FM in Seattle!
John Richards from the station has also recommended our last album Daylight in the Darkroom in the March 2007 edition of Paste Magazine as one of his top 5 current releases!
The new single has also been played on Steve Wide's Far and Wide
show on 3RRR 102.7FM in Melbourne Australia.
The last Ray album Daylight in the Darkroom, along with the single Great Strange Dream, is given a great review by Jack Rabid in the new edition of US magazine The Big Takeover.
(Fall issue # 61)
“Like a more melodic ‘The National’, with insane potential ... I think Ray could maybe forge a classic”Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover