If you read enough of these posts, you’ll likely notice some Glimmerist leanings, not always, but often to good old-fashioned, dirty, angst-driven rock. The Bay Rays hail from Kent, they make said music and I’m excited about them. Disillusionment, social anxiety, not knowing where the future is heading — thoughts and concerns everyone has that span generations and important themes here. Although in the US, especially NYC, we’re often connected to what’s up in London, this a good reminder of what’s coming out of the fringes of pro-Brexit towns and how to channel shitty experiences into relatable art that can get others through the day.
“Aphelion” is the introduction to their new EP, full of heavy loaded bass riffs and creepy flavored guitar lines. It continues a trademark retro feel, but is a bit more sexy than their previous gem “New Home” which gained them fans in Kent, along with support from BBC Introducing, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens on Radio 1. The band has been busy this fall touring around the UK for DIY Magazine’s tour with Estrons, as well as playing at Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing stage. They’ve also been picked up by Wolf Alice’s management. On the rise, so definitely lend your ears.