# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ray - Here is the Night

  by Helen Tipping

published: 25 / 1 / 2007

Ray - Here is the Night
Label: Ray
Format: CDS


Melodic and thoughtful balladic rock from London-based band Ray

Ray are Nev Bradford (vocals and guitar); Mark Bradford (guitar); Martin Tisdall (bass) and Chris Lowe (drums). They've been gathering a bit of interest in the press for a while now, although their debut release was in 2001. The opening bars of 'Here is the Night'sounds like it should be a James Bond theme track. Nev Bradford's vocals are deep and melodious, and fit with this ballad really well, with his thoughtful and beautiful lyrics. Second track , This Is A Wave', is darker in sound, almost gothic sounding. I won't say it is because sadly that might be a death knell for Ray and they deserve to be listened to. Besides third track 'Killing Time' moves away from that with a mellower, slightly psychedelic sound. They have another single out in March, and their album, 'Daylight in the Darkroom' has been out for a while. Being a sucker for a well crafted ballad by the likes of Scott Walker or Nick Cave, I'm certainly glad I found these. Talent wins out over Robbie Williams' plasticised, schmalchy offerings any day.

Track Listing:-
1 Here Is The Night
2 This Is A Wave
3 Killing Time

Post A Comment

your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit

digital downloads


Cut Out (2008)
Understated, but endearing new download only single from South London-based indie guitar band, Ray
Death in Fiction (2008)
Great Strange Dream (2007)

most viewed articles

most viewed reviews

related articles

Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray: Feature (2016
Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray - (With Roy Moller), Sebright Arms, London, 15/4/2016
Pennyblackmusic presents three acts from the Edinburgh-based label – The Band of Holy Joy, The Cathode Ray and Roy Moller – at the Sebright Arms on April 15th
David Ritz: Interview (2014)
Kinks: Feature (2014)

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors