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Earl Grey

Girl Ray

Earl Grey

Debut album from the Brighton-based indie pop trio

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Republic of Music / Moshi Moshi
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  1. 8.3 |   Gig Soup

    Tightly written and nuanced, Girl Ray's debut is one crafted with a maturity rarely found on first outings
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Earl Grey’s range is ambitious, and it's executed with a gratifying versatility that lets it hold its head high when nodding to 60s psychedelic pop, 90s Britpop and sweaty pub indie
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The way in which the Brighton-based trio have taken their cues from their favourite records feels genuinely fresh. Perhaps even vital
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    A record to cherish. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    A strikingly mature and confident debut album, which acknowledges and consolidates Girl Ray’s influences in a way that doesn’t obscure their own puckish style
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Earl Grey may not be enough of a hit parade for this precocious outfit to break through, but Girl Ray are certainly ones to watch
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Showcases the brilliance and brutality of being a teenager
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A winningly gauche debut
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  9. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Earl Grey works so well because the three women at its heart have uniqueness as players and chemistry as a band, and it’s rare to get both
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  10. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Earl Grey delivers eleven thoughtful, quirky tracks which deserve to be listened to again and again
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  11. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    In the end it makes for easy, ever so plaintive, and often breezy listening. Girl Ray manage to go in one ear comfortably, and the out the other a little too quickly
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  12. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Were Eighties label Blanco y Negro Records still going, Girl Ray would have been snapped up
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Many of these songs show real promise. Let’s see what they do next
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  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Impressive debut. Print edition only

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