A while ago, I spotted a cracking wee band from Falkirk on twitter (@Kowalskiy for those into that kinda thing... and more importantly @theraysummers). My curiosity got the better of me and I checked out their MySpace. For anyone not familiar with The Ray Summers, you are missing out BIGTIME!
They released their acclaimed debut single "The Shepherd" through the talent-spotting-machine that is King Tuts Recordings in August. This was followed by the outstanding "Zagora Road", which starts off like classic Queen before quickly kicking into something reminiscent of The Zutons in their prime (minus the sax!). The bass-line will be lodged firmly in your napper all the way into 2010!
The Ray Summers - Zagora Road
If you like what you hear (pretty hard not to!) then tis available from iTunes and the like. And if you fancy braving the ice they'll be finishing off their Christmas tour....
23 Dec - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
24 Dec - Doghouse, Dundee
26 Dec - McQ's, Stirling
27 Dec - McChuills, Glasgow
28 Dec - Miners Welfare, Whitburn
29 Dec - Rialtos, Falkirk
before hitting the road again..
30 Jan - Velocity, Dunfermline
12 Feb - Harleys. Bathgate
19 Feb - Greenside, Leslie
All the best for 2010 guys!