UK singer-songwriter Gemma Ray writes visceral, guitar-based pop noir. She’s renowned for her axe-slinging capabilities — even Jimmy Page expresses admiration for her musicianship — but she combines her technical skill with pop hooks.
Ray’s new album Island Fire features even more flourishes and recording nuances than her previous efforts. It’s officially out next week, but for those who just can’t wait, Rdio has the album now. Listen to Island Fire and spread the word — Ray might be a secret now, but she won’t be for long.