NEW MUSIC: Bay Rays back with new single
‘El Camino’ sees Tunbridge Wells trio back to their best
The first time we at ‘cene set eyes on The Bay Rays, or is it Bay Rays, was at the Dartford Jagger Centre where they were headlining the BBC Introducing in Kent Live 2017. They were a whirlwind of Hawaiian shirts and and heavy drums. I’m glad to say, their flambouyance mixed with focused rock and roll remains.
New track El Camino has hispanic flavour to it, and not just from the title. There are trickling guitar riffs, piano and lots of cymbals. It’s properly addictive.
With hints of the Kings of Leon and Queens of The Stone Age, El Camino doesn’t necessarily make sense to me, but the passion the Tunbridge Wells trio place behind the lyrics and the music makes me believe it was someone or something that is a beautiful pain in the arse.
Made up of Harry Nicoll, Maxwell Oakley and Anthus Davis, Bay Rays’ debut single ’Satisfaction’ helped propel them to the headline slot Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage in 2016.
Their latest EP, 'Darkness and Doubt’ was released in August 2018 and was produced by good friend Drew Bang, who had previously worked with Royal Blood and U2.
Picking up plays from Huw Stephens and Annie Mac at BBC Radio One, Steve Lamacq at BBC 6 Music, John Kennedy and Felix White at XFM is no small achievement, it’s an impressive list to have the ear of.
We cannot wait for what’s next.
El Camino was added to the #KeepitKent Spotify Playlist HERE