British artist Gemma Ray released her debut album The Leader in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim.
10 years later the album gets its first vinyl release, a Record Store Day exclusive, on a strictly limited edition (500) lucky-dip coloured vinyl edition, with new and revamped artwork, and a download card included.
The album was recorded and produced at home with Michael J Sheehy upon the breakup of her previous band The Gemma Ray Ritual. Since then Gemma has released 7 albums in 8 years, with her next album scheduled for release in September 2018.
She has also collaborated with Sparks, Alan Vega, Howe Gelb, members of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the Filmorchester Babelsberg, and more.
“Gemma is one-inspired music machine” – Mojo
“A brilliantly brooding prospect” - NME
“Innovative and indispensable” – The Quietus
1. Hard Shoulder
2. Dry River
3. Bring It To Me
4. On Your Own
5. Rise Of The Runts
6. Metal In The Morning
7. Name Your Lord
8. Eyes And Ears
9. Pick Up Truck
11. New Life
12. The Leader