- April 5, 2018
On April 21st, we will be re-releasing Gemma Ray’s debut solo album, “The Leader”, this time on vinyl for the first time ever: a Record Store Day exclusive. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, this edition features new re-vamped artwork, includes an MP3 download card, and is printed on lucky dip coloured vinyl (you won’t know what you get til you buy – this one here is marbled gray). The album was produced with Michael J Sheehy, and also features guest musicians James Fortune and Mary Epworth. More info here: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2018/gemma-ray/
(There will also be a coinciding RSD performance on April 21st in Berlin, details to be announced soon.)
- February 28, 2018
Gemma Ray and band will be performing at the below official shows at the annual SXSW 2018 Festival in Austin, TX.
- Monday, March 12th, 11pm: Barracuda Backyard (Berlin x Hamburg Interactive Showcase).
- Tuesday, March 13th, 7pm: St Davids Historical Sanctuary.
- Tuesday, March 13th, 10pm: Cheer Up Charlies (Greenbelt Showcase).
- Wednesday, March 14th: Hilton Cannon & Belle (stripped down SXSW Second Play Series).
- October 12, 2017
Boss Hog return to European shores this October/November for a series of shows. Catch these incendiary blues-punks across Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands on the following dates:
28/10: Zurich, CH – Bogen F
29/10: Freiburg, DE – Cafe Atlantik
30/10: Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
31/10: La Roche Sur Yon, FR FUZZ’YON
1/11: Clermont Ferrand, FR – La Coopérative De Mai
2/11: Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe – Orléans
3/11: Ghent, BE – DEMOCRAZY
4/11: Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Amsterdam
6/11: Feyzin, FR – L’épicerie moderne / salle musiques
7/11: Savona, IT – Raindogs House
8/11: Cesena, IT – Retro Pop Live
9/11: Fontanafredda, IT – Astro Club
10/11: Vevey, CH – RKC | Rocking Chair
11/11: Luzern, CH – Sedel
- July 20, 2017
Boss Hog return to France this Autumn for a run of shows. Tickets are on sale now.
Boss Hog’s new album Brood X – their first in 17 years – is available to buy here.
- July 4, 2017
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have recently been the subject of a New York Post article thanks to their appearance on the soundtrack of the new Edgar Wright film Baby Driver.
An avid Blue Explosion fan since his early 20s, Wright has always wanted to feature the band’s music in one of his films.
Not only do the band appear on the soundtrack, Mr Spencer himself also makes a cameo appearance. Head to the cinema, people!
- May 19, 2017
A new video has emerged from Camp Boss Hog.
‘Ground Control’ is taken from this year’s Brood X (get your copy here!). Directed by Andrew Hooper, the video sees the band strutting and snooping around NYC’s Coney Island. Check it out:
Boss Hog are currently touring Brood X across North America. The dates are as follows:
Fri May 19th
Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and Catl.
Sat May 20th
Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and Pale Lips.
Sun May 21st
Higher Ground, Burlington VT, w Aspero Saicos (feat members of Rough Francis).
Fri Jun 2nd
Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and The Homisides.
Sat Jun 3rd
El Club, Detroit MI, w Danny & The Darleans (feat Dan Kroha of The Gories) and M SORD.
Sun Jun 4th
Do Division Street Festival, Chicago IL, w She Devils, Protomartyr, and many more.
- May 16, 2017
After a very succesful tour of Australia, New Zealand and Bali, Gemma once again hits the road this June.
14.06.17 – CH – Winterthur, Hörbar im Bloom (free show)
15.06.17 – CH – Luzern, B-Sides Festival w/Agnes Obel
16.06.17 – DE – Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival
17.06.17 – DE – Düsseldorf, Kassette (free show)
- April 11, 2017
The good people at Convicts wandered about with the Gemma Ray entourage in NYC and LA on the Nov/Dec 2016 US tour. The result is this ‘We Are All Wandering‘ short film, which was shot at Amoeba Music, The Bootleg Theatre, The Owl Music Parlor and N.Y. HED Studio.
- April 7, 2017
Gemma Ray and James Johnston (he of Gallon Drunk and PJ Harvey fame) recently collaborated on a brand new duet version of James’ song ‘I’d Give You Anything’. Steve Gullick directed the video, which you can watch over.
- April 6, 2017
Watch Gemma perform ‘Ifs & Buts‘, ‘How Long’ and ‘The Switch‘ below: