Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Rising’ in 2017, Kenwyn House (Reef) and Leah Rasmussen (EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance) AKA Goldray, return with a psych-rock fuelled second album ‘Feel The Change’, released on July 3.
Written by House and Rasmussen and mixed by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Enter Shikari, Meatloaf, David Gray) at Spineroad Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, this eight-track album is a development in the duos sound giving a heavier edge whilst still remaining deeply bedded to their psych roots.
Their new music exudes their inspiration and passion. They release a new double a-side single on May 01 – ‘How do you know’, builds through the entirety of its four-minutes demonstrating Rasmussen huge range and power in her vocal ending with a huge crescendo. ‘Oz’, a monster seven-minute-plus track driven through House’s incredible guitar playing, the song is a journey of rock and psych, building with power to then dropping into a feeling of surreal psychedelia to then being slapped back in the face with the thunderous riff!
Sharing a songwriting vision of blending psych and prog experimental arrangements together saw House and Rasmussen start working together in 2010, firstly as an experimental side project for the pair that soon grew. With a clear identity both musically and visually, Goldray pulls huge inspiration from the late 1960s and early 1970s and are very much at the centre of the emerging psych-rock scene.
The band have garnered a formidable reputation live with performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Download, Camden Rocks Festival and various headline shows over the past three years in the UK and Europe. Live, the band (who tour as a four-piece) ensure the ethos and feel of the show emanates the same feeling as the music. Visually striking with vocalist Rasmussen looking resplendent (described in a live review by Prog magazine in 2019 as “… the high priestess of hard rock”), and House’s playing still powerful and irresistibly hooky but somehow sliding into psychedelic hypnosis that ensures the live shows are a sensory overload!
Live shows will be announced in due course, and pre-sale links will be announced soon!!