"Christmas is great and everything but where are the indie bangers?" asks Girl Ray's Sophie Moss, who then answers her own question with the announcement of holiday single "(I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift) This Christmas" which will be out December 8 via Moshi Moshi. "We've pulled it all out the stocking on this one," Sophie adds, and she does mean all -- sleighbells, saxophones, a children's choir, parenthetical song title, and just a little melancholy. (They cover "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on the flip.) It's a very Girl Ray Christmas and you can stream the song below.

Having released one of 2017's most charming debuts, the lovely Earl Grey (stream it below), the London trio have stayed busy all year long and look to be even busier in 2018. They've just announced a spring UK tour which includes their biggest hometown show yet. Hopefully they'll come to North America next year as well. All dates are listed below.

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Girl Ray - 2018 Tour Dates
10 April - Bristol, Thekla
11 April - Nottingham, Bodega
12 April - Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 April - Glasgow, Art School, Glasgow
15 April - Middlesbrough, Wegarth Social Club
16 April - Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 April - Manchester, Deaf Institute
18 April - London, Heaven
19 April - Brighton, The Haunt