Watch the video to “Satisfaction”, the lively and humorous new video from Kent trio The Bay Rays, where the band perform to an audience of adoring fans through the guise of 60s popstars. The video release comes ahead of The Bay Rays debut London headline show at Sebright Arms on the 29th March, which also doubles up as the release date of their debut EP out on their own label imprint, East Wing Records.
“Satisfaction” is understandably, about exactly that. Or rather, Harry says, “it’s about wanting to escape your social anxieties. You break down barriers, but then you don’t like the person you’re becoming”. See, as much as The Bay Rays may be about striving for a sense of excitement or fun – both in their live shows or sound on their record – there’s also two sides to that coin, in that their forthcoming EP is about a deeper meaning laying underneath. The record however, above all, captures the feeling of relinquishing that sense of unease in favour of unbridled, determinedly powerful and enjoyable music.
Equally enjoyable is the new video for Satisfaction, in which the band make light of breaking down those social barriers. Bassist Anthus Davis describes “with the video we wanted to portray this in a light hearted way, through the restrictions and expectations of behaviour in a tv show performance, whilst drawing inspiration from some of our favourite music videos.”
After touring with Estrons and Slaves, and headlining the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, the band have a whole host of festival appearances lined up this summer, including The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, City Sound Project and Hit the North, following their London headline show at Sebright Arms on the 29th March.