Revisit MTV’s Iconic Peak With This DIY Twist On TRL Style

U.K. indie band Girl Ray’s new video is inspired by JT’s frosted tips.

August 22, 2017

Girl Ray are a trio of London teens whose delicate and twisty debut album Earl Grey takes influence from '60s psychedelic pop and C86-era indie. Their influences (think The Raincoats, Nico, and Todd Rundgren) maybe aren't the most obvious for three 19-year-olds, but they do what they do with a winning charm and great melodies.


Today they are premiering the video for new single “Don’t Go Back At Ten” on The FADER. The joyous visuals transport things back to a time when TRL dominated the culture with a seemingly endless stream of iconic videos courtesy of Britney, *NSync, and The Pussycat Dolls. A simpler time, for sure, and one the group was keen to revisit for their most fun video to date.

"Ever find yourself reclining in bed, when your thoughts turn to the profound? Girl Ray's Sophie Moss asks when explaining the video over email. "What if all the worlds grass was replaced with JT's frosted tips? What would the unborn child of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt look like now? Or perhaps you just have the undying urge to gel those hairs of yours and kick back to some classic tunes from the top 40."


Check out the “Don’t Go Back At Ten” video above. Girl Ray hit the road for their first U.K. headline tour in October. See the dates in full below.

Leeds, Headrow House (October 31)
Manchester, Gullivers (November 1)
Glasgow, Broadcast (November 2)
Newcastle, Think Tank Underground (November 3)
Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (November 5)
Oxford, The Cellar (November 6)
Bristol, Louisiana (November 7)
Brighton, Green Door Store (November 8)
London, The Scala (November 9)

Revisit MTV’s Iconic Peak With This DIY Twist On TRL Style