Virginia Wing and Hookworms drop mixtape ahead of UK tour Feb-March 2015

Virginia Wing and Hookworms drop mixtape ahead of UK tour Feb-March 2015

Virginia Wing set for UK tour with Hookworms Feb-March 2015

“a piece of noir-pop majesty that consistently pushes its own boundaries and frequently shatters the listeners’ sense of expectation.” Loud and Quiet 9/10 (album of the week)
“the south London trio have blossomed with confidence, opening up their sound with palaces of reverb, synthesiser shimmers and a newly elastic rhythm section… Joy indeed, it’s an audacious debut.” NME 8/10
“Think Broadcast, New Order, Killing Joke, Q and Not U, or anything danceable, funky, beautiful but still a touch sinister.” Noisey

“like Broadcast or Stereolab before them, they possess that same innate ability to seemingly pause time and space, so that that any number of stylistic meditations – in this case cyclical repeato-rock, synthetically-manipulated shoegaze, 90s-inspired hauntology – are applied amidst an overriding sense of uninterrupted still.” The Quietus

Virginia Wing’s tremendous debut Measures of Joy is a work of psychedelic majesty, drawing inspiration from sources as varied the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast, the kosmische wonder of Cluster and the rhythmic propulsion of This Heat.

Listen to Virginia Wing track “Meshes” here

The record has been garnering rave reviews with album of the week and a 9/10 from Loud and Quiet who said that it was “a piece of noir-pop majesty that consistently pushes its own boundaries and frequently shatters the listeners’ sense of expectation.” The NME said in their 8/10 review that “the south London trio have blossomed with confidence, opening up their sound with palaces of reverb, synthesiser shimmers and a newly elastic rhythm section… Joy indeed, it’s an audacious debut.” Noisey compared them to; “Broadcast, New Order, Killing Joke, Q and Not U, or anything danceable, funky, beautiful but still a touch sinister.”

Formed in early 2012 and named after Grace Slick’s mother, Virginia Wing combines the talents of Alice Merida Richards (Vocals, Synths, Organ), Samuel Pillay (Synths, guitar, noises, bass) and Sebastian Truskolaski (Drums, percussion), drawn together by mutual musical interests as much as divergent tastes.

Measures Of Joy is a work that encompasses spoken-word passages, brooding electronics, contemporary experimental dance and noise/musique concrete influences to create songs that are at once immediate and truly strange. It is a record that consistently surprises and ensnares; a collection of hallucinogenic pop-songs played with a sense of urgency and an experimental verve.

UK Live Dates with Hookworms:

28th Feb: Glasgow, Stereo Tickets

1st March: Manchester, Sound Control Tickets

21st March: London, Oval Space Tickets

22nd March: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Tickets

Virginia Wing and Hookworms tour mixtape

Virginia Wing European dates:

25.03.2015 Liege (BE), La Péniche InsideOut

26.03.2015 München (DE), Alte Kongresshalle

31.03.2015 Lyon (FR), Sonic

01.04.2015 Paris (FR), L’Espace B

03.04.2015 Schaffhausen (CH), Tap Tab Club

05.04.2015 Vienna (AT), Rhiz

06.04.2015 Prague (CZ), Palác Akropolis

07.04.2015 Berlin (DE), Acud

10.04.2015 Rotterdam (NL), Motel Mozaique

11.04.2015 Ghent (BE), Kinky Star

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Virginia Wing and Hookworms drop mixtape ahead of UK tour Feb-March 2015