With many groups, a reduction in their personnel is often mirrored in a simplification of their sound. In Virginia Wing’s case, their reconfiguration from a trio to a two-piece sees them blossoming from the previously cold, Kosmische palette found on their debut LP ‘Measures of Joy’ into the wider-reaching, fully focused psychedelic pop sound of their new record for 2016: ‘Forward Constant Motion’.
The album expands the deep and varied sonic palette displayed on debut album ‘Measures Of Joy’, giving way to a sprawling amalgamation of experimental pop tracks with texture, depth and nuance; daring and progressive and drawing as much from the compressed thump of Homework-era Daft Punk as the languid new age-isms of Laurie Anderson to create a bold and inventive modern pop record.
Virginia Wing have supported bands such as Metronomy, Hookworms and NZCA Lines, performed at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and are due to start their second headline European tour in early 2017.
Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards (Vocals, Synths, Organ) and Samuel Pillay (Synths, guitar, noises, bass).
“Virginia Wing are not from the sedate school of dream-pop escapism…a hazy subversion of the traditional monochrome evocations of post-punk, a photo negative of an established form.” The Quietus