8 Fire Artists Announced For Next Years SXSW

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SXSW has announced the first round of artists for the 2020 edition of the music festival which runs March 16 – 22 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 300 performers were announced, including Kristin Hersh, Vanishing Twin, Hater, Jane Weaver, Virginia Wing, Islet, Pictish Trail and previous Fire alumni HTRK. Read More: SXSW announces initial 2020 lineup 

Virginia Wing UK festival dates begin this week

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UK dates19 Jul: Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK 24 Aug: Headrow House & Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK 29 Aug-01 Sep: End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK 18 Oct: Wild Paths Festival, Norwich, UK 19 Oct: Boudica Festival, Coventry UK US Tour Dates 30 Jul: Cooper Owl, Victoria, BC, Canada 31 Jul: Static Jupiter, Vancouver, BC, Canada 01 Aug: The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, US 02-04 Aug: Pickathon … Read More

Virginia Wing drop new ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ EP

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After three stunning albums that reminds us “of the astonishing things you can do with pop music” (The Quietus), Virginia Wing return with new limited-edition ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ EP and cassette ahead of their upcoming US summer tour. ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ is a collection of live interludes, abstract sketches, free form spoken word and improvised soundtrack. Using themes and motifs formed around making ‘Ecstatic Arrow’, Pale Burnt Lake is in equal parts soothing and … Read More

Virginia Wing announce US/CA summer tour

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Virginia Wing head to the US and Canada for the first time this summer since the album’s release. Virginia Wing is the musical collaboration of Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay, formed in 2012 and currently based in Manchester (UK). Acutely aware of the misguided perceptions when operating within the paradigm of a male-female electronic group, their music is a sprawling amalgamation of experimental pop songs with texture, depth and nuance; … Read More

Virginia Wing reveal new ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ video & Southbank live date next week

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‘Pale Burnt Lake’ video:  https://bit.ly/2UabiH6   On 2nd April Virginia Wing present “Further, Just Before” at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. A collaborative performance with sound artist Rachael Finney, dancer Maria Malone and AV artist Sam Wiehl. The performance explores the both physical and the digital body, exploring themes surrounding gender, space, reality and perception. They’ll be joined by Deep throat Choir and Mich Cota. UK live dates 02 Apr: Queen Elizabeth Hall … Read More

Virginia Wing announce UK Oct tour & Sea Change festival next month

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Virginia Wing announce UK ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ October tour &  Sea Change festival next month  “Eschewing protest language and the depressing status quo to conjure a vision of feminist utopia” Pitchfork Live Dates 25 Aug : Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK 1st Oct: The Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK 2nd Oct: Rough Trade, Bristol, UK 3rd Oct: The Green Store Door, Brighton, UK 4th Oct: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 6th Oct: … Read More

Virginia Wing Are 6Music’s Album Of The Day!

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Virginia Wing’s career defining new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ is 6music’s Album Of The Day! https://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/playlist ★★★★½ Loud & Quiet ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Q ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ Clash ★★★★★ NARC ★★★★ Buzz ★★★★½ Norman ★★★★½ Vinyl District Catch them live in October or if you can’t wait until then.. they also play this year’s Sea Change Festival in August. Live Dates: 24-25 Aug : Sea change Festival , Totnes, … Read More

Virginia Wing’s new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ out today

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  Out Now! Virginia Wing’s career defining, critically acclaimed, third album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’. ★★★★½ Loud & Quiet ★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Q ★★★★ Uncut ★★★★ Mojo ★★★★ Clash ★★★★★ NARC ★★★★ Buzz ★★★★½ Norman ★★★★½ Vinyl District Buy Now: http://bit.ly/ecstaticarrow

Virginia Wing announce new October UK live dates and premiere new video at The Quietus

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Virginia Wing announce new October UK live dates and premiere new video for ‘The Second Shift’ over at The Quietus now: http://thequietus.com/…/24652-virginia-wing-the-second-shift Directed by Oscar Foster-Kane the video “seeks to represent the roles of both the surveyor and the surveyed that exist within female identities; An observance of others versus a continual self-scrutiny on behalf of the observer. It’s not possible to dance like nobody’s watching, because someone always is.” Pre-order new album ‘Ecstatic … Read More

Vote for Virginia Wing’s song ‘The Second Shift’ to be on Amazing Radio !

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Good news, Virginia Wing song ‘The Second Shift’ is up for the Audition vote tonight on Amazing Radio! The poll will open when the show begins at 7pm and closes at midnight on Sunday 29th April. The song that receives the most votes will make it straight onto the Amazing Radio playlist. Please vote here : https://amazingradio.com/shows/audition/poll

Virginia Wing playing at The Great Escape 2018 Festival!

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  Virginia Wing will join the BBC Radio 6 Music stage at this year’s The Great Escape 2018 Festival! Go catch them live in Brighton! http://greatescapefestival.com/artists/virginia-wing/ Listen again to the interview with Tom Ravenscroft while it’s still up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wx3c9 Pre order the new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ out June 8th : https://virginiawingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ecstatic-arrow

A lot of love for Virginia Wing’s new album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’!

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“Genuinely transcendent” in The Guardian’s Best Music Of The Month: https://www.theguardian.com/…/the-months-best-music-april-m… Hear new track ‘Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day’ yesterday as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Lauren Laverne‘s ‘Headphones Moment’ following its first play and interview with Tom Ravenscroft on Good Friday. Listen again here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wypf5

New Virginia Wing record ‘Ecstatic Arrow ‘ set for release on June 8th

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New Virginia Wing record ‘Ecstatic Arrow ‘ set for release on June 8th. First single ”The Second Shift’ premiering over at The Quietus now ..’ The single is carried along as ever by Alice Merida Richards’ vocals sitting alongside a collection of brass instruments and synths’ . The duo also join the lineup for this year’s Sea Change festival, can’t wait ‘til August then catch them live with Hookworms this month! First listen here: http://thequietus.com/…/24183-virginia-wing-new-track-listen Pre-order at Bandcamp now: … Read More

Hookworms share new track ‘Each Time We Pass’, featuring Virginia Wing’s Alice Merida Richards

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Head over to Pitchfork today where you can hear Virginia Wing’s Alice Merida Richards on the latest Hookworms track! https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/each-time-we-pass/ “A duet with Hookworms’ MJ and Alice Merida Richards, “Each Time We Pass” grapples with romantic mistakes.. consumed by loneliness, they offer a gorgeous shift in perspective.” Official ‘Each Time We Pass’ video: Virginia Wing Tour Dates 02 Feb: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK w/ Hookworms 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, … Read More

Virginia Wing Announce New Album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ Out June 2018

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Virginia Wing‘s new Album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ will be out in June 2018! This week Virginia Wing head out on the road with Hookworms across the UK and Europe. Virginia Wing Live Dates 02 Feb: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK w/ Hookworms 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands w/ Hookworms 04 Feb: Rotondes, Luxembourg, Luxembourg w/ Hookworms 05 Feb: Privatclub, Berlin, Germany w/ Hookworms 06 Feb: Nest, Gent, Belgium w/ Hookworms 07 … Read More

Virginia Wing Support Hookworms on Upcoming EU/UK Tour

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Virginia Wing support Hookworms on their upcoming EU/UK tour! Full dates below. 02 Feb: Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK 03 Feb: Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands 04 Feb: Rotondes, Luxembourg, Luxembourg 05 Feb: PRIVATCLUB Berlin, Berlin, Germany  06 Feb: NEST, Gent, Belgium 07 Feb: Point Éphémère, Paris, France 23 Feb: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK 24 Feb: Patterns, Brighton, UK 03 Mar: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 04 Mar: The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 09 Mar: The White Hotel, Manchester, UK 17 … Read More

Virginia Wing Team Up With XAM Duo for ‘Tomorrow’s Gift’

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Virginia Wing have collaborated with XAM Duo for a new album; ‘Tomorrow’s Gift’, to be released on December 1st. From it, here is the first track ‘Person To Person’ Thanks to ByteFM, Mondo Sonoro and OndaRock for the EU premieres. Pre-order ‘Tomorrow’s Gift’ here: http://bit.ly/2wjelwm

Fire Records At Sea Change Festival 2017

James NichollsDeath And Vanilla, Events, Jane Weaver, News, Rats On Rafts, Virginia Wing

Not one but FOUR Fire Records bands at this years’ Sea Change Festival in Totnes, curated by The Drift Record Shop & The Quietus! Jane Weaver, Rats On Rafts, Death And Vanilla and Virginia Wing, plus our sister label Earth Recordings will be hosting a tribute to Bert Jansch in ‘Avocet Revisited’. Grab tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10662 Listen to the bands below! Jane Weaver Rats On Rafts Death And Vanilla Virginia … Read More

Virginia Wing – European Tour Begins Next Week

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Electronic/psychedelic duo Virginia Wing are off on a headline tour of Europe throughout February! Catch them at the below dates: 19 Feb: DOOR, Dortrecht, Netherlands 20 Feb: Club Heim im Schanzenpark, Hamburg, Germany 21 Feb: ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin, Germany 22 Feb: Ostentor-Kino, Regensberg, Germany 23 Feb: Twiggy Varese, Varese, Italy 24 Feb: LIO BAR, Brescia, Italy 25 Feb: ex cinema aurora, Livorno, Italy 28 Feb: Rich Mix London, UK (supporting … Read More

Virginia Wing Release Single ‘Sonia & Claudette’+ UK/EU Tour Begins Next Month

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VIRGINIA WING Release New Single ‘Sonia & Claudette‘ Out This Week + Support for Jenny Hval @ Rich Mix London 28th Feb + European Tour Begins Next Month ‘Sonia & Claudette’ audio:   Tickets for London show here 2017 Tour: 04 Feb: Profound Sound @ Folkestone Fringe Festival, Folkestone, UK 11 Feb: Jux Festival, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK 19 Feb: DOOR, Dortrecht, Netherlands 20 Feb: Club Heim, Hamburg, Germany 21 … Read More

Virginia Wing Play Profound Sound At Folkestone Fringe Festival – 4th Feb

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Profound Sound returns to Folkestone’s Creative Quarter on the 3 – 5 Feb 2017 reaching across traditional forms of music to the fringes of sound-art covering song and instrumental performance, spoken word, radio broadcasting, sound installation, opera, contemporary classical and jazz, electoracoustic, sound-art, film and video. Electronic, psychedelic pop duo Virginia Wing play on 4th February! Tickets here

Out Today: Virginia Wing ‘Forward Constant Motion’

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VIRGINIA WING New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ ” The whole album is just so, so good I think one of my favourite albums of the year so far… this is my favourite album of 2016″ Tom Ravenscroft – 6music “Nothing short of mesmerising”  Electronic Sound  “‘Forward Constant Motion’ pretty much sums up one of the most progressive DIY acts we have in the UK.” Loud & Quiet “’Future Body’ is an excellent piece of … Read More

Premiere: Virginia Wing ‘Future Body’

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Virginia Wing Reveal New Track ‘Future Body’ + New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ Out November 11th Premieres UK – The 405 https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/stream-virginia-wing-s-new-track-future-body-405-premiere-147  Italy – Rockerilla http://www.rockerilla.com/virginia-wing-anteprima-2/  Spain – Notodo http://www.notodo.com/musica/discos/9379_virginia_wing_estrenando_singles_19.html  Germany – Byte FM https://www.facebook.com/bytefm “The whole album is just so, so good i think one of my favourite albums of the year so far… this is my favourite album of 2016” Tom Ravenscroft – BBC Radio 6 Music  “’Future Body’ is an … Read More

Virginia Wing Reveal New Single: ‘Local Loop’

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Virginia Wing Reveal New Single ‘Local Loop’ Out Digitally On Fire Records 30th Sept + New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion‘ Out November 11th   Local Loop, a new tune by Virginia Wing. Claiming it’s fair share from the compressed thump of those ’97 Daft Punk records you know and love and adding a pleasingly air-grabbing chorus. Two minutes of head nodding luxury before dissolving into a juddering, New Age zone … Read More

The Line Of Best Fit Premiere Virginia Wing’s ‘ESP Offline’ + New Album Announcement

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VIRGINIA WING Reveal New Track ‘ESP Offline’ Taken From New Album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ Out November 11th 2016 on LP/CD/DL  “The duo summon spiralling cyclones of electronica during “ESP Offline”. Metallic accents pop through the storm, with anxiety-riddled percussion skittering in the undergrowth – at first glance it’s a chaotic cut, but as the seconds tick by everything starts to make sense.” The Line Of Best Fit Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay. … Read More

Virginia Wing Support NZCA Lines | Village Underground | Sept 28th!

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Psychedelic pop duo Virginia Wing have just been announced to support NZCA Lines at their London show at Village Underground on September 28th! FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/855276647914780/ TICKET LINK: http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/nzcalinesvillageunderground WEBSITE EVENT: http://www.birdonthewire.net/events/nzcalines-villageunderground Listen to their new single ‘Grapefruit’ below!

Virginia Wing Play Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow – Next Week!

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Electronic duo Virginia Wing head North to play 3 shows in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow next week in support of their forthcoming album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ – due out November 11th! 04 Aug: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK w/ XAM duo + Howes 05 Aug: Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK w/ XAM duo + Melting 06 Aug: 13th Note, Glasgow, UK w/ XAM duo + Kaspar Hauser & Curdle Stream the brand … Read More

Virginia Wing Release ‘Grapefruit’ – First Single From New Album!

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Following the release of this year’s Record Store Day EP ‘Rhonda’, Virginia Wing release their first single from second album ‘Forward Constant Motion’ out later this year on Fire Records. Now a duo, the new material sees their sound evolving from the sonic experimentations of the critically acclaimed debut ‘Measures Of Joy’. Unfurling into melodic synth-pop with bouncy electronics and shimmering synths, lead track ‘Grapefruit’ deals with interpersonal relationships between … Read More

Noveller & Virginia Wing play Corsica Studios Tonight

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It’s tonight! US based experimental guitar extraordinaire Noveller plays South London’s Corsica Studios with support from labelmates Virginia Wing. This late-addition show comes just before she plays a sold out Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night with Iggy Pop. Tickets will be on sale here until 5pm tonight at the bargain price of £7.. but never fear, there will be lots available on the door! Doors 8pm Virginia Wing 8.40 Noveller … Read More

Noveller & Virginia Wing Play Last Minute London Show!

James NichollsEvents, Noveller, Virginia Wing

Noveller returns to the UK following the announcement that she’ll be opening for Iggy Pop at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th May. For those not fortunate to get a ticket to the sell-out show, Fire Records and Baba Yaga’s Hut have teamed up (again) hosting a special label event at South London’s Corsica Studios with Noveller and Virginia Wing. Virginia Wing recently released new EP ‘Rhonda’ as part of this year’s Record … Read More

Virginia Wing Announce Free London EP Launch Show at Birthdays – 23rd April

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Forming in early 2012, Camberwell based trio Virginia Wing take their name from Grace Slick’s mother. Their critically acclaimed debut album Measures of Joy is a sonic tapestry of psychedelic majesty that weaves the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast with the kosmische wonder of Cluster and the rhythmic propulsion of This Heat. Sophisticated hallucinogenic pop, the fully formed album is dark and hypnotic. Now, Virginia Wing return in 2016 with a … Read More