Virginia Wing ‘private LIFE’ Press Reactions

Broadcast if they were raised on Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders rather than Silver Apples and United States Of America


★★★★ Pitchfork

★★★★ The Guardian

BBC6 Music – Album Of The Day

★★★★½ Loud & Quiet

★★★★ Uncut

★★★★ DIY

★★★★ Clash

★★★★ Music OMH

★★★★ Narc

★★★★★ The Vinyl District

★★★★ AllMusic

★★★★½ MusikExpress

★★★★ Written In Music

★★★★ MPdodia

★★★½ Classic Rock

★★★★ Tomtom Rock

★★★★ Ondarock

★★★ Rock & Folk

★★★★ Les Oreilles Curieuses

★★★★ Indie Nauta

★★★★ Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow

★★★★ FullMoon

“Broadcast if they were raised on Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders rather than Silver Apples and United States Of America” Pitchfork

“Alice Merida Richards combines her calm sprechgesang with rage against millennial misogyny, offset by rich earwormy electronics” The Guardian

“private LIFE furthers the group’s investigations into 1980s American art hybrid pop, leftfield jazz and a seriously bright sky of analogue synthesisers” The Quietus

“A colorful outing of synth-soaked avant-pop” KEXP

“A release that relocates their eclectic synthpop from the bright possibilities of the landscape to a more enigmatic private space.” The Wire

“Brilliant” Electronic Sound

“Another near faultless pop record from Manchester’s finest sonic journeyers” Loud & Quiet

“Dreamy and introspective yet teeming with ambition” Uncut

“Virginia Wing’s skill at capturing the ways the inner and outer worlds of experience coexist and combine remains remarkable” AllMusic

“Brilliant” New Statesman

“Gorgeous” The Vinyl District

“A masterclass in postmodernism, the merging of high and low art makes ‘Private Life’ feel very timely.”  Clash

“Virginia Wing’s definitive experimental style continues to be electrifyingly alluring” DIY Mag

“The sound of a band confidently expanding its horizons” Record Collector

“Exhilarating stuff” NME

“Blending pop sensibility with avant-garde experimentation” Louder Than War

“”I’m Holding Out for Something” tips its hat to early dance acts like Soul II Soul, but Virginia Wing do it in their own at-a-distance style.” Brooklyn Vegan

“Virginia Wing make smart pop music that brings 1980s-indebted sounds into the 21st century, embracing a bold aesthetic in which intimate gestures and thoughtful lyrics are slapped hard by dancefloor-ready rhythms and vibrant instrumentation” Dusted

“As warmly poppy as it is coolly elusive/allusive.” Elsewhere by Graham Reid

“La pop synthétique inventive et décalée de ce trio londonien devrait plaire aux fans des Talking Heads et de The Chap.” Liberation x Tsugi

“Une brilliante collection de chansons contemporaines aux climats étrangement attirants” Rock & Folk

“private LIFE tient ses promesses. Il refuse l’immobilisme, le trop-plein de conformisme (…) un album qualitatif, porté par des sons imaginatifs et des textures qui le créditent” Muzzart

“Virginia Wing continue de nous impressionner (…) leur disque le plus audacieux à ce jour” Les Oreilles Curieuses

“Petits trésors musicaux” Paskal Larsen Blog

“Faszinierend sperrig und kühl” MusikExpress

“„private LIFE“ ist nicht nur der Versuch, intime Momente ohne Scham für die Mehrheit zugänglich zu machen, sondern Geleit und Freude zu bieten. Das gelingt Virginia Wing wunderbar und ihre Lieder tragen den Zauber in sich.” Artnoir

“L’album scorre che e’ un piacere” Blow Up

“Ammirevole il valore dato ai testi” Rumore

“Movenze teatrali” Rockerilla

“Parecchio stimolanti” Buscadero

“Scelte musicali di grande efficacia e classe” Raro Più

“Un’architettura sonora singolare, che una volta penetrato avvolge con il fascino delle sue geometrie vertiginose” Classic Rock

“Freschezzz” Deerwaves

“Liberi all’estasi della contaminazione” Ondarock

“Riccamente elettrizzante e seducente!!! ” Disco Club Parma

“Ennesima scommessa ampiamente vinta da Fire Records” Infinite Jest

“Het is desoriënterend en tegelijkertijd bijzonder smaakvol” 3voor12

“Een enorm plezier om naar te luisteren  (…) Uit elke mogelijke richting komen alle mogelijke geluiden aangevlogen. Niks is voorspelbaar, alles klopt.” Gonzo Circus

“De meest intrigerende en indringende release van Virginia Wing” Written In Music

“Hun beste plaat tot op heden” MPdodia

“Fascinerend” De Krenten Uit De Pop

“Prachtig, om eindeloos te blijven verkennen.” MuziScene

“Eén van de meest gewaagde, maar ook oprechte experimentele popplaten van het jaar.” Da Music

“Garantiza satisfacción” Rockdelux

“Un trabajo original y vibrante en el que cabe de todo, y todo funciona a la perfección” Indie Nauta

“Karakteristik ve düşsel bir pop güzellemesi” BantMag

“Anbefaler folk på det sterkeste å sjekke ut dette visjonære og lekne indiebandet eller avantgardistiske synthpopbandet” Deichman Musikkbloggen

A colorful outing of synth-soaked avant-pop