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 out, perfect for a weekend browsing the Crystal Henge. No Shavasana on the dancefloor please.
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 sound of Forward Constant Motion.
On their new album they’ve gone further, aided by long-time collaborator Misha Hering, of Holy Mountain Studios. “Misha has a way of shaping our ideas and making them coherent in a way that is hard when you’re consumed with creating something. He’s somehow able to tap in to your intentions even when they’re not fully formed” says Richards.
Following the group’s Rhonda 12”, released for Record Store Day earlier this year. The three track record saw them collaborating with Koichi Yamanoha on the Hi-NRG meets plaintive strop of the title track, as well as showcasing their adeptness for skittering, dynamic drum programming.
This is the feeling you get with Virginia Wing’s album – it’s a record made out of a union that is vital for the on-going evolution of the group. Reduced to their very nucleus, they now sound at their most natural, comfortably processing the boundless ideas that they previously eschewed and shaping them to work, pushing the pair ever further forward.
Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay.
28 Sep: Village Underground, London, UK w/ NZCA Lines
08 Oct: Tonal-Colectivo Laika, Valladolid, Spain
10 Oct: Bombo Y Platillo, Zaragoza, Spain
13 Oct: Soup Kitchen, Manchester w/ Ulrika Spacek
28 Oct: Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, UK w/ Hookworms