Virginia Wing’s new album ‘private LIFE’ is Out Today + New Video and 2021 UK Tour

• New album ‘private LIFE’ draws on the synth-pop of the last album whilst being another vital statement on contemporary pop.

• Limited Dinked edition hand numbered blue & black hand marbled vinyl with Poster (400 units only), standard LP and CD.

More tumultuous than its predecessor, ‘private LIFE’ knocks hard. The evolution of Virginia Wing’s sound continues to build on the broad creative flow of the last album whilst being another a vital contribution to contemporary pop. The drums are huge and playfully unquantized. Edits are both assured and heavy handed, the instrumentation lightly mediates the two and finds itself on the edge of collapse alongside them. The icy facade of Merida Richards’ words are still front and centre, but are contrasted by dense arrangements, vying for attention throughout the record.

Virginia Wing’s last record opened its arms into euphoric light, ‘private LIFE’ invites you through a door and closes it. It examines what we’re doing at night, on our own, after work. What we do to enjoy ourselves, to cope, to be together, to be alone.  It shines a dim blue light on what might be happening, causing us anxiety, stress, and desire. The act of making the music, and that this music is bright, unconfined, and joyous, speaks to the inherent therapy in the activities some humans need to actually deal with the things inside their heads. However, it doesn’t position itself in opposition to anything, nor does it seek to guide. The album was made for Virginia Wing, and now it’s for you.

‘private LIFE’ is a record examining impulse, addiction, urge and shame and was influenced by the following:

Prince, Clare Fischer, Black Secret Technology, Laurie Anderson, YMO, Scott Storch, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Kleenex, The Slits, Y Pants, Tina Weymouth, Lena Platonos, Jay Electronica and The Paul Institute.

Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay and Christopher Duffin.

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Virginia Wing – private LIFE



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

★★★★ Pitchfork

The ‘St.Francis Fountain’ video, shot by Martin Livesey, was recorded during the second lockdown in the deserted city centre of Manchester amongst the current construction and re-development.

Here the cityscape is a backdrop of cranes, half-finished buildings with flickers of surveillance and little evidence of humanity.

There’s something both thrilling and lonely about this kind of urban landscape in this very specific moment in time. Whilst ‘post-apocalyptic’ may be a bit of an over-the-top description, it certainly feels like a joke centered around the ambitions of late-stage capitalism.

Virginia Wing


22nd September: Elsewhere, Margate – Tickets
23rd September: Hope & Ruin, Brighton – Tickets
24th September: Moth Club, London – Tickets
25th September: Muthers Studio, Birmingham – Tickets
28th September: Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh – Tickets
29th September: Broadcast, Glasgow – Tickets
30th September: The Cluny 2, Newcastle – Tickets
1st October: Headrow House, Leeds – Tickets
2nd October: White Hotel, Manchester – Tickets
6th October: Fusion Arts, Oxford – Tickets
7th October: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Tickets
8th October: Crofters Rights, Bristol – Tickets
9th October: Blue Moon, Cambridge – Tickets

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

★★★★ The Guardian

Virginia Wing’s definitive experimental style continues to be electrifyingly alluring

★★★★ DIY Mag

Their most engaging album to date

★★★★ ½ Loud and Quiet