TUNE Virginia Wing - The Second Shift
Virginia Wing releases new single ‘The Second Shift’ via Fire Records on 8th June, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ (also 8th June).
Virginia Wing’s favourite records are the perfect counterbalance of the considered and the superficial. Whether it’s Madonna, Talking Heads of Holger Czukay - they enjoy these artists in the background with friends or profoundly and alone. The duo both understand and embrace this concept fully as they return with ‘Ecstatic Arrow’, an album which finds them in a place of renewed strength, optimism and clarity.
The voice of Alice Merida Richards is more compelling and expressive than ever. The glacial deadpan of previous records as given way to a more candid, self-possessed delivery.
Virginia Wing will play May: Sounds From The Other City, Salford (6th) August: Sea Change Festival Devon (25th). More dates TBA.
“A revelation made for spring’s sleepy awakening. Genuinely transcendent.” The Guardian
“Ecstatic Arrow, synths scintillate prettily, bass is set at a languid groove, and every now and then, a saxophone swings into frame to perform a glowing solo.” - Pitchfork
“They march forward, always keeping a singular vision.” - The Quietus
“Like bursts of sunlight through a torn curtain, Virginia Wing have explore more musically in the past three years than many manage in a decade.” - Loud & Quiet