12″ Single includes download. Record Store 2016 release
Virginia Wing are not from the sedate school of dream-pop escapism…a hazy subversion of the traditional monochrome evocations of post-punk, a photo negative of an established form. – The Quietus // South London three-piece ally buzz and drone with sweetness and light Guardian New Band Of The Week // “A piece of noir-pop majesty that consistently pushes its own boundaries and frequently shatters the listeners sense of expectation” Loud and Quiet // “They possess a rare ability to dive deep beneath the skin.. a ghostly mix that flirts hard and fast with the avant garde while retaining a sly pop lustre” Mojo 4* // Following the 2015 release of their acclaimed debut album Measures Of Joy on Fire Records, Camberwell based outfit Virginia Wing return with a striking new single. Rhonda , released for Record Store Day on 12″ vinyl with a disco cut sleeve featuring artwork from longtime collaborator Florian Brooks. Recorded at Hackney-based Holy Mountain Studios with Misha Hering, Rhonda sees the band expand the deep and varied sonic palette displayed on their debut Measures Of Joy . Featuring guest musician Koichi Yamanoha of Grimm Grimm, the single unfolds slowly as meditative incantations give way to a sprawling piece of experimental pop for the dance floor. The ambitious A-side flirts with disco beats and draws influence from a variety of schools of contemporary dance music whilst still remaining, at heart, a pop song. This is pop music with texture, depth and nuance; a daring and progressive piece. The B-side includes two new tracks: Sisterly Love and Daughter Of The Mind which further hint at the deviations we can expect on their second LP. Field recordings, ambient mediations and rhythmic experimentation abound; the new material sees Virginia Wing refining and reworking the sound conjured on their debut, a masterful workout and one that provides a thrilling incentive to await album number 2 with baited breath.
2. Sisterly Love
3. Daughter Of The Mind