Virginia Wing: the Manchester pop duo fighting the 'indie edgelord' sexists

Faced with ranks of leering male fans on tour with Hookworms, Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay – creators of one of the albums of the year – played in front of an ‘end rape culture’ sign.

Absolutely superb interview with Virginia Wing and Laura Snapes in the Guardian this week. They have made one of the years finest LPs no doubt and they are people we want to hear a great deal more from; interesting, kind, aware and very switched on.

ead in full here;

rhythmic dream pop with a bite
— The Guardian

Read Ben Beaumont-Thomas' ★★★★ review of Ecstatic Arrow here.

Rough Trade Books

Embodying the "same original spirit and radical direction" that the independent label has cultivated over the past 40 years and counting, Rough Trade Books is a new literary imprint.

Launching with a set of twelve pamphlets - known as Rough Trade Editions - each publication brings together "The very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers producing work relating to their relationship with the counter-culture".

You can order them now at Drift or via the RTB website.

We are thrilled to have Daniel Blumberg, Babak Ganjei, David Keenan and Sophy Hollington all joining us at Sea Change this year to talk about their contributions to the series.

2018 Day Splits

Are you ready to start planning?

We have published all of the 2018 day splits here so you can work out your itineraries and even what day you'd like to visit us.

Artists will be performing in Totnes from lunchtime to early evening at The Civic Hall, The Barrel House and St Mary's Church. The new Offshore stage at Dartington runs from 5pm through until 1am with a marquee stage, our Summersisle Restaurant and some concept bars to deliver beautiful drinks to keep your evening woozy. Both weekend tickets and day tickets are available now at Drift in Totnes and online at