Forming in early 2012, Manchester (via London) based duo Virginia Wing take their name from Grace Slick’s mother.
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 psychedelic pop sound of their new record for 2016: ‘Forward Constant Motion’.
The album expands the deep and varied sonic palette displayed on debut album ‘Measures Of Joy’, giving way to a sprawling amalgamation of experimental pop tracks with texture, depth and nuance; daring and progressive and drawing as much from the compressed thump of Homework-era Daft Punk as the languid new age-isms of Laurie Anderson to create a bold and inventive modern pop record.
Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards (Vocals, Synths, Organ) and Samuel Pillay (Synths, guitar, noises, bass).