‘Marnie’ is the second taster taken from South London band Virginia Wing’s debut album titled ‘Measures Of Joy’ which is due out on Fire Records in November 2014. The startlingly realized collection draws influence from the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast, the kosmische Wunder of Cluster and the avant-garde work of This Heat and Flaming Tunes whilst never directly aping any of the above. Noisey described the single as “slinky and sexy and sinister all at once” and with the driving motorik and metronomic pulse it certainly is but what I personally like most are Alice Merida Richards’ vocals.
The LP touches subjects such as anxiety and isolation in stark contrast to the superficiality many other current bands are caught in. ‘Marnie’ is impressing as a metronomic shoegazey post-punk track – a vibe which is perfectly put into visuals by Danny Nellis who also shot videos for Proper Ornaments, Lets Wrestle and Charles Howl.
Catch Virginia Wing live on the 13th of November supporting The Wharves at Total Refreshment Centre or The Proper Ornaments on the 27th at 100Club.
By Frock & Roll