Virginia Wing: Local Loop – single review


Virginia Wing

Local Loop

Out now


Louder than War have a listen to some brand new experimental glitch and get completely weirded out.  

Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay. This is the feeling you get with Virginia Wing – it’s a record made out of a union that is vital for the on-going evolution of the group. Reduced to their very nucleus, they now sound at their most natural, comfortably processing the boundless ideas that they previously eschewed and shaping them to work, pushing the pair ever further forward. Absolutely.

The track starts with glitchy cracked/destroyed electronic that i absolutely love. The ethereal vocals come in over the chaotic, broken noise and this just leads to more distinctive noise electronica. Come the second verse and the vocals seem to traverse the noise that the band is emitting, yet the track remains danceable, no matter how vulnerable it is to a complete break down mid way.

The quiet downtime is then disrupted by the sound of breaking structures. The whole fabric of the song feels constantly under pressure and scrutiny.

The combination of the beautiful singer and the almost construction site noise created, is a delightful marriage that once past the honeymoon, i would like to listen more of! Refreshingly weird stuff.

Tour Dates:
28 Sep: Village Underground, London, UK w/ NZCA Lines
08 Oct: Tonal-Colectivo Laika, Valladolid, Spain
10 Oct: Bombo Y Platillo, Zaragoza, Spain
13 Oct: Soup Kitchen, Manchester w/ Ulrika Spacek
28 Oct: Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, UK w/ Hookworms

Find Virginia Wing on Bandcamp.

All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find him on Twitter at @ioan_humphreys.


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