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Introducing…Virginia Wing

Virginia Wing is the musical collaboration of Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay, formed in 2012 and currently based in Manchester. Their music is a sprawling amalgamation of experimental pop songs with texture, depth and nuance; that’s daring, progressive and forever bold. Virginia Wing make music that triangulates leftfield jazz, ashram-dwelling new age, and warm synth-pop into something that feels calm and centred.

Cathartic, abstract and certainly treading off the beaten path, the tactile trio Virginia Wing present their latest, more unruly album ‘private LIFE’, tapping into a plethora of diverse weird and wonderful influences. Armed with the same definitive peculiar expressiveness as 2018’s ‘Ecstatic Arrow’, the Manchester-based band return with a Technicolor depiction of the meaning of life. Lead single ‘I’m Holding Out For Something’ preps the palette taking a smoother dive into the worlds of electro-synth pop and R&B than its counterparts.

4Ever Songs: Antony and The Johnsons ‘Hope There’s Someone’

Born in Sussex, England, Anohni also spent her childhood in Amsterdam and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to NYC at the age of 19. Anohni emerged with her musical ensemble Antony and the Johnsons in 1998. In 2005 Antony and the Johnsons won the UK’s Mercury Prize for the album I am a Bird Now

4Ever Songs: Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl”

50 years ago, Van Morrison entered the studio to record a track which – even after more than 35 studio albums – remains one of the most popular songs in his catalog.

Produced by Bert Berns and written by Morrison himself, “Brown Eyed Girl” – which was recorded at A&R Studios in New York City – originally began life under the title “Brown-Skinned Girl,” a nod to the calypso sound which had inspired him whilst composing the track.

Whatever Morrison’s thoughts may be on “Brown Eyed Girl,” it proved to be his first top-10 in the States, helping to establish his identity to the public in the wake of leaving his band, Them. That’s nothing to sneeze at.

Divus Julius presents: Blood Wizard

Frontman of Nottingham punk band Kagoule, Cai Burns, returns as Blood Wizard. Arriving with no fixed direction, Blood Wizard is a project that sees Burns explore himself as a brand new entity, an artist beyond boundaries and preconceptions.

First single ‘Breaking Even’, showcases Burns’ impeccable songwriting skills and acts as the perfect introduction to this exciting project. With jangled, stop-and-go instrumentation, it is sheer artistic satire with an added charm.

Western Spaghetti, came out 5th March 2021 via Moshi Moshi Records. Filled with crisp hooks, it is an album that has a predominant folk undertone that also expertly navigates through various textures and dark melodies. 

Music by Bergman: TV Priest

TV Priest, the London quartet come in the wake of the post-punk revival of the past few years, encompassing everyone from Fat White Family to Shame to Girl Band, Fontaines DC and, of course, the titans of the genre, Idles.  The movement has gone mainstream, it is part of the rock firmament of the UK, and to a lesser extent, the US. 

The Irish band released Uppers, their debut full-length for Sub Pop Records last February 5th, 2021.

Music by Bergman: Homeshake

Homeshake is the recording project of Peter Sagar. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B.

Homeshake shares new charitable track titled Sesame. The loose cut arrives with an accompanying visual animated by John Andrews.