It’s been one hell of an intriguing journey for the boys from Macclesfield. From the get go, The Virginmarys decided that before recording an album or signing a record deal, they were going to serve their musical apprenticeship in true rock ‘n’ roll tradition, by getting out on the road, taking their music to every point of the compass & consequently earning their spurs the old fashion way & thus developing their exhilarating, well honed sound & evolving into the well tuned rock beast that now stands proudly before you.
Over the past few years, the alternative power trio have clocked up thousands of miles, touring the UK with the likes of Slash, Skunk Anansie, Reverend & The Maker, Feeder, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ash, Feeder & We Are Scientists, along with many of their own headline shows. In fact Slash wears one of the band’s t-shirts. We even have photographic evidence to back this claim up, should you doubt our words. The band has also toured extensively throughout Europe and they played their first American shows at this year’s CMJ.
The Virginmarys have also issued a series of self-released EP’s, which are currently changing hands on Amazon for upwards of forty squid. After receiving iTunes Rewind 2010 -Best Breakthrough Rock Band, earlier this year the band’s hard work & endeavor were rewarded, when they scored a colossal victory with a prodigious iTunes… Single Of The Week, both in the UK & US for ‘Bang Bang Bang.’
And now The Virginmarys have transcended its influences and are ready to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting rock world. Earlier this year, the band signed to DoubleCross Records, Cooking Vinyl’s new rock imprint and to American label Wind-up Records, giving them a simultaneous release both sides of the Atlantic. The band’s monstrous debut album, ‘King Of Conflict’ will be released in February 2013.
‘King Of Conflict’ was produced by Toby Jepson & mixed by Chris Sheldon & is a triumphant, taut album, where the songs are king & where the lyrics weave a tantalizing narrative of real human emotions & barbed snippets of undiscriminating truths.
The Virginmarys are Ally Dickaty – Vocals/Guitar, Matt Rose – Bass /Vocals & Danny Dolan – Drums.