With their debut EP, Extended Play, due for release on 16th September, avant-garde pop group Virginia Wing have shared their new video for 'Donna's Gift' shot by Danny Nellis.
The band say of the video, "This video was filmed in and around the area we live in South East London. When discussing ideas, our criteria was that is should look nice and have some wild editing and I think Danny achieved that. Conceptually speaking, it's pretty lightweight, like all good music videos. The shots of Alice singing were taken in the long grass at the back of Brockwell Park. I work as a dog-walker and that is a favourite spot of mine. I mostly encounter marginalised nutters when I walk there, so it's a welcome departure."
Extended Play sees the band settle in to and expand upon their sound, giving their ideas space to grow, straddling the line between pop and experimentalism. Following on from excellent tape and 7" releases on SexBeat and Critical Heights, their Faux Discx debut sees the band at a new creative high.
Virginia Wing chime in on the established dialogue between the popular and the avant-garde. To some extent the London based four-piece are happy to walk the well furrowed ground of influence: the ring modulated detachment of White Noise, the rhythmic propulsion of Can and the oblique endearment of Robert Wyatt are all appreciated points of reference.
However, the band's desires are more abstract than merely dealing in the business of nostalgia. The reiteration of every profound feeling; a gentle push into an internal world; the evocation of a lifetime of memories, rather than a knowing nod towards a distinct era.
To celebrate the release of the EP, Faux Discx are having a party at The Prince Albert in Brighton on Sunday 15 September. Virginia Wing will be joined live by Royal Limp and Occult Hand, and to make it extra special, Innerstrings Psychedelic Lightshow is providing visuals.
Extended Play is released on Monday 16 September on 12" vinyl (limited to 300) and digital download, and is available to pre-order from Faux Discx here.