'In short, if you can see this band before they begin selling out stadiums then seize the chance!' Kerrang
' A huge riff, The Virginmarys strike again ! -Just A Ride - Kerrang Essential Playlist December 2012
'A hugely impressive sound that would not look out-of-place on the headliner's stage of Download or Sonisphere' - Gigwise - December 2012
'Imagine if Rock 'n' Roll were crack, the world be shaking, sweating & begging for a hit - & The Virginmarys would be the Goddamn dealer!'
5/5 Artrocker review for Dead Man's Shoes - November 2012
'King Of Conflict' 'Album Of The Week' Kerrang Radio - Matt Stocks December 10th 2012
With the release of Just A Ride, it is surely proof enough (if any was needed) that The Virginmarys really do mean business and ain't here to merely make up the numbers. From the opening guitar salvo, Just A Ride is a furious, exhilarating song and is underpinned by Ally Dickaty's guttural, venomous snarl and littered with emotional anguish lyrics, which sets them apart from anyone else and only reaffirms how important this band are to the flourishing British rock scene.
The Virginmarys will be headlining their own UK show's in late February to promote their debut album, the electrifying 'King Of Conflict' which will enjoy a simultaneous release both in Europe (DoubleCross Records) & in the States (Wind-up Records). Not many bands can say that, these days.
If you never witnessed the band live? Then what the f**k are you playing at? Live, The Virginmarys are truly phenomenal & they should be! For in the last few years, the band have toured in 2012 with The View, Reverend & The Makers, Feeder, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ash & We Are Scientists, along with many of their own headline shows. The band made a triumphant appearance at last years CMJ festival in NYC, and have also been confirmed for SXSW & a host of US festivals this summer.
In the past year The Virginmarys have received some great validation, including an iTunes Single of the Week on both sides of the Atlantic for the single Bang Bang Bang.
The band's debut album 'King Of Conflict' is released on 4th February 2013
'Just A Ride' is released on 25th February via Double Cross Records
The Virginmarys will play:
25th February - Preston - 53 Degrees
26th February - York - Duchess
27th February - Nottingham - Rock City Basement
1st Mach - Leeds - Cockpit
2nd March - Newcastle - Think Tank
3rd March - Glasgow - Stereo
5th March - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
6th March - London - Barfly
7th March - Bristol - Louisiana
8th March - Manchester - Academy 3