Skip to main content

The Virginmarys - Sitting Ducks (EP Review)


Macclesfield rockers, The Virginmarys, have today released their new EP. Sitting Ducks contains 4 songs that are each very different sonically yet still sticking to a common theme. I can't help but feel a sense of sadness whilst listening to this EP and realising that these guys aren't up there with the Royal Bloods of the world yet, because that's exactly where they belong to be.

Sitting Ducks opens with the song the EP was named after, it's an incredibly hard hitting, ferocious track that will leave you pinned to your seat for 3 minutes or so. and that's not even an overstatement. I was incredibly surprised by these guys and their unheard talent that's lying dormant. The song Sweet Loretta is definitely the best song on the EP and I'm sure that the Virginmarys know that because they released it as a single with a very interesting video.


The video is someone screaming the lyrics atop a mountain, and that just sums up the sound of this song. A complete arena filler that you just want to sing from the top of your lungs, it's one of them songs that you could imagine hitting the big time and really resonating with people. For all of the bubblegum pop, house tracks that make it famous it feels as though this type of music is the polar opposite of that and is the counter.

Through The Sky is a lot slower, switching up the pace of the EP, but it's also incredibly melodic and I believe that this shows how dynamic the band can be and exemplifies a wide array of talent within The Virginmarys. And it's about time someone put a place like Macclesfield back on the map and The Virginmarys may just be the band to do it.

8/10

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

KMMR's TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 // 40-31

And then we move into the 30s, the self-titled pop extravaganza that this is. If you haven't read the previous installments then check them out below:
Honourable Mentions Albums 50-41
40. Bad Sounds - Get Better

I was hoping for a little more from this album but there's no longevity to it whatsoever. Whilst there are some incredibly funky and fantastically produced songs, it doesn't quite pull the album through. Nonetheless, tunes such as "Milk It" and "Wages" are some proper stompers that would make a songs of the year list if I made one.
39. Tom Grennan - Lighting Matches

I find the same issues with this album as I did Bad Sounds, albeit Tom Grennan has a fantastic voice which really makes his music that little bit more unique for me. I do find there's little to no variation between the songs but I can't help but just really enjoy this album.
38. Confidence Man - Confident Music for Confident People

One of the dance records of the year. Whilst it …

Live Review: Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises at O2 Academy, Birmingham

Bernhoft is a grammy nominated R&B artist, someone who came to my attention this year and blew me away with his album Humanoid, an album that almost edged on the side of pop, taking a large step forward and slightly away from a very traditional R&B setting. So when he stopped by Birmingham on his short rendezvous through Blighty.

First up were Lawrence, a 7 (I think) piece jazz-pop band that I only caught towards the en of their set but what I saw made me wish I'd seen it all, a fantastic rendition of Sean Paul lit the room up incredibly, immediately having me hooked in their set. The songs that followed were each as joyful as the next and contained some of the best contemporary jazz infused music I've heard in ages!

Bernhoft swaggered onto the stage with the Fashion Bruises in tow and blew the roof off the O2 Academy as he ran through a set that began with the title track of his latest record, dancing and performing to songs he loved just as much as the crowd screami…

Introducing... The Shakers

The Shakers make the perfect indie pop, their tunes emit a feeling of joy that is barely matched in the music world. Their tunes can be related to those of bands such as The Orielles or with the production of Jungle. The London-based 5-piece have been growing and growing at such a pace that it wouldn't be ridiculous to see them doing arena tours within the next few years! I had the chance to catch up with the band to chat about their incessantly catchy new single "Get Me Down" which will definitely get your toe tapping faster with every listen. Read the full interview below:

Question. Hey guys, How has it been releasing your new single, "Get Me Down", into the world?
The Shakers: It has been amazing. This one has been a pretty long time in the making so not only is it really exciting to see people’s reactions to the song it has been a huge build up for us personally so it is awesome to see it out there and start getting some nice reactions.

Q. Post-release is the…