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Album Review / The Virginmarys – Northern Sun Sessions

When The Virginmarys announced their return with a new album Northern Sun Sessions and defined it as their best work to date, anyone who’s followed their musical journey over the years knows very well what they are capable of and such statement raises no eyebrows, only the purest excitement.

It’s a very special record that feels closest to the energy of our live performance than any before – Ally

The Macclesfield based band took matters into their own hands this time around and worked extremely hard on self-producing a true rock masterpiece that will outshine any other music release this year.

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Matthew Ryan: “For as long as I’m compelled to write and sing, then I will write and sing. As long as it feels like fire.”

Listening to Matthew Ryan‘s music is always a profound experience. There is something so strikingly real and compelling within the beautifully potent sound and voice of the Pennsylvania born singer-songwriter, something that engages with listeners as much as his words, wisdom, grace and all around humbleness. And it’s like an ultimate fuel for the soul that he shares with us fellow humans.

Matthew doesn’t hide his excitement about bringing his music and his band, The Northern Wires over to the UK, Ireland and Europe to join The Gaslight Anthem on their reunion tour in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of The ’59 Sound. And as Matthew is no stranger to the majority of this audience, I am sure that him and his band will receive a great welcome at each show.

A special headlining gig is set to take place at the Borderline venue in London on 30th July, and if you also wish to experience Matthew in a more intimate setting, make sure to catch one of his solo shows, starting on August 1st in Brighton.

I caught up with Matthew before he journeyed across the water to talk about the upcoming tour, music, life and the fire within…

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EP Of The Month / The Virginmarys – Sitting Ducks

If there is one band you know will deliver each and every time with their new material, it’s The Virginmarys.

Now the boys strike with a new four-track EP Sitting Ducks – fresh, unique, electrifying and brilliantly self-produced record.  Four tracks that unfold a whole new level of excitement with each beat and lyric sending shivers down to the core of your being. That’s the very effect music should have on people and we all know The Virginmarys never fail to impress with their musical artistry. And for that reason they have such a strong, dedicated following of people who have been touched, inspired, healed and united by their music.

Once again, Ally Dickaty (vocals, guitar) and Danny Dolan (drums) express themselves entirely via Sitting Ducks – another remarkable record, with a straight aim to engage with people’s minds, hearts and souls. And so The Virginmarys keep the flame burning with their undying drive to produce music that’s true and infinite.

Sitting Ducks EP is available now!

 

Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Do not miss The Virginmarys live this autumn!

Track of the day / H.E.A.T – Time On Our Side

H.E.A.T are back and the excitement is on!

The Swedish melodic rockers release a lyric video for Time On Our Side – the first track taken off their upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown, out Sep 22nd via EarMusic.

H.E.A.T are well known for their blazing, raw energy that emerges not only in their music but also their !must see! live shows. Time On Our Side is a strong anthem fuelled with an exceptional chorus and it surely makes one thirsty for the new record and a live tour announcement.

Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pre-Order

Cover photo – Klara Fowler

The Virginmarys: Our Passion That They Could Not Shake

In a world of Divides, our love of The Virginmarys brought us together – Simon

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We were riding out to meet the sun, we were shaking from the things we’d done
We were breaking every pattern, straying from the map to make a new life on the run

It was early 2012 and one of my friends made me a playlist featuring a bunch of new bands for me to check out. Little I knew that this particular playlist included one band that would inspire my entire world. Their name was The Virginmarys.

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