Today marks the release of The Virginmarys’ brand new studio album Northern Sun Sessions. Featuring eleven beautifully crafted compositions, this new album by the Macclesfield group features some of their best songs, ever.
To celebrate the release, Ally Dickaty (vocals/guitar) and Danny Dolan (drums/percussion) recently premiered a music video for lead single, the powerful anthemic and socially conscious track, “Look Out For My Brother”.
We wanted the video for the lead single to capture the intensity and relentlessness of the live performance whilst encompassing the dark nature and power that runs through the music.
Meanwhile Dolan remarks:
Paul Wright has done an amazing job of making a really cool visual whilst at the same time keeping the shots exciting and unnerving.
Northern Sun Sessions marks the beginning of a new chapter for The Virginmarys, as it’s an album the band have self-produced (off the back of working with acclaimed producers Toby Jepson for debut album King of Conflict and Gil Norton for 2016’s Divides) and this time they’ve gone direct to the fans with energetic, never overbearing, grassroots marketing.
So, what’s been the reaction? Dickaty answers:
The response we’ve had from the media and fans has been nothing short of incredible. When we started down this track we had no idea the success it would bring in. It’s been massively encouraging and a really special feeling when we’ve worked so close with this album from start to finish. We can’t wait to get out there and play the new material for the first time! We’ve spent so long perfecting them in the studio; it’s time to get out there and set them loose. These are going to be an extra special run of shows for everyone.
With the album finally released, The Virginmarys turn their attention to a series of live dates in the UK this November.
- 20 Nov – Bristol, The Louisiana
- 21 Nov – London, Hoxton Square B&K
- 22 Nov – Leeds, Brudenell Social
- 24 Nov – Manchester, Club Academy
- 28 Nov – Glasgow, Stereo
Northern Sun Sessions is out now
Header image with kind permission TravellingSimon Photography