Friday, December 1, 2023

The Virginmarys ask Where Are You Now?

In their first release, since 2022’s Devil Keeps Coming EP, when they became a duo,  The Virginmarys release a brand new single in ‘Where Are You now’.

‘Where Are You Know’ is a song about abandonment, the realisation of being totally alone,” said vocalist/guitarist Ally Dickaty about the song. “Throughout my life I’ve had a belief hovering in the background that there was a presence or force watching over me. In 2020, I fell very unwell, I have never been so ill in my life and thought I was possibly on my way out. It’s a song of despair, the realisation of my own mortality and how close that can be.”

The accompanying music video is a remake come parody based on John Hughes’ 1987 classic buddy road movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, that you can check out here at RAMzine.

Discussing both the genesis of The Virginmarys and the new music video, drummer Danny Dolan said: “When I first met Ally at music college, the love we both shared for this movie was the first thing we realised we had in common and could literally reel the script off by heart! Years on I realised similarities to the main two characters in relation to the journey me and Ally have been through being in a band together on tour was so strongly mirrored.

In the video, the pair are constantly travelling around from motel to motel all the while struggling with their luggage and belongings (in particular Del’s heavy ton chest!). Tensions build between the two throughout the movie and it’s a total love/hate relationship that forms.

“I think the concept totally mirrored what we and probably most bands go through especially in the current climate we find the music industry in. Some days you remember why you’re doing it, why you’re still in the game… Other days you just simply. cannot stand the sight of each other!” Dolan said.

‘Where Are You Now?’ is said to be a taste of what to come with a planned new studio album release in the works set for 2024.

The Virginmarys
are currently out on the road for a mammoth 2 month support tour of Europe and the UK with The Sisters Of Mercy.


Wed 15 Nov 2023: Marble Factory, Bristol.
Thu 16 Nov 2023: KK’s Steel Mill,  Wolverhampton.
Sat 18 Nov 2023: NX, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Sun 19 Nov 2023: Rock City, Nottingham.
Tue 21 Nov 2023: Academy, Manchester.
Thu 23 Nov 2023: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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