Virgin Kids released their debut album earlier this year – receiving huge online support, plays on Radio 1 and 6 Music, as well as sold-out shows with Black Lips and The Big Moon.
Virgin Kids play frenetically energised rock‘n’roll that draws from sources such as post-punk and the “70s West Coast. The now return with two new videos and a London date
Originally started as the bedroom project of frontman Asher Preston, Virgin Kids were fully formed in late 2014 with the addition of childhood friend Paul Rosser and latterly Jack Spencer-Davis (ex Thee MVP’s)
The band started two years ago, rigorously playing shows throughout the UK, supporting several influential garage artists including; Jacuzzi Boys, The Coathangers, Dirty Fences, and Kim and The Created. The production on their debut Greasewheel wisely emphasises the fevered intensity of Virgin Kids’ live show.
Opener ‘Bruised Knees’ sets out the record’s punch-drunk mix of Gun Club swagger and the Descendants’ more jovial insurrection with its tightly strummed scuzzy guitar riff pitched somewhere between punk and surf-rock and a bear-hug of a chorus that sounds as if it is being bellowed with beery gusto down a scrappy tube of cardboard by frontman Asher Preston. The new video is as shambolic as you will have come to expect.
‘Be Your Friend’, the last track on the album, see’s the band come up with their most startling video to date. A stylish ‘finger performance’ demonstrating how creative and brimming with ideas ‘Virgin Kids’ are. Watch here
Virgin Kids perfectly embody that classic Burger Records mix of scuzz and raw charm and Greasewheel sits comfortably alongside releases from label mates such as Hinds and the Sarcastic Assholes.