“King of conflict.” is the bands first full album, Though you wouldn’t think so when listening to it, the album is very mature and defined in sound with some tracks in there you might expect to hear maybe two to three albums down the line.
We’re at the Cockpit in Leeds,and the venue is filling up nicely with people of all ages. As soon as the support act is over the place reaches capacity. It’s not hard to see that over the years The Virginmarys have collected a nice gang of die hard fans that follow them from gig to gig and these fans definitely add to the buzz of the night.
The guys are a band that have music pumping through their veins and good honest music is what they want to deliver. For me, you can just about hear every decade of rock perfectly influenced into their music. Genres of music can be hard to define these days. The exception of this is The Virginmarys. With grit and passion driving every song, a night with them makes for a fantastic memory.
The whole set literally makes you you feel like you’re on the journey with them. From the explosive track like ‘Dead Man’s shoes,’ the hard hitting drum beat for ‘Bang, bang, bang,’ to the sexy ‘portrait of red.’ Nothing about the night will leave you feeling disappointed.
For me the real icing on the cake is the stripped back tracks on the ‘King of conflict’ Deluxe version of the album plus the tasty hidden track. ‘Ends Don’t mend.’ If you like a real goose-bump song listen to the stripped version of ‘just a ride.’ the writing is painfully beautiful.
What to expect from a night with The Virginmarys. A roller coasting, hard hitting, sexy sounding, drum stick breaking honest musical ride.
Brought to you by. Ally Dickaty Guitar/Vocals
Danny Dolan – Drums
Matt Rose – Bass/Vocals
On tour now.
by. Ursula Sutcliffe.
Shout out to Tim Poprdan for the photography. You are a life saver.