Today we meet, Virgin Suicide who will take you on a musical kaleidoscope of a ride. To say like many have that they seem influenced by The Cure , I think sells them short. There’s a lot going on here and that also progresses through the songs, I think you could just as easily say they seem influenced by The Beatles. They have that rock overtone with a lot of psych underneath it all , like different layers of sub genres all getting stacked on top of each other to create something uniquely their own . I think that if you take the time to give this excellent album a listen , that you’ll be impressed with how good Virgin Suicide’s are. I dig their sound , listening to them is a great way to ease into this day, go ahead, treat yourself to some sweet vibes…
Meet – Virgin Suicide
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?
Martin (the leadsinger) decided to form the band an gathered up with our former keyboard player who studied with me (the guitarist) and told martin about how cool i was at the time.
And then we gave Kristian and Simon a call and we had a band.
who would you list as your musical influence?
The album we made last year has some pretty obvious influences like The Smiths, Jesus & Mary Chain and the likes. 80/90’s guitar music from the UK.
Our latest single (Around the Sun/Arabs) has a more varied range of influences. From the 70’s Bowie stuff to more contemporary synth parts.
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
We played at this years Roskilde Festival a couple of weeks ago and the energi we felt on stage there exceeded anything we’ve tried before.
But also releasing our debut-album, hearing the songs on the radio and to experience people singing along to them has been cool.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
We are coming to the UK for the first time (20th of July). So touring the UK is definitely a dream.
Also to make our second album and make it better than the last one is a goal for the upcoming year.
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
I’ve listened a lot to Whitneys debut album, Light Upon the Lake. It’s fascinating how 3d’ish a record can sound without the slightest use of reverb.
A very touching record about an era ending and the start of a new one.
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
Like 50% of your real life is spent on the social medias, so is your bands life.
I guess the majority of our fans/followers/likes only knows us through FB and Instagram. So it’s important to keep them updated on what’s going on in the world of Virgin Suicide.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We just turn it off, unless they’re saying something nice. There are better sources to turn to than reviews when you want critique.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
Somewhere warm. Maybe Morocco or something. Hawaii.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Well that depends. I guess it can save the mortal soul of a music lover. But not the soul of a deaf person. For us, music is very important at least.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Hope to see you around.