Video: The Virginmarys – ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’

Posted: April 23, 2011 in Video

The Virginmarys first came to my attention via their excellent ‘Cast The First Stone’ EP late last year, from which the track ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’ is lifted from.   Like many a classic rock band, from Hendrix to Nirvana, The Virginmarys comprise the guitar/bass/drums line-up and as this live video will attest they’re as tight a unit as you’ll ever see.  They throw every rock shape into the mix without sounding hackneyed, with notes of Free, Guns n’ Roses, Kyuss, Led Zeppelin and Uriah Heep creeping into their driving, hard-hitting sound.   Instead they come across as fresh, vibrant and clearly enjoy rocking out.  Front-man Ally Dickaty possess one of those ‘smoked 100 cigarettes a day’ voices and his guitar style is exemplary without being too flashy, backed by a solid rhythm section of Matt Rose on bass and the powerful percussive style of  Danny Dolan.  Having recently completed a tour with the reformed Skunk Anansie and supported Slash, The Virginmary’s are scheduled to appear at the Sonisphere Festival, where I’m sure they will hold their own and find new fans amongst heavyweight names such as Metallica, Mastodon and The Mars Volta.

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  1. Martyn says:

    Brilliant video by a brilliant band – and they’re all top blokes too! Keep your eye on The Virginmarys, they’re going places!!

  2. phantomchannel says:

    Couldn’t agree more!

    They’ve got the potential to be huge! I missed out on seeing them live the other week here in Glasgow because I had already been to three gigs that week, regret that decision now though. I’ve reviewed their new EP, should be up in the next couple of days

    • Martyn says:

      They were great in Glasgow (and in Kendal and Manchester too). Had a great time at those three gigs and met another couple of good bands and some new mates! You need to come back up to Glasgow soon lads!

  3. phantomchannel says:

    If you’ve got any other decent recommendations send them this way please!

  4. […] to capitalise on a Summer of playing the festival scene.  While I prefer their earlier, hard-hitting sound of the ‘Cast The First Stone EP’, this radio-friendly number still has its merits and […]

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