NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) - The British rock trio The Virginmarys premiered their new video for “Just a Ride” on VEVO today. View it HERE. Directed and Produced by Sitcom Soldiers, the video stars Ciarán Griffiths who may be best known for his role as Mickey Maguire on the UK version of the show Shameless.
The Virginmarys are currently in the studio working on material for their next album after coming off of a breakthrough year in 2013. They’ve built a diehard international fan base and have garnered high praise in the press and from the industry alike. Kerrang recently gave the band a 5K show review, A2IM honored the band with the “Up and Comer” Award and they recently won “Breakthrough Rock Band of the Year” at the UK Classic Rock Awards. They were also just confirmed to play Sonisphere at Knebworth Park July 4-6 2014.
The Virginmarys released their Wind-up Records debut album King of Conflict last year. Since then they have garnered a lot of love and support from iTunes who gave them the much-coveted “Editor’s Choice” honors and a history-making iTunes Single of the Week feature for “Just A Ride,” the band’s second single, which MTV Buzzworthydeclares “sounds like the Foo Fighters after a semester abroad and a couple pints of Guinness.” Two versions of “Just A Ride” (the amped and acoustic renditions) were featured as part of iTunes’ “Single of the Week” program – it’s the first time ever that iTunes has singled out two songs from the same album in the same week.
King of Conflict debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and earned a stellar review from USA Today, who praised the band for their brand of “visceral, raw-throated rock that runs from The Who through Motorhead and Nirvana.” Billboardpraised “…the long-anticipated debut from the British rock trio, makes the wait worthwhile. It's an onslaught of garage-y, blues-steeped retro ravers..." and Alternative Press spotlighted the group as “A Band You Need To Know.”
Last year they played a successful coast-to-coast tour of the United States as well as some key European dates, including with one Queens of the Stone Age, and played key festivals such as Voodoo, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds.
The Virginmarys are guitarist/vocalist Ally Dickaty, drummer Danny Dolan and bassist/vocalist Matt Rose.