Introducing… The Virginmarys

The Virginmarys celebrate a worldwide deal with DoubleCross Records by announcing their first release for the label on 1st October. ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ is the perfect taster for the band’s debut album, ‘King Of Conflict’.

Having spent the last two years touring extensively, supporting the likes of Eagles Of Death Metal, Slash, Ash, We Are Scientists and Skunk Anansie, repeated headline club tours and appearances at Download and Sonisphere it’s little wonder that the likes of Kerrang have already started to fall for their ‘attitude spitting guitars’Altsounds suggested of one show ‘they own the stage so much right now I doubt anyone would blink an eye if they took it home with them’. Such extensive touring fulfilled two of the trio’s aims, to create their own fan base away from the full glare of media hype and to make sure that they were battle ready when they recorded ‘King Of Conflict’; laying down the album live under the watchful eyes of Toby Jepson and Chris Sheldon (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, etc). Given that they have already sold out London’s Garage as an unsigned band and that the forthcoming debut album is a contender for rock record of 2013, mission accomplished on both fronts.

For those playing catch up, ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, according to bassist Matt Rose, ‘encompasses exactly what The Virginmarys are about, it’s the ultimate Virginmary’s tune’. Concerned with self-delusion, singer and lyricist Ally describes it as a song about ‘knowing what you do is damaging but doing it anyway’.  The song melds a furious rock track to a dark story.

The Virginmarys are the first signing to Cooking Vinyl’s new imprint DoubleCross. Phil Hopwood, A&R man for the label is thrilled to sign the trio :

‘The Virginmarys are incredible songwriters and live performers and we are very proud to be working with them. They have a high level of intensity and we feel they have the potential to be a huge international act’.

‘This is a band on the up, yet it feels more like a march forward – determined, driven, unwavering in its conviction and absolutely guaranteed to excel’ Hooting and Howling July 2012.

The Virginmarys tour the UK in support of ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’. All dates are below.



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Tuesday 9th

WREXHAM, Central Station

Wednesday 10th


Thursday 11th


Friday 12th

SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads



  • Ross

    I havent been able to stop listening to these guys since i saw them at CMJ this year. they have a free track download available here:

    Also check them out on spotify!

  • Shelby CMR

    love listening to such a legit rock band, i can’t wait for their full album to come out in the future. for now, ive been listening to “dead man’s shoes” on repeat!

  • Im obsessed with these guys right now. Their EP on Spotify is mind blowing

  • Alex

    Glad this band finally made it over to The States. Checked out the Dead Man’s Shoes EP and was able to catch them live. Very impressive. Excited to see what the full length sounds like.

  • Alex

    Been jamming all week to The Virginmarys EP. Favorite so far is definitely Dead Man’s Shoes…if i had to pick

  • woah! These guys are a gem! Loving it!