After burning through a couple of pressings of their debut mini-LP "Mind Cancer" (Girlsville Records), they gigged around London and played Get Lost Fest in Hamburg, Germany last year. In September they head to Gonerfest in Memphis, TN for their first-ever shows stateside.
To coincide with their appearance at Gonerfest, Virvon Varvon is releasing a new EP called "Voices" on Girlsville Records.
"Voices" was written by Virvon Varvon bassist, Cunha. Pulling more than his fair share of weight as the new member of Virvon Varvon & penning the lead single on the EP, "Voices" doubles as the lead single for the follow-up LP to the debut Virvon Varvon 12" (Mind Cancer), due in 2024.
Voices is a hooky and raucous shouty punker with Lemmy Caution's guitar leads functioning as what could be mistaken for a Wavey synth bit, Hanne's vocals: urgent, venomous, raw, and appropriately desperate. The backing vox on the chorus drives home the message: voices in one's head that can't be silenced.
"Useless" was written by Andrew Low and is aggressive punk pop with immediacy and a huge chorus. Virvon Varvon delivering once again on the promise of hard & fucked up pop for punks!
"Holding Pattern" is a composition by Lemmy Caution and is reminiscent of the lo-fi punk of the sorely missed Black Time, with a spoken word bit that to these ears is a clear nod to Huggy Bear, both in delivery and the music, bringing to mind something akin to the outro to Teen Tighterns. SLOW. DEATH. IS. YOURS!
Voices EP is getting a limited run of 100 cassettes to commemorate Virvon Varvon playing Gonerfest 20 in Memphis, and will only be available at the shows in Memphis. If I have any left, I'll put them up on Bandcamp upon my return.
The download is available to purchase for everyone, and it includes artwork, Front and Back, by Lemmy Caution.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, VIRVON VARVON SUPPORTING MARK SULTAN (THE NIGHT OWL FINSBURY PARK, LONDON)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, GONERFEST (MEMPHIS)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, GONERFEST AFTER SHOW WITH AAAA THE NEW MEMPHIS LEGS, DANNY & THE STOOLS, TRUE SONS OF THUNDER (B-SIDE, MEMPHIS)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, GONERFEST AFTER SHOW w/ VIRVON VARVON (Uk)+ THE POP RITUAL+ GENERAL LABOR+ (BAR DKDC, MEMPHIS)