The seasons change, the years roll past but the blues remains the blues.
Hailing from Macclesfield - remember, they've got crossroads there, too - The Virginmarys are the latest in a long line to devote their soul to the 12 bar. Not exactly an exercise in retro thrills, the group bond a classic sound to a very personal brand of songwriting.
Already causing a stir as a live act, the band have clocked up shows with Eagles Of Death Metal, We Are Scientists and more while iconic Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has been photographed wearing the group's t-shirt.
Taking time off the road at the tail end of last year, The Virginmarys are ready to being their assault anew. The band's debut album 'King Of Conflict' is set to be released in February, a massive step forward for any young group.
By way of a preview, ClashMusic has been handed something quite special. 'Manic Recluse' is set to appear on the Japanese edition, and it makes its first appearance online here.
Featuring some scorched vocals and relentless guitar work, it's a sound steeped in rock iconography.
Listen to it now...
'King Of Conflict' is set to be released on February 4th.