News : 27th July 2010

An interview with producer Richard James Burgess is now online via our sister site The Electricity Club. Richard Burgess has a long and varied musical history, including the band Landscape (probably best known for the single Einstein A Go-Go) and … Read More

News : 7th October 2009

Thank you for all the recent emails and interest in the reissue of Hope In A Darkened Heart. The background details on this release are a little strange and we thought that it made more sense to offer complete transparency … Read More

News : 24th September 2009

The release date for the reissue of Hope In A Darkened Heart is scheduled for 30th September in Japan. A US distributor is planning to release the album on 6th October. In other news, Virginia has been sampled on the … Read More

News : 21st September 2009

Virginia’s 1986 album Hope In A Darkened Heart is being reissued in Japan later this month. The reissue will take the form of a reproduction card sleeve of the original release and the track listing will reflect the original Japanese … Read More

News : 14th July 2008

Virginia is continuing to enjoy working on poetry recitals. A recent performance attended by RobB provided a good example of Virginia’s work. The show featured poetry read by Catherine Simmonds with Virginia playing flute as well as recorded pieces of … Read More

News : 3rd December 2007

Layla Astley is probably best known amongst Virginia fans for providing backing vocals on the 1985 single ‘Darkness Has Reached Its End’. Layla (daughter of Virginia’s brother Jon) was only 4 at the time, but she’s continued to follow a … Read More

News : 30th August 2007

Jocelyn Pook spent some time as a musical collaborator of Virginia Astley in the post-Ravishing Beauties period. Since then, she’s become a successful composer and performer. Her more recent work includes composing the soundtrack to the film Brick Lane based … Read More

News : 27th July 2007

Kate St John has recently collaborated with Damon Albarn of the band Gorillaz. The project was an adaptation of Monkey Journeys To The West, a musical opera based on the classic Chinese tale. More on Kate via

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