Sep 8 2010 By Neil MacDonald
STEREO Virgins are a four piece alternative rock band from Wirral.
They are often compared to the American grunge bands of the 90s making them an interesting addition to the local music scene. When asked about the origin of their sound they cite Smashing Pumpkins, Pavement, Hole, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana amongst their influences.
The line up consists of sisters Rachel (guitar/vocals) and Beck Alveston (bass/backing vocals) from West Kirby, with Stu Sinclair (guitar/vocals) from Greasby and Lyam Kirkham (drums and percussion) from Bromborough.
The band completed their formation in 2007 and immediately began writing and rehearsing. The band does play the occasional cover track but 99% is their own original material.
Stereo Virgins have progressed from playing privately for family and friends to gigging around Liverpool at a number of venues which include The Cabin Club, The Magnet, [old] Korova, Mojo and the O2 Academy 2.
The 21st of July 2010 saw a landmark in SV history with the band playing their first headlining show at Mojo with a very positive outcome despite a few technical difficulties.
If you would like more information on Stereo Virgins or to schedule a gig or an interview please contact Rachel on firstname.lastname@example.org