On 12 March 2014, Lyam Kirkham, drummer with Stereo Virgins, died from a brain tumour. This was mere days after the release of the band’s superb double-A side, 333/Blood & Fire. Prior to Lyam’s passing, we’d interviewed both himself and his bandmate, bass player Beck Alveston, for our Future Hits column. Out of respect for Lyam, we shelved the interview and asked our readers to donate to the fund set up to commemorate his life. Now, with the band’s blessing, we are going to publish the interview, and once again urge you all to buy some Stereo Virgins merch or donate to The Brain Tumour Charity. Since Lyam’s passing, Stereo Virgins have been donating all merchant sales of their merch to this charity. Please visit this link if you would like to buy their merchandise, or simply just donate an amount you can afford to this page, anything you can give big or small will be greatly appreciated. It’s through JustGiving so it is simple, fast and totally secure.
Stereo Virgins are a grunge band from Merseyside, England. The group consists of Stuart Sinclair (vocals/guitar), Rachel Alveston (vocals/guitar), Beck Alveston (bass) and Lyam Kirkham (drums).
Stereo Virgins are part of a new generation of bands that are breathing new life into the Liverpool rock scene. Their sound firmly based within the heart of grunge, they deliver a unique brand of catchy melodies and fuzz-laden riffs.
The band first surfaced in 2007 Read more on Last.fm
Stereo Virgins on Thrash Hits
March 17th, 2014
Last week, Stereo Virgins very sadly announced that their drummer, Lyam Kirkham, passed away from a brain tumour. The band are donating all the merchant sales of their just-released 7″, 333/Blood & Fire, to The Brain Tumour Charity, in Lyam’s honour in the hopes it will help others who are fighting the same battle. For that reason alone, we’d make it our choice for If You Buy One Thing This Week – that it’s one of the best EPs we’ve heard in a long time is just an added bonus.