The Virgins are a three-piece from New York who released one of the only all-killer-no-filler records of 2008. They hang around with ‘it girls’ and sound like a Teen Vogue version of The Strokes. I mean that in the best way possible.

Surprisingly, the band have never been questioned about their first times, and there’s nothing platform loves more than a moniker-based interview (go to page 7 for our re-enactment of the Hanukkah story with The Maccabees). The boys were game for a laugh and revelled in recounting the uncomfortable details.

So what happened when you removed the training wheels from the piecycle?

Don: I was listening to The War Report by Capone-N-Noreaga. She made the first move, ’cause I was too shy. I basically went home with this girl who was A LOT older than me, and we sort of just sat around in her living room not doing anything till I fell asleep. I woke up, and it was getting light. She just said to me, ‘Dude, do you want this to happen or not?’ She knew I was a virgin, so she pretty much took the driving seat.

Nick: I had a girlfriend who was in the grade below me at school. She didn’t want to lose her virginity too early. She was fifteen when we started dating, and I had to wait a year before having sex with her. It was a bit of anti-climax. I had never taken the initiative to fuck around with a condom before to see what its like. I had to put on more than one, for just one sex time.

Wade: We were in her basement, which was basically her younger brothers playroom, filled with loads of kids’ toys. I was watching the Michael Jackson exposé. You know that thing where the guy asked him all those questions and he finds out all this crazy shit? Bit of a mood killer. It kind of fucked with my life, the fact I was looking at Michael Jackson when I lost my virginity.

The Virgins are currently touring Europe, before a five week run in America in May.