Bringing their explosive live show to an abrupt end, THE VALENTINOS will play their last shows (under their current name!) at The Annandale in Sydney on Friday 18 May, and Click Click at Brown Alley in Melbourne on Saturday 19 May.
Soul artist from the 1950s, Bobby Womack & The Valentinos, are the reason for the band’s impending name change. “Whoop whoop, it’s the sound of the police”, or should we say the lawyers? The time has come for The Valentinos to get a new moniker before they land in some hot water.
After standout performances at V Festival and touring the country on last month’s ‘best-thing-outta-Belgium-since-the-waffle’ Radio Soulwax tour, the shows in May will be the first opportunity to hear the band play brand new tracks from their forthcoming debut album.
The Valentinos are set to release the first single from the album this July, which was recorded and produced in Sydney by legendary Berlin-based UK producer Ewan Pearson, who is currently in the studio producing the new M83 album. Pearson will return to Australia later this year to record and produce The Valentinos debut album,
which is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases of the next twelve months.
In other news, The Valentinos first two EPs Self Titled and Damn & Damn Again have been re-pressed due to overwhelming demand.
Don’t miss your chance to catch The Valentinos play their last shows (under their current name) next month!
SYDNEY - Friday 18 May
The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Supported by The Ghosts and The Holidays
Tickets $12 + bf / $15 on the door
Tickets on sale Monday 30th April from www.annandalehotel.com
MELBOURNE - Saturday 19 May
Click Click @ Brown Alley
Supported by Y and Schadenfreude
Tickets $10 on the door
Monday, May 7, 2007
Giving you every good reason to cut loose this Easter weekend, DARDANELLES will launch their new single ‘Of Course You Said’ on Sunday 8 April at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. The boys will be supported by Bright Yellow and The Shake Up.
Prior to their Easter launch, DARDANELLES will also play a show with Dappled Cities Fly on Thursday 5 April at the Manning Bar (Sydney University), and a show on Saturday 7 April at Bad Kids Recreation Club, Bar Broadway.
‘Of Course You Said’ has been whipping the crowd into a convulsing frenzy at live gigs. The track is the follow up to DARDANELLES’ smash-underground-single ‘Origami Tree’, which spent five weeks in the‘Top 10’ of the Australian Alternative Radio Play Charts.
The track has also gone under the remix knife of current beat-du-jour producers Riot In Belgium, whose latest single 'La Musique' is being dropped in every club from Miami to Madrid via Melbourne.
While it was brewing in the Victorian capital, the production skills of Street Crime
(aka Andy from Midnight Juggernauts) also lent a hand laying down synths on the remix.
‘Of Course You Said’ can be found on DARDANELLES’ self-titled EP, which was produced by Woody Annison, whose recent production credits include the beat combo Red Riders and next-big-things Children Collide.
Confirmed as part of the V Festival line-up, The Valentinos will play alongside The Pixies, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Gnarls Barkley, Soulwax Nite Versions and many more in Sydney on Saturday 31 March, and the Gold Coast on Sunday 1 April.
The electro-rockers will also tour the country with Radio Soulwax in March and April. With a massive line-up including Soulwax Nite Versions, 2manydjs, New Young Pony Club, Riot in Belgium, Kitsune DJs and more, this will be a tour not to miss!
The Valentinos will also play with Radio Soulwax at Metro City in Perth on Thursday 29 March, The Metro in Melbourne on Friday 30 March, The Met in Brisbane on Wednesday 4 April, and the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Thursday 5 April.
And if you can’t wait until V Festival to see The Valentinos, you can catch them this weekend at Wiseman’s Ferry for the Playground Weekender in New South Wales. The Valentinos play on Saturday 10 March, and will share the stage with !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Elbow, The Dears, The Presets and many more.
In other news, The Valentinos debut release The Valentinos EP has been re-pressed due to overwhelming demand.
Limited copies of the EP, which sold out in mid-2006, will be available throughout March. Make sure you get your hands on a copy quickly – they’ll go like hotcakes!
The band’s latest EP Damn and Damn Again, which features the killer singles Rain and Nightmoves, is also available in-stores.
The Valentinos recently spent time in the studio recording new tracks with legendary UK producer Ewan Pearson. With the band working hard on their debut album, things are looking bright for The Valentinos. Don’t miss your chance to see them at a venue near you over the next few weeks, before they retreat back to the studio!
THE VALENTINOS are going into hibernation this summer to bunker down in the studio and begin work on their debut album.
With their hectic touring schedule of the past 18 months finally coming to an end, including a performance at Homebake and recent shows supporting French sensation Uffie,THE VALENTINOS will bring in 2007 with a bang at the Falls Festival (Lorne) on New Year’s Eve.
You can also catch the new film clip for ‘Nightmoves’ featuring THE VALENTINOS in very small pieces.
That’s right, in pieces. Filmed in a Darlinghurst den during the wee small hours, the complex clip features over 900 images and is directed by James Littlemore.
Watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T-S_1kw6h4
Other talented folk have also had their way with THE VALENTINOS of late: Ajax (no, not the Dutch football club, in case you were confused) has remixed, rub-dubbed,re-done-everything for their track ‘Face Is On The Wall’, while Comets (known as Tim & Joel when on earth) have taken ‘Nightmoves’ on a joy ride in space through an acid infused asteroid field.
This will be the last of THE VALENTINOS’ gigs before retreating to write & record new material for their debut album, rumoured to have the production treatment of a certain international producer touring in the country in January.
See THE VALENTINOS play their last show of 2006 on New Years Eve at The Falls Festival (