Valens are an explosion of solid rock rhythms and uplifting melodies delivered with a vocal punch to the ears that will leave you reaching for the ‘repeat’ button. Their track Forever Young was played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens recently as “the most exciting new band from Herts, Beds & Bucks”.
The definitive line up, Tommy Pool, Julian Sollai, Leigh Wyatt and Alister Gibbons formed in March 2013 at which point the rock quartet embarked upon many hours of writing and recording sessions. There set was perfected which consisted of their debut track, Father I and second release Forever Young.
Taking their musical cue from 30STM, Angels & Airwaves and countless more, the bands first release, Father I, attracted them the attention of BBC Introducing where they performed 2 live sets, and Amazing Instore where they were listed as a ‘Discovery of the Week’. Gareth Lloyd of BBC Introducing 3 Counties listed Valens on his A-Z of new music representing ‘V’ for Valens. On the same list are quality bands like Don Broco, Scholars and Young Guns. Valens are also favourites of Amazing Radio’s Aaron Phillips who championed their sound with an exclusive first play of Forever Young and I’m Rising.
Valens recently supported Lonely The Brave for one night with an acoustic set and supported Fearless Vampire Killers at The Dome, London on 1st November 2014 and went down a storm with the loyal FVK fans!