Melbourne scrunge-rockers Valentiine release new UK single Animal on 6th January 2014.
Lyrically brutal, Animal was written about disloyalty and an extreme fear that treacherous former friends might even eat you if they had the chance. The filming of the hard-hitting, meat-laden video was particularly challenging for bassist Erica and a number of the film extras who are vegetarian.
Watch the video here: Animal on YouTube
Animal is the third single taken from Valentiine’s eponymous debut album, released by Integrity in the UK in July 2013 to a raft of positive reviews and covermount CD contributions on Vive Le Rock, AFV and Classic Rock’s “world’s best new bands” compilation.
“The best Australian band you’ve never heard of” The Guardian
“one of the best grunge records since the death of Kurt Cobain … 4*” Time Out London
“…glorious scuzz [and] dirty pop hooks… 9/10” Powerplay Magazine
“an album that may inspire a generation of teenage girls to pick up a guitar” Penny Black Music
Both of Valentiine’s previous singles, Love Like and Chucky, were played on Radio 1, Q Radio, Total Rock and Team Rock Radio and reached number 1 and number 2 in the Amazing Radio singles chart.
After June’s successful 10-date headline UK tour, the girls return to these shores for further dates and summer festivals in 2014, where they’ll debut tracks from their forthcoming second album.
Valentiine are Vanessa (guitar/vocals), Erica (bass/vocals) and Shelly (drums/vocals).