Spirit Valley
Spirit Valley
Spirit Valley
Spirit Valley
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Spirit Valley

Psychedelic Rock, Australia
Booker: Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573 - marijn@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Spirit Valley are an Australian two-piece based in Amsterdam made up of Dave Tomlinson and Chris Stabback, and the latest addition to sign to iconic London imprint label Fuzz Club Records. Their second LP ‘Negatives’, released August 2017, see’s their pulsing dance-floor-ready psych rock blur the line between the dark fuzz of Dead Skeletons, the warped synths of Moon Duo and the gravelly post-punk croons of Interpol or The Chameleons.

Hinting at the development process they were embarking on, ‘Negatives’ is an album that truly reflects the duo’s dedication to their music. Aside from recording the drums with Pieter Vonk at Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studios in Utrecht, the band recorded and mixed the entire album themselves with no previous production or engineering experience. What they predicted to take 3 weeks ended up taking 6 months, a testament to the weight of this self imposed experiment to push both their musical and technical ability, one that quickly caught the ear of Fuzz Club Records, arguably Europe’s finest purveyor of dark psychedelia, who promptly signed the pair.
 
This work ethic is nothing new to the two friends, who, since forming in 2010, have employed a ceaseless DIY touring ethos that quickly gained them a formidable reputation as a live band while taking them across the globe playing shows throughout Australia, America, Europe and the UK, supporting the likes of Acid Mothers Temple, Cosmonauts, NONN, Ulrika Spacek, Dead Vibrations, Buzz Kull, Spray Paint, Los Tones and many more. 

“…Their blend of primitive but sharp sounds rang out with the momentum and resonance larger bands often struggle to achieve when playing live, and as cliché as it sounds; the duo need to be seen and heard in this format for their talent to be fully appreciated.”

 – Kate Crudgington
    gigslutz.co.uk

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“(Negatives is) a primal and crushing psych-rock experience.” 
– Music&Riots Magazine
 
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“Spirit Valley are an Amsterdam based duo whose psychedelic pirouettes are a thing of wonder.

A two-piece adventure into the realms of sound, each aural construction is laced with different layers, reaching into unusual spaces as a result…Lead cut ‘TNNLVSSN’ airs first on Clash, opening with rolling tribal percussion Spirit Valley then charge head-long into expansive, glacial climes.

Shimmering guitar lines act as search lights, illuminating the poetic lyricism of those sighing vocals. Tune in now.”
– Clash Magazine
 
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“Spirit Valley’s sonic assault of fuzz-heavy guitars and tribal percussion burns straight to the brain from from the second the needle hits the wax……………..the album opener ‘Don’t Panic’ is an onslaught of ferocious drumming and twisted synths and guitars setting the tone for some of the most visceral Psychedelic Rock we have heard this year. Negatives is simply brilliant, melding influences decades apart into a powerful statement addressing where Psychedelic Rock has been heading for the last couple of years.”

– THEE PSYCHEDELICATESSEN


Booking Info

Booker

Marijn Westerlaken
+31 (0)6-42633573
marijn@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

HISTORY

2017

Het Stroomhuis
Eindhoven
Shacklewell Arms
London (UK)
Shacklewell Arms
London
Sugarfactory
Amsterdam (NL)
Sugarfactory
Amsterdam (NL)
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)

2016

WORM
Rotterdam (NL)
Misty Fields
Asten Heusden (NL)
Studio K
Amsterdam (NL)
OJC Gaellus
Tienray

2015

Goethe-Institut
Amsterdam