The Human Value

The Human Value

BandAlternativeRock

Powerful, Hard driving, sensuous, body-grooving sound, with an overwhelming feeling of immediacy. Fronted by both female and male counter-parts, you could cut the intensity with a knife.

Biography

THE HUMAN VALUE, originating in the US, has now created a viable base in the UK. This sensuous, dirty sounding band is readying for an '08 swoop of festivals
and proper clubs. Stage savvy, great reviews, great looking, even better
sounding; THE HUMAN VALUE has fully honed their performances in and
about the UK touring and playing festivals such as In The City (Manchester) for the last year and a half gaining recognition for their performances and releases in prominent UK mags such as NME and The Fly. THV will be releasing their second US Album August 12th, 2008 with additional bonus tracks exclusive to the US only!__________________________________
REVIEWS
Live:
NME/Radar Live picks THV as one of only 10 from hundreds @ ITC: “(Turu’s)…thrilling wail charges the NYC band’s dark swathes of mood-pop”
Clash Magazine (Live @ ITC): "The Human Value, an American band who come to Manchester every year for the conference were next on our lists. Their adventurous, New York howl saw a change of pace at Squares. Dark pop which brought Souxie and The Banshees to mind, all three band members mashed up their well penned riffs with ruthless drums and the quality vocals of front woman Turu set the band apart and hopefully they’ll get the good bit of spin they deserve from this years event."
The Fly (UK): "Hypnotically serpentine front woman with a thrillingly fluid yowl. Sinuous drummer who turns into a cyclonic juggernaut at the whiff of his sticks. Nonchalant third member who flings out deceptively complex guitar with such rabid intensity that you could almost forget there’s not a bassist in sight. Why, this bunch are practically the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with added PJ Harvey, and, in the stompsome clarion call of ‘Parts’, they’ve even got their own ‘bang’. They are the Human Value. We are not worthy."
Amateur Chemist (US): “The Human Value didn't mess around. They rocked the audience from start to finish holding a good majority of the Spaceland audience with an all out performance that I have rarely witnessed in the late slot."Pleasant Town" from their album "Push and Pull" served as the first punch to the face with its brutal guitar/bass lead as Turu raced around the stage manically. The Human Value would fall into the realm of high octane garage rock with gothic inspiration from Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their set had a sense of unpredictability and danger that is rarely seen in live shows. I especially enjoyed Hiram's leap from his amp to punctuate the set. That is what I call a rock and roll show.”
TheReporter.co.uk quote:
"This Human Value is about getting lost,
throwing it all away for this beautiful rock n’ roll moment and if a
band can make somebody else do that for one minute of their shit,
routine-built, over-looked, systematic hell for a life then that is
worth more than all the money in the world."

TheReporter.co.uk: full review
“Who needs values when there are bands like this, introducing The Human
Value. Superficial comparisons to Souxie Soux on vocals with a high-density
riot-grrrrrl assault against the fragility of Hiram”s voice, makes for a glass shattering combination! The bass was actually guitar ¬ the ONE guitar making ALL the noise. The deepest shoegaze wall and riffs of slowed Stooges, a perfect fusion. All this over a female drum machine, absolutely flawlessly rock tight. If you need to see an example of how an
interesting groove ¬ like bossa nova - played fantastically can be more effective than any rudiment and spectacular drum solo, look no further, This girl is on the button. With a song like Somebody¹ you are in How Soon Is Now¹ by The Smiths territory. Not for influence comparisons but for the pure fact that the defining riff is so good you could actually listen to it on a loop forever. This Human Value is about getting lost, throwing it all away for this beautiful rock n¹ roll moment and if a band can make somebody else do that for one minute of their shit, routine-built, over-looked, systematic hell for a life then that is worth more than all the money in the world.”

Music-News.com quote:
"The Human Value is a classic case of a band being more impressive, more
varied and more affecting live than can ever be reproduced in a
recording."

Music-News.com: full review
“The Human Value is a classic case of a band being more impressive, more varied and more affecting live than can ever be reproduced in a recording. Lead singer Turu is a tousle-haired ball of energy with a voice of such depth and resonance that it teeters on the verge of being frightening in the constricted space of The Fly. She is a darker Shirley Manson, a deeper Beth Gibbons of Portishead and blows the socks off Moloko’s Roisin Murphy. Guitarist and backing vocalist Hiram was similarly solid in his performance and provided an added depth to Turu’s vocals, melding easily to form the dark harmonies which the band so effortlessly produce. The drummer’s arms were a blur most of the time and it was a w

Discography

Upcoming Releases:
August 12th US Release of "Push and Pull" with additional bonus tracks exclusive to the US

Limited Edition Colored 7" Vinyl with Remixes

Previous Releases:
The Human Value (S/T) US and UK Release
Give Me 7" (white vinyl, red vinyl, and grey vinyl)
"Give Me" Neal Pogue Remix

Set List

we don't really have a typical set list
we like mixing songs around and having spontanious energy on stage
we do make a concious choise to have a certain amount of songs from the new album but we have a lot of good tracks left over from album sessions and there are always new songs showing up
our sets currently range from 25 mins(7 songs) to
50-60 mins sets(14-16) songs
our current repertoir
1.give me 2.somebody 3. you wan him 4.lonely girl 5. tonight 6. killpangs 7.she 8.complications 9.parts per million 10.won't be long 11.liar 12.nashville # 5 13.springtime she waits 14.pleasant town 15.trouble up ahead 16.train 17.deep blue insecurity 18.chimney cracker 19.make the scene 20.sweet Lucy 21.sun
This is all original material
There are currently no covers