Val Verde
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Val Verde

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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"Review from gig at Dexters, Dundee - Dec '08"

Val Verde from Dunfermline were just stunning - I'd not seen them before but they were polished and alive with a set of superb songs. The opener was a kind of addictive indie-ska number while the second opened with a shimmering guitar lead as the song builds to a huge intensity and breaks out into its chorus in a very professional manner as the whole band plays as one then the guitar breaks out on a red hot mid-song solo, as it all flies along.

Third track is a huge-sounding anthem that goes up and down before building into a huge expanse of guitars above pummelling bass, pounding drums, with a seriously hi-flying Draymin-esque vocal over a jumbo jet of a song with an equally large vocal performance. The song twists and turns, flying along on a huge tidal wave of guitar heat - superb!!

The next one was another big, big song, in many ways a great album track, but not a great single, if you get my drift.

Fifth up and a return to the indie-ska style with a more solid feel for its style. A stop-start approach turns into a rousing indie anthem with big 3-part harmonies and a huge chorus before coming to a quieter end.

The final track, "Diego", reminded me a bit of Grace Emilys mixed with (obscure reference time) Terry & The Pirates styled lead vocal and stinging guitar work. Once again, very solid as it surges ahead with its mexican falvoured indie-americana stride. Excellent band - this review doesn't do them justice.
- Andy G


The Lazy soldier EP
Glass Girl in a Cage/Home
Because all your Friends were Idiots/ A Little More Colour



Val Verde are a five piece band from Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland. Over the past year and a half they have been building up a fanbase and developing their music which has been compared to"Kings of Leon having an Interpol moment" (Daily Record). Last year saw the band release a double A- side (Glass Girl in a Cage/Home) which was championed through radio play on Clyde 1, BBC Radio 1 and various Jim Gellatly shows. The band are currently touring after releasing their new single "Because all your friends were Idiots" which was released on Friday April 29th. The band have supported many established artists such as Idlewild, The Sunshine Underground, Twisted Wheel and Kassidy as well as selling out a headline show at Kings Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow. The band has also played several locations throughout the UK such as Alan McGee's Death Disco club night in London, The Soundcity Festival In Liverpool and the Britbus Tour, The band will also be opening for Bon Jovi at Murrayfield on the 22nd of June .