Vendetta Valentine

Vendetta Valentine

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We take our inspiration from art and literature and films. V for Vendetta is a big influence on our song writing. So are books like 1984, and Fight Club and the paintings of Odd Nerdrum. We want to turn people on to ideas. Our music is hopefully a gateway drug to more experience.

Biography

Vendetta Valentine formed with the intention of recording some rough and edgy indie-punk music on top of electronic beats, with a pinch of industrial/techno synths and noise to set it apart from the bulk of homogenized music that was on current radio.

Vendetta Valentine sent their first few songs to a couple record labels, who scratched their heads and said "What is it?"

Then KROQ Los Angeles picked "Let It Burn" as one of the Top 10 finalists in an unsigned band contest and have since had airplay on the Locals Only show.

The band finished their first CD in their home studio with no help from anyone and was offered distribution on the condition that they hire a publicist and put together a national tour.

After placing an ad on Craig's List a surprised Vendetta Valentine got a very important reply from and subsequently made a partnership with nationally syndicated sports radio host Jim Rome.

The band spent April 2008 on a self booked, national tour bringing their original sound and picking up new fans in every city.

Vendetta Valentine's first release, "There's Nothing Safe" has been well received by critics in newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

Vendetta Valentine is home from their first tour and are currently receiving airplay on over 250 college stations and growing.

The band is currently planning their next national tour. They have been a support act for 2 bands they love and respect, Bad Religion and Fujiya & Miyagi.

For college radio, please contact: The Planetary Group / 800.254.2543 radio@planetarygroup.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For press/publicity information, please contact: Vicki Siolos / The Planetary Group / 617.275.7675 vicki@planetarygroup.com

DISTRIBUTION: MDI

Lyrics

Dissidents

Written By: Vendetta Valentine

Makin' out in the bathroom, propped up on the counter, and my mouth burns, I'm burning.
Thieving out the window, running through the grass, hear your heart beat, so heavy.
Yes I might tear you apart, you could use a lovely scar.
Sliding down your fingertips, get your courage, get your gun!

Hey-come away, we're alive today, alive today!

We laugh like bombs going off in the sun, this is freedom, this is excess.
Making our name, rebel hearts aflame, we have no gods, no masters.
They can hang society, I believe in you and me.
A bloody kiss me lovely one, get your courage, get your gun!

Hey-come away, we're alive today, alive today!

They can cut away the flesh, but they won't lay hands on it.
When you and I connect, we can free ourselves!

Kill the god and burn the house, I want your kiss to cut my mouth.

No gods, no masters, I believe in you and me!

Hey-come away, we're alive today, alive today!

They can cut away the flesh, but they won't lay hands on it.
When you and I connect, we can free ourselves!

Stars Are Papercuts

Written By: Vendetta Valentine

It's hard not to fall, standing on the edge of your wall, just looking down. I think stars are papercuts, on the hands of god in his lonely hour, writing letters to himself. I want you to crawl in me, occupy, and begin me just where we left.

'cause every step feels like life
life without you feels like death
if you hadn't stolen my breath
i'd still be holding it

It's hard not to laugh, when i get down to my last match, but i gave up cigarettes. The smell of you is unstoppable, fills my empty space with hope, and i've been down to taste. I want you to connect me, with sun and grass and trees, and the smell of earth.

'cause every step feels like life
life without you feels like death
if you hadn't stolen my breath
i'd still be holding it
you make me feel like flying
so happy, i start crying
if you hadn't stolen my breath
i'd still be holding it

waiting for you

'cause every step feels like life
life without you feels like death
if you hadn't stolen my breath
i'd still be holding it
you make me feel like flying
so happy, i start crying
if you hadn't stolen my breath
i'd still be holding it

i'd still be holding it

Discography

"Vendetta Valentine" EP - 2007 - independent release and distribution
"There's Nothing Safe" LP - 2008 - independent release, distribution: MDI
Rotation on 260 college/specialty radio stations. Charting in the top 30 on many of them.
"Let It Burn" and "Dissidents" played on KROQ Los Angeles. "Stars Are Papercuts" song of the week - Pulse Rated Radio.

Set List

Sets range between 25 and 45 minutes depending on requirements of each show.