Stockport fivepiece Valve have released their dreamy alt-disco second single The Colours, out now through Someone Great Records/PIAS.
With a sound that is individually modern yet echoes the musical heritage they’ve grown up with, Valve signal a new Manchester sound. Introducing themselves and their alternative jangle-pop sound in 2018 with their debut single Lilac Eyes, they received support from BBC Introducing Manchester, gaining the band tour dates with Blossoms, Courteeners and King No-One and amassing almost 50,000 plays on Spotify.
From its opening riff to the final chords, The Colours begs you to hit repeat and bound onto the dancefloor. A wistful alt-pop track with charming vocals, it builds to an elated chorus backed by crashing 90s guitars and a dose of C86 jangle.
Valve say; “It’s about the feeling of not wanting a good time to end and needing an escape from the mundanity of everyday life.”
Born in the same hospital in Stockport between the years of 2000-2002, Valve formed in 2018 when school friends Noah, George and Alex decided to start a band, enlisting the skills of Siobhan and Alfie. The band have been building a local following and honing their live sound ever since, performing sold out headline shows across Manchester and Sheffield, and will be announcing further live dates soon.
Valve are Noah Hemingway (vocals), George Edwards (lead guitar), Alex Tollerfield (rhythm guitar), Siobhan Lally (bass) and Alfie Carr (drums).