Valhalla, an Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, who cite influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala Foals, Idles, Kings of Leon, Elvis, and LCD Soundsystem have just announced their brand new single ‘Don’t You Ever Say’, set for release on June 12th.
The track, is a more emotive Alt-Indie rock offering, showcasing the band’s wide appeal and musicality along with highlighting and dealing with the subject matter of loss and the fragility of human suffering.
Says Mark, the lead singer, on the genesis of the new song:
“This is quite a personal song, my sister passed away when I was 12 she was just 5 at the time. I always felt that this was a conversation that people didn’t know how to approach with me & I suppose I always felt by bringing it up that this was a burden to them.
I think the overall meaning of the song is to question that idea & to remember anyone who has passed away. The verses were memories of conversations I’ve had on the topic throughout the years, the chorus is emphasizing the point of not forgetting people who have passed away & to not feel like it’s a problem to talk about them.
This is the second single from their much-anticipated debut album ‘Primal Features’ in Autumn 2020. The new music was recorded at Sonic Studios, Dublin and co-produced by Stephen Dunne.
2019 saw the release of their debut EP “Big Men, They Fall” which was well received. The band played numerous headline shows across Ireland & the UK, including Sold Out Shows in Whelans and Bello Bar in Dublin.
With the massive change in recent weeks with the COVID_19, the band is embracing modern technology and will be hosting a series of at-home gigs where they extend an opening welcome to their fans, old and new, to emerge themselves in the process of the new album. From each band member, the band will host a series of IGTV footage from each band member with interactive workshops and sessions dismantling the album and speaking about the recording process.
Valhalla is Mark Boyle (Vocals & Guitar) Barry Monahan (Bass & Keys) and Luke Alford (Drums).
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