Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Rachel Cearns- Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter Dusty Lee Stephensen- Guitar, backing vocals Annie Siegmann- Bass, Backing Vocals Matt Birkin- Drums Tom Morris- Keyboard


Influences

Led Zeppelin, Feist, Queens Of The Stoneage


Bio

Since their inception in early 2013, VALKYRIES (formally Rachel Cearns & The Valkyries) have been very busy working the Adelaide music scene.

VALKYRIES played their first show in March 2013 at popular Adelaide Fringe venue, Arcade Lane. Since then the band has gone on to support ARIA nominated artist ABBE MAY, bad boy rockers KINGSWOOD, STONEFIELD, ELLA HOOPER, THE SNOWDROPPERS, current Triple J sweethearts LURCH & CHIEF as well as sharing the stage with the likes of SAN CISCO, POND, DEEP SEA ARCADE and ALPINE at Uni SA Gear Up Festival this year.

In August 2013 Rachel, Annie and Dusty flew to Perth and recorded their debut single, Mistress, with Sam Ford (Abbe May, Pond). The guys were also joined by Nick Jonsson (Eskimo Joe, End Of Fashion, Abbe May) who played drums on the track, Neon Zoo.

Valkyries were nominated for a South Australian Music Award in 2013, less that a year into becoming a live band.

The band has recently won The A & R Department's Indie Raw Song competition and will be flying to Sydney in the next month to record a single at Hercules Street Studios, owned by Harry Vanda (AC/DC, Easybeats, Flash In The Pan), to be produced by Dan Vandenberg and Matt O'Connor.

While in Sydney, Valkyries will be playing a show at the Oxford Arts Factory.

July will see Valkyries heading to Melbourne to play a string of shows.

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VALKYRIES

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

19 Nov 2013

Triple J
30

Rachel has been cracking away at her sound for a while now and this is a great result. This bruised bluesy tune struts by real nicely. 3.5

Rachel has been cracking away at her sound for a while now and this is a great result. This bruised bluesy tune struts by real nicely. 3.5

Review

Review by foulbanga foulbanga

29 Sep 2014

40

Very cool sound, the grunge parts are a good highlight. A great voice to go over an interesting piece of music.

- The Smile Hooks, Adelaide

Very cool sound, the grunge parts are a good highlight. A great voice to go over an interesting piece of music.

- The Smile Hooks, Adelaide