Friday, October 26, 2007

The Hype: Morton Valence

Morton Valence have existed since 1781 when Morton Valence Junior was born in Morden, England.

In his youth he became a fan of enlightenment literature and fled to London to pursue a musical career. Before long he was performing to Prime Minister Pitt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and and array of European autocrats. This earned him a fortune, which he prudently spent on 200 years' supply of opium.

After finishing the opium, Morton stumbled across a group of travellers in an Inn called "The White Horse King and Garter". Anne had travelled from across the Irish sea; Leo was a dock-worker from Colombia; Gigi a trader's daughter from Hong Kong.

They laughed, and drank, and wrote thirty songs by closing time.

Today, one year on, they are a successful electro-pop five-piece on the brink of fame and fortune. Miraculously, none of them age.

The band consist of Rob Hacker (vocals, trumpet, harmonica, megaphone, guitar), Anne (vocals, keyboard, xylophone, tambourine), Gigi (keyboards, synths, vocals), Leo (bass), Yuri (maracas), Camilo (drums).

The debut release Sailors/Man On The Corner is released by Cheap Date on November 5. Highly Recommended!

Morton Valence @ MySpace
Where Is Morton Valence? Rockumentary

Morton Valence - Sailors (Live)

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Blogger Ziggy said...

BSS presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If (2007) !!!
Pinback - Autumn Of The Seraphs (2007) !!!
Eddie Wedder - Into The Wild OST (2007) !!!
Tina Dico - Count To Ten (2007) !!!
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklights (2007)

Love Of Diagrams - Mosaic (2007) !!!
Mum - Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy (2007) !!!
The Good, The Bad And The Queen - S/T (2007) !!!
Snowden - Anti-Anti + Fuel Of The Celebration [EP] !!!
Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures
Amiina - Kur

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Re-Foc + S/T + Live !!!
Smashing Pumpkins - Adore (Demos) + Live
+ Coldplay, Belle & Sebastian, Beck, Stereolab, etc.

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Radiohead - In Rainbows

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