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Coming straight out of starring in Season 3 of Showtime's hit reality series The Real L Word into the October 23 release of their third studio album, titled Collide & Conquer (Megaforce/Sony), no one can deny the momentum behind rockers HUNTER VALENTINE.
The trio began when an underaged Kiyomi McCloskey(lead vocals/guitar) met drummer Laura
Petracca in a crowded bar in their hometown of Toronto, and the two quickly forged an unbreakable bond over cheap beer and whiskey. Eight years later with two studio albums behind them, the band has grown into a veritable powerhouse that tours 200+ dates a year all over the world and includes Veronica "Vero" Sanchez (bassist).
For their latest effort, Collide & Conquer, the band has teamed up with famed Canadian producer and Treble
Charger front-man Greig Nori. Best known for his hit-making influence on Sum 41
and Iggy Pop, Nori proved to be exactly what Hunter Valentine
needed to hone their skills and craft a new record that packs a serious punch.
From the first terse guitar notes and fiercely whispered vocals of album opener "Liar, Liar" to the bold rock ballad of "This Bull Rides Tonight" to the undeniably catchy yet gritty chorus of "Nowhere to Run" it's evident just how far Hunter Valentine
has come with this release.
The collaboration has added nuanced layers and pushed the band to new levels, while still keeping true to the original sound that won them fans on 2007's Impatient Romantic (True North Records) and 2010's Lessons from the Late Night (Tommy Boy). All 11 tracks on Collide & Conquer burst with their distinctive, intense melodies and showcase a band who's finally arrived, all grown up and ready to explode into the mainstream.
Showing absolutely no sign of slowing down, Hunter Valentine
are also planning a full, six-week long North American tour in support of Collide & Conquer.
Already having dominated TV screens this summer, the band has never been more primed to take the musical world by storm.
"Collide & Conquer" is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/X6Ydb5