TUNE Value Void - Back In The Day
Value Void share new single "Back in the Day” (impact date: 16th November) ahead of their debut album Sentimental, out 26th October via Tough Love.
Sentimental began in April 2017 when Paz, Marta and Luke went to record with Euan Hinshelwood of Younghusband at the studio TVT, in an overlooked corner the other side of Blackheath. The intention was casual but the results, seven dazzlingly assured songs nailed in a couple of days. Upon deciding to flesh the songs out for a full length, they returned to TVT with Euan in April this year, tweaking the mix and laying down two new songs. The result, an album which is instantly affecting, with an ease and clarity that suits the elegance of the lyrics: coded love songs and cool reflections on life which are all the more vulnerable and touching sung in Paz Maddio's lilting, ultra-chromatic voice.
Restricted to a palette of drums, bass, guitar and double-tracked vocals caught on 2" tape, this is the sort of thing that gets called "stripped back". It speaks to the powerful understatement at the heart of their style, but it fails to capture the crafty, delicate, taught and spaced out ride Value Void subject you to: a species of NY proto-punk and Californian post-hardcore born miraculously from London's piss swilling street level like religious icons in toast.
Value Void celebrate the release of their debut LP with a special show at Stag's Head, London on 1st November and support Olden Yolk at Sebright Arms, London on 10th November