produced an enjoyable,
IF YOU HAVE YET TO BE INTRO-DUCED TO THE BAND, it is made up of three Colombians,
girls from Hong Kong and Ireland and, says their publicity machine, "some
dodgy South London bloke in a flat cap"!
So you can see immediately that you're not dealing with your average band! It's
not easy to pigeonhole Morton Valence. Their unique brand of music could be
described as "skittery, chaotic disco-pop". But would you actually describe
darts as a sport? Come up with one word and you'll quickly be fishing around
Enthusiastic, energetic and with a great sense of humour, Morton Valence were
thrilled when Fopp Record Stores chose them as winners of their 2006 Award for
New Music, hosted by Eddy Temple-Morris. Unfortunately, the band heard that
Fopp went into liquidation and we have been asked to tell you that this is entirely
coincidental and that Morton Valence accept no responsibility! Ahhh!
Sailors comes complete with remixes from Lord Barringtone, formerly of
Clor fame, and has been described by Sounds XP as "brilliant electro-pop" and
from Artrocker comes a warning that "those synths mesmerize with gusto". We
get the picture.
The launch of Sailors took place on The Battersea Barge on 25 October
(2007), cleverly, says the publicity machine, associating the song
title with a means of transport by which the titular figures travel. The band's
management describe this move as "cunning".
Having shared the stage with Belle & Sebastian in Berlin, British Sea Power
in a cave (!), Misty's Big Adventure and The Longcut in normal venues
Morton Valence are looking forward to a debut album in the New Year (2008).
And we here at MotorBar are looking forward to seeing Sailors rule the