Valerie – S/T  
Produced by Bård Torstensen
Mixed & Mastered by Bård Torstensen
Album Art: Espen Hegland
Photography: Liv Nilsen
Released:  June 23, 2012  by Hellish Records

All songs written and performed by Valerie.
01. It’s not love – it’s not war
02. Heat of the night
03. When two hearts collide

04. Vixen
05. Tear down the walls
06. Love is like a heart attack
07. Taste the bullet
08. Love is not enough


“Matter of fact, that is how the band advertises itself: “Valerie is 1987 in 2012.” It really cannot be said any better. This sounds like hair metal, looks like hair metal, and is possessed by the same pop-metal spirit that defined the burgeoning Sunset Strip scene back in the ‘80s. You can call this mousse abuse music if you want, but the word “abuse” really should not be applied to something that sounds this good.”

” Drop the top in your cherry-red convertible, pick up a bikini-clad hot chick to ride shotgun, race down the highway at speeds that qualify you for the pole position in the Indianapolis 500, and let the wind whip through your hair while Valerie provide the perfect summertime cruising soundtrack. ”

Mark Allen, Hard Rock Haven

“….These guys, for such young talent really explode and blow my mind. The opening track “It’s Not Love – It’s Not War” rips right off the bat. Great lyrics and moving guitar work by BT Valerie plus his vocals can reach the masses. VALERIE is a full-package band that brings sleaze and melodic rock to its knees. Track two, “Heat Of The Night”, is another killer track that has a gripping chorus and I love the change of direction in music, how the hell do these guys master songs when even veteran musicians lack that spark that VALERIE possesses ….”  

Brian Rademacher, Rock Eyez