Straight outta Arendal, Norway

VALERIE burst on to the scene in June 2012 with their self-titled debut album. Sleaze Roxx’s Mark Redmayne called the album “an arresting set of tracks that’ll stalk you from day one” and more critical acclaim would soon follow. The band toured exclusively in Norway in support of the record and performed alongside the likes of TNT and Joe Lynn Turner among others.

Valerie were known for their big sing-along choruses, blistering guitar work and hooks. They were often compared to infamous 80s rock bands like Ratt, Dokken, or Danger Danger. The band “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” (Hard Rock Haven)

Young Hunger, the band’s sophomore album, was released in 2015. The album was a more mature effort but gained far less traction in the press despite being mixed by legendary producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Alice Cooper, Winger, Kix), and having a limited physical distribution through Demon Doll Records in the US.

Valerie split up and went separate ways in 2016.