Kickin Valentina Gearing Up For ‘Super Atomic’ Release
March 19, 2015
On April 28th Kickin Valentina will release ‘Super Atomic’ through Highway 9 Records, along with the first single and video for the song “Wrong Way”. The band is currently running a pre-sale campaign through their website at www.kickinvalentina.com, with the digital pre-sale (through iTunes, Amazon, etc.) to follow on March 31st.
Kickin Valentina began recording the follow-up to their 2013 self-titled EP in January 2015 at Muse Productions Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, with renowned producer/engineer Andy Reilly (Bruce Dickinson, UFO, Asia, The Quireboys). “No words could describe how much potential Kickin Valentina display on this EP,” said Sleaze Roxx about the band’s debut effort. “The Europeans may have a stranglehold on the cantankerous sleaze genre, but Kickin Valentina give us all hope that the scene is capable of surviving, and even thriving, in America. After hearing these five songs expectations will be extremely high for the band’s next collection of tunes.”
Kickin Valentina was formed in early 2013 by guitarist Heber Pampillon and drummer Jimmy Berdine. After meeting vocalist Joe Edwards (whose distinctive style has been described as a “diamond in the dirt”), they began writing and rehearsing, then recruited Rockets To Ruin bassist Chris Taylor to round out the line-up. The band was quickly picked up by Atlanta based indie label Highway 9 Records and released their debut self-titled EP in October 2013.
Kickin Valentina has been busy touring the country and opening for artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel, Sebastian Bach, Doro, Eve To Adam, Faster Pussycat, Nonpoint, Kix, L.A. Guns, and Cilver to name a few. In addition to their own headlining shows, they have also performed at a variety of music festivals such as Soundwave, Rock N Skull, Wolf Fest, Skull Fest, Summer Rock Party, and Outskirts 53 Music & Bike Fest. In June 2014 they were nominated for — and won — the prestigious 2014 GA Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year.”
2015 is already kicking off to a great start. Both “Get Ready” and the standout track “Alone” will be featured in the new action horror movie and soundtrack Altered, from award winning film director Kely McClung. Kickin Valentina will stay busy supporting their brand new album and touring extensively, spreading their unique and unapologetic brand of rock ‘n’ roll to the people that still believe.
Upcoming Kickin Valentina tour dates:
4/16 Miami, FL – Grand Central (with Red Dragon Cartel)
4/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Kreepy Tiki
4/18 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
4/19 Johns Creek, GA – 37 Main (with Red Dragon Cartel)
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com