“There has been a lack of female rock role models for girls to look up to, pick up a guitar and plug it into an amp. There are tons of singer/songwriters and pop divas, but there aren’t too many hard-working female rock bands in the mainstream. I think that is all changing, with girl rock camps and so on. It has become a huge part of our job to encourage young girls to play music instead of watching their boyfriends do it. It is a challenge but it is also exciting to see things change and have that ability to try to influence young girls like that in a positive way.” -kiyomi
The Stalker by Hunter Valentine
Album: Lessons From The Latenight
This all-chick rocker band has a really great sound and the vocals are fresh! There is a lot of energy in their loudness and it’s fun to listen to. Give ‘em a listen and when you love them, which you will, show them some love on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter!
vocalist/guitarist: Kiyomi McCloskey
bassist: Adrienne Lloyd
drummer: Laura Petracca
"Canadian female rockers Hunter Valentine is destined for greatness with their energetic, in-your-face melodic rock. Their sophomore effort “Lessons From the Late Night” proves that this trio can rock out and also make listeners want to get up and dance. Their songs are well crafted and are radio friendly, that is not to say that the songs are sugary or sweet they are the exact opposite of that, there’s nothing sentimental or mushy about “She only wants me when she’s wasted” in fact, the lyrics are brutally honest and heartfelt. Tracks like “The Stalker” and “Scarface” stand out as potential hits."
Canadian pop rock power trio Hunter Valentine have a brand spankin’ new record, Lessons From the Late Night. The album is available across Canada on April 17. Staying true to their hardworking rock’n’roll ethic, Kiyomi, Adrienne and Laura are hitting the road for a host of dates around southern Ontario and Quebec throughout April in support of the new record.
What’s extra awesome is that Exclaim! have teamed up with the band to offer a lucky Hunter Valentine fan a chance to win “the world’s most rocking guitar” an Epiphone Casino courtesy of Epiphone, and a copy of Hunter Valentine’s new CD and a t-shirt autographed by the band. Enter below!
April 7 - Casbah - Hamilton, ON
April 8 - Level 3 - St. Catharines, ON
April 9 - Brass Taps - Guelph, ON
April 10 - Call the Office - London, ON
April 14 - Red Dog - Peterborough, ON
April 15 - Cafe Deckuf - Ottawa, ON
April 16 - Green Room - Montreal, QC
April 17 - AKA - Kingston, ON
April 19 - Dakota Tavern - Toronto, ON
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