In Valour

IN VALOUR is the product of a musical alliance between Cork songstress Valerie Hely and Sydney based electronica artist howard. They work from opposite ends of the globe to create their own unique sound, forged from a blend of cultures, styles, tastes and experience.
Their single ‘Into the Light’ is available as a free download on and was mixed by Dublin music producer Stephen Shannon (Strands). Live shows are facilitated by Sean Breathnach who takes over laptop duties, as well as backing vocals for howard.
IN VALOUR have been tipped as one of ‘The Acts to Watch in 2011’ by Dan Hegarty, 2fm on Here’s what he had to say about them;

“You could say that In Valour are a geographically challenged band….However, the thousands of miles between them hasn't obstructed their creative chemistry. They've concocted a sound that fans of
Cocteau Twins, Sigur Ros and Glasser will adore… beautiful stuff!”
Tracks to check out:
'Into The Light'
"Sultry post- dance floor pop."
Jim Carroll, (The Ticket) Irish Times
"Love 'Higher'. The songs remind me a bit of Cocteau Twins. This is a good thing."
Cian Ó Cíobháin, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
"Hely’s ultra-tuneful voice floats atop a swathe of dreamy synthy washes."
Jackie Hayden, Hot Press Magazine
“In Valour have a really interesting origin and produce some beautiful music”
2uibestow (music blog)
“Listen to these songs, you’ll love them like I do! They’re only starting out, but what a start.”
Dan Hegarty, RTE 2fm

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