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FORTITUDE VALLEY Reveal Video For New Single ‘All Hail The Great Destroyer’

10th September 2021

Durham-based indie punks Fortitude Valley are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘All Hail The Great Destroyer’ which is set for release on 27th August 2021 via Fika Recordings.

The track is the final single to be taken from their self-titled debut album set for release on 29th October 2021—preorders are live on bandcamp now.

A tribute to vocalist Laura Kovic’s rescue cat Margie, who destroys everything for fun and is “an absolute legend”, it’s the perfect taste of an album that’s packed with pathos, humour, and hope.

Commenting on the track, Kovic says: “At times this past year and a half has felt like we’re all being sucked into a metaphorical black hole. This song is about trying to find little things that bring you joy and holding on to them. We’re all just doing our best to escape the void.”

Recording in two stints during 2019 and 2021 with a COVID sized hole in the middle, the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album was laid down between Soup Studios in London, Rocking Horse Recording Studio in Durham, and the members’ respective homes. The album was recorded, engineered and produced by Giles Barrett and Neil Combstock, mixed by Michael Collins, and mastered by Dave Williams.

Addressing themes of the passage of time, friendships and relationships growing apart, and feelings of insecurity, depression, and anxiety—as well as searching for love and salvation—the album is very much a product of our times.

Previously-released album singles ‘Wreck’, ‘Cassini’ and ‘Baby, I’m Afraid’ have all received praise from a rapidly growing list of press including LOUD WOMENThe Punk SiteNoizzeAustin Town HallBring The NoiseFor The RabbitsGet In Her EarsNARCMagazineSweeping The NationDistorted Sound and more.

‘Baby, I’m Afraid’ also made the band’s first splash at radio, landing on the X-Posure Playlist at Radio XXS Manchester playlist, Idobi Anthm playlist, Amazing Radio playlist, KINK Indie playlist, securing spins from Marc Riley at BBC 6musicBBC Introducing and local radio support, as well as a swathe of regional and specialist shows jumping on board.

The band will appear at End of The Road Festival 2021 and Twisterella Festival 2021 later this year (see below for listings).

Fortitude Valley’s debut self-titled album is released 29th October 2021

Fortitude Valley Live Dates:

02.09.21—05.09.21 – Dorset – End of The Road Festival
09.10.21 – Middlesbrough – Twisterella Festival

‘All Hail The Great Destroyer’ artwork: