VALA – You Don’t Want My Love

Manchester indie boy band VALA return with shimmering new single ‘You Don’t Want My Love‘. With surfy guitars and lo-fi vocals paired with mixing from legendary Strokes producer Gordon Raphael, this could be the bands slickest sound yet.

Back with their first release since 2020’s ‘Swimming Kit EP’, Manchester indie-pop band VALA return with sun-soaked new single ‘You Don’t Want My Love’. Doused in a transistor sound and packed with laid back riffs and vocal hooks it’s got a real Strokes like vibe. Coincidentally additional mixing on this track was done by producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes – Is This It?/Room on Fire) to give it that extra sleek sound. Finding it’s place somewhere between indie-rock and pop, the track builds in confidence with a solid rhythm and jangly vibe, a sound that saw VALA land a place at last years Left of the Dial Rotterdam and recently sell out Manchester’s Yes Basement.

On discussion about the new track, VALA frontman, Joe Knowels stated “Everyone in Camp VALA is buzzing to finally be putting this song out. It has been in the workshop for a couple of years now, being fine-tuned since I first wrote it one Christmas on a guitar that hadn’t been played since I was a teenager. It has reached its final form. We produced the track entirely ourselves and in the mixing phase, received a helping hand from producer Gordon Raphael who took the time to absorb the tracks and, after tidying up the vocal mix on “You Don’t Want My Love”, sent the tracks to his mastering engineer, Frida, who polished them up ready for release. The advice he gave was invaluable and was a very generous ear for the project.” ‘You Don’t Want My Love‘ is out now and comes with an extra stripped back alternative version on all streaming services. Catch VALA on January 29th at London’s Finsbury Pub supporting Pynch, grab a free ticket here.

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