Acclaimed British Power-Pop Singer-Songwriter Marc Valentine Releases New Single “Skeleton Key”
Acclaimed British Singer-Songwriter Marc Valentine has a bone to pick…
The charismatic British singer-songwriter-guitarist who last year released his debut solo album to critical acclaim, issues a new single, “Skeleton Key”, through Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records – available now as a limited-edition 7” and a digital download.
The b-side is an exclusive cover version of The Shirelles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”
“I’d have said it was a power pop song written for Stanley Kubrick to use in a Halloween special he was directing starring The Monkees. It could only get better if the flip side to the single was a Ramonesesque cover of the Shirelles classic ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’. Oh, look. It only bloody well does. It’s a damn fine double bill of melodic punk that lends itself to conjuring up memories of a time when there was a glam revival spearheaded by Hanoi Rocks.”- Reservoir Droogs
“Every bit the glam-pop infused blast of rock’n’roll that we are now coming to expect from Marc Valentine…a wonderful outpouring of bright jangling guitars, crunching rhythms, glorious melodies and sing-a-long chorus lines”- Louder Than War Magazine
Marc Valentine has a bone to pick…
Marc Valentine, the charismatic British singer-songwriter-guitarist who last year released his debut solo album to critical acclaim, issues a new single, “Skeleton Key”, through Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records – available as a limited-edition 7” and a digital download.
Produced by Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Ryan Hamilton, The Professionals), Skeleton Key is a 3-minute 20-second blast of upbeat/downbeat powerpop – a haunting tale of emotional pursuit, with spirited guitar lines and a chorus to die for.
Explains Marc: “When the idea for Skeleton Key came to me, I was imagining the colours and dialogue of a suspenseful opening scene from a late ’60s Hammer horror film. It’s a song about discovering the darker side of someone and the futile attempt to escape the emotional powers that can unlock everything – though, as usual, there’s a dash of dark humour.”
The single is backed with a cover version of The Shirelles’“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – a long-time favourite of Marc’s.
Available as a download and a limited-edition coloured vinyl 7” with picture sleeve, Skeleton Key unlocks the door to Marc’s forthcoming album, ‘Basement Sparks’ (due in 2024) – and, we make no bones about it, is destined to embed itself in a good number of skulls this Halloween.
Having honed his craft fronting cult pop-rockers Last Great Dreamers across four studio albums, Marc launched a solo career in 2022, his debut long-player Future Obscure picking up praise from an array of publications.
What they said about ‘Future Obscure’…
“Melody that would slay daytime radio in a saner world… 9/10” – Vive Le Rock
“Ace solo debut from the Last Great Dreamers frontman; a masterclass in melody and energy… 4/5” – Mojo
“Endlessly melodic… simultaneously touching and gloriously rambunctious” – Classic Rock
“A buoyant and joyous pop-infused blast of rock ’n’ roll” – Louder Than War
“Skeleton Key” is available for streaming and purchase through digital platforms. The limited-edition 7” is on sale through UK record shops, and available to order in the US and Europe via marcvalentine.co.uk and marcvalentine.bandcamp.com