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Biography

Amongst the constant writing, rehearsing and playing in 2014, Spirit Valley’s Dave Tomlinson and Chris Stabback gave birth to the dark ‘n’ dancy genre of “Doomshine Boogie”.

Drawing influence from their own early experiences in rave culture, a love for chanting, sidechained bass lines and a thirst for playing to a sweaty dancefloor, the band headed in to Linear Studios with Wade Keighran (The Scare, Wolf & Cub) for 4 days. Out Feb 27, Give Trance a Chance is Spirit Valley's debut full length album; a casual 9 rowdy dance floor shanties sitting on the worlds first 49 minutes of Doomshine Boogie.

A hazy blend of fuzz heavy guitar and tribal dance-floor drums, ‘Moonrocks’ is a trippy walk across modern psychedelia and the first taste from the debut album. To celebrate, the guys will head out for an East Coast Tour through March before relocating to Europe.

A mix of dark psych rock and blues inspired by bands like The Black Angels, Murder City Devils, Japandroids and Explosions in the Sky, Doomshine is a word that encapsulates the duo’s tendency to embrace the darkest depths of the conscience and balance it with an upbeat thrill of sarcastic positivity.

“The pair’s 2013 Death EP was unveiled to a high degree of critical acclaim, with many declaring them as one of Australia’s best undiscovered bands and praising Dave’s ferocious vocal abilities, spaced-out guitar interludes, and Chris’ undeniable ability behind the drum kit.” - Music Feeds

Following the EP release, they set their sights on America and in February 2013 flew to Los Angeles, bought a Chevy Gladiator and tore across the Southern American deserts to Austin, Texas for 3 months. With nothing booked beforehand and a whole load of good old fashioned hustling they pulled off 26 shows across Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and California including a 2 month residency at Austins prolific Hole In The Wall. Living abroad with new found friends Low Times and Eets Feats and soaking up the sounds of Austins psych community, the 2 piece band started experimenting with new sounds.

Returning to Sydney tighter, inspired and focused, the band set off on a blitz of shows up and down the east coast including a national tour support with Canadian dance rockers Metric, spots at Sydney and Brisbane PsychFest, and Chopped in Victoria.

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