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Valkyrie - Single Review: Good Thing

06 Aug 2020 // A review by Isla Norman
Valkyrie is back with the catchy bop to end all catchy bops: Good Thing. This South Auckland based three piece produce famously groovy music that touches on elements of arena rock, pop and RnB. The overwhelming talents of Rebel Reid, Omer Gilroy and Brandon Haru has seen them light up the stage at Splore, George in the Park and Big Gay Out. Good Thing is paired with a fun music video directed by Shae Sterling.


The video is energetic and theatrical. The first minute introduces tragic mascara tears, a shimmy-ing fortune teller and a leather clad gentleman with moves like Jagger. It features bright colours and animated sensory backgrounds. The costumes are creative and professional, and the band looks like they’re having the time of their lives filming Good Thing. It’s refreshing to see people having so much fun making art together. Shae Sterling is to be congratulated on her seamless direction and editing. It's easy to get fully emerged and imagine you're at the wildest party of the season.

The track its self is groovy from bar one with a classic four to the floor beat and killer bass line. Their performance is smooth and energetic. While the sentiment is simple, nobody’s mad about some good vibes in 2020. Good Thing must be among the most positive releases the year has to offer. Valkyrie are working towards the release of their 2021 EP, but Good Thing is enough to have us counting down the days until we can get our groove on again.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Valkyrie

Valkyrie is a Rock/Hip Hop band from South Auckland and have been acclaimed for their mix of moody theatrical sounds combined with powerful anthems. If Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and The Prodigy had a soul child, it would be Valkyrie.

The band consists of Omer Gilroy (Nga Puhi, Ngai tahu), Rebel Reid (Nga Puhi) and Brandon Haru (Nga Puhi, Tainui).

Valkyrie hit the stage with a theatrical and explosive live set, which has already won them 3rd place (amongst 149 entries) for 'Battle of the Bands'. Valkyrie have opened for Safia (Australia) and played at festivals such as Big Gay Out and George in the Park. Norse mythology and gothic rock inspire their visual design and ideology. Valkyrie have embodied their inspiration, to create an immersive world. They are also proud Maori artists, hailing from south Auckland, drawing strength from their cultural heritage.

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Releases

Vallkyrie
Year: 2017
Type: EP

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