Saints of Valory Bring Arena-Ready Songs to Mercury LoungeNovember 13th, 2013
Austin, Texas, quartet Saints of Valory—Gavin Jasper (vocals and bass), Stephen Buckle (keys and vocals), Gerard Labou (drums) and Godfrey Thomson (guitar and vocals)—are an international band. Jasper and Thomson (a Californian) first met in the former’s hometown, Rio de Janiero, while Labou hails from France. And after the three of them teamed up, they relocated to the Texas capital, where Buckle (who was born in Canada) lives, and now they all do. After competing in Billboard’s Battle of the Bands last year, the rockers signed with Atlantic Records, and they released their first-major label EP, Possibilities (stream it below), this past summer. It’s filled with songs ready to rock an arena, but you can experience them in a much smaller room when Saints of Valory (above, performing “Neon Eyes (Into the Deep)” on AXS Live, and, below, covering Lorde’s “Royals”) play the late show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.