Bee Stings aim for the extraordinary, and
achieve it through over-ambition and a refusal to put up with anything
less than sublime, twisted perfection. If a track requires a brass
quartet, a vintage 70s synthesiser or a veterinary surgeon then
that’s what you will get.
Formed in 2003, the colliding tastes of pristine pop, experimental
dance and dirty rock formed a unique maximalist pop music. Great
songs are augmented but never obscured by sumptuous arrangements,
bone-shaking beats and colourful production. Above this float the
gorgeous vocals of Valkyrie who is able to coo like a dove or rage
like a demon harlot as required.
Valkyrie and Ben met when the latter propositioned the former. She
turned him down, but a musical relationship blossomed. They were
joined by Will, an 80s hair metal refugee, and recently by Attila,
an intense Hungarian drummer who once summoned Jimi Hendrix by ouiija
board to move his kitchen table.
Bee Stings released their first single, Pressure (Running Away),
in November 2006, and release their debut album Life by Misadventure on 4th June 2007.