It's been long enough since Austin-based alternative rock group Saints of Valory graced us with their presence. The trio, featuring Gavin Jasper (Vocals), Godfrey James (Guitar) and Stephen Buckle (Keys), is back with new music – this time with a timely, conscious anthem entitled "Set It On Fire."
Formed in 2010 with a staunch D.I.Y. ethic, the band gigged non-stop throughout 2011-2013 before signing to Atlantic Records. Two EP's and hundreds of shows later, including performances at Coachella, Austin City Limits, Summerfest, Rock in Rio, and [to top it off] opening for The Rolling Stones, the Saints found themselves taking a break from their heavy touring schedule to begin work on their full-length debut album (due out later this year). "Set It On Fire" is bold, opinionated, and full of rage; it has a commanding potentiality – with eyes wide – and speaks directly to the situation at hand.
Speaking about the record, "There was a lot happening in the world on the day we wrote 'Set It On Fire'," recalls Gavin. "There was a lot of civil unrest and racial tension in the news, the presidential elections were in full swing and there was just a general feeling of divide in the air. When we arrived at the studio we began discussing how we were living in some pretty weird times," Godfrey adds. "It was our goal that day to capture that feeling of angst and write an anthemic song that would resonate with anyone else feeling frustrated with it all."