Joey Valence & Brae drop rowdy new single startafight

Rising stars Joey Valence and Braedan Lugue channel Beastie Boys in their brand-new single, startafight.

Joey Valence & Brae drop rowdy new single startafight
Emily Carter

Joey Valence & Brae have unleashed a brand-new single.

Following 2021 debut Crank It Up, the rising duo – real names Joey Valence and Braedan Lugue – have just dropped their rowdy new effort, startafight, which sees them channeling a mixture of Beastie Boys and The Prodigy to great effect.

Not that they're keen to go into their influences: in a statement accompanying the release of startafight, all they say is, “We met at red lobster and the rest is history.”

Speaking to NME last month about their style, Braedan exlpained: “I think what’s setting us apart from other artists, and what our fanbase is noticing and really liking, is that our music comes from a genuine and raw place. It’s super laidback and carefree. We’re not taking ourselves too seriously. What you see is what you get, especially when it comes to the glitz and glamour side of things. You’ll never see us pulling up in a Bugatti with stacks of cash in our music videos.”

Watch the video for startafight below:

And catch Joey Valence & Brae at the following:


18 Open Air Gampel
21 Pukkelpop
24 Colours Hoxton
26 Reading Festival
27 Leeds Festival


8 Andalucía Big Festival

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