Death Valley High's Reyka Osburn: “It’s hard for a guitar player to be a great frontman and really work the audience“

"I find I often switch fingerings, but it’s really just a throwback to when I had to relearn things out of necessity," says Death Valley High's Reyka Osburn, seen here with an Ibanez Artist. (Image credit: Savannah Bright)

San Francisco's Death Valley High recently unleashed Raise Hell, the first of a planned series of singles to drop throughout 2020. 

Describing their music as “aggressive, skronk-disco light fantastic, like Saturday Night Fever on Thorazine,” singer/guitarist Reyka Osburn isn’t really doing justice to the fact that, basically, DVH are a great rock ’n’ roll band.

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.