Ipso Facto (English band)

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This article is about the British band. For the Latin phrase, see Ipso facto. For the 1992 album, see Ipso Facto. For The Welsh rock band originally called Ipso Facto, see Viva Machine.
Ipso Facto
Origin London, England
Genres Neo-Psychedelia, post-punk
Years active 2007–2009
Website Band website
Past members Rosalie Cunningham (vocals, guitar)
Samantha Valentine (bass)
Victoria Smith (drums) Cherish Kaya (keyboard)

Ipso Facto were an English goth-inflected, melodramatic psychedelic rock band. Founded in 2007 by Rosalie Cunningham (Singer, Songwriter, Guitar), Victoria Smith (Drums), Cherish Kaya (keyboards) and Samantha Valentine (Bass guitar). They were based in London but individually originated from different parts of the UK, including Southend, Newcastle and Bedford. Before Ipso Facto, Rosalie and Samantha played in the Southend band Theoretical Girl.

Ipso Facto appeared on the 'BBC Introducing Stage' at the Reading Festival 2008,[1] and supported The Last Shadow Puppets on their 2008 tour.

They supported post-punk band Magazine,[2] on their 2009 reunion tour.

Ipso Facto split up in 2009 and the members have gone separate ways. Rosalie Cunningham is continuing to write and record music with her new band Purson. Samantha Valentine has joined the band Romance,[3] Cherish has gone to play keyboards for Florence and the Machine. Victoria Smith went on to be a touring member of MIA and is the current drummer in The Big Pink.



  • "Harmonise" / "Balderdash" (Disc Error), October 2007
  • "Ears And Eyes" (PureGroove), August 2008
  • "Six And Three Quarters" / "Circle Of Fifths" (Mute Records), October 2008


  • IF... (Vinyl Junkie, Japan), February 2009


  1. ^ "Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008 - Ipso Facto". BBC. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ Geoghegan, Kev (2008-08-22). "BBC - Newsbeat - Music - Ipso Facto support Shadow Puppets". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ "R O M A N C E | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-08-13.