Ipso Facto are goth-inflected, melodramatic psychedelic rock band. Founded in 2007 by Rosalie Cunningham (Singer, Songwriter, Guitar), Victoria Smith (Drums) and Samantha Valentine (Bass guitar). They are based in London but individually originate from different parts of the UK, including Southend, Newcastle and Bedford. Before Ipso Facto, Rosalie and Samantha played the Southend band Theoretical Girl. Samantha is daughter of legendary guitarist Hilton Valentine from The Animals.