VALLENS // LIVE (VIDEO) at Red Bull Sound Select + Wavelength

Watch two new VALLENS live videos from their Red Bull Sound Select / Wavelength performance via Psiphon Sessions.

“Toronto’s dark and heavy shredders Vallens (Hand Drawn Dracula) cast a Lynchian vibe over Wavelength Festival 2017 with a riveting performance, featuring evocative mainstays like Consent, and explosive new thrillers like Occurred.” ~ Psiphon Sessions

Aug 06 – Meaford ON – Electric Eclectics Festival
Aug 21 – Hamilton ON – The Casbah w/ Ought
Aug 11 – Toronto ON – Boat Cruise w/ Greys, Cadence Weapon
Sept 14 – Montreal QC – Pop Montreal w/ Beliefs
Sept 16 – Picton ON – Sandbanks Music Festival w/ Solids, Great Lake Swimmers


VALLENS premiere “Sin So Vain” video, the first in a series directed by Christopher Mills via IMPOSE MAGAZINE.
From their critically acclaimed debut album, Consent, available now on limited Blue vinyl HERE.

VALLENS perform Febuary 17th at Wavelength / Red Bull Sound Select with more dates and new music TBA.

“Toronto’s alternative/darkwave collective Vallens – expertly comprised of Robyn Phillips, Colin J Morgan, Marta Cikojevic, and Devon Henderson – have teamed up with Chris Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Metric, BSS) as the first in a line of musicians to have their work made into visual art in a series with the label Hand Drawn Dracula. Mills is spearheading the project, and it’s going to be a big one.” ~ IMPOSE MAGAZINE

02/17/17 Toronto ON : The Garrison w/ Chandra, DIANA, TOPS


VALLENS CONSENT video premiere and interview with Robyn Phillips and director Michele Ayoub via NOISEY.
Vallens debut “Consent” LP available on limited Blue vinyl HERE.

“The lo-fi Toronto band’s David Lynchian inspired video demands respect and belief in women. – Vallens’ debut album, a dark aura of lo-fi rock led by singer-songwriter Robyn Phillips that explores a myriad of women’s issues including sexual, physical, and communicative consent” ~ NOISEY

“dissonance, piercing guitars and impassioned vocals to make a sound akin to Siouxsie & the Banshees or Los Angeles’ X”

Sept 21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto w/ Psychic TV
Sept 22 – Club Lambi – Montreal (Pop Montreal)
Sept 23 – Pressed – Ottawa w/ His Clancyness

VALLENS // Devour (video) premiere via Interview Magazine

VALLENS share the exclusive video premiere of “Devour”, directed by Benjamin Portas, via Andy Warhol’s INTERVIEW MAGAZINE (founded in 1969). CONSENT is available now on limited blue vinyl and premium digital:

“The Lynchian influence returns full force in the Toronto-based ensemble’s new music video for “Devour” – a twisted boudoir photo shoot – a troubling meditation on identity – the gentle shoegaze soundtrack” ~ INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

08.17 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival – Bar Robo w/ Beliefs
09.02 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Elsa
09.09 Hamilton ON // BaltimoreHouse w/ Fake Palms
09.22 Montreal QC // POP Montreal w/ Tasseomancy



VALLENS debut album CONSENT is available now on limited BLUE VINYL!

CLASH (UK PREMIERE) – “Consent’ is topical, powerful, and wholly invigorating”

NOW Magazine (ALBUM OF THE WEEK) – “From its melancholy start to its fantastic finish,
Consent is a twisted fever dream truly evoking the band’s namesake.”

EXCLAIM! Magazine (8/10) – “the type of record one should listen to with eyes closed,
to fully allow the mind to be swept away on a journey that both delights and disturbs, in the most enchanting of ways”

CBC RADIO3 (INTERVIEW) – “Consent is layered in a cloudy haze of dusky guitars over mysterious melodies,
dreamy synthesizers seemingly taken from the lost tapes of a David Lynch film score, and shadowy, post punk grooves.”

DAILY VICE (INTERVIEW) – “Robyn Phillips of Vallens wants you to believe women”

07.09.16 Toronto ON // Smiling Buddah w/ Casper Skulls, Yi
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs

VALLENS // KAREN (Video) premiere via THE FADER

VALLENS premiere ‘KAREN’ video, directed by Allison Johnston, via the FADER. >>> PRE-ORDER LP NOW !!!

“The Toronto band doesn’t pull any punches in their abstract new clip. ~ explores ashen, textured rock music that’s often
shoegaze-y, but songs like “Karen” nod toward Sonic Youth’s tightly wound and distraught melodies” ~ THE FADER

06.10.16 Brooklyn NY // Northside Festival – Alphaville w/ Dead Leaf Echo
06.18.16 Toronto ON // The Garrison w/ Greys, Speedy Ortiz
08.17.16 Ottawa ON // Arboretum Festival w/ Beliefs

VALLENS // Devour (Stream) via Brooklyn Vegan

VALLENS share “Devour” stream via Brooklyn Vegan.

Full length recorded with Jeff Berner of Psychic TV at his now defunct studio Galuminum Foil in Brooklyn, followed by several months recording songs at Candle Recording with Josh Korody (Beliefs, Wish). VALLENS debut album Consent out June 24th via Hand Drawn Dracula.

05.05.16 Toronto ON // CMW Festival – The Velvet Underground
06.10.16 Brooklyn NY // Northside Festival – Alphaville


VALLENS “Tennessee Haze” video premiere on NOISEY ~ “Directed by fellow Torontonian Shelby Fenlon, the clip finds Vallens mastermind Robyn Phillips wandering through a forest and other nature zones. It’s appropriately soft-focus, and the off-kilter chord changes of the song add to the feeling of dreamy disorientation.

‘Tennessee Haze’ was one of the first Vallens songs recorded,” says Phillips, “The video is inspired by a lot of different things, but it’s emphasis is on the silver lining of the day-to-day, like the lyrics of the song.”
11/21/15 Montreal PQ : M for Montreal ~ l’Escogriffe w/ Blue Cheese, Chastity, Yonatan Gat
11/27/15 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ Dilly Dally


VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” video, directed by Adam Christopher Seward, premiered on BUST Magazine today — “an essential listen for fans of David Lynch’s acclaimed series and for anyone whose fingers are always on the pulse of new music.” ~ BUST

“The song rides a hypnotic, alt-rock-inclined shoegaze groove for close to four minutes. In that time — Dark Tunnel definitely lives up to its shadowy name” ~ EXCLAIM!

“I’ve fallen in love with Vallens, a shoegaze band from Toronto, and their music video for “Dark Tunnel.” It is a shadowy mirage through the woods, splashed with glitter and fairy lights.” ~ ROOKIE Mag

“Vallens s’invite à nos oreilles tel un énième remugle nébuleux et hypnotique émanant d’Ontario” ~ HARTZINE

UPDATE: “21 Female-Fronted Bands You Need To Listen To” ~ BUST Magazine

09.01.15 Toronto ON : Adelaide Hall w/ La Luz
09.11.15 Hamilton ON : Supercrawl Festival
09.16.15 Montreal PQ : POP Montreal Festival
10.05.15 Toronto ON : The Horseshoe w/ A Place To Bury Strangers


VALLENS “Dark Tunnel” premiere + “Tennessee Haze” stream on BROOKLYN VEGAN today + 3 NXNE shows!

“Vallens’ dark and smoky sound – definitely has a certain Black Lodge je ne sais quoi” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ 159 Manning BBQ w/ Heaters
06/19/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ The Silver Dollar w/ Cassie Ramone, No Joy
06/20/15 Toronto ON : NXNE @ The Garrison w/ Un Blonde, Jennifer Castle, Doomsquad
06/25/15 Toronto ON : The Smiling Buddah w/ Them Are Us Too
07/16/15 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ MOURN
07/19/15 Guelph ON : Incline / Decline Festival w/ Teenanger, Loom, Hooded Fang