by Bill Pearis

Vallens Robyn Phillips Toronto

Vallens are a Toronto band led by Robyn Phillips who just released their debut single, "Tennessee Haze," last month. Phillips cites Twin Peaks as a big influence and you can hear that in Vallens' dark and smoky sound. The group are currently finishing up their debut album which they recorded in Brooklyn with producer Jeff Berner (who also plays in the current lineup of Psychic TV). We've got the premiere of a new Vallens track, "Dark Tunnel" which definitely has a certain Black Lodge je ne sais quoi. You can stream it, along with "Tennessee Haze," below.

For folks in Toronto for this week's NXNE festival, Vallens will be there as well, playing showcases with Cassie Ramone, No Joy, Doomsquad, and more. A flyer for Vallens' NXNE appearances is below. They've got a few other Canadian dates as well, and all are listed below.

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Vallens NXNE flyer

Vallens - 2015 Tour Dates
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
07/04/15 Toronto ON : The Smiling Buddah w/ Castle If, Anaimalia
07/19/15 Guelph ON : Incline / Decline Festival w/ Teenanger, Loom, Hooded Fang