One of the first songs Vallens ever wrote, Devour is about how time can change any strong feeling, about being in a relationship while grieving and going through turmoil. Robyn wrote it during a very personal time of her life.
Robyn Phillips spent her early years in Toronto playing lead guitar in several bands. With an experience of performing and writing in various genres, Robyn began working on material for her first solo project as VALLENS in the summer of 2014. Taking cues from everything from Rowland S Howard to Portishead, the project began to take shape with a concept of “Vallens” as an alter-ego of Phillips. Soon after, Vallens began recording a full length record with friend 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).
The project debuted live in December of 2014 and quickly captured the attention of music critics, promoters, and the local music scene. Vallens has since been Invited to perform at NXNE, POP Montreal, M for Montreal, andCMJ, in addition to sharing the stage with Frankie Cosmos, Freak Heat Waves, Porches, MOURN, U.S Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, and La Luz.
Vallens first LP is set to debut in June 2016 via Hand Drawn Dracula.
May 05 – The Velvet Underground, Toronto ON (CMW Festival)
June 10 – Alphaville, Brooklyn NY (Northside Festival)