Toronto’s Robyn Phillips makes gloomy shoegaze as Vallens and we’ve long considered ourselves fans, especially of moody guitar-driven single “Dark Tunnel,” which she put out back in the early summer. Just last month, she released a video for the track (the first Vallens video ever!), and it’s a dark and mysterious trip. Directed by Adam Seward (who also shot great videos for ANAMAI and Rituals), it features a cloaked figure carrying a door through the wilderness, and beautiful colouration, especially in the deep purply closeups.
Vallens is playing Pop Montreal on September 16, and opening for A Place to Bury Strangers in Toronto on October 5. No word yet on a release, but I’m sure we’ll hear some news from the Hand Drawn Dracula artist soon.