Toronto art-pop combo Vallens indulges in some Warpaint-worthy wiggle on their latest single, “While You Are Still Waiting”, which is out today and taken from their forthcoming album In Era.While You Are Still Waiting” is available now on all music services. In Era set for release on 19th March via Hand Drawn Dracula.

Listen/Share: Vallens “While You Are Still Waiting”

Speaking on the making of the album, vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and originator/overseer Robyn Philips says, “All the songs feel special to me. Which is not to speak highly of myself, but it’s just a nice feeling to have – to know that I really tried to make this album the most reflective of my current style and taste and musicianship and it’s so rare that you actually get that and I think I achieved that. So I’m just proud of it. I don’t necessarily know that everyone’s gonna resonate with it, but it feels nice to feel strong in your own feelings about it.”

On In Era, Phillips and the stable Vallens core of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Devon Henderson and drummer Colin J. Morgan are definitely more than a little bit noisy and swoony and “shoegaze” and troubled and romantic and Goth all the other terms we’ve come to associate with the name through Vallens’ evolution from a Phillips solo project in 2014 – kickstarted when Psychic TV contributor Jeff Berner talked her into recording a couple of tunes she was too nervous to play for anyone else after a chance meeting in New York – into the scorching-but-artful guitar band displayed on 2016’s debut Consent LP and 2018’s even more scorching, albeit also more artful, follow-up EP Dimmed In My Display. But it’s also resolute in being so much more than the expected sum of those parts, being much more “Vallens” than we’ve yet realized Vallens could be. And can be. And will be.

In Era is set for release on 19th March 2021. Pre-order now.


  • “topical, powerful, and wholly invigorating” - Clash Music
  • “The music is shoegazey, complex, and textured—don't listen to it because it's cool, listen to it because it's a good song. “ – Vice
  • “I’ve fallen in love with Vallens.” - Rookie Mag
  • “simultaneously ominous and exquisite”Exclaim!

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