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"Sydney's Hardcore/Metalcore superstars" - The Drum Media - Drum Media

"Live Review"

One of the hardest working Australian bands at the moment, The Valley, then jumped up on stage and showed everyone what they have been doing for the last two-and-a-half months. Surely enough they do it well. Permorming songs from their debut EP 'A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster' and as well as some newer songs from their soon-to-be-released follow-ep, this NSW based band doesn't show a glimmer of tiredness or boredom even though they have been on tour for so long. Truly breath-taking, and with a few shows to go around South Australia (and Australia for that matter), be sure to witness what this quintet is just getting better and better at doing: performing live. - dB Magazine

"CD Review"

Impressive debut EP from Sydney quintet The Valley that serves up five big harmony filled screamo melodic rock tracks. Already armed with a stack of big name supports and clothing endorsements to boot, the band actually back up all the internet hype, thankfully. Ripping things open with their standout track 'Pretty Words Kill Me' which features strong harmonious vocals laced with those screams, this sets the stage for what then flows throughout the entire EP. Looking forward to seeing if they can bring this kind of quality on for eleven or twelve tracks in a row. This one's definitely worth checking out if you're into The Hot Lies, Taking Back Sunday etc. 92/100 - Pee Zine

"CD Review"

'A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster' is Sydney based The Valley's debut EP. I guess if you needed to catagorise The Valley, they would be slotted in between hardcore/metalcore and melodic screamo. The guys recently played alongside the likes of Anberlin, Comeback Kid and have a massive tour lined up starting in June. It's not hard to see why these guys have been receiving a lot of attention of late, as melodic hardcore is such a big thing with the kids at the moment. This debut release is faultless, top notch production and songs that will get the kids on the dancefloor screaming. Well worth checking out. - Bizoo Zine


Burning At The Mistake EP
Released November 18, 2006
1) Nonpareil
2) Apparently I'm Walking A Narrow Path
3) If You Woke This Morning...
4) You Ain't Got Nothin' On Jack Caine
5) These Shadows Aren't Threatening Anymore
6) A Toast, As The Evening Fades

A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster EP
Released February 20, 2006
1) Pretty Words Kill Me
2) Sorry When You're Smiling
3) Luke Perry Killed My Ego
4) I Tied It In With Vision
5) These Hands You're Eyes


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With an ambition to always evolve, yet retain elements of the deftly crafted fusion of metal, hardcore and melodies that The Valley showcased on the band’s well-received debut EP, A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster, the group have achieved the goal with their anticipated follow up EP, Burning At The Mistake.

After forming in early 2005, the Sydney quintet started making its mark in the Australian music scene with their first demo and interstate tours. A number of labels soon began to take notice, and The Valley signed to Crusade Records in late 2005. Crusade Records released A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster, to rave reviews in February 2006, and the band toured rigorously, only stopping briefly when original vocalist Simon French and guitarist Pete Campbell decided to leave the group. “It was really hard losing a singer and a guitarist.” Drummer Tim Glastonbury says. “I remember the night they left. Us remaining guys just got together and we were determined to continue on and not let anything hold us back.”

With bassist Shaun Pretorius filling the vacant position on guitar, the band recruited Scott Tarasenko (Vocals) and James Taylor (Bass). “When James and Scottie joined, we all hit it off musically and personally.” Tim says. “We were thankful to have all round awesome dudes joining the band.” Ready to hit the stage again, The Valley road tested the new line-up on a successful 3-month national tour, sharing stages with the likes of The Bleeders, I Killed The Prom Queen, Gyroscope, Horsell Common, Behind Crimson Eyes, Carpathian and The Hot Lies among others. The new line-up quickly proved why its live show has become one that is not to be missed. dB Magazine called the electrifying experience “Truly breath-taking”. Following the tour, The Valley had a short break to write new material and record Burning At The Mistake.

Entering Kingtone Studios in Sydney during August and September 2006, the band teamed up with engineer/producer Pete King to record Burning At The Mistake. “Working with Pete was great because he has such an amazing ear for any style of music.” Tim says. “Pete really brought his expertise into the studio to get us the sound we wanted to capture. We are stoked with the outcome.” Burning At The Mistake takes the tantalizing metal and melodic hardcore elements from A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster and turns it up a notch. The result is a scintillating mix of intricate and blistering riffs, thunderous rhythms and new vocalist Scott Tarasenko’s guttural growls and striking clean vocals. Lyrically, the band steers clear of the well-worn path of death, destruction and hopelessness, and instead they choose to convey lyrics that are uplifting and positive. The main theme running throughout the EP is bringing hope into a world with so much negativity and self-centeredness.

The Valley will be embarking on their first national headlining tour with The Amity Affliction in Oct/Nov/Dec. During the tour, The Valley will also be appearing at Soundfest in Canberra on November 25 alongside From Autumn To Ashes, The Bled and Parkway Drive. The rest of 2006 and early 2007 will see the band continue to tour virtually non-stop in support of Burning At The Mistake. For the loyal fan base the band has already built through their irrefutable hard work ethic, Burning At The Mistake is the next logical step in The Valley’s evolution.

Checkout Burning At The Mistake in stores November 18, 2006 on Crusade Records.