It was just by chance that Valley became the band that it now is, a stroke of luck you might say. If it weren't for an accidental double-booking in the studio, then I would not be writing this profile right now, and we would not have the up-and-coming, not to be slept on indie-pop sound that is Valley.
The music that Valley makes is unique, and something that may surprise you coming from a small band out of Toronto, Ontario.
The Canadian band is made up of vocalist Rob Laska, Michael Brandolino on guitar, Alex Dimauro on bass and Karah James on drums.
In 2016, the band wrote and self-produced the acclaimed EP, This Room is White, which amassed over 10 million streams online, and putting them on people's radar as up-and-coming indie artists.
The single Swim off of This Room is White specifically gained traction, garnering radio and TV placements.
Now, with the release of their latest EP, MAYBE - Side B in June, Valley is set to be part of the soundtrack of the summer this year.
MAYBE - Side B is the continuation of the band's previous release, MAYBE - Side A, which featured hits like There’s Still A Light In The House and Closer To The Picture, which you can listen to here.
In May, the band released a music video for their single Park Bench, off of MAYBE - Side B. The video features the band doing a choreographed dance and wearing jumpsuits and turtlenecks.
In a pinned comment on the music video, the band made sure to let everyone know that they are not professional dancers, but thanks to their choreographer everything came together. They also made sure to thank their fans for their support, as they took place in the music video.
While Valley is having back to back explosive years with the release of MAYBE - Side A and MAYBE - Side B, the future is also looking bright for them.
They definitely have more cooking, as their website explains their two latest EP's are two parts of a full-length project, that will be released in three parts. They did not explicitly come out and say it, but it seems like there may be a MAYBE - Side C coming in the near future.
If that's the case then fans have a lot to look forward to coming up. Valley is also playing shows in the U.S. this summer, and starting a tour with The Band Camino in September.
This tour will take them all over the U.S. but they will be making one stop in Canada, on September 17, in Toronto at the Mod Club.
If you can’t see them in concert, then maybe you’ll catch them out and about riding around in a convertible like in the lyrics video for one of the singles of MAYBE - Side B, Sports Car.
The video shows the band driving around their hometown in drummer Karah James’ 1966 Mustang convertible, signing along to Sports Car.
The video is a perfect representation of the band's sounds, laid back, poppy and fun, something you can blast on a warm summer day driving around with your friends.
Valley is definitely not a band to sleep on this summer, and they are worth keeping an eye on in the coming months and years.
I’m Justin Field.