May 9, 2017

OV PAIN - s/t debut cassette (VV029)

The incredible, lingering, dark synth debut album from this Dunedin based duo,
comprised of Renee Barrance and Tim Player.
Recorded, mixed, mastered by Forbes Williams
U-card risograph prints courtesy of Gilbert May
Campfire orange cassette shell
Edition of 50

AUS cassette edition > Vacant Valley VV029 
NZ cassette edition > Zero Style (Wellington) ZS#33 
NZ vinyl edition (forthcoming) > CocoMuse Releases 

If you're in Australia, stream / ORDER HERE

Further words courtesy of Zero Style boss John Dimmery: 

The duo of Renee (√Član Vital) and Tim (Opposite Sex) come together with a stark compatibility, producing a heinous yet endearing kind of antagonistic cold wave. The hysterical, despondent vocals resound, leaving the listener uncomforted but drawn in. 

Apr 13, 2017

IRONING MUSIC • s/t LP (2017 reissue)

Medical Records LLC (Seattle, Washington) in conjunction with Crispy Nuggets


IRONING MUSIC - self titled LP

Brilliant, ingenious synth pop/new wave group from Brisbane, QLD.

This exciting volume compiles their sole record, a rare and visionary self released EP 12" from 1985, 
plus a range of incredible demos from that period.

Vacant Valley will be the exclusive carrier of this title in Australia.
Limited copies!

+ at these select independent record stores:
Phase 4 Records & Cassettes
Rocking Horse Records
Vital Juices Records
Greville Records

Poster design circa 1985

Apr 6, 2017

NO SISTER / BITUMEN split cassette (VV028) + tour

Vacant Valley's first release for 2017 is a split from two killer Melbourne based outfits, 
No Sister and Bitumen

Cassettes posting out / available in stores from 22nd April 2017

A new limited edition cassette, comprising two exclusive songs from each band per side. This document shows both groups building on their own distinctive styles of expansive, guitar driven post-punk sounds. There is the tight, lurching, dynamic attack of No Sister, and the dense, propelling coldwave power of Bitumen.

No Sister / Bitumen split cassette is an anticipated record, given the growing audiences via constant and consistently solid shows, and the praise surrounding their respective debut albums from last year.

Split tape tour April 2017:
Thursday 13th April - Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney N.S.W w/ Pink Batts + Narrow Lands
Saturday 15th April - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane QLD w/ Pleasure Symbols + Clever
Sunday 16th April - The Time Machine, Nambour QLD w/ Sewers
Saturday 22nd April - The Tote, Melbourne VIC w/ Stationary Suns + Synthetics
Poster art by No Sister members Siahn Davis, and Murray Coggan
No Sister performing at The Tote front bar
Video still: Peter Bramley
Bitumen performing at the Yarra Hotel
Photo: Steve Patrick

For any enquires, contact Peter vacantvalley at gmail dot com