Atmospheric Indie Rock from Brisbane, Australia. New album The Sky Is Blue out now.


Andrew in Texas 

Andrew is headed to Texas to catch up with friends, eat some BBQ and play a few solo shows. If you're in Houston or Austin, hope to see you out there!

September East Coast Australia Tour Dates 

We are setting off on a tour of east coast Australia in September! Dates and details are as follows:

Sep 16 - Brisbane - It's Still a Secret (with Big League, Royal Chant) Tickets

Sep 17 - Ballina - Seven Mile Brewing (with Big League, Royal Chant) 

Sep 18 - Ipswich - Goleby's Basement - (with Big League, Royal Chant)

Sep 22 - Melbourne - The Gaso Upstairs - (with Big League, Tim Steward solo) Tickets

Sep 23 - Ulladulla - The Marlin Hotel - (with Royal Chant, Tim Steward solo) Tickets

Sep 24 - Sydney - The Great Club - (with Sounds Like Sunset, Royal Chant, The Finalists) Tickets

Sep 25 - Canberra - The Front - (with Royal Chant, Tim Steward solo)

You can find more details and updates in the events set up on our Facebook page

See you out there ...


New Album + Live Shows 

Our new album The Sky Is Blue is out now! You can check it out on the Music page on this site, where you can purchase it in digital or vinyl form. If you'd prefer, you can head over to our Bandcamp page, or listen on your streaming platform of choice.

In other exciting news, we are heading out on a bit of a tour of the Aussie East Coast, including featured shows:

Sep 16 - Brisbane - It's Still a Secret

Sep 22 - Melbourne - The Gaso (upstairs)

Sep 24 - Sydney - The Great Club

plus more to be announced

The Album Approaches 

So, the blog has been neglected, but we've been busy since the last communique. 

In May, we released the Disappear EP, check it out on the Music page, or on Bandcamp 

Sean's talented children made an awesome video for the title track, you can check it out on YouTube

The August 12 release date for our new album The Sky Is Blue is rapidly approaching. You can get a sneak peek at a few tracks (and preorder the digital or vinyl release, if you're so inclined) on Bandcamp

Also, watch this space for news about live shows!



New music coming in 2022 

So ... that all took a bit longer than we planned. Travel, day jobs, COVID, yadda yadda ...

But ... music is recorded, mixed and mastered, vinyl is in process, multiple releases are scheduled for 2022. Again we say, watch this space!

Stay Tuned ... 

Yes, things have been quiet since the Texas shows in March, but we are working on new material ... schedule isn't finalized yet, but keep your ears peeled for new music late this year or early next ...

The Valery Trails First Ever US Shows! 

Announcing ... the first ever US shows by The Valery Trails - an exclusive (i.e. there ain't that many of them) run of shows in Houston and Austin in March, coinciding with SXSW. 

Shows confirmed so far are as follows: 

March 13 - Houston - Down Under Sounds, at the Continental Club (7pm) 

March 14 - Austin - Dozen Street (Day Party) 

March 16 - Austin - Amigos Internacionales Showcase, Guero's (Day Party) 

March 17 - Austin - Cherrywood Coffee House (Day Party) 

To celebrate, we've released a sampler album for free download, including tracks from our three albums and one EP, as well as a previously unreleased version. 

You can get it here on Bandcamp 

Stay tuned for more details, set times, facebook events to RSVP to and (hopefully) more show announcements!

Quiet times 

Things are quiet at the moment in VTrails-land, with life and other projects intervening most inconveniently. However, there has been a start made on some new tunes and vague plans are afoot, so watch this space ...

SXSW 2017 

Once again, March has rolled around, which means SXSW! Andrew played a solo set at the 8th annual Down Under Sounds showcase in Houston along with some other great up and coming Aussie bands - The Coconut KidsThe Elliotts and Beth Brown, then headed to Austin to play at Dart Music International's annual day party, sharing the stage with a bunch of great bands from Austin and around the world, including The Band of Heathens and Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

So what's next?  Writing some tunes, watch this space for news of new material, hopefully by the end of the year ...

(photo credit - Tony Crigan)

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