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


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)

New Music!  

It took a bit longer than we planned, but new music is finally here.  The album Chameleon Bones will be released on August 5, and the first single, OK is out now and available for free download, on this site or on Soundcloud. You can also check out the lyric video:

Follow us on Facebook for the latest news as we get closer to release day.

Live shows! 

As I write, things are back to their natural order, with the band once again separated by the Pacific Ocean, after a great few weeks in Queensland where we played the First! Ever! live Valery Trails shows.  Some more video may surface, but for now, here's proof at least that we actually managed to pull off this unlikely feat:

Thanks to the good folks of Brisbane, Nambour and Toowoomba (and those who came from further afield), it was great to meet you and make some noise for you.  People of the US, hopefully we can bring some live VTrails action to your shores at some stage.  People of other nations - honestly, it's going to be a bit tricky to get to you, but let us know if you have any ideas.

Big love to the awesome Suicide Swans, The Stress of Leisure and Morgan Hann who were excellent line-up-mates, I highly recommend checking them out.

In honour of the inaugural live shows, we released a single - In Your Heart (from Buffalo Speedway), complete with two previously unreleased "B-sides".  You can download it at our Bandcamp page: In Your Heart

Also check out the video, where we break our longstanding "no band members in music videos" policy:

Last but not least, work is well away on album number three, watch this space for further developments.


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