The Valley, who formed in early 2005, were a Sydney quintet. The Valley became signed to Crusade Records in late 2005 and released "A Small Misunderstanding Leads To Disaster" in February 2006, and their follow up EP, "Burning At The Mistake" released in late 2006.
The Valley have toured nationally including a 3-month tour, with The Bleeders, I Killed The Prom Queen, Gyroscope (band), Horsell Common, Behind Crimson Eyes, Carpathian (band) and The Hot Lies. In addition, The Valley were the supporting act to Anberlin on their 2006 Australian tour, and the supporting act to UnderOATH on their recent Australian tour.
dB Magazine called the electrifying experience "Truly breath-taking". Following the tour, The Valley had a break to write new material and record Burning At The Mistake.
The Valley headlined their first national tour with The Amity Affliction and appeared at Soundfest 2006 in Canberra with "From Autumn To Ashes, The Bled and Parkway Drive. The Valley's EP "Burning At The Mistake" debuted at # 12 in the Australian Singles Charts, staying in the top 20 for two weeks.
The Valley recently returned home from a successful tour over in New Zealand, playing to thousands of people over the two week tour.
The Valley recently left Crusade Records / Modern Music Sony BMG and travelled to the USA in June 07 to showcase to some high ranking record labels, upon return to Australia in December 07, The Valley announced that the band is no longer, and each member is going onto other things. Currently James Taylor is playing in a band in Brisbane, Tim Glastonbury is starting up a christian metal band, Wayne Presley is playing in Dangerous from Adelaide, and Shaun Pretorius has started his own band called The Closer who is releasing album songs end of February.