“Like an adrenaline stab through your dirty black heart, these Dallas degenerates are a sonic smear of bloody kisses and sleazy riff-n-roll.” – Dave Glessner, Edge Magazine.
Drawing their influences from rock, punk, alt-metal and glam, The Valentine Failures emerged from the debris of a crumbling Dallas music scene in the summer of 2005. Having crossed paths a number of times from playing in different local bands, Justin (vocals, guitar) and Wayne 15 (drums) decided to abandon mediocrity and sterile music. The like minded pair teamed up and instantly realized that their musical chemistry was effortless. An exhaustive search for a guitar player shortly followed.
Sitting at the bar during a show, Justin and Wayne met Dillon (guitars, vocals). After some crafty manipulation, chased by a number of drinks the eccentric guitarist agreed to audition.
TVF were still an embryo, but much closer to being complete. Songwriting intensified, and with Dillon in place, the signature dark sound started to develop—however, the guys were still lacking the final number to the equation. Enter Bombs (bass, vocals).
Having responded to a classified ad, Bombs became an integral part of TVF. With his aggressive and borderline demonic punk intensity, Bombs was the missing piece to The Failures’ puzzle.
The guys threw some songs together and self-released the debut five song EP Hearts, Halos, Hate.”
“Hearts…” significantly expanded the band’s exposure leading to strong reviews from notable critics, and firmly established TVF as a force. With the EP under their belt, TVF quickly matured from a local Dallas band to a regional touring act. Traveling and playing regularly throughout surrounding states, the band’s following grew rapidly resulting in headlining local venues, strong turnouts, securing opening slots for national acts and rocking a showcase at the 2007 SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Despite gaining the band recognition and tattooing their name in the heads of many rock-n-roll starved fans, they had outgrown the EP. In May 2007 TVF turned their focus on to recording their first full-length release, “Light’s Out in Suicide City.”
Released on August 17, 2007 to a sold out show at Reno’s Chop Shop in Dallas, TX, “Light’s Out…” is 36 minutes of seductive, sleazy, dark, up against the wall, hold your breath rock-n-roll.