About the Valves

In Portobello

Edinburgh punk/new-wave band formed in 1976 (formerly called Sale – don’t ask) which was formed from the ashes of a pre-new-wave band called Angel Easy. Disbanded in 1979 after releasing¬† 3 indie singles on Zoom Records and Albion Records. Extensively gigged in UK, Ireland and Sweden.


Band members – and this is gospel – every other website seems to get confused by the multiple Gordons.

From left to right –
Ronnie Mackinnon – Guitar
Dave Robertson (aka Dee Robot) – Lead Vocals, Harmonica
Gordon (aka Pada) Scott – Bass
Gordon (aka Teddy) Dair – Drums


Reformed for a one-off reunion gig in December 2013 at the Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh.



As Dee is resident in Antwerp, recruited Joe Donkin (Cheetahs) on vocals, Gordon Mackinnon (AVO-8) on keys and Fergus Murray (guitar) and started playing Edinburgh gigs as the Valeetahs.


Back to a five-piece after Fergus left and as we’d run out of mash-ups involving the Valves and Cheetahs, decided to go back under the Valves banner.


Called ‘Punk Legends’¬† by the Scotsman. Honest…



Work starts on a vinyl only LP.
14 tracks, all previously unavailable,
recorded from 1977-1979. It’s taking time, but will be worth it.