About the Valves

This from the BBC series –

Recorded live at The Wee Red Bar (Edinburgh College of Art) on Friday October 18th 2019.
This is a six track limited edition release of 100 Digipac CDs. 
All new material and featuring full colour artwork including pictures from the gig.

More details and ordering from –

“Better Late” Debut album now released –

Available at some fine record shops – All Ages Records in Camden Town, Love Music next to Queen St Station in Glasgow, Elvis Shakespeare in Leith Walk in Edinburgh. Wall of Noise Haddington, Nat Records in Tokyo, Japan and Dirty Records in Göteborg, Sweden … more to follow

Also available on line at https://thesoundtracktoyourlife.co.uk/product/valves-better-late/

we are reviewed –

Pada speaks!



To contact the Valves, email themightyvalves@gmail.com or use the Facebook or Twitter pages (both called TheMightyValves) at the foot of the left hand menu

Pre-order now online at –

LPs will be sent out on 2nd March so you receive the platter at least 10 days before the official release date.

Edinburgh punk/new-wave band formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1979 after releasing  3 indie singles on Zoom Records and Albion Records. Extensively gigged in UK, Ireland and Sweden. Valves History


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 to our roots under The Valves (aka The MIGHTY 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.

coming soon – The PORTOBELLO RECORD Co. reissue series PORT004

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