There hasn’t been a dose of girl power quite this strong since the Spice Girls. California based Deap Vally ooze sex appeal and attitude, their music would make the One Direction boys quiver in their boots and they achieve all this through sheer talent.
I discovered these power houses of rock at last year’s Reading festival, playing the modest Festival Republic stage. The girls appeared scantily dressed with all guns blazing, quite a shock to the system for a Sunday afternoon in an English field. Their whole presence and pure power captivated me. The raw ‘End of the World‘ closed this anthemic set brilliantly.
When I found out that they were supporting The Vaccines on their Autumn tour I was ecstatic to see them again. However, due to a mix up with set times, as we arrived just before 8pm the girls were playing their final track, the aggressive ‘Lies‘. The girls were soon picked up by BBC Introducing who started championing their early singles last summer, this helped secure them bookings for high profile festivals such as Latitude. Their reputation has grown substantially since, as this year they will play Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and T in the Park.
Their sound has been described as a scuzzy White Stripes. There is a real emphasis on the blues rock influence throughout their first releases such as the infectious ‘Gonna Make My Own Money‘. The girls not only have skill with their instruments, but are intelligent songwriters and have knowledge of melody and hooks to boot. The construction and composition of new single ‘Baby I Call Hell‘ is spectacular, the memorable chorus meaning it’s radio friendly without losing the delicious grit that makes this band really stand out. Their debut album Sistrionix is released on Monday and is sure to be packed full of independent, male hating grunge rock gems.
Bored of The Saturdays etc? Try this alternative girl group, they won’t disappoint.