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Six Things You Need To Know About Deap Vally

We delve into the minds of knitting, ass-kicking rock duo Deap Vally

“It doesn’t smell great, but it looks cool,” Lindsey Troy observes. The singer/guitarist, together with drummer Julie Edwards, are on a photo-shoot in one of East London’s graffitied side streets. Troy isn't wrong about the smell, but it does make a cool backdrop for this similarly cool duo.

Deap Vally look like LA hipsters. They sound like LA hipsters, with their nonchalant, dragged-through-treacle drawls and references to things like “being present”. But don’t dismiss them: they've just released one of this year’s best rock albums. Following their debut blast of noisy blues rock (2013’s Sistrionix), Femejism is an exhilarating blend of garage, surf rock and psychedelia, wrapped in straight-up, riffy rock’n’roll. Post-shoot we sit down with them in a Brick Lane cafe to find out more.

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