Deap Vally

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Deap Vally
Deap Vally 2014.jpg
Deap Vally in 2014
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock, blues rock, garage rock, heavy metal
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Cooking Vinyl, Island, Communion
Website www.deapvally.com
Members Lindsey Troy
Julie Edwards

Deap Vally are an American rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2011. The group consists of Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums and vocals).[1] They have released two albums, an EP and a number of singles. Both albums reached the UK album chart.[2]

History[edit]

Deap Vally formed in 2011 and is made up of Lindsey Troy and of Julie Edwards originally from San Fernando Valley, California. Edwards was a member of The Pity Party, while Troy was performing in Los Angeles as a solo artist.[3] Edwards met Troy at a crochet class in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.[3]

Deap Vally in 2013

In July 2012, they released their first single, "Gonna Make My Own Money", on Ark Recordings,[4] while they made their London debut in the same month. In August 2012, the band signed to Island Records,[5] while they played the Latitude and Leeds and Reading Festival during the summer. Their first single on Island/Communion, "End Of The World", debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1 on October 3, 2012, and the band played the BBC Radio Rocks Week with a live concert from London's Maida Vale Studios on October 24. Their debut album was recorded at Infrasound Studio, San Pedro, Los Angeles with Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta).[1]

In November 2012, they supported the English band The Vaccines on their UK tour. They opened for English rock band Muse in Finland, Germany and the Baltic states.

In April 2013 the duo released the four-track EP "Get Deap" produced by Lars Stalfors.[6][7][8] In May 2013, they appeared on BBC2's Later With Jools Holland. In June 2013, they appeared at the Glastonbury Festival and Bonnaroo Music Festival.[9]

Deap Vally's debut album named Sistrionix was released under Island Records / Communion on June 24, 2013.[10]

In early 2015 they opened for Marilyn Manson during the Hell Not Hallelujah tour. In October 2015 they opened for Peaches during the Rub Tour. In early 2016 they opened for Wolfmother during the Gypsy Caravan tour. In mid 2016 they started opening for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers across Europe.

In early 2016, they left their record label with Island.[11] The second album Femejism was released on September 16, 2016, it was produced by Nick Zinner.[12]

Style[edit]

Deap Vally have been described as "a scuzzy White Stripes-meets Led Zeppelin rock and roll duo"[3] who play "hard-riffing blues-rock".[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EP[edit]

Get Deap (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • "Gonna Make My Own Money" (July 2012) on Ark Recordings
  • "End of the World" (November 19, 2012) on Island/Communion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "Deap Vally | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  2. ^ "DEAP VALLY | Official Chart History UK". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b c Geoghegan, Kev (September 24, 2012). "Deap Vally planning 'all out assault' on rock music". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  4. ^ Smith, Emma (31 July 2012). "Deap Vally". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  5. ^ Bakshi, Brandon (September 3, 2012). "Deap Vally sign to Island Records/Communion". musicweek. 
  6. ^ Kivelon, Adam (April 10, 2013). "Album Review: Deap Vally – Get Deap! EP". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Deap Vally - Get Deap! EP". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Get Deap!". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Glastonbury 2013 - Line up". BBC. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  10. ^ a b Leggett, Steve (2013-06-24). "Sistrionix - Deap Vally : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  11. ^ "PREVIEW: Deap Vally @ Concorde 2, 21/09/16 - The Verse". The Verse. 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  12. ^ Collini, Eleonora (2016-08-17). "Deap Vally // Interview". London In Stereo. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  13. ^ Lester, Paul (2012-06-19). "Deap Vally (No 1,291)". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 

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