Deap Vally at Epic Dalston
Rock and roll duo Deap Vally inflamed Epic Dalston in a secret gig that travelled through their latest album Femijism, with some tracks off their previous record, Sistrionix.
The American band has been creating increasingly interesting sounds since 2011. Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards attempt to talk about a range of topics on Femijism, including expectations on women, society’s values and general life experiences, all glazed with a touch of humour.
The atmosphere, and the venue charged with smoke and pink neon lights, felt like a mix between a late 60s rock gig and a modern grunge scene with Troy and Edwards rocking some good melodies with their drums and electric guitars.
The rawness of the pair’s lyrics and their punk-rock style comes through in their performance, and it especially stands out in tracks from their latest album. The couple self-financed Femijism in 2016 in a time when they were changing labels, and that turned out to be not only challenging, but liberating and refreshing, with the duo producing as a result a truthful collection of songs. Among the ones Epic Dalston’s audience got to enjoy were Smile More, the most straightforward of the bunch, Julian, a pure rock-satire and Walk of Shame, all submerged in some loud and shaking vocals.
Deap Vally proves that garage rock is still alive, and more vivid than ever. With some of the most shamelessly energetic tunes created in years, the duo doesn’t disappoint by revisiting the best alternative rock of the last decades and transforming it into a fun – sometimes uncomfortable – statement.
Photos: Nick Bennett
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