“I think people could look at us and make one assumption, and then when they see us play, that assumption will be shattered,” says Julie Edwards, Deap Vally’s drummer. “And that’s the beauty of it.”
Indeed there are plenty of assumptions to make about a female duo who on the surface of things are all wild hair, short shorts and lip-curling attitude. But this would not prepare for the sheer hurtling power of their music; the kind of inextinguishable ferocity that cannot be faked or fluked or phoneyed, that can only be hauled up from the guts.
“I knew before we even went in to that first jam it would be special,” says Lindsey Troy. “I could feel it. And I was happy being a two-piece. A big part of Deap Vally is that there are limitations, and we enjoy those limitations, but at the same time within those confines having no limitations. We like to push boundaries.”
Deap Vally released their debut album ‘Sistrionix’ in 2013. Recorded with producer Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta) in the band’s hometown, Los Angeles, the album’s 11 songs of visceral, heart-churning rock ‘n’ roll demonstrate why Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards are fast emerging as one of the most talked-about new bands on the planet.