Spotted in Brussels and Amsterdam – The Hottest Band on The Planet… DEAP VALLY!

Brussels 23 September
Amsterdam 26 September

WHAM BLOODY DAMN BAM! Right now DEAP VALLY is the hottest band on this troubled planet. On record AND on stage. Brand new, second, album FEMEJISM is, without a shadow of a doubt, a badass contender for powerhouse of the year. On their new fireball longplayer Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards rock in a far wider sonic territory like I already stuttered here in detail before. Richer in sound, in composition and in execution than their raw blues punk fueled debut Sistrionix (2013). Wait, don’t get the wrong idea, their candid emotions are as crushingly heavy and hard-hitting noisy as on their firstborn. Still proud to be very loud. But Femejism explores also other, more varied directions in grand style and with victorious result. A direct knockout actually. As we all know great bands excel because they move forward.

Goddess of hammer…

That’s what I told the Californian ladies – from the bottom of my heart – after their storming gig last week in Brussels, adding ‘Nick Zinner is a genius‘. Wrong! My information on the splendid sonic production of Femejism wasn’t right, obviously. A couple of days later, in Amsterdam, I learned more – from a singing source close to the band – about the album’s production efforts. It wasn’t a zolo zinner job as suggested here and there in the music press. It went actually something like this: Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ musical maestro had a chair in the studio next to the girls’ throne to work some striking things out together, with Lindsey and Julie canning Julian and Gonnawanna, two of the many highlights, just by themselves. Who’s genial now, JL? Case closed. In short, Deap Vally shine on many levels. As blossoming songwriters, as
sound explorers, as live performers and – the coolest thing – as remarkable human beings.

Raging borderline vox…

When Deap Vally hits the stage, you can sense their unstoppable desire to blow the roof of the place. Believe me, what you see is what you get. Heated passion, rowdy intensity and sweaty temptation. And what you hear is what you want to hear over and over again. Brick by brick. That’s why I went to Brussels and to Amsterdam to get my Royal Jelly treatment twice. And? They wake you up, they shake you up and they boost you up. Clenched blues rock dynamite incited by a quattro turbo engine! A Grand Prix race car going full speed after every slow turn. Brakes are for pussies, you know. They bash head-on, in your face, merciless, without looking back but always with a spark of love, burning love that is! They make everybody smile more.

Two nation army…

Like in Amsterdam when euphoric fans jumped on the podium during the second encore to dance and scream and to share high fives with the two nation army. Yes, drooling music junkies, this is what cracking live music is all about, this is what DEAP VALLY is all about!

Euphoria on stage in Amsterdam…

Now let’s have some ass kicking noise. First of all, newest smoking single GONNAWANNA

I know, temperature is going up real fast, let’s explode now with FEMEJISM in full glory…

LINKS: Femejism on iTunes – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

Deap Vally will play their last European date next Tuesday, October 4th, in Paris (hmm…
only a 4-hour drive…) and will start a series of concerts in their homeland with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 – holy cow, what a playbill – a week later…

Oct 11 House of Blues w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Cleveland, OH
Oct 13 House of Blues Chicago w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Chicago, IL
Oct 15 Myth w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 Desert Daze – Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 17 Ogden w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC Denver, CO
Oct 18 The Depot w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 20 Showbox SODO w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC Seattle, WA
Oct 21 Roseland w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC Portland, OR
Oct 22 The Masonic w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC San Francisco, CA
Oct 25 The Wiltern w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27 House of Blues Las Vegas w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 28 House of Blues w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC San Diego, CA
Oct 29 The Marquee Theatre w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Tempe, AZ
Nov 01 House of Blues w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Dallas, TX
Nov 02 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Austin, TX
Nov 03 House of Blues w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Houston, TX
Nov 05 The Masquerade w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Atlanta, GA
Nov 07 Fillmore w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 08 Terminal 5 w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – New York, NY
Nov 09 Terminal 5 w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – New York, NY
Nov 11 House of Blues Silver Springs w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Washington, DC
Nov 12 House of Blues Boston w/ DFA 1979 + BRMC – Boston, MA

Thank you, ladies…


All pics by JL – more here…


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