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Condiment combat, waterbeds and rock’s continuing gender gap – it’s EP018 with Deap Vally!
Lindsey Troy is the frontwoman and guitarist of LA duo Deap Vally. The two-piece (completed by drummer Julie Edwards) are known for extra-chunky rock riffs, screeching soul vocals and a live presence that strays just shy of possession.
"Girls should be able to feel when they grow up that they can be sloppy and rowdy and make noise. I think that's really important."
Their two albums - 2013’s Sistrionix and recently completed second effort Femejism (due 16 September) - offer a powerful counterpoint to the unedifying stereotype of the victimised female singer/songwriter. Instead this is music about taking control of your own destiny: being someone that makes things happen and takes ownership of their actions, good or bad.
Troy’s musical beginnings (in a mall-touring Jewel-influenced teen pop act with her sister) have led her to reclaim music for herself with a sincere passion in later life. Matt sat down with Lindsey to discuss her high school heroics, sibling pop misery and breaking the valley girl stereotype.
Deap Vally's second album Femejism is due 16 September on Cooking Vinyl.