The New Album – 16th September
July Live Dates inc London 28th July
Headline Set at YNot Festival 29th July
Smile More – The Single – Hottest Record In The World via Radio 1 / Annie Mac
DEAP VALLY, the Los Angeles duo comprising Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, return to the fray with their brilliant new album, Femejism, set for release via Cooking Vinyl on 16th September. Recorded in studios in Downtown Los Angeles and The San Fernando Valley, the album was produced by the band themselves and with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist Nick Zinner. The album is a welcome return from the group, whose rock debut, Sistrionix, landed to righteous acclaim in 2013.
Fresh from recent North American tours with Peaches and with Wolfmother, Deap Vally now head to the UK this summer for early album preview shows including their first London date in two years, at London’s Boston Music Rooms on 28th July, and to headline a stage at Derbyshire’s Y Not Festival. Tickets for the Glasgow, Manchester and London shows go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 8th June. Dates are:
Sat 23 JULY TRAMLINES FESTIVAL
Mon 25 JULY GLASGOW, Broadcast (Tickets)
Tues 26 JULY MANCHESTER, Night & Day (Tickets)
Thurs 28 JULY LONDON, Boston Music Rooms (Tickets)
Fri 29 JULY Y NOT FESTIVAL (Headline Set)
Smile More, the first single to be taken from Femejism, is one of the songs on the album to be produced by Zinner. Debuted as the Hottest Record in The World by Radio 1‘s Annie Mac last night, the single brings the band’s rock ‘n’ roll roots to the fore and gives a tantalizing glimpse of what fans can look forward to from the new record.
Deap Vally teamed up with Bosnian-born Canadian filmmaker and musician Nina Ljeti to make the music video for Smile More, premiering on The Independent with an interview with the band HERE. Julie’s baby, Mira, makes a cameo in the video – She happened to be on the set and was being watched by the band’s friend, Lauren, who also played percussion on Femejism. Nina spontaneously grabbed a few shots of them.
WATCH the video HERE.
LISTEN to Smile More HERE.
Femejism tracklisting: 1 – Royal Jelly // 2- Julian // 3 – Gonnawanna // 4 – Little Baby Beauty Queen // 5 – Smile More // 6 – Critic // 7 – Post Funk // 8 – Two Seat Bike // 9 – Bubble Baby // 10 – Teenage Queen // 11 – Grunge Bond // 12 – Turn It Off // 13 – Heart Is An Animal
About Deap Vally… Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards first met in a crochet class (no lie), and went on to melt faces and blow minds all over the world, touring alone and with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls, Marilyn Manson, Muse and Peaches, and playing festivals from Glastonbury to Austin Psych Fest to Splendor in the Grass around their 2013 debut, Sistrionix.
Lindsey Troy’s whiskey-soaked vocals and killer guitar riffs were chaotic, but found a degree of order in the heat of Julie Edwards’ drumming. After several loops around the world, they decided it was time for a gear shift. They took a risk, parted ways with their label (amicably so), and took the time they needed to regroup, working on their new record and even doing short stints as touring bass players in the interim: Lindsey in White Lung and Julie in JJUUJJUU. Julie founded a festival – Desert Daze – and has had a baby – Mira – in the time they’ve been “away”.