DEAP VALLY Is Dead! Long Live DEAP VALLY!

Daily electricity to load your batteries

8 October 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: Utterly cool female rock duo out of Los Angeles
Active: Since 2011 / 4 studioalbums (the ace collabarotive
one with The Flaming Lips last year, and the upcoming new
one included).

Recent work: Two EPs Digital Dream and American Cockroach,
featuring several guests, released this year. Put together it’s an
extra Deap Vally album to my ears.

New album: MARRIAGE
Out: 12th November 2021 – order info here

Deap Vally: “Being in a band is like being in a marriage: sometimes it’s magical,
sometimes it’s unbearably challenging. To reinvigorate that marriage we’ve made
album three a genre-bending experiment with new collaborators and instrumentation
that push the limits of what has previously defined us. Marriage’ is our musical Rumspringa,
if you will. We’re breaking free of the rigid creative constraints within which we previously existed (two members, two instruments, two voices). Writing with the calibre of musicians
that we did on this record was an unforgettable experience, and we’re so happy to have
the result of our creative rebirth eternalised in ‘Marriage’.”

The new LP also features a number of collaborations from the aforementioned
EPs, including songs with Peaches, KT Tunstall, and Warpaint‘s Jenny Lee.


(pic by Turn Up The Volume)

New single: MAGIC MEDICINE

”’Magic Medicine’ is a song five years in the making. Initially, a song about being high on what-have-you (body chemistry, lab chemistry, nature’s chemistry) the lyrics have taken on a new meaning in the era of coronavirus, a moment when more than ever we need a miracle cure to make it safe to have fun and feel free again.”

Turn Up The Volume: Deap Vally is dead! Long live Deap Vally! This year’s two EPs (see above) surprised us with other sonic sides of these two steamy sisters in rock. After 10 years they inject their bond with new musical challenges (mind you, I still go bonkers to their first two blues-rock albums). And here’s the first taster. A slo-mo synth-vaccinated groove with glimmering Lindsey Troy guitars all over it and Julie Edwards, as usual taking care of the solid backbone drum beat. And Troy‘s vocals and Edwards echoing voice in the back give the song an extra thrill.

Trust me, this magic medicine will protect you against post-lockdown blues.

Swallow right here…

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Sisters In Rock Arms DEAP VALLY Shoot Sharp On New Album ‘MARRIAGE’

Must-hear longplayers

29 November 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: Utterly cool female rock duo out of Los Angeles
Active: Since 2011 / 4 studio albums (the ace collaborative
one with The Flaming Lips last year, and the upcoming new
one included).

Recent work: Two EPs Digital Dream and American Cockroach,
featuring several guests, released this year. Put together it’s an
extra Deap Vally album to my ears.

New album: MARRIAGE
Released: 12th November 2021 – order info here

Deap Vally: “Being in a band is like being in a marriage: sometimes it’s magical,
sometimes it’s unbearably challenging. To reinvigorate that marriage we’ve made
album three a genre-bending experiment with new collaborators and instrumentation
that push the limits of what has previously defined us. Marriage’ is our musical Rumspringa,
if you will. We’re breaking free of the rigid creative constraints within which we previously existed (two members, two instruments, two voices). Writing with the calibre of musicians
that we did on this record was an unforgettable experience, and we’re so happy to have
the result of our creative rebirth eternalised in ‘Marriage’.”

The new LP also features a number of collaborations from the aforementioned
EPs, including songs with Peaches, KT Tunstall, and Warpaint‘s Jenny Lee.


(Halfway their marriage, 5 years ago in Amsterdam – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

DIY magazine/website says: “Deap Vally have never lacked swagger. Their riff-heavy combo has always seen them packing unending amounts of attitude, but on ‘Marriage’, it’s immediately evident that they’re striking out to a magnitude unreached so far… ‘Marriage’ is the sound of Deap Vally tapping back into what makes them tick, and lays the groundwork for their most exciting era yet. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: The message of Marriage is loud and clear: Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards are here to stay. Their musical bond is tighter than ever. Looking to the future they broadened their musical horizons impressively. Mind you, don’t expect a free jazz record. Deap Vally are still about rocking and rolling while tackling their demons with an intimidating vocal bravado, but in a far more varied way than before.

I hear eruptive echoes of Death From Above (Perfuction / Billions / I’m The Master), The Black Keys (Where Do We Go / Better Run), and early Deap Vally with a full-sound injection (Tsunami / Magic Medicine). And with Give Me A Sign (bringing Sparklehorse to mind) and the soul-stirring beauty of Look Away the couple shows their softer sonic side.

Trust me, after 10 years their matrimony is alive and kicking.

Singles/clips: Tsunami / Magic Medicine / Perfuction

– TSUNAMI –

– MAGIC MEDICINE –

– PERFUCTION –

Full album. on Spotify
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Best Video Clip Of 2021 – ‘MAGIC MEDICINE’ By DEAP VALLY

30 December 2021

The Los Angeles rock Amazons DEAP VALLYLindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) – released their third LP called MARRIAGE (one of Turn Up The Volume’ top 10 albums of 2021) last month, with fervid firecracker MAGIC MEDICINE as the lead-single.

Deap Vally: “Magic Medicine is a song five years in the making, born in Allen Salmon’s Nashville studio, and raised in Josiah Mazzaschi’s Cave Studio back in LA. Initially, a song about being high on what-have-you (body chemistry, lab chemistry, nature’s chemistry) the lyrics have taken on a new meaning in the era of coronavirus, a moment when more than ever we need a miracle cure to make it safe to have fun and feel free again.”

Warning: the accompanying video clip will make you high.
A great reason for Turn Up The Volume to name this video
‘the best of 2021’.

Roll the tape, ladies…

Get married here…


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DEAP VALLY: Facebook

Coming Soon… New 4-Track DEAP VALLY EP

New stuff in the pipeline…

27 January 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY (California)
Who: Two impressive queens – Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and
Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) – who pump up your adrenalin
with Led Zep inspired blues-rock and (lately) with starry-eyed
humdingers. One of my 21st Century top bands.

EP: DIGITAL DREAM
Out: 26th February

Info: After their surprising, but striking collaboration with
The Flaming Lips last year, the duo now recorded 4 songs
with favorite artists: Jenny Lee from Warpaint, Jaimie Hince
from The Kills, Katie Tunstall & Peaches, Soko & Zach Dawes

Recent shared single LOOK AWAY was
Turn Up The Volume‘s Pick Of The Day.

Stream/buy here…


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(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – DEAP VALLY Rock Out At Reading 2013

Memorable festival flashes from the past to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: Utterly cool led zep blues rock
ladies from the sunny state of California
Song: Baby I Call Hell  
Album: Sistrionix (2013 debut LP)
Festival: Reading, UK – 2013

Time to sweat

While you’re here check their brill
collaborative album with the awesome
Flaming Lips

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Bluesy L.A. Groove – Here’s Brand New DEAP VALLY Single ‘LOOK AWAY’

15 January 2021

Fresh from their surprising collaboration with the Flaming oddballs Lips, releasing one of the best albums of 2020 with Deap Lips, Los Angeles’ femejism twosome DEAP VALLY are back on their own. They have an EP planned for a 26th February release.

Ahead comes instantly sticking single LOOK AWAY feat. jennylee. A yearning love groove. A melancholic lullaby. A bittersweet symphony. Quite special and sonically quite different from their powerful trademark sound.

Picture myself on a hill
Picture myself in LA
Picture myself all lost in a moment of dreams
And I’m going to be
In your arms, it’s a holiday
In your arms, it’s a holiday
In your arms, it’s a holiday, holiday

Here we go…

Also on Spotify

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DEAP VALLEY: Facebook

(photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

Stay Home, Stay Safe And Watch All The DEAP VALLY Video Clips…

Clips that will impress your ears and eyes…

16 April 2020

If you’re tired of watching the telly whole day long in these surreal quarantine days
and you need some ace ass-kicking action then steamy Californian blues rock engine
DEAP VALLY, featuring guitarist/vox Lindsey Troy and drummer/vox Julie Edwards
is the real deal. The hottest, smokiest and coolest band of the past ten years released,
so far three albums. Debut full-length Sistrionix  in 2013, Femejism  in 2016 and the recent collaborative longplayer – one of the best of the year – with Oklahoma’s fairytale weirdos The Flaming Lips under the moniker of Deap Lips. Open your eyes and ears
and watch all their clips (new to old, hope I didn’t forget one). Right here, right now…

– THE PUSHER – (2020)

– GRUNGE BOND – (2018)

– POST FUNK – (2018)

– LIES – (2018)

– GET GONE – (2018)


– TWO SEAT BIKE –
(2018)

– CRITIC – (2017)

– JULIAN – (2017)

– TURN IT OFF – (2017)

– LITTLE BABY QUEEN – (2016)

– GONNAWANNA – (2016)

– SMILE MORE – (2015)

– ROYAL JELLY – (2015)

– BABY I CALL HELL – (2013)

– BRING IT ON – (2013)

– WALK OF SHAME – (2013)

– GONNA MAKE MY OWN MONEY – (2012)

BAD FOR MY BODY – (2012)

– END OF THE WORLD – (2012)

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The 5 EPs That Impressed TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Ears During The First Three Lockdown Months Of 2021

13 April 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: The two charismatic rock queens Lindsey
Troy
and Julie Edwards from the city of angels,
Los Angeles.

EP: DIGITAL DREAM
Released: 26 February 2021

TUTV says: Deap Vally invited their friends jennylee (Warpaint),
Soko, KT Tunstall, Peaches and Jamie Hince (The Kills). With such
an impressive cast you can’t get but 4 genuine gems: 2 soulful
ballads and 2 bluesy grooves. Top stuff! And a new EP is already
canned. Can’t wait. More info about American Cockroach here.

Listen/buy here…


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DEAP VALLY: Facebook

Artist: SERJ TANKIAN
Who: Frontman of noiseniks System Of A Down

EP: ELASTICITY – solo debut
Released: 19 March 2021

TUTV says: 5 sledgehammers with balls, perfect to start
insane moshpits with. Tankian still roars, rants and rattles
as if nothing else matters. Absobloodylutely noisetadtic!

Stream here…

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SERJ TANKIAN: Facebook

Band: ULTRA SUNN (Belgium)
Who: Cold/darkwave duo – Sam Huge and
Gaelle Souflet – from Brussels

EP: NIGHT IS MINE
Released: 5 March 2021

TUTV says: Combine D.A.F.‘s industrial vibes, Sisters Of Mercy‘s
gloom and doom hallucinations and Depeche Mode‘s pop-noir
thrills and you know it’s time for a dazzling house-lockdown-party.

Listen/buy here…


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ULTRA SUNN: Facebook

Band: REMINGTON SUPER 60 (Norway)
Who: Dream pop outfit created by songwriter
and producer Christopher Schou in 1998.

EP: NOUVELLE NOUVEAU
Released: 19 March 2021

TUTV says: Dream pop at its very best. Sonic melancholia for
the twilight hours with the sensual voice of Elisabeth Thorsen.
Imagine Mazzy Starr‘s wonderful Hope Sandoval wandering
at night in empty city streets while whispering her lullabies.

Listen/buy here…


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REMINGTON SUPER 60: Facebook

Band: INDOORSMEN
Who: Rowdy passion rockers from Chicago

EP: CLEANING HOUSE PT. 1
Released: 25 March 2021

TUTV says: Expect electrifying head-spinning rippers you
can play out loud to deafen your lockdown demons with.
But this Chicago gunslingers also show their moody blues
side on this excellent debut EP.

Listen/buy here…


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INDOORSMEN: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 5 Best EPs Of 2021 (So Far)

The 5 best of 2021 (so far) according to Turn Up The Volume’s ears…

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: The two charismatic rock queens Lindsey
Troy
and Julie Edwards from the city of angels,
Los Angeles.

EP: AMERICAN COCKROACH
Released: 18 June 2021

Turn Up The Volume: After the equal top-notch Digital Dream EP
Deap Vally shine again on this follow-up, with some help from their
friends. Put the two 4-track EPs together (I did) and you get nothing
less than the amazing amazons’ best album (so far)! A gloriously
varied and high-quality pop/rock/blues accomplishment. Please
come back to Belgium (asap)!

Stream/buy here…


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DEAP VALLY: Facebook
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Band: ULTRA SUNN (Belgium)
Who: Cold/darkwave duo – Sam Huge
and Gaelle Souflet – from Brussels

EP: NIGHT IS MINE
Released: 5 March 2021

Turn Up The Volume: Combine D.A.F.‘s industrial vibes,
Sisters Of Mercy‘s gloom and doom hallucinations and Depeche
Mode
‘s pop-noir thrills and you have the soundtrack for midnight
summer parties.

Listen/buy here…


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ULTRA SUNN: Facebook
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Band: EMPTY HEAD
Who: Up and coming hit team from Liege, Belgium. They cultivate the contrasts
and hold both the visceral intensity of Seattle’s grunge and the bewitching fever
of California’s desert rock. The resulting blatant firepower is then used by singer
Simon Galloy as a support for his dark and intimate lyrics, which evoke topics such
as dreams and delusion, introspection, and the anxiety of the passage of time.

EP: EMPTY HEAD
Released: 15 May 2021

Turn Up The Volume: From supersonic prog-punk-rock to towering primal screams
and psychedelic ax riffage, from mind-crushing paranoia and muscled turbulence to
swing moods emotions. Your ears will not feel the same again after listening to this full-headed whirlwind.

Check/buy EP here…


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EMPTY HEAD: Facebook
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Artist: NICOLE MARXEN
Who: Dallas-based musician and visual artist.
Known as one of the shiny dark innovators behind
acclaimed avant-garde pop band Midnight Opera.

EP: TETHER
Released: 26th February 2021

Marxen says “In many ways, it was a crucial first step in my own grieving
process and self-discovery as a songwriter. Being so rooted in showmanship,
I hadn’t explored such vulnerability in my work before. when I began to shift
my efforts inward, I found that my truth very much needed to be expressed.
The song serves as a reminder to hold space for myself.”

Turn Up The Volume: You actually can feel Nicole Marxen‘s pain of losing
her mother as titanic industrial synth wallops petrify your perplexed mind.
She wants to ease the gloom and doom impact of her dramatic loss so her
wounded heart and restless soul can breathe free again. Chelsea Wolfe is
around the corner, listening in the shadow.

Stream/buy here…


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NICOLE MARXEN: Facebook
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Artist: HANNYA WHITE
Who: Musician/modern art painter and video maker,
based in London creating an unusual combination of
the playful and the dystopian.

EP: NO PREVIEW
Released: 23 February 2021

Score: 4 love songs for those who want to explore the dark side of their
inner self by watching David Lynch movies. I’m sure Hannya White is one
of them. The way she infiltrates your worried thoughts with electro-scapes
boggles your psyche. It’s a puzzling experience. Expect the unexpected.

Chaotic music for chaotic people in chaotic times.

Listen/buy here…


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HANNYA WHITE: Facebook