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are awfully awfully shit, right?
And apparently awful people too
I do like many of the bands which Vivian Girls are often associated with (Women, No Age, Abe Vigoda etc). But i think they are the wrong side of noise, experimentation, monotone vocals etc in that they can't actually play their instruments, sing and have an inability to write songs that sound different from one another
I was beginning to think I was the only one who doesn't think they deserve any of the attention they've been getting
argh, i saw them play at CMJ festival last october and honestly, i did not see what all of the fuss was about. my friend was like, "oh marie, i think you'll dig them, they have a my bloody valentine-esque feel to them." no. they reminded me of my shitty, all-girl high school punk band. the drummer is pretty decent (and sings, too) but the 2 front girls can't really play their instruments.
beneath all the noise there are actually some really nice melodic touches and they have a way with vocal harmonies akin to many of the 60s girl groups which I suspect is what their sound is really about.
I won't disagree with the fact that they come off quite badly in that interview though.
and I doubt they'll have a long shelf life (so they'll have to act like 'normal' people)
As i unfortunatly am a 'normal person' who makes friends in normal social situations and has been known on occasions to do something 'grose, like hit on a girl'
I fucking love them.
They come across not so well in that interview, though.
oh dear oh dear.
but they come across as awful, arrogant snobs in that interview. I'd much rather be a 'normal' person that be as judgemental and prejudiced as they clearly are.
but they've got some great songs. Tell The World and Where Do You Run To are superb, really good harmonies...
Didn't really 'get' them before but after seeing both of their sets at The Great Escape i now think they are great. ALSO, who are you to say that they can't play? I think that they are all great at what they do, it's not tech but who cares. ALSO x 2 they stayed with my friend and are really nice people so I disagree with all of the above.
Not amazing, but rattled along nicely, and was one of my favourites from last year.
As for whether they're really horrible or whatever in interviews, I don't really care to be honest. I'd lose about half my record collection if I cared too much about stuff like that.
Granted, they don't come across remotely well in that interview, but I really like their s/t album.
I talked to them a little after a gig and they seemed like perfectly nice, normal people... really enthusiastic about punk and music in general really.
Also they are brilliant live and I love the album... so yeah.
...thought they were cunts in that interview though.
1. One in the middle
2. One on the right.
3. Is that the time I should really be going...