Local. Independent. Alternative.

Staff/Blogs

Deap Vally Interview with Richie T Richie T |
10/03/2013 | Filed In:

Deap Vally Interview with Richie T

Share this with friends:

Deap Vally

Lindsey Troy

Listen Here

Eating gummy worms over the fire

We went camping last night by the beach. It was really awesome…We did a campfire…we didn’t do s’mores we did gummy worms. I was craving something fruity!

The spelling of “Deap Vally”

I guess when we came up with the name, we felt like the normal spelling kind of looked like maybe it would be a country band or something like that. That’s not what we are so we decided to change it up, you know, in the tradition of rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Def Lepard, you know.

The U.K. embracing Deap Vally

It is an interesting phenomenon for sure. I mean I know that a lot of artists experience that, you know like most artists are more popular in one part of the world than another. It just happens. It just so happened that it worked out that way that we started getting really busy in the U.K. and spending a lot of time over there and then eventually Europe as well.

Catch on, U.S.!

I just think that they [Americans] don’t know about us yet. They’re starting to find out. We got to play some really great festivals this summer in the states. Like, as you said, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo. It’s such a big country and you have to put in the time just geographically where it’s gigantic, gigantic nation. I guess it’s probably a lot harder for everyone to find out about you. In the U.K. it happens so quickly, really, ‘cuz it’s such a small place.

***

We make a joke about it. We’re like maybe we should name our next album “Regional Fame”. You know? You can be known in one place and then go to another place and return to anonymity which is kinda nice. I think it’s witty.

“The Chick Band Thing”

No one’s ever said it quite like that. I mean sure, we constantly are answering questions about what it’s like to being a female in the music industry. I think that’s part of what’s maybe unusual about us. I mean I think there are so many female musicians, there’s probably not enough and there should be. There should always be more. I think part of what strikes people about us is that we’re playing really heavy music and we’re also kind of playing, like there’s an element of “sleeziness” about our music in the sense that - it’s like in the tradition of Rock ‘n Roll. In that sort of like classic rock, sleezy tradition. And I think that people aren’t that used to hearing that from women. I think some people love it and then there’s other people who probably feel really uncomfortable by it. But that’s ok. It just basically comes down to people who are prudes and people who aren’t prudes.

Single: “Walk of Shame”

Walk of Shame was one of the last songs that we wrote for the album. It just came out really quickly. We’d had the idea for that concept of that song and then we just jammed it out and wrote it just real quick. It’s just meant to be like a really sort of direct, powerful, anthemic message. It’s taking this concept – walk of shame – that most people have that experience at some point in their life and kind of turning it around. Making it a walk of pride versus a walk of shame. I think everyone can relate to it, men and women. Maybe not prudes. Maybe prudes can’t relate to it, but I think they want to. I think they’re gonna break out.

Debut Album “Sistronix” out on October 8

It’s about time! If it was like totally up to us we would’ve released it in the states a long time ago but you know these things are complicated.

Listen Here


Sponsors

Useful Links:
Utah Car Deals

X96 (KXRK)
50 W. Broadway, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Terms of Use | EEO Report | Jobs | Copyright Policy | Privacy Policy | General Contest Rules  |  Copyright © 2010 - 2014 KXRK & Broadway Media