Second album from Vivian Girls "Everything Goes Wrong" did not create the sensation their 2008 debut did; mainly because it was the same formula repeated. And it lacked the breathless sprint that their eponymous 22 minute debut album had. However when the formula is this good ("short, sharp, and punky songs influenced by C-86, shoegaze, girl groups, and classic punk rock played with a ramshackle abandon and with no real musical chops" - Allmusic) why change?
I'm not expecting any future changes in musical direction for the Brooklyn trio of Cassie Ramone, Kickball Katy, and Ali. But you should make sure you catch their gritty lofi melodies now just in case they do decide to go all mature on us.
Vivian Girls play The Deaf Institute tonight with support from much-fancied boy-girl indie-poppers Veronica Falls and local lads Get Serious. Advance tickets just £8 here and here. Vivian Girls continue their UK tour until 24 January - dates here.
Everything Goes Wrong [BUY]
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