Deap Vally employ a sound and style that’s been generally tagged as “masculine” mostly just because a good proportion of women choose not to make this kind of music. Troy on electric guitar and Edwards on drums (who met in a crocheting class in Los Angeles) receive comparisons to Jack White and Led Zeppelin on a regular basis. Perhaps the patriarchy is at fault for forgetting their more obvious predecessor though, the Wilson sisters of Heart.
Their music bears the same seamless defiance and blends two individuals through the channel of a single emotion. The aggression and dominance of Heart’s best known tracks “Barracuda” and “Crazy On You” is mirrored in Deap Vally’s debut through songs like “Creepfile” and “Walk of Shame”.