Lat year, LA duo Deap Vally were the latest buzz band to come out of LA, blessed with plenty of hype but yet to merit the rock press backslapping with any substantial material.
When we spoke to guitarist Lindsey Troy – just awoken from an in-car nap as she and drummer Julie Edwards travel from city to city as part of a non-stop touring schedule – things are a little different.
Backed by debut album Sistrionix, the band have been smashing head first through the summer’s major festivals – Glastonbury, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds, Lollapalooza and more – and they do so on the back of a truly crazy year.
“It’s been a real whirlwind,” Lindsey enthuses while slurping down a pick-me-up latte. “Playing with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was totally incredible. We’re huge fans of theirs, so it really was a dream come true to play with them.” Just how the Californian guitarist came to realise such dreams is high on the agenda, as MusicRadar chats with the blues-rock revival’s latest stars...