Live Review

Reading 2012: Deap Vally, Festival Republic Stage

Catch them in the small stages while you still can because there is no way in hell they’ll be there for long.

Deap Vally are brilliant. Let’s just get any arguments out of the way right now. That recorded material that you’ve heard, that is nothing. Nothing, that is, in comparison to their live performance.

It is the third and final day of Reading, it is early, it is a Sunday, all factors that might make watching Deap Vally feel a little inappropriate. And, well, quite frankly it is.

They are the quintessential opposite of all things English. They are brassy, they are vulgar and they are half naked. They, for want of a better word, are brilliant.

Thrashing their way through their set with screeching vocals and determined drums, Deap Vally have the Festival Republic audience eating out of their hands.

Catch them in the small stages while you still can because there is no way in hell they’ll be there for long.

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