VIVIAN GIRLS Captains Rest, Glasgow, July 18 * * *

August 11, 2011

With minimal fuss and little in the way of fanfare, New York lo-fi punk trio Vivian Girls may have come across as unassuming as they did a quick line check before launching into opener Never See Me Again, but when it came to their music there was no holding back.

Although their output was often repetitive and vocal levels inconsistent and regularly obliterated by distortion, the trio’s energy and the immediacy of melodies on tracks like I Won’t Belong and Wild Eyes saw them through.

However it was the epic The Other Girls which stole the show with its dark twists and turns and extended psyche-tinged instrumental provoking the biggest response from a packed crowd.

Vivian Girls’ ‘I Heard You Say’

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