'Waiting For Something to Happen' sees Veronica Falls emerge as one of the most potent and affecting, fully-formed indie guitar pop acts we have around. Beautifully mature and poignant, this marvellously assured second record sees the band throw off the casually morbid references to elegantly distill the essence of an aimless twentysomething existence – the collective anxieties, tension and confusion of moving from adolescence into fully fledged adulthood – into a set of immaculately conceived, perfectly wrought pop songs.
Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin match their ability to blend a mix of freewheeling '77 punk with vintage sunny Southern California melodic rock and roll; creating blindingly bright hooks and dark heartfelt lyrics about love, loss, and the crazy fun moments in between. Raised up deep in the San Fernando Valley, their suburban isolation nurtured the girls creativity, as they started making their own music at a young age. Sneaking into punk shows over the hill in Hollywood, they grew up to become teenaged underground staples at all-ages Downtown DIY venue, The Smell. On the heels of three well-received singles comes Ride Your Heart, the bombastic debut album.
Virginia Wing chime in on the established dialogue between the popular and the avant-garde. To some extent the London based four-piece are happy to walk the well furrowed ground of influence: the ring modulated detachment of White Noise, the rhythmic propulsion of Can and the oblique endearment of Robert Wyatt are all appreciated points of reference.
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