Everything Goes Wrong by Vivian Girls

Released barely a year after their self-titled debut, 2009’s ‘Everything Goes Wrong’ is the second studio album from Vivian Girls. In the same spirit of ramshackle, single-take explosions of Ramones energy, punky wiriness and indie-rock melody as that aforementioned debut, 'Everything Goes Wrong' doubled down on the aesthetic that divided critics so much at the time.

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Everything Goes Wrong by Vivian Girls
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9/10 Brett 12 August 2009
Who doesn't love Vivian Girls? People who are BAD AND WRONG. Bad, wrong people who will be gutted that they're back with their second full-length, convincingly building on their sterling debut with a maturation in both sound and songcraft (in a good way, not the usual 'euphemism for despicable dullness' way). Everything's produced with just that little bit more space and definition while retaining the 'rough around the edges' impression so crucial to their appeal.. Guitars fuzz in the midrange, the melodic bass thuds along beneath while up above are the out-of-tune harmonies of The Shaggs after they signed to Motown.. If only they had. As far as the songs go, you get the impression of a band completely at ease with itself and willing to push out of their comfort zone a little without totally compromising what made people love them in the first place: those punchy, fat-free punk-wop nuggets. Particularly noticable is that they're stretching out a little from what we're used to (although the longest track still doesn't even reach four and a half minutes), with the band interplay - and in particular the Greg Sage-y guitar - in the longer efforts putting that Wipers influence even more to the fore. If you want a previous reference point for the quality and confidence shown here, I reckon 'Tell the World' is a pretty good one and although none of the tunes really stand out the way that one or 'Where Do You Run To?' did, there's a broodier, more vague feeling here that I'm pretty into. If push comes to shove, at this early stage we reckon Everything Goes Wrong betters their first LP (and lord knows that one got enough love in here) and I'm fully expecting it to be making appearances in our 'top tens' at the end of the year!



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