Originally published: The Stool Pigeon
For all the line-up changes and side-projects that surround the band, the Vivian Girls continue to turn out music at an extraordinary rate. With three albums in four years, the trio’s love for lo-fi pop, lacklustre hooks and joyless harmonies continues into Share The Joy. Seemingly more self-aware of their niche sound, rough-around-the-edges demure and inability to write a tune over two minutes long, the Brooklyn girl group have gone all upmarket and creative on their latest effort. Book-ended by two six-minute tracks, ‘The Other Girls’ and ‘Light In Your Eyes’, the record meanders like a drunk bouncing from pillar to post, with all the maudlin vocals made louder and clearer by their digital cleansing.