The NYC punks on their fave things...

Cacophonous melodic punks Vivian Girls are heading back to these isles of ours later this month for a series of club shows and festival dates.

The New York trio’s self-titled album of last year was quite the critical hit – read the ClashMusic review HERE – and the band’s audiences in the UK have grown and grown since we caught them at their first-ever show here, at the Brixton Windmill.

Ahead of the band’s return to Britain guitarist and vocalist Cassie Ramone took our Culture Clash Extra Q&A…

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Vivian Girls – ‘Tell The World’

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The Wedding Singer. I never get sick of watching this movie.

I just read Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates - it was wonderful. I cried so much at the end.

Wavves' self-titled is an album I've been listening to a lot of lately.

‘Night Creature’ by Woods. It's really haunting and beautiful.

Television show or series
Friends, always.

Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn always has really rad shows up. They mostly feature outsider/DIY artists.

Holiday destination

Gig venue
The Bottletree Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama. This venue is cool, well-decorated, very hospitable to the bands, and has great sound.

Live band or DJ
We just played with the Black Lips and they are sooo good live!

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Find Vivian Girls on MySpace HERE and see them live in the UK as follows…

14 Brighton Po Na Na (Great Escape Festival)
15 Brighton Pavilion (Great Escape Festival)
17 London Brixton Windmill
18 London 93 Feet East
19 Birmingham Rainbow
20 Manchester Ruby Lounge
21 Glasgow Stereo
22 Leeds Library (Stag & Dagger Festival)
23 Nottingham Dot To Dot Festival
24 Bristol Dot To Dot Festival


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