The Cluny presents:



  • Date: Mon 18 Mar 2024
  • Venue: The Cluny
  • Advance tickets: £15.00
  • Doors: 7.30pm

While studies have been conducted aiming to understand the science behind music, our

inexplicable ability to tap into the emotions of another human being by way of

arrangements of sonic frequencies still seems a bit like magic. LA’s Death Valley Girls have

always sought to wield that magic like ancient mystics, creating psychic bonds with willing

ears through the medium of their fiery rock n’ roll. On the surface, previous albums like Glow

in the Dark and Darkness Rains were rowdy mash-ups of early American punk, sun-baked

psych rock, and proto-metal fire-and-brimstone guitar worship, yet there was always an

undercurrent of some kind of strange, celebratory communal ritual in their music. With their

latest album Under the Spell of Joy, the band dives even deeper into that magical cosmic


The album title Under the Spell of Joy comes from the text on a t-shirt from San Diego heavy

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