Listen Up: VV Brown

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Listen Up: VV Brown

VV Brown

In a pop world rather obsessed with electro girls, VV Brown has somewhat got lost despite her bag full of brilliant songs. From the Monster Mash should have been #1 of 'Crying Blood' to new single 'Shark in the Water', her mix of 50s doo wop and modern pop has certainly pricked up our ears. Even if music doesn't totally work out for her (which it should) her sense of style and fashion hasn't gone un-noticed with her recent launch of the very cool-y named VV Vintage boutique. We grabbed five with the gorgeous star:

Hello VV Brown. Who are you and what are you upto?

A crazy girl who likes the quiet life, who would one day like to own a farm and a quad bike, is obsessed with music and creation and wants to fall in love with an arrogant mad hatter.

Whereabouts in London are you based?

West London now. Shepherds Bush. We moved the sheep from the east to the west and we shall miss Brick Lane but shall be happy that the commute will be less tiring.

What's brilliant and what's totally horrible about it?

I’ve yet to explore it but Westfields seems sterile and American, like a over polished stone. People seem a bit stuck up here but its near everything I do so, hey! Good side is our cottage is cute and old school with a garden so I can start gardening.

Where are you from originally, what does London do better?

I’m from Northampton. London allows me to be near to things for my music. I miss the town mentality though. Friendly and innocent.

What London location has been the most significant in your life so far?

East Walthamstow - the market, the bum cracks of builder men drinking tea and the rude boys on the corner shouting for your telephone number.

Give us your most awesome reason for why we should check you out rather than every other new artist out here?

I’m not doing electro, it’s different from what has been deemed the sound of 09. I don’t wanna get caught up in trends I just wanna make music.

What's your favourite London venue and why?

Tough one. A lot of venues are good associated to the memory we have of them in regards to a good gig. Barfly in Camden was mental, the Scala is quite cool..., Koko is nice...

Can you think of an unusual London location that would be amazing to do a gig at?

Outside the Houses of Parliament perhaps.

What other new London bands / artists should we be checking out?

I Blame Coco and Liam Bailey. Both are my friends and both are amazing and bringing out albums next year.

And finally what's your London secret?

Rowing the boats on the river in the park on a nice day with my little brothers, that is fun to me. Kids teach you a lot about yourself. Feeding the ducks with bread too and running into the pigeons.

'Shark in The Water' is on sale this week. Find out more about VV at her official site.

Last Updated 07 July 2009