Boomkat Product Review:
Everything Goes Wrong took Vivian Girls twice as long to make as their debut album, meaning they clocked up a whopping six days of studio time recording these songs. The fact that the album was turned over so quickly (with many of the tracks being laid down in single takes) preserves the raw immediacy of that high-impact first LP. Thankfully, the girls don't seemed to have smoothed over those much-loved rough edges, preserving the punk potency of their earliest output and bathing the whole thing in a glow of '60s girl group reverb. Since they first hit the scene there have been countless records that deployed similar aesthetic tactics, and the lo-fi boom has well and truly reached saturation point, yet something sets Vivian Girls apart from the bedroom-bound fuzz and splutter of their various peers: the swift one-two of 'Walking Alone At Night' and 'I Have No Fun' might lack a certain amount of finesse and technical accomplishment, but they exude the timeless spirit of joyful pop music - that teamed with the relentless, biting brightness of the band's sound on record makes for a truly winning formula.