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Vampire Weekend, Brixton O2 Academy

Vampire Weekend, Brixton O2 Academy

Preppy pop monsters shrug off artsdesk CD review to shine live

Vampire weekend: Pop Monsters?

The death at the weekend of Doug Fieger, the co-founder of The Knack, meant that melodic US pop had lost a fine exponent. But more than 30 years on from the eternal über-hit "My Sharona" the appeal of infectious hook-lined music lives on in the work of preppy foursome Vampire Weekend, who have made their name by mixing new wave revivalism with African beats, dubbing their style “Upper West Side Soweto”.

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