Deux Furieuses = Two Furious Women
Deux Furieuses are Scottish vocalist/guitarist Ros Cairney and Greek/London-based drummer Vas Antoniadou. The agitated post punk duo formed in London in 2013 on a mission to comment on the world around them through their songs. Raised on a fiery blend of Irish and Greek music, ‘80s post-punk and ‘90s alt-rock, the pair also bonded over their love for early PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, and found in each other a rebel soul mate to reckon with.
The duo released debut album Tracks of Wire in 2016 to acclaim from Louder Than War, Q Magazine and Radio X’s John Kennedy, whose enthusiasm caught the attention of Frank Turner. All about heartfelt, political songs and an energised live experience which leaves the room buzzing, Deux Furieuses were invited to open for Frank Turner at London’s Roundhouse in 2017. In 2019 the band signed to Xtra Mile Recordings for the release of second album My War Is Your War, produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey). Shows to tour the album were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic but the band returned in 2021 to play on Frank Turner's The Gathering UK tour with an emotional Manchester Apollo show being a highlight.
In 2022, as members of Brix Smith (The Fall)’s all female band, the pair supported Killing Joke at Hammersmith Apollo in April and opened for Public Image Ltd on their recent UK tour including O2 Forum London in June 2022. Deux Furieuses were invited to headline Radio X X-Posure DJ John Kennedy's The Remedy in July, played Kendal Calling and LOUD WOMEN Festivals and completed a successful UK tour as main support to US hardcore band War on Women in August 2022. The band supported Brix Smith at The Lexington in October as well as playing in her live band.
Third album Songs From Planet Earth was released on 11th November via Xtra Mile Recordings and launched with a packed out headline show at The Lexington, London. Special guests Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine joined the duo on stage for three songs and Brix Smith sang a song with the band. Deux Furieuses then took to the road for a final four date run with label mates Skinny Lister to great reviews.
"They soon hit the crowd with a surprising high real energy and passionate performance. Just Ros on Telecaster guitar and Vas on drums, but boy could they produce a depth of sound.. A great punk feel to it, and by the end of their set we were all rocking. A great set, a band I’ll definitely want to see again. The Rescue Rooms were buzzing now and packed to the rafters."
LIVEWIRE Nottingham Rescue Rooms November 2022
"With only a drum kit and a Fender Telecaster, the two women filled the room! Ros’ lead vocal and lead guitar perfectly backed up by Vas’ backing vocals and her driving drums. I loved it! Punk, Post-Punk, Rock, Protest Singers, however you want to describe them, I thought they were great!" IN COMMON Bournemouth The Old Fire Station November 2022