Grunge inspired trio Vaureen grew up with the sound of the nineties to help them become what they are today. Their name is a play on words from the French word “le vaurien” which translates, roughly, to something no good or something deviant. Vaureen started as a duo of solely females, Andrea and Marianne, who met in 2011 where they were working at a digital agency in New York City, in which they quickly became close friends with their similar music taste.
The band was inspired by similar musicians like The Breeders, PJ Harvey, and Witch. They take their time when writing their music for Vaureen, as Andrea states; they aren’t writing pop music for everyone to listen to, they write something more deep or nasty that has some form of necessity.
In 2015, they introduced a male to the all-female band, drummer Cale who helped them release their EP on their own titled “Dirty Floor” which lead to a record single at Converse Rubber Tracks, in which this lead to their EP “Violence”. “Violence” is more of a broader exploration of what the band of capable of with different tones and vibes and a different mood to the way Andrea writes. Although, she likes everything to be very black and white without getting too technical and keeping everything basic yet bringing in their version of grunge-rock to the twenty-tens.