The Very's music is inspired equally by brooding teen angst and nostalgic cool. Formed in 2009 by principal songwriters and romantic pairing Phil and Lex, the duo had a musical vision of catchy, retro-modern tunes that were to be both dark and fun. Sick of the modern offshoots of 90's grunge, they focused on composing anti-power chord rock songs. Their vision became reality with the addition of rhythm section rebels Diana and Gigo (who also happen to be bandmates in the world's only Johnny Thunders tribute). Today The Very's sound is full of elements from the past and present with a wide range of influences, from the Pixies to the B-52's. The Very's lyrics, which are generated organically according to the mood of the music, are playful and purposely nonsensical, but deeply passionate, edgy, and clever enough to keep you interested and wanting more.