Return With Angry New Single ‘His Brother’
Debut EP ‘Open The Door’ Out Now
“The band was born out of friendship, with their playfully subversive songwriting fusing alt-pop with indie rock elements.” – Clash Magazine
“VEPS are leaning hard into a very rough and ready DIY aesthetic, and I am absolutely here for it.” – Far Out Magazine
“The hype is now theirs to own.” – The Forty Five
“There is no doubt that they will become Norway’s next international indie export, and in time can achieve a global breakthrough on the scale of compatriots such as Girl In Red and Boy Pablo.” – Bands Of Tomorrow
Following the release of their debut EP ‘Open The Door’ and a string of impressive festivals this summer, including The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Indiestad, Vill Vill Vest and By:Larm, Oslo’s VEPS return with their new single ‘His Brother’. The track, which is accompanied by another lo-fi, self-directed video, is out now on Kanine Records.
Raw, brutally honest and delicately vulnerable, ‘His Brother’ is an infectious, angst filled, post-breakup pop banger, produced by Matias Tellez (Girl In Red) at Skogen Studio in Bergen. “The track is an angry, but vulnerable song about jealousy, betrayal and love,” the band said of the song. “We wrote it together after a bad breakup. Although the song is written about a specific experience, it’s therapeutic for all of us to perform live.”
Very much continuing with their DIY ethics, VEPS also self-directed the video for ‘His Brother’. Filmed on an industrial estate outside of Oslo, the girls said of the video: “We wanted to match the song’s energy, so of course we had to smash some stuff. It resulted in a lot of splinters and almost-casualties, but we made it out alive! It probably wasn’t too safe, but it was a lot of fun. Don’t try this at home…” Watch the video HERE.
Hailing from the eastside of Norway’s capital, Oslo, VEPS have known each other since elementary school and began playing music together in middle school, aged 14. Although growing up with very different influences, the girls had a common sense as outsiders and while making a short film together decided to make an impromptu band. With Helena, Laura and June already accomplished at their instruments, Maja was assigned as drummer, she had never touched a drum set before, and VEPS was born.
Fast forward to 2021and the band, equipped with their stunning debut EP, have firmly planted themselves as one of the most exciting bands in Europe. While they finish up high school, VEPS plan to release singles as they build into their debut album, expected in 2022. Watch this space!
VEPS are Helena Mariero Olasveengen (keys/vocals), June K. Urholt (bass), Laura Dodson (guitar/vocals) & Maja B. Berge (drums)