VEPS Release New Single ‘Say What?’

Sophomore Album Dedicated To Out June 14th

The hype is now theirs to own”- The Forty Five

VEPS are leaning hard into a very rough and ready DIY aesthetic, and I am absolutely here for it” – Far Out Magazine

“The band was born out of friendship, with their playfully subversive songwriting fusing alt-pop with indie rock elements” – Clash Magazine

Rising Norwegian alt-indie pop quartet Veps release new single ‘Say What?’. The track is the final drop ahead of their forthcoming sophomore album Dedicated To, which comes out via Miktam Records/Universal Music on June 14th.

A throwback to the beginning of the century, the track is an emotionally driven ear worm. “‘Say What?’ is a tune about waiting for a special someone,” the band explain of the new single. “We tried to describe the variety of feelings you have whilst falling for someone. Using different communication devices in the lyrics, we tried to emphasise how impatient you can feel when you’re waiting for someone to reach out,” Listen to ‘Say What?’ HERE.

Veps deliver another collection of indie pop bangers on second album Dedicated To. Finding a sound with a new sense of maturity and freedom, the band haven’t strayed far from their raw, DIY ethics on the LP. Opening with the beautiful, piano driven track ‘Break & Entry’, the album includes raucous new single ‘Greetings From Peru,’ the jagged, dark synth popper ‘For Thirsty Dogs’ and future live favourite ‘So Speak’.

Formed when the girls were 14 years old, Veps, now 20 years old, have already achieved more than they could have imagined at that age. Releasing their debut EP Open The Door to acclaim in 2021, the band followed with their beautifully frantic debut full length Oslo Park in 2022. Already ticking off a plethora of international festivals including The Great Escape, Reeperbahn and Stag & Dagger, as well as Norway’s biggest festival Øyafestival, Veps completed their debut UK headline tour in spring 2022, culminating with a headline date at Sebright Arms in London.

Now signed to new label Miktam Records/Universal Music and with a craft of song writing well beyond their tender years, Veps, with their seamless blend of 90s indie aesthetic with classic pop hooks, are ready to take 2024 by storm.

Veps are Helena Mariero Olasveengen (keys/vocals), June K. Urholt (bass), Laura Dodson (guitar/vocals) & Maja B. Berge (drums)