VEPS Release Raucous New Single ‘So Speak’

Watch Video HERE & Listen HERE

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 their raucous new single ‘So Speak’. The track is the second to be taken from their sophomore album Dedicated To, which comes out via Miktam Records/Universal Music on June 14th.


Produced by Marcus Forsgren and mixed by Matias Tellez (Girl In Red, Maisie Peters), ‘So Speak,’ is a pulsating, garage rock gem. “The track is our interpretation about how people act when they are arguing,” the band said of the track. “It’s about those times where you’re bickering with someone, and your counterpart is unwilling or unable to let go and say exactly what’s on their mind. It’s that feeling of what it’s like to be the only one screaming even though nobody seems to listen.”


Directed by Iver Eriksen, the video for ‘So Speak’ sees the band air out their pains as they deal with internal conflicts and frustrations. “What if, in ten years from now, we are world famous and have really let this all go to our heads? The video dramatises us, a couple of notches more neurotic and extreme than the true versions of ourselves, settling our differences in the boxing ring.” Listen HERE and watch the video 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 emotionally vibe filled ‘Say What?,’ 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)