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Return With New Single ‘Greetings From Peru’
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Sophomore Album Dedicated To Out June 14th
“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
Following the release of their beautifully frantic debut album Oslo Park in 2022, Norwegian alt-indie pop quartet Veps return with new single ‘Greetings From Peru’. The track is the first cut 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), ‘Greetings From Peru,’ is another infectious indie-pop earworm from the quartet. “’Greetings from Peru’ is a song written from when one of us was backpacking through South America, and figuring out what they really wanted back home,” the band said about the single. “It’s about how distance can make a picture much clearer, and sometimes the right amount of distance is halfway around the world.”
Self-directed and shot by the band in their hometown of Oslo, the playful video sees the band travel across land and water, from tram to the fjord, to deliver an important piece of news.
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’.
“While writing our second album we took most of the inspiration from the people we know and from the situations we saw them in,” the band said of Dedicated To. “The title comes from just that. It’s a thank you to all the people that inspire us. It was written in one of the most hectic phases we have gone through as a band, but we hope the progress we’ve made comes to show in the songs”.
Formed when the girls were 14 years old, Veps 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 stunning 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)