Following the release of ‘Mooney Tunes’ last month, Oslo-based four-piece Veps return with new single ‘A Show Of Hands’. The track is the final preview ahead of their recently announced debut album Oslo Park – out November 18th on Kanine Records.

Produced by fellow Norwegian Matias Tellez (Girl In Red, Sondre Lerche + +) ‘A Show Of Hands’ is Veps at their finest; raw, infectious and packed to the brim with hooks. “It’s a song about loneliness,” the band said of the single. “It’s a tribute to all the people who don’t want the party to end. It’s about wanting to do more than just what you’re used to, but feeling like you’re missing a puzzle piece. The narrator of the song is desperately trying to get the others to understand that this is not the time to go home.” Listen To ‘A Show Of Hands’ HERE.

Continuing with the band’s roots in the DIY scene, the track comes alongside a homemade video from the quartet. Set at a party in guitarist Laura Dobson’s basement, the video follows the band as they struggle to find comfort, while not wanting to leave and return to daily life. “Throughout the night, while we became more lost, the stories of the other characters became more vivid,” the band said of the video. “Shifting the focus away from ourselves, the video finds itself at the core of a teenage party, capturing the experiences of everyone around.” Watch the video HERE.

2022 has so far seen highlights including the band’s first ever headline UK tour, which included a BBC6 Artist of the Week Spotlight, as well as playing a host of festivals both abroad and in their native Norway.

The girls have known each other since junior school but began playing music together at age 14. A series of DIY shows followed, and at a very young age, Veps (the Norwegian word for wasp) was formed. The band self-released two singles in 2019, and by 2020, they hooked up with Brooklyn indie label Kanine Records, releasing their debut EP, Open the Door in 2021.

And with songwriting skills beyond their years, Veps seamlessly blend a 90s indie aesthetic with classic pop hooks, into their own, fully formed sound. It’s not hard to see why Veps has become a buzz band both within and outside the borders of their native Norway.

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