Ahead of their debut headline UK tour this month, Oslo’s VEPS return after a break through 2021with their bitter-sweet new single ‘Ballerina (Norah)’. The track is the second taste of new music since their debut EP Open The Door dropped last year. The track comes with another stunning lo-fi, self-directed video and is out now on Kanine Records. Listen to ‘Ballerina (Norah)’ HERE.
Recorded at Skogen Studios, Bergen and produced by Matias Tellez (Girl In Red), ‘Ballerina (Norah)’ is another beautifully vulnerable, hook filled track from the teenage four piece who continue to deliver with their raw, emotive indie-pop. “We all know somebody who at times speaks loudly about stuff they really don’t know well enough, but that we really love nonetheless,” the girls said of the track. “‘Ballerina (Norah)’ is a song about being blown away by the flaws of the people you hold close, and also about breaking through the armor we keep around ourselves.”
Speaking of the homemade, self-directed video VEPS said “We had a lot of different ideas for this video, and couldn’t really decide which one to actually make. The song is about being a bad dancer, so why not cast the four worst dancers we know to star in the video? We shot the video in Laura’s basement again, but this time without the cake and chocolate sauce. 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.
Writing music well beyond their tender years and equipped with their stunning debut EP, VEPS 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 will play their first UK headline dates in March 2022, kicking off with a show at The Louisiana in Bristol on 11th March and play London’s Sebright Arms on the 12th March. Tickets are available HERE.
Fri 11th The Louisiana, Bristol
Sat 12th Sebright Arms, London
Sun 13th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Fri 25th The Jacaranda, Liverpool
Sat 26th YES, Manchester
Sun 27th Headrow House, Leeds