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OH PEP! RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM STADIUM CAKE
ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR
"This album is miraculous"
'Filled with Magic
The Herald Sun / 4 stars
"Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs are the boss ladies now and you should all fall into line"
Beat Magazine / 4 stars
"Oh Pep! has constructed a killer release, between their refined harmonies and down home sound, the duo has outdone themselves"
"Equal rations gutsy, charming, intricate and smart"
ORDER STADIUM CAKE HERE
Oh Pep!'s incredible debut album Stadium Cake is out today through Barely Dressed Records - and already it's been the subject of praise around the world.
Village Voice pronounced it "fast, boisterous and baroque, a statement of intent that highlights the groups ambition to be more than just a folk act" while Rolling Stone exclaimed that it was "faultless folk-rock".
Stadium Cake showcases the uniquely compelling collaboration between Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, who were drawn together back in high-school by virtuosic musicianship and a shared love of songwriting without boundaries.
Hally and Emmerichs decamped to the wilds of Halifax, Nova Scotia to record the album with producer Daniel Ledwell. They celebrated the culmination of those sessions by swimming across the stunning Lake Echo, which neighbors the studio.
"One thing Dan won't let you do in a studio is overthink, which is beautiful because it made it really fun and creative," Hally says. They wanted to be completely open to new ideas and approaches, and to not confine themselves to preconceived notions of how the music should be made. The result sees them take the folk music of their previous EP's to some truly breathtaking sonic heights on the new record.
That Emmerichs and Hally were able to create a record of such inventiveness and imagination with not much more than folk instruments led Paste Magazine to dub the album "truly miraculous". A sense tension and release stitches together the lyrical tapestry of Stadium Cake. It's heard in the chorus of lead single Doctor Doctor "I know what I want and it's not what I need" and in the textured crescendos of Tea, Milk and Honey.
Oh Pep! have been bringing their recordings to the stage for years, first trekking around Australia and then touring internationally since early 2015. They've performed at CMJ, SXSW and Nashville's Americana Music Festival, and for Seattle's KEXP and NPR's Tiny Desk. Now, fresh off tours with Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Lake Street Dive, and shows at Primavera and The Great Escape, Oh Pep! will continue to tour the album throughout the world for the rest of 2016, playing shows across Australia this September.
OH PEP NATIONAL TOUR
Wednesday 7 & 8 September / BIGSOUND / Brisbane
Friday 9 September / HOWLER / Melbourne
Friday 16 September / THE BASEMENT / Sydney
(More dates to be announced soon)
Tickets at ohpep.com
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