Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oh Pep! - "What's the Deal with David?"

Photo by Ebru Yildiz
Comparing Melbourne's Oh Pep! to Tegan and Sara is an obvious choice. Both are female duos that play similar styles of music, but for me it's a more personal connection.

The first time I discovered Tegan and Sara was when they opened for Ben Folds at Clark University in 2000 (?). The performance was just them, and I assumed they were more of a folk duo. Sure their songs were poppy, but folk pop. Later when I heard "Walking with a Ghost" I was surprised to find out that they were much more pop than folk.

That's where I stand with Oh Pep! I first discovered them at the Green River Festival in 2016. They were playing a more folk based pop sound. I expected this when I heard their new single, "What's the Deal with David?," but the new song is almost pure pop. As I'm not the pop guy of the blog, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I still enjoyed the song. It's upbeat and impossibly catchy, even for the grumpiest of middle aged indie rock fans to enjoy.

You can watch the video for "What's the Deal with David?" below. I Wasn't Only Thinking About You..., the second album from Oh Pep!, will be out October 26 on ATO Records. It can be pre-ordered here. For more on Oh Pep!, check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the video.

Nov 02 - Supersonic - Paris, France+
Nov 03 - Botanique - Brussels, Belgium+
Nov 04 - MTC - Cologne, Germany+
Nov 05 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands+
Nov 07 - Molotow - Hamburg, Germany+
Nov 08 - Ideal Bar - Copenhagen, Denmark+
Nov 09 - Kantine am Berghain - Berlin, Germany+
Nov 11 - Chelsea Club - Vienna, Austria+
Nov 13 - Kranhalle - Munich, Germany+
Nov 14 - Mascotte - Zurich, Switzerland+
+with Middle Kids