…you can try, SINGLE: VEPS – Ecstasy
by Walter Price
To repeat the sacred words spoken so long ago by the pop-poet Cyndi Lauper, “Girls just wanna have fun…”. And the recent single, “Ecstasy”, by Oslo’s 4-piece power-pop outfit VEPS, is gonna have ya buzzin’ in no time. A lo-fi track chock-full of youthful born-to-be free energy and let’s take on the world enthusiasm. And this single is undoubtedly poised to become soundtrack and playlist royalty.
Sonically, this band of 17-year-old best friends is someplace between The White Stripes, The Shivers, and perhaps a smidge of The Y Axes. But this band needs no badges, they’re just trying to celebrate the wild ride that is that transition from being kids and embracing their impending adulthood. Those formidable years were everything and anything can and will happen. And why not document it all in catchy songs that you can bop and groove to…
“Ecstasy” is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘Open the Door’, expected June 11, 2021 via Kanine Records. Before then, you can stream this indelible new single as well as see its DIY out-of-this-world have your cake and eat it to video, now at the GTC.
VEPS – Ecstasy
Band photo via Facebook
Laura Dodson – guitar
June K. Urholt – bass
Maja B. Berge – drums
Helena Olasveengen – keys
Video directed by Veps
Edited by Laura Dodson
“While still in high school, the band has managed to, self-release two singles on their own. Both Do I Hear A Maybe? and Funny Things showcase a songwriting sensibility far beyond their youthful years. With a seamless blend of 90’s indie aesthetic and classic pop hooks, Veps already has their very own, fully formed sound.” – bio