Release new song ‘Half Life’
Oh Pep! today shared their new track ‘Half Life’, a song which takes their mastery of folk-pop to new heights. Released originally as an exclusive for the Thirty Days of Yes project in support of marriage equality, ‘Half Life’ is now available on all digital services.
Since the release of their 2016 debut album Stadium Cake, Oh Pep! have proven to be highly sort-after collaborators, racking up co-writing credits with dozens of artists from all over the world. ‘Half Life’ is the result of one of those sessions, working with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain to create a pop song of rare beauty.
The instrumental flourishes of Pepita Emerichs (violin/mandolin) create Oh Pep’s most gorgeous and ethereal musicscape yet, anchored by driving and pertinacious drums. Meanwhile Olivia Halley’s delicate performance sounds heavenly above it all and as usual they’ve left us breathless.
Stadium Cake was released last July, and it was a true showcase their uniquely compelling collaboration. It won Oh Pep! The Age Music Victoria Award for Roots Album of the Year and hit many best of 2016 lists including KEXP and CBC.
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, The Great Escape (UK), Nashville’s Americana Music Festival, and for Seattle’s KEXP and NPRs Tiny Desk. Oh Pep! also played this years Glastonbury Festival, U.K. on the renowned Left Field stage with Billy Bragg.
Oh Pep! are currently working on their highly anticipated sophomore album, to be completed in their hometown later in the year. Until then, you can catch them at Face The Music on Friday the 24th of November.
Praise for Oh Pep!
“Instantly captivating” – Stereogum
“Album of the Day” – Bandcamp
“Filled with Magic” – NPR Music
“Faultless folk-rock” – Rolling Stone