25.10.2018 news

New Album From Oh Pep! – ‘I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…’ Out Now!

“Filled with magic” — NPR

“This is pop at its most kinetic” — Consequence of Sound

“Faultless folk-rock” Rolling Stone

“the independent music scene is currently booming in the Oceanic continent. Notable artists like Lorde, Flume, Courtney Barnett, etc. all call Australia and New Zealand their home, and Oh Pep! adds another name to the list.”  -Paste

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Melbourne, Australia’s Oh Pep! are back with their sophomore effort, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, out now on ATO Records. Today, the duo share the first single and accompanying music video for the track, “What’s The Deal With David” directed by Samantha Scaffidi. Of the bright, irresistible sing-along track, Oh Pep!’s Olivia Hally’s notes, “I wrote that as a note for (bandmate) Pepi (Emmerichs). It’s that excited energy about two friends talking about their love life.” Oh Pep! will be out on tour throughout North America, Australia and Europe with both headlining dates and dates supporting Gregory Alan Isakov and Middle Kids. 

 

I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… marks the follow up to Oh Pep!’s critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake. The return at once captures their spirit, their curiosity, their imminent likability. Throughout, the new LP thoughtfully explores the melody-rich expanse between indie pop and alt-folk, while coming of age and seeing the world. The duo burst first onto the scene with with a series of EP’s that caught the attention of legendary artists and critics alike. NPR called them “thoughtful, deep, funny, and poetic,” and appearance “Tiny Desk” netted them a dedicated and passionate audience stateside that has continued to grow. The New York Times marveled at how adept they were at “sharing a melody that’s both angular and affectionate.”

Since meeting at a performing arts school in Melbourne, Liv and Pep have wowed audiences with their virtuosity as instrumentalists but it’s their storytelling that has won over the hearts of their fans. Being thrust into a life of touring the world after Stadium Cake only gave them a wider pool to net these tales – the people they’ve met and the wonder they’ve felt seeing the world make up the vignettes on I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…

Oh Pep! Will tour North America and Europe throughout the fall in support of I Wasn’t only Thinking About You…. Leg one kicks off in San Francisco on October 6th in support of Gregory Allen Isakov and includes headlining dates at World Cafe Live in Philly, U Street Music Hall in DC and Rough Trade in Brooklyn. The duo will then head to Europe for a tour with Middle Kids. 

 

Tour Dates

                                    

Nov 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique ^

Nov 4 – Cologne, DE @ MTC ^

Nov 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso ^

Nov 7 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow ^

Nov 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar ^

Nov 9 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain ^

Nov 11 – Vienna, AU @ Chelsea Club ^

Nov 13 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle ^

Nov 14 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte ^

Nov 16- London, UK @ The Islington

Nov 23-25-  Queenscliff, VIC, Australia @ Queenscliff Music Festival 2018

Nov 30-  Berry, NSW, Australia @ Fairgrounds Festival 2018

Dec 1- VIC, Australia @ Corner Hotel Richmond*

Dec 8- QLD, Australia @ The Old Museum, Brisbane*

Dec 14- SA, Australia @ The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton*

Dec 15- WA, Australia @ Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle*

*  w/ RAThammock

^ w/ Middle Kids

 

Jan 19- Phillip Island, VIC, Australia @Ocean Sounds Festival 2019

Feb 25- Seattle, WA @Barboza

Feb 26- Portland, OR @Mississippi Studios

Mar 1- Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

Mar 2- Tucson, AZ @Club Congress

Mar 5- Austin, TX @Stubbs BBQ

Mar 6- Dallas, TX @Three Links

Mar 8-  Nashville, TN @High Watt

Mar 9- East Atlanta, GA @The Earl

Mar 10- Durham, NC @The Pinhook

Mar 15- Allston, MA @Great Scott

Mar 20- Detroit, MI @El Club

Mar 21- Chicago, IL @Schubas Tavern

Mar 22- Milwaukee, WI @The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee

Mar 23- Minneapolis, MN @First Avenue & 7th St Entry

Mar 24- Davenport, IA @The Racoon Motel

Mar 25- Omaha, NE @Reverb Lounge

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