Oh Pep!

Oh Pep! to release debut LP via Dine Alone / Dualtone

Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs formed Oh Pep! while at music secondary school in Melbourne, Australia. With three EPs under their belt since 2012, Oh Pep!’s debut LP Stadium Cake is a coming of age for the duo, who have been touring internationally since early 2015. The album will be released June 24th on Dine Alone / Dualtone in Canada. Today, the duo released the first single off the forthcoming record – stream / share “Doctor Doctor” via SoundcloudStadium Cake will be released digitally on CD and vinyl and fans can now pre-order the album here. Oh Pep! will be on tour across the U.S. this summer with a stop at The Drake in Toronto. Highlights include supporting spots for Basia Bulat as well as Lord Huron and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Oh Pep! made a huge impact at October 2015’s CMJ festival where KCRW chalked them up as one of their top artists that ‘Won’ CMJ, as did NPR’s Bob Boilen, who proclaimed “The Melbourne band’s music is infectious.Their harmonies are sweet, with lyrics that are thoughtful, deep, funny and poetic.“After their performance at Nashville’s AMAs, Pop Matters (who also included them in their top picks) described “Seeing Oh Pep! Is one of those times when the crowd realizes they’re seeing future stars for the first time.” Shortly after, the band recorded NPR’s Tiny Desk giving U.S. music fans got a chance to see Pepita Emmerichs’ virtuosic playing on both mandolin and violin and Olivia Hally’s gorgeous voice and heartbreaking delivery. Now KEXP has named them one of 2016’s “bands to watch.”

Stadium Cake was recorded in Echo Lake, Nova Scotia in February and August of 2015 with Canadian producer, Daniel Ledwell. The band’s obsession with good songs, regardless of genre or generation, has led them to write a record with limitless horizons. On first single “Doctor Doctor” Hally sings,”Where is the light, for me it’s the darkest night” over a captivating beat, whilst Emmerichs plays a subtly driving and haunting violin line. It’s this same light and dark that makes up the tapestry of Stadium Cake and encapsulates the duos unique collaboration. It’s the yin and yang of their personalities that brings a tension to each unsuspecting pop song.

Now both aged 24, Oh Pep!’s Hally and Emmerichs have a big year ahead in 2016. It will see them tour Europe for the first time supporting Lake Street Dive, a headlining trek across North America and a triumphant return to their native Australia.

1)    Bushwick
2)    Wanting
3)    Crazy Feels
4)    Doctor Doctor
5)    Happenstance
6)    The Situation
7)    Tea, Milk & Honey
8)    Only Everyone
9)    Trouble Now
10)   7 Babies
11)   The Race
12)  Afterwards


Apr 6 The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Apr 8  Northcote social club, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Apr 10 The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Apr 13 Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, NSW
Apr 14 No. 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW, Australia
Apr 15 Oxford arts centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Apr 23 CAFE DE LA DANSE, Paris, France*
Apr 25 Komedia, Telscombe Cliffs, United Kingdom*
Apr 26 Scala, London, United Kingdom*
Apr 28 Whelans, Dublin, Ireland*
Apr 29 Landmark, Bergen, Norway#
Apr 30 Kägelbanan, Stockholme, Sweden#
May 1  Smedjan, Tollered, Sweden#
May 2  Revolver, Oslo, Norway#
May 3  Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden#
May 4  De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
May 5  Levis, Ballydehob, Co. Cork Ireland
May 6  Ambigious Fiddle Presents: leap, Co.Cork, Ireland
May 7  Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
May 8  Mullarkeys, Clifden, Co.Galway, Ireland
May 12 After Dark, Dartington Hall, Tontes, Devon, UK
May 13 Ruby lounge, Manchester, UK
May 14 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, Scotland
May 18 The Greennote, London, UK
May 19-22 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
May 28 Liverpool Sounds City, Liverpool, UK
Jun  2-5 Primavara, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 6 Fillmore Theatre, Philadelphia, PA+
Jun 7 Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA+
Jun 8 Red Hat Amphitheatre, Raliegh, NC+
Jun 24 The Drake, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jun 29 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Jul 7 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Jul 8 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Jul 9 Green River Festival, Northampton, MA
Jul 11 Schubas, Chicago, IL
Jul 12 Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN
Jul 25 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Jul 27 Ricksaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Jul 28 Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 30 Casbah, San Diego, CA
Aug 1 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Aug 3 The Demo, St. Louis, MO
Aug 4 High Watt, Nashville, TN
Aug 5 Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Aug 6 Cats Cradle, Carrboro, NC

* w/ Lake Street Dive
# w/ Basia Balut
+ w/ Lord Huron and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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