Oh Pep! - Stadium Cake album review: an album of exquisite charm

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Artist: Oh Pep!
Genre: Pop
Label: Star House Collective

Their band moniker is derived from their names, but it also suits the music that Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs make down to a T.

The Melbourne duo operate in the same folk-pop sphere as the likes of First Aid Kit, but, backed by a full band, they inject a quirkiness into the colourful, tumbling zig-zag of Doctor Doctor and the scuffled, shifting rhythms of Seven Babies.

Feist, Jenny Lewis and St Vincent are aural touchpoints on Oh Pep!'s debut album, particularly on tracks such as the string-supplemented Tea, Milk and Honey. Crazy Feels brings a subtle sense of electronic pop experimentalism to the table.

That also means it's far from original, but there is an exquisite charm to these songs that is impossible to resist. ohpep.com

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. She writes about music and the arts for The Irish Times