South coast indie outfit JEPH reveals new track ‘LOLA’ before embarking on a run of UK dates, which premieres on ICM.
The song, first since their AA-side ‘Hey Baby / Harry’ last year, is a bolt from the blue which combines Our Girl’s potent fuzziness with Sunflower Bean’s heart-on-the-sleeve lyrical prowess in under two minutes.
‘LOLA’ is a punchy pop track with a touch of little luscious guitar flicks. The Isle of Wight quartet has some vocal elements of Wolf Alice matched with guitar rock of Honeyblood.
Singer Jess Eastwood opens up on the track’s origins: “‘LOLA’ has really transformed from a little kooky down-in-the-dumps folk number to its present day punch in the gut and doing a runner tune from us channelling some anger into its pores.
“It comes from the idea that not every person you meet is going to be kind and hold the same values as you, but there is light in the fact that you will have close friends who will act as your pillar and will stand by you no matter what. It’s about sticking together in those tough times.”
The single is the first in a line of songs that the Isle of Wight four-piece will be releasing over the course of 2019, with a debut EP scheduled for release late 2019. They have a run of dates that include Brighton’s Great Escape, London’s Dublin Castle and more.
The band have also signed to Honeymooner Records, home to Mystic Peach, for their single ‘Space’, due out in June.
May 3, Portsmouth – Edge of the Wedge
May 9, Brighton – The Great Escape Festival
June 5/6, Brighton – Hope and Ruin (TBC)
July 11, London – Dublin Castle