Norway’s newest indie rock export Veps have released a new video for their single ‘Ecstasy’
The video, low budget and self-directed, is sublimely silly and eminently rewatchable. Positioned in front of a green screen that alternately shows them in front of a spacey supernova and a blue sky, the band, Laura Dodson (guitar), June K. Urholt (bass), Maja B. Berge (drums) and Helena Olasveengen (keys), smatter each other with cake and goof around for a few minutes. It’s a fun, low stakes, charmingly casual visualiser.
“Helena made all the amazing cakes,” the band explained in a press release. “And the most time-consuming thing about the whole process was cleaning ourselves up from all the cake and frosting in our hair. We won’t be having cake for a while…”
As for the song itself, it’s a slow-burning alt-rocker with strong ’90s vibes. A mostly sarcastic ode to a drugged up cooler-than-thou guy, the song radiates with contempt for this dickhead who’s clearly living in his own world: “When you walk into the room like it’s ’65/ I can’t even shake your hand you better look alive”.
“The song is about a guy who’s afraid of commitment,” Olasveengen, the track’s vocalist, says. “A guy who’d rather waste his time on self-validation through hooking up with numerous people, rather than exploring his true feelings with a special person.”
‘Ecstacy’ is the first single from the group’s upcoming EP Open The Door. Having been a DIY project for most of their short career so far, Veps recently signed with indie label Kanine Records. They show all the signs of being a critically adored and cult favoured band, and hopefully, upcoming shows will prove that the band is more than just a few killer singles.
Check out the video for ‘Ecstasy’ down below. Open The Door is set for a June 11th release.