ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica – The Space Between

JESSICA THE SPACE BETWEEN INDEPENDENT (via Bandcamp) One half of folk-noir duo Jep and Dep (also featuring Darren Cross of Gerling), Jessica’s debut album takes the sound forged from that musical partnership and crafts it into her own ethereal and immersive world. Cross is still on hand as producer and engineer but it’s clear from the outset that this is Jessica’s singular and personal vision. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica – The Space Between

NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Pictures

Jessica (one half of Jep & Dep) has just released her brand new debut album The Space Between on Bandcamp and ‘Pictures’ is the second single from to be drawn from what is a beautifully ethereal and immersive collection of songs. ‘Pictures’ rides a hypnotic guitar line reminiscent of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood before Jessica’s vocal takes centre-stage, unfurling and overlapping with itself as she wanders … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Pictures

SPECIAL SOUNDS FOR STRANGE TIMES

Over the last few months, one of the things many people have been turning to during periods of isolation during the pandemic is music. Music for distraction, companionship, solace and joy. Whatever the reason, putting on a favourite album or discovering something new that pulls you in and hits the spot, intellectually or emotionally, can be a great and wonderful experience. In this series we … Continue reading SPECIAL SOUNDS FOR STRANGE TIMES

NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Lune Cassee Reve

Jep and Dep have started off 2018 with a video clip for ‘Lune Cassee Reve’, the fourth single from their album THEY’VEBEENCALLED. It finds them in some kind of sci-fi noir world where sand meets sea under a cosmic moon. Read our review of THEY’VEBEENCALLED From rich kids drowning to a captive’s lament, a city’s cultural decline to romance in jeopardy, there’s a gothic sheen … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Lune Cassee Reve

ALBUM REVIEW: Jep And Dep – They’veBeenCalled

This is album number two for Darren Cross (Gerling) and Jessica Cassar and it finds them expanding their monochromatic and ethereal world into darker corners where mystery slowly reveals itself and both hope and despair are around every slow bend. Their debut was clearly a interpretation of folk music but here they use even more swooning strings, piano and billowing reverb to add a ghostly … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Jep And Dep – They’veBeenCalled

NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Helpless City

Sydney duo Jep and Dep are releasing their sophomore album THEY’VEBEENCALLED this week and as well as a release show last The Gaelic Club on Friday (see below), they’ve just released the second single from the album – ‘Helpless City’. Check out the impressive clip – the perfect accompaniment to a song about encroaching gentrification and what happens when the heart of a city is … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Helpless City

LIVE REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Mere Women, Jep and Dep @ The Factory Floor, Sydney (26.05.17) Jep and Dep are on the downhill run to the release of their second LP, due for release in August, making this a chance to hear a brace of new tracks alongside songs from their debut Word Got Out. As is their fascinating dynamic, the duo exchanged barbed witty … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Cruel Moon (video)

Jep and Dep are back with ‘Cruel Moon’, the first single from their forthcoming second LP, due out this August. Over the last couple of years they’ve developed a cohesive and atmospheric style, built on strong monochromatic imagery in their photos and videos – the perfect marriage to their sparse, sometimes lush, always compelling folk-noir sound. Jessica Cassar and Darren Cross take a strong conceptual approach to … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Cruel Moon (video)

NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Honeymoon (Lana Del Rey cover)

Sydney folk-noir duo Jep and Dep have released their first new music since their stunning 2014 LP Word Got Out. Honeymoon is a cover of the Lana Del Rey song which the pair have transformed into an epic and stirring track, overflowing with swooning heartache and lush drama. The echoes of Mazzy Star, Cocteau Twins and Julee Cruise are hanging in the air as the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jep and Dep – Honeymoon (Lana Del Rey cover)

LIVE IN SYDNEY: Jamie Hutchings Solo @ Camelot Lounge

Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke) is playing another of his solo, career spanning shows this Thursday at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville. The solo format of the evening is a great one where he takes a swing at prominent songs from his catalogue plus fan requests and a bit more insight into the songs than you might get at a regular gig. Camelot Lounge is … Continue reading LIVE IN SYDNEY: Jamie Hutchings Solo @ Camelot Lounge

ALBUM REVIEW: Jep and Dep – Word Got Out

Writing and recording widescreen and cinematic music, where mood and atmosphere is paramount, and conveying it with minimal instrumentation shows both great restraint and ambition. That is exactly the musical world that Jessica Cassar and Darren Cross (Gerling) have created on their debut album Word Got Out. The cover image of the pair stepping out of darkness and into an unknown light sums up the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Jep and Dep – Word Got Out

NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single

Sydney duo Jep and Dep have had quite the year beginning with an opening slot before Johnny Marr before going on to play shows with Matt Walker, Mia Dyson, Hatz Fitz and Cara, Kristen Hersh, Raised by Eagles, Tracey McNeil Band and Lindi Ortega as well as their own headline gigs across nearly every reputable venue in Sydney and other parts of the country. Over at our … Continue reading NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single