Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


band members

Jay Jermyn Julian Currie


Influences

Digitalism, Tourist, Japandroids


Unearthed artists we like

San Mei, Lens, EMPRESS


Website

veoplemusic.com/

Bio

Between multidisciplinary artist and musician, Jay Jermyn, and musician, Julian Currie, Veople is an experiential sound and collaboration lingering in the space between tension and release through textural, house-orientated rhythms and electronic production.

Since their resurgence this year, the duo have shared the auditory rave of 'Tilt' and the unrelenting post-rock cacophony of 'Maverick', both picking up acclaim from.international tastemakers including EARMILK, Dummy Mag, Stoney Roads, Acid Stag, Mystic Sons, FBi Radio, triple j Unearthed and more. 'Empathy', Veople's latest body of work, changes course yet again, charting unfamiliar musical landscapes—showcasing the group's ability to hop across rock and electronic genres in an instant.

'Empathy' allows Veople to continue their trailblazing qualities into an unfathomably skilful and multi-layered cosmopolitan of post-rock and electronica. The group's digital slime appears even more dystopian through the use of a vocoder—processing their vocals into a piece of technology itself, burrowing Veople even further into the matrix. While 'Empathy' still holds true to the group's core mission, the addition of disco and pop elements through guitar and bass licks makes 'Empathy' their most accessible yet.

Veople's ethos of blending the human and digital worlds together through music and technology comes to a crossroad on 'Empathy'. As Jay Jermyn (bass/synths/programming) explains:

"There's this throbbing synth bass underlying the whole track that drives everything forward but what might not be obvious is that we took parts of the vocoder moments and passed the bass synth through it. This creates an interlocking synergy between the humanistic yet digital vocal and the synths."

Once again, the duo handed the track over to Aaron Cupples of Civil Civic for mixing. Cupples' pedigree includes credits for such acclaimed Australian artists as The Drones, Kirin J Callinan and Dan Kelly. Ben Smith (Hatchie, PLTS, Blind Girls, Empress) handled the intricate drum performance of a hats-driven break beat that work symbolically with the 808's production of claps and block hits.

'Empathy' is the opening track to Veople's debut EP, "EP1", due for release this October. The full release will also include latest tracks 'Tilt' and 'Maverick', the unreleased 'Under', and an extended version of 'Empathy'. "EP1" continue the group's penchant for impulsive audio-visual creations, paired to the ultimate and clear-cut vision.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

27 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

If you've got a hankering for nearly six minutes of instrumental progression that's full fisted with creativity, this is your bread.

If you've got a hankering for nearly six minutes of instrumental progression that's full fisted with creativity, this is your bread.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

once again veople haven't left anything in the tank here, a huge wall of sound!

once again veople haven't left anything in the tank here, a huge wall of sound!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

01 May 2020

Triple J
40

The sound of a circuit board melting under the pressure of excess data and that's probably about enough of that analogy to demonstrate how little I understand about computer hardware. This isn't a huge in the sense that some songs are just domineering bangers, but it's got this visceral, swirling ambiance to it that adds so much.

The sound of a circuit board melting under the pressure of excess data and that's probably about enough of that analogy to demonstrate how little I understand about computer hardware. This isn't a huge in the sense that some songs are just domineering bangers, but it's got this visceral, swirling ambiance to it that adds so much.