In anticipation of the music video for their groovy new song ‘The Novice’, we got to speak with Peploe about their music story so far.
Describe your sound in three words please!
New, Eccentric, Unexpected
How did you meet and form “Peploe”?
We met at a music university called ICMP in North West London. After having dated for a few months we decided to also start writing music together. In the beginning we only wrote for other artists but eventually realised we could make a pretty decent duo ourselves, thus “Peploe” was born!
Can you tell us a few words about the inspiration behind “The Novice”?
It was actually an old demo of Arvid’s (the Swede in the duo) that we decided to dust off and give some new life to. The original inspiration for the lyrics came from reflecting over one’s own obsessive nature and insecurities, written after an eventful night at a house party. We still wanted to have fun with this track though, so we kept the instrumentation upbeat, exciting, and just a little chaotic to reflect the “messy” mind presented in the lyrics.
If you had to choose a song to represent London during the lockdown, which would that be?
“The Government Knows” by KNOWER, for all the conspiracy theorists out there!
You incorporate many electronic elements in your music. Do you consider it a challenge to perform your music live? And what would be your dream performance venue?
It is a challenge, but it’s a fun one. We get to experiment and play around with our set, choosing what we play live and what to have as backing tracks. Our dream would be to get to do an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, that’d be amazing!
What are your creative plans for the near future?
We have a music video coming out for “The Novice” that’s gonna be our greatest yet – it’s bigger and weirder, and we’ve had a lot of fun making it. Other than that, we’re continuing to write music and we’re also looking forward to gigging when we’re able to. We have a lot of exciting ideas for our live set.
Which of your own lyrics represent you the most and why?
What is it now?
Don’t know when to stop
Never knew how
Never shutting up
Taken from “Frogs & Rabbits”, we feel that these lyrics represent us the most, as we’re constantly creating and releasing music. We’re still a small act, but we’re ready to grind until we get where we want to be.
What’s the best advice you’d give someone who moves to Sweden so they can blend in smoothly?
Stick to ABBA and meatballs and you’re golden!