Saturday, October 25, 2014

Word Got Out at The Django Bar

Jep and Dep are Jessica Cassar and Darren Cross (Gerling/Darren Cross Solo) a folk-noir, country twanged duo from Sydney.  
They have just launched their debut album WORD GOT OUT at Django Bar, Camelot Lounge.
Jep and Dep’s sound harks back to the way songs were recorded in the 60’s with a focus on the song and nothing but the song. Their lyrics are tender and soulful with melodies and performances to match. Jessica’s etherial voice mixed with Darren’s gravely tone makes a sound that is distinctly Jep and Dep.  This year the duo have supported music legends ranging from Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Mia Dyson, Jen Cloher with Courtney Barnett, Lindi Ortega and Kristin Hersh as well as playing every folkie-hole in the wall from Tasmania to Berlin. 
Source: Django Bar

WORD GOT OUT. "This album is very special to us and we cant wait for you to hear it. It’s the product of late nights, cheap flights, small fights, much love, highway food, Berlin romance, troubadour tears and a lot of hard work!"


 “Sydney duo Jep and Dep show some lovely flair for atmospheric country sounds on their debut album “Word Got Out”, their songs ringing with a sweet intimacy and more than a touch of the dark side of life…”2ser Radio
 “The Sydney duo write music for now in a style that is both contemporary and nostalgic…” – Denver Maxx, Beat Magazine
“This is a beautifully presented dark, soaring and occasionally haunting alt-country number from Sydney’s Jep And Dep. Perhaps the best thing about it is they’ve managed to include the tropes of their chosen genre that make it so alluring without compromising their identity. That is to say, they’re not pretending to be a murderous couple from the American south circa-1949. This unaffected approach is rarer than it should be in the so-called folk-noir genre – it’s easier to make imitation sound good – so ‘Granted’ is a very welcome new track” – Double J on “Granted”

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