Dohny Jep new EP ‘Smile, It Might Never due for release February 26th via Favour The Brave Records.
After playing just one show together as a band, they had tours planned throughout 2020 to coincide with the July release of their debut album L.U,S,T, but as the Coronavirus put a halt to any plans of playing their new material live, they headed back to the studio to record more new music. ‘Smile, It Might Never Happen’ was a product of these recording sessions.
Recorded at their recently-built home studio and produced, mixed and mastered by Rhys May, assistant producer to Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco, While She Sleeps etc.), the EP explores the subjects of mental health, friendship and letting go of the negatives in your life and living in the moment.
Prior to the release comes the EP’s leading single ‘Looking In’ due for release January 29th. Commenting on the track the band state: “Looking in is about feeling left out and neglected, wanting to be included but also struggling to make these feelings known, causing you to never really get anywhere”.
Coming at you from Kent and formed at the start of 2019 by Pete Herbert (bass and vocals) and Stuart Day (guitar and vocals), the dynamic duo set about to craft something different from their previous musical endeavors. Aiming to infuse their material with pop synth melodies, groove and edgy guitar riffs, after many months of rehearsals and songwriting sessions, the twosome finally clicked on a gripping robust sound. The pair began to demo tracks and built their very own recording studio, and subsequently drafted in Rhys May, assistant producer to Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco, One Ok Rock, While She Sleeps), to commence intense work on the band’s debut album. After nearly twelve months of work, the guys finally completed their new record, L.U.S.T, and it’s an absolute firecracker. The record is loaded with eight bangers that will bed deep into your aural senses.
Things could only get better when, upon completion of the album, the band expanded out to a four-piece with the recruitment of Rowan Tremain (drums) and Wayne Ambrose (guitar) to create a quartet with a fully fleshed sound that is ripe for the live arena. With support from BBC Introducing Kent, and with live shows in the pipeline for the later this year, DOHNY JEP plan to make big waves in the UK and further afield.
Dohny Jep – L.U.S.T
Dohny Jep – Dreamer
Dohny Jep – Fictions