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About Zervas & Pepper
Zervas & Pepper are now making waves across UK National Radio stations with singles from their brand new LP release 'LIFEBRINGER' The long awaited follow-up album to their 2011 harmony-heavy, Evocative Folk pop debut 'Somewhere in the City'.
Paul Zervas & Kathryn Pepper's sunny 'cosmic' folk rock music continues to earn them Fans in high places - ''So sweet & heady are their harmonies, you owe it to yourself to check them out'' Stuart Maconie- Radio Times.
Strong Radio support comes from BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music with appearances on the popular Radcliffe & Maconie and Janice Long show. Live sessions for BBC Radio 2's 'Wake up to Wogan'. And most recently in Session for Lauren Laverne BBC 6Music.
'Best Bits of 2012' 'LIFEBRINGER's Debut Single 'One Man Show' was 'Single of the Week' on BBC Radio Wales and most recent single 'Buffalo Crow' was also highlighted as one of 6Music's.
Kathryn says “There are times when our music is a reflection of our lives but mostly we like to create an escape from reality. We wrote the bulk of this album whilst staying in LA last year, taking in as much inspiration from Art, Music and Characters we ran into as we could. We get a real buzz from interesting story telling within a song, something to get your teeth into and something you have to think twice about.”
Paul says “We've been somewhat selfish when it comes to the song writing for this album, certainly when it comes to subject matter, there aren't many Welsh singer/songwriters writing material about round-eyed Cult leaders, dystopian Futures or mystic Indian shamans! So while not always intentionally we do tend to write music that flies in the face of our everyday surroundings and lives. That being said though, our audiences are jumping on board wholeheartedly to join us in our kookiness which is great!”
The 'cult leader' is the central character to the song 'One Man Show', Which, as lyrically expressed through the eyes of one of his fictional brainwashed victims, tells of his controlling manner through means of fear and paranoia. Crunchy and driven guitars chug solemnly away behind Kathryn as she sings 'you came in on a wave of change, Temper in your hands, Wide-eyed for the long-displaced...for the troubled kind'.