Jul 13 2010

Sail Away video

Check out the new video for our song “Sail Away’. This was put together by the lovely Hayley out of a collection of poor quality home-video footage :-)

Well, some stores… you can now buy Stormclouds the old fashioned way in Melbourne at or

The 3rd Zeptepi album ‘Stormclouds’ is officially out today! You can buy the CD from the Zeptepi store as of this morning. The iTunes release has been slightly delayed due to some technical problems at the distributors, but it should be available later in the week.

Full track listing – Come Home, Sail Away, The Ballad of John Green, The Soldier Song, The Sickness, The Loch Ard, Everything is Everything, The Falling of a Thunderstone, Stormclouds, Nothing Sinks Without a Trace.

(The Ballad of John Green is a different mix to that which featured on the single – but the Soldier Song is the same version as was on the single).

You can hear/see a trailer for the album on Youtube:

The state liquor licensing department, in their infinite wisdom, have closed down Idgaff yesterday, so Saturday’s gig has unfortunately been cancelled. Apologies to anyone who has made plans to go. We’re gutted…

Well it’s finally happened… Frank has actually finished the vid for our last single, ‘The Ballad of John Green’. Who’d have thunk it?!

And here it is:

Our third album ‘Stormclouds’ will be officially released on 21st June 2010! In the meantime, you can check out this trailer for the album on Youtube:

May 27 2010

Welcome Carlos!

A warm welcome to the Zeptepi line-up for our new electric banjo playing genius Mr CC Thornley! Carlos has joined us to become the 5th member of the current line up, and he’ll be making his live debut with us at the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, 11-14 June. He’s no stranger to the band, having already played on 4 tracks on the upcoming album no.3, ‘Stormclouds’, as well as doing several gigs with us. The building of our folk-orchestra continues!

You can check out Carlos’s solo stuff here: The Black Swans of Trespass.

May 21 2010

More festival news!

Full program for the National Celtic Festival (Portarlington) has been released. We’re playing two shows:
Sat 12:30pm – Celtic Club Stage
Sun 1.30pm – Village Stage
You can check out the whole program here.

We’re also delighted to announce we’ll be playing the Maldon Folk Festival, 29 Oct – 1 Nov. More details as we get them.

May 17 2010

Live dates

We’ve just released details of a bunch of dates in Victoria over the next couple of months in support of the forthcoming new album…

Jun 11-14 – National Celtic Festival, Portarlington
Still waiting for the program to be released, but looks like we’ll be playing the saturday and sunday

Jun 19 – Idgaff, Abbottsford
Back at Melbourne’s cosiest venue again, with the fantabulous Mr Darn Thorn in support

Jul 14 – Espy, St Kilda
Playing the frontbar, free admission as always.

Jul 17 – The Empress, Nth Fitzroy
Official album launch party! This will be a kid-friendly afternoon show, 4-6pm.

Aug 13 – Espy, St Kilda
Playing the frontbar again, free admission as always.

Aug 18 – Melbourne City Library, Melbourne
Phil & Hayley playing an acoustic set at the library on a friday lunchtime. Hmm, interesting…

Looking forward to getting out and playing live again! If all goes to plan, we should have the new album available at all the above gigs.

May 12 2010

The Other Ones

The Other Ones is a project run by Gary Robins as a tribute to seminal UK band The Only Ones. In 2008 we were asked if we’d like to contribute a track to the project – The Only Ones were my favourite band for a looong time, and nobody but Mike Scott has had quite as big an influence on my music as Peter Perrett… so I was only too pleased to take part.

We’d previously had a stab at recording The Only Ones famous “Another Girl Another Planet” but made a bit of a hash of it. This time we opted to do “Inbetweens” from the 1979 album Even Serpents Shine. We recorded the bulk of this back in August ’08 at Forge in Reservoir. Later we added a few bits at home, and my friend Peter Donelly – soon to be famous as Ricky T – added some piano. We’ve decided it’s much easier to used hired hands for keyboard parts … although ‘hired hand’ kind of implies that we paid him.

Hayley does a fantastic job of playing John Perry’s guitar parts on the violin, really adding to the maudelin feel of the song. This is no mean feat – Perry’s playing can be quite breathtaking at times. You can check the track out at the official The Other Ones page or on our myspace page. Enjoy!