LILLE VENN – debut EP out

LILLE VENN – debut EP out

LILLE VENN Releases Debut EP Whatever, Together Out Now via Little Friend Big World

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Norwegian pop rock newcomer Lille Venn (aka Helene Brunæs) has released her debut EP Whatever, Together out now via Little Friend Big World.

To celebrate the news, the songwriter has today revealed a video for title track ‘Whatever, Together’ which follows on from stellar singles ‘Sleepover Song’ and follow up ‘Mourning Sickness’.

Commenting on the EP, Brunæs says: “Whatever, Together is the diary I kept while I was in the belly of the beast of grief and trying to find steady ground after having the rug ripped out from under me—diary entries about losing friends, family members, a sense of belonging and being in too deep to even ask for help.”

“It’s an attempt to reconnect myself with friends and family after feeling isolated and only having conversations with them in my head because I was too afraid to have them out loud. It’s about knowing you’re one of many people around you who are trying their best, and trying to be the best version of yourself with them, whatever that may be.”

“If you can’t have a good day, you just need to have a day. It’s one day at a time, or an hour, or a minute or a second—it’s whatever is going to get you out of the belly of the beast. It’s going back to a good memory, or a song you listened to on repeat for weeks in high school, and using it as your superpower. They’re sad songs made to help me feel better, and hopefully someone else if they need it.”

Written in her bedroom at her parents’ house in Sandefjord, Norway during the pandemic between 2019 and 2021, the EP was recorded with producer Zac Korval at Lunara Studio in Connecticut, USA in the absurdly hot summer of 2021. “Recording the vocals was one of my favourite memories about recording the EP,” says Brunæs of the process. “I could finally unleash years of therapeutic writing into a room while knowing my best friends were listening on the other side.”

Lille Venn is already receiving national radio play and press in her native Norway, with coverage from daily newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad, highly respected music site Bands of Tomorrow, and national radio stations P3 and P13. 

The EP and singles have so far picked up early UK support from alternative tastemakers at LOUD WOMEN, Distorted Sound, The Soundboard, Yuck Magazine, Alt Corner, Dansende Beren, and radio support from Absolute Radio, idobi Anthm, Amazing Radio, and Student Music Network, where ‘Mourning Sickness’ reached on the Student Radio Chart.

Lille Venn will be playing select Norwegian festivals over the coming months, with plans for UK appearances in the near future (see below for listings).

Debut EP Whatever, Together is out now via Little Friend Big World

Lille Venn Live Dates:

20.04.23 – Norway, Volda – X2 Festivalen
05.05.23–06.05.23 – Norway, Oslo – Oslo Indiefest
03.06.23 – Norway, Oslo – Musikkfest Oslo

Lille Venn online:

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