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LOCATION - Sydney, Australia

RELEASE DATE - 20 March 2024 (via MGM)

‘Forrest’ is an ode to long-term relationships. We wanted to capture a realistic vantage into those less-than-perfect moments with your ‘perfect someone’. With a playful nod to Forrest Gump’s undying commitment to Jenny, Forrest is a sweet and self-assured stance that the good times outweigh the bad. Sonically we wanted the song to flow from intimate to carefree, putting the songwriting at the front and centre.


PEPTALK are your wholesome friends giving unsolicited advice.

Boasting two thirds queer, two thirds POC and all female, PEPTALK is determined to be the positive representation they longed for growing up. Made up of Jay-Lee Kwan (keys), Lara Frew (bass), and Phoebe Sinclair (lead vocals), PEPTALK’s presence has a comfort and confidence that only time and genuine friendship can bring. 

Each songwriters at their core, together they have written for artists and producers in the USA, Canada, Sweden, South Korea, France, New Zealand, UK and at home in Australia. Their collaboration with Aussie platinum-selling artist LDRU on his track “Alone Again” has garnered over a million streams. The group are also self-produced, by Lara and Phoebe under their moniker 'Middleman’. In 2023 Lara and Phoebe were hand-selected by Troye Sivan and Lucas Keller to participate in APRA AMCOS’ pride songwriting camp (Songhubs), in partnership with World Pride and Sydney Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras. 

Formed on a mutual adoration for songwriting, pop hooks and iconic women in the music industry, PEPTALK is influenced by the likes of Remi Wolf, MUNA and HAIM. Their debut EP “Dumb Teen Heartache” released in late 2023 saw praise and playlisting from Spotify editorial, Apple Music, Tidal, Junkee Magazine, the Lowdown, EQ Music Blog, Triple J & Unearthed. Fresh from performances at Moomba Festival, St Kilda Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, TedX Brisbane and at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, PEPTALK’s live set is a vibrant sight to behold. The group have also supported Cry Club and Vetta Borne on their respective headline tours. PEPTALK bring an infectious energy along with a fierce desire to befriend literally everyone.

Their highly anticipated single 'Forrest' releases on March 20. 

"[PEPTALK] They are one of my favourite pop acts in Australia at the moment."
Abby Butler - Triple J

"...I am liking their infectious energy. They are perhaps the smiliest girl band I have heard about in years. It is this sense of sweetness about them, that is unfeigned and without pretence that endears me to them."
Mandy Rogers - EQ Music Blog

"Punchy, perfect pop, lotsa fun."
Zan Rowe - Triple J

"[Long Haul] Holy heck thank you for this pop gem."
Poppy Reid - Rolling Stone




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