Dream pop / indie-folk band teepee first appeared on the Czech independent music scene in 2015. A high school in the Bohemian city of Pilsen provided the backdrop to the spellbinding collaboration between singer-acoustic guitarist Miroslav Patočka and singer-electric guitarist Tereza Lavičková. teepee's sound is defined by intoxicating vocal harmonies, with Miroslav’s gentle acoustic guitar enhanced by fragile notes from Tereza’s electric guitar. Subtle samples and synthetic sounds provide a bed for their melancholic, confessional English lyrics. They immediately began to make waves, taking to stages across the Czech Republic with mesmerizing performances which quickly solidified their position as a band to watch.
In the five years of existence, teepee have played numerous shows in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Poland or Slovakia, including showcase festivals Eurosonic Noorderslag, Enea Spring Break, Waves Vienna, Reeperbahn Festival or Nouvelle Prague. They have shared the stage with names like Seafret, Oh Wonder, Peter Bjorn and John or Laurel.
In 2018 teepee began to work on a new album at the Viennese Aurora Studios with a British producer Tom O. Marsh, who previously played in bands IAMX and HVOB. The new album ‘Where the Ocean Breaks’ was released on the 31st of January 2020 via German label Springstoff.
Where the Ocean Breaks is a collection of tracks offering sober ruminations on life, society and longing. Torrential emotion is what truly defines the release, and is taken to an almost palpable extent, while each song is artfully infused with a sense of hope. Simple, refined melodies and candid lyrics characterise Where the Ocean Breaks, demanding and rewarding total immersion in its inspiring narrative.