Nick and Will Evans, alongside childhood friend, Zach Blount, cut their teeth experimenting with elements of classic British pop pulled from family record collections, at the same time developing an ear for the storytelling of Americana and folk traditional to the Appalachian music-scape in which they grew up. A renewed effort to achieve compromise amidst opposing artistic tastes continues to define their creative process. Having spent six years pursuing independent musical projects while living apart in the US, UK, and Germany, the “Sleeper Strip” EP speaks to this ongoing effort both in theme and craft. Entirely home-recorded and self-produced, the EP is a testament to their collaborative songwriting and self-sufficiency in music production.
Babe Club - androgynous nature, creates a balanced space for everyone to feel free to express
themselves. Ladies, Dudes, Babes, Dude Babes, Lady Babes. All the Babes. Anyone can be a
In the Summer of 2015, Corey Campbell taught Jenna Desmond to play the bass. Both in
college, Corey was studying music, and Jenna psychology. Jenna grew up playing classical
piano and would sneak into the music department to use their practice rooms. That is when the
two met. Two weeks after Jenna picked up the bass she was performing alongside Corey in the
touring act SUSTO. The two had recently started dating and collaborating, and they decided
that their chemistry was good enough to live together, on and off the road. After 3 years of
crafting and shaping their sound while playing supporting roles in SUSTO, Jenna and Corey are
stepping into themselves as Babe Club.
“This is me getting to share my thoughts and story for the first time” says Desmond, “I’m on the
road all the time with a bunch of guys. So, sometimes I feel far away, and I need to talk to a
woman about s—t that’s really annoying,” says Jenna, who wants to include more women in her creative endeavors.
The duo is in the midst of self-producing and recording their first full length album. They started
the recording process with producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses, Susto, She
Returns from War) who pushed their creative limits and songwriting style. After recording a
feature film score in their home studio, they decided to self produce and record the rest of the
album themselves. On this upcoming LP, they are joined in their studio by drummer, Julius
Deangeles (The High Divers). Although Corey and Jenna play most of the instruments on the
record themselves they perform live as a five piece band.
Their musical process is truly symbiotic. The song ideas have their genesis in Jenna’s mind
brand are brought to life by Corey’s diverse music background. Both Jenna and Corey are
heavily involved in the arranging process, and on their upcoming LP Corey is stepping into the
role of producer and engineer.
“Hate Myself,” Babe Club’s debut single, is set to release October 12th, 2018. The song is
written from Jenna’s perspective and is about the growing pains in your life that take a while to
heal. Corey brews up dreamy melodic guitars, floating synths, and a grooving rhythm section to
accompany Jenna's dreamy lyrics.