Brother-sister duo Max and Silke Blansjaar, otherwise known as Slappe Hap, have a hell of a background: one a concert pianist and lo-fi pop songwriter who signed to indie cassette label Beanie Tapes at the tender age of sixteen; the other a samba drummer, founding member of post-punk quartet Self Help, and a third of dream-pop group Candy Says.
Originally from Amsterdam, the two grew up creating music together, eventually acquiring enough equipment between them to start making home recordings - this eventually led to Slappe Hap, a project that brings the pair's diverse musical experiences from punk to samba together through short, snappy, DIY pop tunes that ooze fun, oddball charm, and overzealous amounts of cowbell.
After a string of Bandcamp-only releases their debut single 'See-Through' came out in 2020 to acclaim from BBC Introducing in Oxfordshire. A handful of scenesters in the more obscure corners of Twitter were also pretty enthusiastic. Slappe Hap’s debut EP is due for release in the latter part of 2021, and comes with an expanded five-piece live show packed with percussion, fuzz, and the joy of making music for the fun of it.