With a new record deal and a month-long move from their home country of Australia, Veronica’s is ready for another American adventure.
Brisbane pop duo, identical twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, are the latest signing to Big Noise, an alt-pop and rock specialist whose roster includes Used, the Wrecks, Escape the Fate and Goldfinger, whose singer and guitarist John Feldmann is the record company’s co-founder and A&R.
talking with Billboard after a special rooftop concert in Melbournewhich is part of the Always Live program, Jess says they’re “excited to be the first female-fronted signing to the label,” adding, “we felt they were a great find for Veronicas.”
Feldmann is facilitating the new arrangement, which should tentatively see new Veronicas music drop in March 2023, followed by a full collection of fresh recordings.
The multiple ARIA award-winning pair have previously worked with Feldmann and recently teased studio time with American musician and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
“We’ve been making music with John this year and he told us he’d love to release this music through his label,” explains Lisa. “It felt like the perfect fit for what we wanted to be in the United States.”
Then a move to the USA, where the sisters feel very much at home. Partnered with Americans, they’ve already enjoyed breakthroughs Stateside, none stronger than “Untouched” (via EngineRoom/Sire), which crossed into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 after its published in 2007.
“We started our careers in the US,” says Jess. “We really love being over there, love creating, love the music scene, we’re just so excited to get back.”
All five of Veronica’s studio albums have impacted the ARIA top 10 and a number of singles have topped the Australian charts, including 2007’s “Hook Me Up”, 2014’s “You Ruin Me” and 2016’s “In My Blood”. Combined currents from across them 17-year career is north of 900 million, say reps.
“The Veronicas have been at the forefront of unapologetic female pop punk throughout their career, and we’re excited to represent their music and vision into 2023,” comments Jon Cohen, president of Big Noise Music Group.
In the coming months, the couple intends to split their time between Los Angeles and Nashville and continue work on the new recordings. Live dates will follow in support, including their first shows on American soil in seven years. They are coming to the Hollywood Bowl in November. 19 for a date headlined by Smashing Pumpkins, they are booked for the When We Were Young festival next October and a full-scale US tour is in the planning stages. The singers will also return home, at some point, for another national trek.
Being the “first female-fronted signing for the label is exciting,” shares Lisa Billboard. “With emo, pop and rock making a massive resurgence globally, we can’t wait to be a part of it and show the world what Australian women are made of.”