Cat #: KOKE1908 / ES079
Format: Digital single
Release date: 03.05.2019
mellowly euphoric music from jouska
Jouska is a Oslo-based duo that makes electronic music about the obscure parts of your consciousness. They entered the Norwegian music scene with their debut EP «Frog Fiction» April 2018 and did their first headliner show in Oslo the same week.
On May 3rd, the duo is following up their last EP with their third single «Titanics» from their upcoming album, a mellowly euphoric song about unhealthy relationships. The writing process was intense as they wrote and produced the song in 20-30 hours. They hope that people will feel like dancing off their emptiness and sadness that everyone feels once in a while, after listening to «Titanics».
Listen to «Titanics» here: https://soundcloud.com/edda-music/jouska-titanics
We’re a bit neurotic, and tend to obsess a lot over small things. Our lyrics are kind of the opposite, with bigger and more vague themes, or sometimes specific comments on political or other social issues. Somehow it feels like the music reflects us really well, although we don’t necessarily write about our own lives. – Jouska (from an interview with http://www.bornmusiconline.com)
Jouska consists of the couple Hans Olav Settem and Marit Othilie Thorvik. They met in Oslo while studying music, and quickly realised that they had really similar taste in movies, music and aesthetics in general. Jouska has only played a small number of concerts but has already received a lot of overwhelmingly good feedback.
The duo has previously released the singles «Glitter Chaser», «Pills.» and the EP «Frog Fiction», through the label Koke Plate, a record label based in Oslo.«Titanics» will be released as a collaboration between Koke Plate and Eget selskap, a record label based in Bergen.
It’s hard to stand out in modern day’s alt-pop landscape, but bewitching Oslo duo Jouska are worth your time.
I’m rearly left speechless after a concert like I was this evening, and when the band has worked so hard to create this experience, it is well deserved to call this one of the festival’s (Trondheim calling) best concerts.
– Studentradioen i Bergen 6/6 (Anmeldelse av konsert)
This is almost as much an art expression as it is music. Beautiful vocal harmonies, captivating sound collages, visual effects and unexpected twists. Exciting, fascinating and almost as strange as it can be.
– Bergens Tidende 6/6