Cat #: KOKE1914 / ES091
Format: Digital single
Release date: 18.10.2019
1. Beverly Mind
NEW 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 October 18th, the duo is following up their last single «Titanics» with their fourth single «Beverly Mind». “The lyrics somehow circle around privileged middle-class boredom and longing for passion and chaos” – Jouska
Jouska’s new track Beverly Mind marks their transition into a more hard hitting and urban soundscape, and it’s the first track they’ve done together with Sassy 009-coproducer Andrew Murray. Marit’s compelling yet uncanny vocals and lyrics are the main force throughout the song, pitched up and down octaves as detuned guitars, distorted 808’s and glitchy synths enter the scene. It’s a track that never rests and wants you to get on board for a chaotic ride towards Jouska’s 2020 debut album.
Listen to «Berverly Mind» here: https://soundcloud.com/edda-music/jouska-beverly-mind/s-RzDq7
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. «Berverly Mind» 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