With comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and The Staves, Tuvaband have regularly been named as one of the best new Scandinavian bands currently looking to dominate the UK’s music scene.
Following on from a swathe of praise for their releases so far this year, female Norwegian vocals are placed over Englishman guitar playing. Their latest single ‘Trees’ was recently released, and with songs like this, it’s easy to see why so many have already fallen for their charm.
Described as a social commentary of our self-destruction of the planet, ‘Trees’ rich and deep. It mixes a strong folk-like arch to their already well received lo-fi direction. Speaking of the track, Tuvaband said, “The song was recorded in two apartments across the Norwegian captial, Oslo, and captures the same stripped back sound. It blends lo-fi production, vocal layering and reverb drenched guitars which is synonymous with our sound”.
‘Trees’ was released through Brilliance Records, with their EP ‘Mess’ following on November 1st. “Trees and people have a lot in common, a lot more than we know”, they continued. “The single is about the fact that we might also share the same fate if we keep tearing down rainforests. One of our lyrisc sings ‘We fell trees, we fell people. Cause when we fell, we fall’. As always, Tuvaband plays on contradictions, by making music that’s calmer than what the lyrics suggest”.