Oslo, Norway-based indie-rock artist Tuvaband is a critically-acclaimed artist with an impressive international profile that, to date, has earned 40 million cumulative streams on Spotify.
Tuvaband is the wildly eclectic brainchild of fearless songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser.
Tuva previously earned a Norwegian Grammy nomination. Her song “Irreversible” was remixed by beloved dub icon Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Tuva’s intrepid artistry has garnered favorable comparisons to Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, David Lynch, and CocoRosie.
Her songwriting exudes an indie-pop mystique, easing through delicate, piano-led folk, softly-soaring post-rock, and carefully-crafted sound design.
Floating over these carefully-composed songs and densely textured soundscapes are Tuva’s fluttery vocals which manage to be both visceral and vulnerable.
Her latest album, New Orders, out October 21, 2022 —her fourth overall—is a bold exploration of the many facets of her creativity.
It marks the first time she did everything on an album, including playing all the instruments (except trombone and drums, though she programmed these beforehand and additionally kept parts of it), recording, producing, and mixing. It’s a pure transmission of Tuva’s full-bloom artistry.
New Orders’ first single is the album’s opening track, “Rejuvenate,” a song that is both haunting and hypnotic.
Wrapped in shoegaze style textures and propelled by trip-hop drums, it pulls the listener into a warm pulsating womb.
“During the height of COVID, I listened to music to feel comforted. I wanted to write something that felt soothing, and as this is a song about a friendship, I decided to write from a more empathic angle.” Tuva shares.
The song overflows with grounding affirmations, and one choice lyrical passage reads: Nothing’s in vain – step back and contemplate/I know you’re in pain – take your time – rejuvenate/I think you’ll be fine – breathe in and accumulate/Let’s intertwine – be nothing but compassionate.