Tuvaband play melancholic indie music with a blend of lo-fi sounds and vocal layering. Tuvaband are a Norwegian/English duo consisting of Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser and Simon Would. Tuvaband was originally formed as a one-woman-band in Tuva's bedroom, behind shut doors when nobody was home. Tuvaband moved out to the living room in the summer 2014 when Simon joined, and Tuvaband became established.


Tuvaband self-released their debut double single «Unknown/Running» on digital platforms 22.09.16. One day after they released their music, the songs got 88.175 plays on Spotify. Three months later, the songs reached 3 million plays. They are currently working on their EP to be released in March 2017. 

 

«More evidence of the Scandinavian country’s burgeoning music scene is the arrival of Tuvaband. (…) The combination yields a product that is intimate, haunting, and absolutely enchanting. The song is like a fairy tale, where for a brief moment you got lost in this beautiful world created by this young Norwegian / English duo.»

The Revue, CA&US

 

«Tuvaband in their own words, make melancholic indie music with a blend of lo-fi sounds and vocal layering’, but to be honest I don’t think those words quite do them justice. Have a listen to their debut AA side and you’ll see just what I mean. Delicate and stunningly beautiful folky, indie pop.» 

Your Hands Music, UK

 

«The results are really impressive and original too.  We love our lo-fi sounds at NMR (23:23 being the most obvious example), but Tuvaband offer something else, with a dreamy intensity in the vocals, stripped back instrumentation and the overall sound is really captivating.»

Nordic Music Review, UK


INFO DOUBLE SINGLE: 

Artist: 
Tuvaband - Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser & Simon Would

Title: 
Unknown/Running

Songs:
1. Unknown, Written by: Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser
2. (It’s Not About) Running, Written by: Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser and Simon Would

Producer: 
Jonas Kjølstad/At the Loft Records & Tuvaband

Cover artwork and music videos: 
Marius Mathisrud

Release date: 
22.09.16

 
 
 

 


CONTACT

 

FOR BOOKING AND GENERAL INQUIRIES:
ruben@brilliance.no


LYRICS

 

MESS

It’s a mess, messy like before when I couldn’t think straight

I take my shoes off in the need of walking bare-foot,

can’t seem to take a step

What I want the most is to go wherever and to be free

I beg for frames to tuck me in                       

I frame my face with a dartboard and look around, waiting

 

When things can work out I don’t need to worry

When things can’t work out I don’t need to worry

 

When I see me I see them, eating me

I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound

oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

When I see me I see them, eating me

 

I’m a bird, but I really just circulate around my nest

Down under they are daydreaming based on what they see,

but nothing’s like it seems;

The nest is empty, head is full, can’t make a move

I beg for frames to tuck me in

When the skies burst I will find my own way, on my own

 

When things can work out I don’t need to worry

When things can’t work out I don’t need to worry

 

When I see me I see them, eating me

I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound

oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

When I see me I see them, eating me

And I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound

 

 

EVENTUALLY SILENCE

When there is eventually silence

the suspense is breathing as echoes in the walls

It seems it’s time to break

My footsteps seems to be a red thread of apathy, been following me ever since

Under the illusion of a body armor, there is marks from everyday

 

The distance to the madness undresses the mind

force me to see what my mind.. force me to see what I shut off

and I can’t seem to turn of my mind

 

When there is eventually silence

the surface gets hit by frequently portions of rage

It seems we’re not familiar

I fear I’ll be wiped out by a big burst of accumulation when I least expect it

My fear is a lasting drizzle of rage eroding what’s left, with no turning back

 

The distance to the madness undresses the mind

force me to see what my mind.. force me to see what I shut off

and I can’t seem to turn of my mind

 

There was no sign of an increasing heart rate

So to show my human trait it had to rise eventually

It feels unnecessary now

now, now when it’s all over

 

 

TREES

The trees are talking

they talk behind our backs

Cause we fell trees, We fell people

Cause when we fell, we fall

Too many trees, too many trees, too many people

There’s been too many people

 

They see us

Cause when we fell, we fall

one by one

until there’s none

 

The trees are talking

less are growing old now

Cause we fell trees, We fell people

The trees are placed on a tray, as are buildings of grey

Less are growing old now

 

They see us

Cause when we fell, we fall

one by one

until there’s none

 

 

SHE’S NOTHING LIKE A CHILD

She’s nothing like a child

She has no hobbies

and her friends are all the same

She knows a girl that can play the piano

and she’s kind of weird

 

Her smile is born in the mirror in the bathroom, and her moves are made up by the way they make her body look                            

She reads the magazines that says how to be thinner, and how to feel great about herself

She doesn’t read the newspapers, she can’t relate to anything and the wars in the Middle East is just too heavy

She used to dance and whistle in the streets

She rolls her eyes at people dancing, whistling in the streets

 

She’s nothing like a child

Now she’s gone

 

She’s nothing like a child

Not driven by her will

driven by the others and addictions

She’d like to seem like she’s flawless and free

when she’s in captivity

 

She used to swim and play games with the waves, but now her summer-body’s function is to lie down to get some tan

She used to talk to people she didn’t know, people talking to strangers are creepy and weird

Her life-companion is always with her, in her hand, she stares at it, as she’s addicted

She used to dance and whistle in the streets

She rolls her eyes at people dancing, whistling in the streets

 

She’s nothing like a child

Now she’s gone

 

 

UNKNOWN

I haven't been lying here before

just being

Don't get too near before I get closer 

Wait for me until I'm close enough 

We could count to five 

 

If you're alone and I'm not prepared, 

I’ll be gone for a while, 

coming back in slow motion 

I will be scared without knowing it 

Then give me a minute 

I want to meet you halfway 

But I cannot yet 

 

Would you wait for me 

Into the unknown 

 

I haven't been lying here before

just being

I've got a feeling that you're feeling it 

See me, I see you though «we're not around» 

Are we doin’ it? 

 

It can fall apart or build up,

I've been told

Fear showed me how fragile this is 

I seem to lean back on my heels

afraid I won't be caught 

I want to meet you halfway 

But I cannot yet 

 

Would you wait for me 

Into the unknown

 

 

(IT’S NOT ABOUT) RUNNING

I think that I'm thinking that I think I think too much

I think I'm still alive

I like those days when I live many lives in one day

it's not about running

I feel when the colours are just the way I like them

the way they melt, the way they melt me

Now I know, I know I know now

You just need to get up, you need to get up

 

Feel the contradictions. You should feel it

You need to get up

Feel the contradictions. You should feel it

Now I know, I know now. I know now

You just need to get up

 

The way I think is what I feel and I needed to control it

Make it feel good

It wakes when I do not care, when I don't give a damn

Sometimes I forget

I burn when the streets are empty, dark and mouthed

That's when I become

Now I know, I know I know now

You just need to get up, you need to get up

 

Feel the contradictions. You should feel it

You just need to get up

Feel the contradictions. You Should feel it

Now I know, I know now I know now

You just need to get up

I know now. I know now. Now I know, I know now

 

 

EVERYTHING WE DO IS WRONG

Everything we do is wrong

We’re trapped in a mesh of lies

Climbing out means leaving

I Feel hamstrung as I’m here

 

My footsteps are like grit in the air

 

I can’t move as I do it wrong

We do it wrong, we all do it wrong

And I can’t move

…can’t move as I do it wrong

 

Always been a little suspicious

Suspicious of those large herds

But I have been a fool. I’ve been a fool

The fundamental seams to be a lie

 

My footsteps are like grit in the air

 

I can’t move as I do it wrong

We do it wrong, we all do it wrong

And I can’t move

…can’t move as I do it wrong

 

My footsteps are like grit in the air

Like grit in the air

 

OUTRO

We’re far away from the earth, but we cannot seem to get any wiser...