Jezebel Jive

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Critically acclaimed Oslo four-piece Maribel have resurfaced recently by announcing their second album Reveries this January on Oslo based label Splendour (120 Days, His Clancyness, Siinai). Blending shoegaze and dream-pop with cinematic influences Maribel create dark, distorted throwback pop. The tracks are guided by the breathy siren call of their newly added East-German lead singer Rebekka Marstein. As female vocals intertwine with those of songwriter/ lead guitarist Pål Espen Kapelrud, one is likely to recall the oft-referenced My Bloody Valentine or the Raveonettes.

‘Jezebel Jive’ is the band’s first single from their forthcoming debut LP “Reveries”. For their follow-up, they chose to co-produce the record with Bjarne Stensil (Harrys Gym) and received help from Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh on synth and string arrangements, Nicolai Hængsle Eilertsen of Big Bang on organ and Stensil himself on percussion and drum programming. Maribel has toured in Scandinavia and the UK, including a warming up for Crystal Stilts and Interpol. In addition Maribel managed to captivate audiences at festivals such as Øya, Hove, SPOT, By:Larm and many others.

Of their set at SPOT in 2010 Clash Magazine said, “Obvious influences from My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Slowdive (isn’t referencing to those bands the whole point anyway?) didn’t get into the way of what came to be an intense, feedback-laden sonic experience hinting at a very exciting follow-up. Looking forward to it.”

“Maribel’s ’Jezebel Jive’ is one of the finds of the year.” – Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins).


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