Jääkausi, which translates to ice age from finnish, is the full-length debut of Horseface from Umeå, in the north of Sweden.
Their sound is akin to their post punk predecessors, but with a curious ear for the new sounds of global pop. Repetitive melodies are interwoven with homegrown poly rhythms. Beats and samples are layered with drums, guitars, synths and violin. Traces of influences like the Raincoats, Naffi Sandwich and the Flying Lizards can be heard, filtered through an outsider view of the finnish new weird movement of the early 00’s.
Jääkausi is a collection of songs that depict euphoria, sadness and life in a cold society. The lyrics are all sung in Finnish, Sweden’s largest minority language, often only spoken at home, due to the pressure to adapt to majority society. Choosing to sing publicly in one’s mother tongue serves as a statement, especially in times of protective nationalism.
Formed in 2013, Horseface released their debut cassette in 2014 and have since then played at various clubs and festivals in Sweden and Finland.The band members have previously played in Bombettes, Gyttjiga hjärnor, Knugen faller and Nattskiftet.