Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises
Bernhoft is without question a crowd-pleaser
Bernhoft is without question a crowd-pleaser, as Kongsberg experienced in 2014, when he played for a sold-out Kirketorget. If Bernhoft has a mission, it is that he wants to make people dance – and think at the same time. His album “Humanoid”, released in 2018 with his regular band, definitely delivers on this point.
“With The Fashion Bruises I have discovered an almost perverse joy in playing, and I look forward like a teenager to touring. I’m absolutely convinced that this is the best band I have played in, and better than most bands you will see this year,” says Bernhoft.
Bernhoft is looking forward to performing the songs live, and comments that the album reflects both his optimistic and disillusioned view of the world, where for example the environmental crisis and refugee emergency create increasingly greater distance and conflict between people.
The new album is slightly more up-beat than earlier material, and has touches of pure rock – though Bernhoft hesitates to call it “retro”.
“I’m 42 years old and have started to analyse all my taste-based choices. Apart from when I am writing songs, of course. That’s my own space where I can be free. The album might be a little more rock-influenced than before, but you can also clearly recognise elements from my earlier solo albums.”
Jarle Bernhoft – vocal
Nicolay Tangen – keyboards
Vemund Stavnes – bass
Fredrik Wallumrød – drums
Photo: Jørgen Nordby