Whether you find them pop, punk, intimidating, inviting, refreshing, or way too serious, Get Jealous has converted everyone into captivated listeners. Even vehement refusers from the scene who thought they didn’t like punk at all.
Wannabe skater Marike (she/her), drummer Marek (he/him) and front bitch Otto (they/them) are in their concise and energetic sound inspirational in the balancing act between the musical youth years of the Regrettes and all Disney theme songs. The short, loud punctuations regularly lead to catchy pop melodies, while Otto’s lyrics recite the shattered society and are the impetus for inner-monologue discourse. Bizarrely poetic rabble romance on a finesse-garnished framework of dashing drums, booming bass & shouts.
Live, Marike and Marek form the playful, bubbling base, which gives Otto the freedom to bark their vocals out of the surging crowd, down from the nearest bar or in a frontal barricade position with brute force. This happened at appearances at Eurosonic, as well as support gigs with the Leoniden, Östro 430 and HiSpencer!, as well as being rewarded with the ‘Paul Smits Award’ for the best performers 2019.
With their fusion of skate punk and pop, Get Jealous are the honest place setting served up on a pink glitter tray.
Credits Celina Veenendaal, 2022