Datarock is a Norwegian electronic rock band. The band, known for wearing red jumpsuits, formed in 2000. Original personnel were Ketil Mosnes and Kevin O'Brien, who soon hired Tom Mæland. O'Brien and Mæland left the band, but the duo of Saroea and Mosnes continued the project, their name is derived from the Norwegian word for computer -- the word rock. As of 2018, they have switched out the red tracksuits with all-black tracksuits; the band consists of Fredrik Saroea, Ketil Mosnes, Øyvind Solheim and Stig Narve Brunstad. The band has released four EPs and their debut album, Datarock Datarock, was released in 2005 in 10 countries on the band's own label, YAP, receiving favourable reviews in the UK, they made an appearance in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 with the single "Computer Camp Love" in 2005, placing at number 12. Fredrick has commented that Australia was the only country to pick up Datarock early aside from their homeland; this song was #88 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.
Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was featured in a Coca-Cola advert, is featured in "Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective", NHL 08, FIFA 08, NBA Live 08. It appears in The Sims 2: Free Time, The Sims' video team was asked to create a custom music video for "Fa-Fa-Fa". Another one of their songs, "New Song", is featured in Madden NFL 08. In addition, "I Used to Dance with My Daddy" is featured in UEFA Euro 2008 and Need for Speed: ProStreet "True Stories" is featured in FIFA 09. Datarock is featured in FIFA 10 with "Give It Up". Datarock was featured in an Apple advertisement for the fourth generation iPod Nano; the ad showed the song "Fa-Fa-Fa" playing on an orange iPod Nano. The coverart for Datarock Datarock was shown. "Fa-Fa-Fa" is featured as a free premium track on the iPhone/iPod Touch game Tap Tap Revenge 3. Fredrik Saroea has solo aspirations and has recorded several individual tracks, including a duet with fellow Norwegian pop-star Annie for the song "I Will Always Remember You", included on presses of the band's debut LP.
Datarock's song "True Stories". Featuring lyrics made up of Talking Heads song titles, is featured as a promotional download in MP3 format from The Sims 3, their song "Dance" was used in an episode of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. Their song "Amarillion" was used in a key scene in the Chuck episode "Chuck vs. the Nacho Sampler". Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was used in an episode of Workaholics, their song "Smile for the Camera" was used in an episode of the Nick Jr. series Yo Gabba Gabba Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was used by Google to promote the "Material Design" language on their Android mobile operating system. In 2018, they released their first studio album in nine years, Face the Brutality, which received positive reviews in Norwegian and international press, they released a music video for their single, Laugh in the Face of Darkness, created by the videographer Sjur Kristian Pollen. Current members Fredrik Saroea – vocals, drums, keyboards Ketil Mosnes – bass, keyboards, backing vocals Øyvind Solheim - drums, backing vocals Stig Narve Brunstad - keyboards, backing vocals Past members Kevin O'Brien – vocals Tom Mæland – keyboards Tarjei Strøm – drums Kjetil Møster – saxophone, keyboards, vocals Adrian Meehan – drums Thomas Larssen – bass guitar Datarock Datarock Red The Musical Face the Brutality Demo/Greatest Hits See What I Care California Roller Coaster "Feathers & Wax" "Laugh in the Face of Darkness" "Ruffle Shuffle" "In E" "Catcher in the Rye" "The Pretender" "Amarillion" "True Stories" "Give It Up" "See What I Care" "Fa-Fa-Fa" "Computer Camp Love" "I Used to Dance With My Daddy" Official website Datarock article June 2007 Contact Music: interview Gamertell: interview Gigwise: article TNT: interview
LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002 by musician James Murphy, co-founder of DFA Records. The band's current lineup consists of Murphy, Nancy Whang, Pat Mahoney, Gavin Rayna Russom, Tyler Pope, Al Doyle, Matt Thornley, Korey Richey, they are signed to both DFA and Columbia Records. The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004, the first being "Losing My Edge", one of their signature songs; this led up to the release of their self-titled debut studio album, released in 2005. It garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy Award nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album, their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House", which has become the band's most commercially successful single, received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released "45:33", an forty-six minute-long composition, made as a "workout track" for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series.
In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in the United States. In February 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website, it was to be made following a large farewell concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014. After a series of rumors hinting at a possible band reunion, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" in December 2015, making it their first single in five years. LCD Soundsystem confirmed their reunion and announced an expanded tour, including appearances at several high-profile music festivals, as well as a new studio album. American Dream, their fourth album, was released in September 2017.
It went on to become their first number-one album in the United States. The album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and the single "Tonite" won for Best Dance Recording. James Murphy founded LCD Soundsystem during 2002 in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, they began by releasing a string of singles under DFA Records, co-founded by Murphy. They gained attention with their first single, "Losing My Edge", which peaked at number 115 in the UK. Described as "an eight-minute, laugh-out-loud funny dissection of cool over a dirty electronic beat"; this was followed by the single "Give It Up", in the following year, "Yeah" and "Movement". The latter two peaked at number 52 in the UK, respectively. LCD Soundsystem released their eponymous debut studio album in January 2005 to critical acclaim. For the CD version, the first disc contains the album and the second contains a compilation of previous singles, they released the single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" the following month, which became their first UK top 40 hit, peaking at number 29, as well as their most commercially successful single, charting in Australia and the Netherlands.
The band toured with M. I. A. following the release of the album. In June 2005, the band covered a Siouxsie and the Banshees song, "Slowdive" for the B-side of their single "Disco Infiltrator". In December 2005, the group received nominations for two Grammy awards, one for Best Electronic/Dance Album with their self-titled album and one for Best Dance Recording with "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House." Their self-titled debut was placed at number 94 of Amazon.com's "Top 100 Editor's Picks" of 2005. In October 2006, LCD Soundsystem released a composition entitled "45:33", as part of Nike's Original Run series, it was made available for download from iTunes. Despite its name, the track is 45 minutes and 58 seconds long—the title is a reference to vinyl speeds —and was claimed to "reward and push at good intervals of a run". However, it was revealed that this was not the case, but that Murphy wanted the opportunity to create a long piece of music, akin to E2-E4 by Manuel Göttsching. LCD Soundsystem's second studio album, Sound of Silver, was released on March 20, 2007, to critical acclaim.
Praise included Mixmag awarding it the title Album of the Month, a 9.2 score from Pitchfork and a 5-star review from The Guardian. The album release was preceded by the single "North American Scum", released in February 2007. LCD Soundsystem's subsequent single "All My Friends" included covers of the song by Franz Ferdinand and former Velvet Underground member John Cale; the digital download "All My Friends" EP includes a cover of the early Joy Division song "No Love Lost". In September 2007, the A Bunch of Stuff EP was released and the band went on tour with Arcade Fire. Late in 2007, the band released "Someone Great" as the third single from Sound of Silver and re-released "45:33" on CD and vinyl through DFA Records. In December 2007, there was a release of a 12-inch record containing b-sides from European singles for the North American market entitled Confuse the Marketplace. In December 2007, the band received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album with Sound of Silver; the album was named the best album of 2007 by publications such as The Guardian and Drowned in Sound.
The album was nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Prize, wh
Sons and Daughters (band)
Sons and Daughters were a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland formed from 2001 to 2012. Conceived while on tour with Arab Strap in 2001, Sons and Daughters was Adele Bethel's creation; the band's line-up at first comprised Bethel, David Gow and Ailidh Lennon, the band began recording. After the addition of Scott Paterson as a second vocalist, the band played a number of successful concerts, their debut release, the twenty five minutes-long Love the Cup was financed by the band and released on Ba Da Bing Records label in 2003, re-released when Sons and Daughters signed to Domino Records in 2004. Their second album, The Repulsion Box was released in June 2005. In February 2006 the band were invited to tour with Morrissey on the first leg of his UK tour, their third album, This Gift, produced by Bernard Butler, was released on 28 January 2008. After a few years of relative inactivity the band released a free download, "Silver Spell", accompanied by a trailer for their new album, Mirror Mirror, released on 13 June 2011.
On 2 November 2012 the band announced that they would no longer continue as a band bringing an end to 11 years of their career. Adele Bethel - Vocals, piano David Gow - Drums, percussion Ailidh Lennon - Bass, piano Scott Paterson - Vocals, guitarTouringGraeme Smilie - Bass 2003: Love the Cup 2005: The Repulsion Box – UK: No. 70 2008: This Gift – UK: No. 66 2011: Mirror Mirror – UK: No. 200 Archive of official website from 2014
Fabric 52 is a 2010 album by JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes under their night club's name, Optimo. The album was released as part of the Fabric Mix Series. Fad Gadget - Lady Shave - Mute Discodromo - Cosmorama - Internasjonal Basic Channel - Q1.1 - Basic Channel Spencer Parker - YOGOTO - Rekids Locussolus - Gunship - International Feel Rebolledo - Amigos Cómeme - Cómeme The Minister - Jack Your Bodey House Your Mind - Crème Organization Altz - Get It Down! - Altzmusica Thomas Brinkmann - Walk With Me - Curle Rheingold - Dreiklangsdimensionen - Welt Rekord Capablanca & T Keeler - La Konk Fiesta - Gomma Roska - Feeline - Roska Kicks & Snares Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - Shacalao - Sunflower The Tyrell Corporation - Together Alone - Clone Roni Griffith - Spys - Vanguard Levon Vincent - Love Technique - Ovum Oni Ayhun - OAR003-B - Oni Ayhun Desire - Don't Call - Italians Do It Better Crazy Cousinz - Inflation - Defenders Ent Ltd Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff - Kompakt Nakion - Heartbit - Tigersushi Xex - Heartbeat - What's That Music Fabric: Fabric 52
The Presets are an Australian electronic music duo of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. Formed in 2003 and signed to Modular Records, The Presets released two EPs in advance of their debut album, released in 2005 to positive critical response. After two years of touring, including as the Australian support for Daft Punk, the band's 2008 release, debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, went on to win six awards at ARIA Awards 2008, including Album of the Year. In 2009 Hamilton and Moyes won an APRA Award for Songwriters of the Year and another ARIA Award, this time for Best Dance Release for "Talk Like That", they released their third album, Pacifica, in Australia in September 2012. It reached No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Their fourth album, Hi Viz, was released in June 2018; the Presets are known for their dynamic live shows. Aside from the Presets' extensive performance work, the duo has remixed tracks for several other artists including Kings of Leon and Lenny Kravitz; the Presets are recognized as key players in the dance music explosion in Australia in the late 2000s.
The Presets' founders, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes met in 1995 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where they were both studying classical music. They shared an interest in 1980s pop music and became members of the Sydney-based electronic group, with Jeremy Barnett on marimbas, Hamilton on keyboards, Moyes on vibraphone, David Symes on bass guitar and Jared Underwood on drums; this group released two albums, Small Craft, Rough Sea in 2001 and Cook Cut Damage Destroy in 2003. Hamilton and Moyes broke off from Prop when they remixed a track, "Magnetic Highway", with "harder electronic edges" under the name The Presets; the Presets formed in Sydney in 2003 with Hamilton on vocals and production and Moyes on drums, keyboards and programming. The band recorded a demo, they released a seven-track extended play, Blow Up, in November. Daniel Johns provided guitar work and co-wrote "Cookie" with the duo; the EP was favourably compared to work by Soft Cell and Cabaret Voltaire. The Presets supported the EP with gigs in Sydney and Brisbane.
In November 2004, as a follow up, a second EP was issued, the Sea. Its title track was featured on The O. C. – the United States teen drama TV series in March 2006. Tim Colman of The Sydney Morning Herald described them as having "successfully fused pop, techno and rock. They've stripped the live rig down to drums, microphones and an iPod." In the same month the duo ventured out on their first interstate shows, performing as part of a Modular Records night which featured Cut Copy, BRAINS. The Presets released their debut album, Beams in Australia on 12 September 2005; the first commercially released single from the album was Are You the One?, backed with non-album tracks "Truth and Lies" and "Midnight Boundary", as well a remix of "Girl and the Sea" by Cut Copy. The UK version of the single featured remixes by Simian Mobile Disco and Van She. A remix of the song by French DJ, was commissioned in 2008 to feature in a BMW 1 Series commercial in Australia; the Presets played their first shows in the United Kingdom and Europe, opening as special guests for fellow Australian band The Dissociatives as well as two shows of their own in London.
Throughout the second half of 2005 the duo toured Australia nationally several times, playing shows with Little Birdy, Paul Mac and Regurgitator, their own headline tour in October. 2005 saw the band make their first Australian festival appearances, DJing at Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay and Come Together Festival in Sydney, as well as closing off the year playing at Falls Festival in Lorne, Australia. The Presets kicked off 2006 with their first-ever national Australian festival run, playing in the Boiler Room for the Big Day Out; the first half 2006 saw The Presets begin to promote their music more in the UK, Europe and the US. They opened for Australian band Wolfmother on several UK dates in February 2006, they travelled over to the US in March to play their first New York shows before a handful of showcases at SXSW, Texas and on to Miami for Winter Music Conference. It was in New York that DJ Hell saw the band play and subsequently licensed Beams to his label International Deejay Gigolo Records for a European release mid-2006.
The duo returned to the UK and Ireland as special guest of Soulwax on several dates, before heading back over to the US to open for Ladytron on an extensive national tour. "Down Down Down" received an official release in the UK with remixes by Digitalism and Midnight Juggernauts. The next single released for the band was "I Go Hard, I Go Home", again released in the UK only with remixes by DJ Hell, The Juan Maclean and Ascii Disko; as many of the mixes of "Are You the One?", "Down Down Down" and "I Go Hard, I Go Home" had not been available in the US, Modular Records released Resets, a bonus disc available only with Beams in limited quantities. It was subsequently released digitally in Australia at the end of the year; the band returned to Australia mid-year for Infinity 2006, presented by Modular Records featuring The Presets and special guests Digitalism. The tour was met with ecstatic reviews; the tour was followed by a triumphant set at Splendour in the Grass, with PopMatters describing the audience's reactio
Split Works is a China-based music company founded in 2006 by Archie Hamilton and Nathaniel Davis. It is a subsidiary of Split United, one of China's most influential music industry organizations, with offices in both Shanghai and Beijing. Split Works organizes the annual JUE | Music + Art Festival in Beijing and Shanghai, the Concrete & Grass Music Festival in Shanghai, co-presents the "Contemporale" concert series with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Split United comprises five subsidiaries: Split Works Splatter Scorched Wooozy China Music Radar And owns 4 festival brands: Echo Park JUE | Music + Art Wood+Wires Concrete & Grass Split Works is the brainchild of Scot Archie Hamilton and American Nathaniel Davis; the company aims to create a more sustainable ecosystem for music in China. Conceived at a time when live music options in China were limited, Split Works is one of a few notable groups that have aided the growth of the live music industry in China and the wider Asia region, working with both Chinese and Western music artists across many genres.
They've been named "Best Promoter" in both Beijing by City Weekend magazine. Split Works has organized concerts and tours for notable artists including: Sonic Youth, Steve Aoki, Owl City, Jason Mraz, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Grandmaster Flash, the Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Gang of Four, Girl Talk, Talib Kweli, José González, Andrew Bird, Ghostface Killah, Grimes, St. Vincent, Gerard Way, Young Fathers, Everything Everything, Black Star, Julia Holter, MIKA, Perfume Genius and Olafur Arnalds. Split Works was responsible for several iconic brand campaigns in the four years before its sister company, was created. Splatter was spun out of Split Works in 2010 to provide brands with an experienced consultancy for using music in China. Splatter works with many global companies known for their marketing practices. Splatter's Converse sponsored “Love Noise” campaign in 2009 was named by AdAge as the best campaign in China that year. Splatter has received critical acclaim from market research firm Millward Brown, crediting the company for three of the top five branded music campaigns in China.
In association with the advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy, the Splatter team conceptualized and produced the Converse Love Noise road trip: the first campaign in China of its kind. They designed and built China's first music focused tour bus and with the 2008 Olympics looming large, took two of the hottest Chinese indie bands on a journey that spawned the "Love Noise" documentary, it was selected as the No. 1 campaign in China in 2009 by trade publication Ad Age. Splatter strategically aligned China's up and coming folk scene with the Guinness brand for the 2013-2014 Guinness “Made of More” Campaign; the campaign in China included. Supporting the festival were five smaller Guinness branded concerts inviting the best folk artists in China to perform including Hanggai, Hao Yun, Su Yang. Social platforms and branded videos were used to engage its target audience on an more interactive level. During the campaign from September 2013 to May 2014, over 6,000 individuals were reached at the festival and concerts, consuming more than 10,000 bottles of Guinness Original stout.
According to a non-partial study researched at the Wood + Wires festival, music fans agreed there was a strong overall likeness between the brand and the festival. On the Guinness MORE weibo, there was a reach of over 2.5 million views. Splatter was selected as lead Chinese agency for adidas Originals’ “Global Unite All Originals” campaign in 2013; this campaign dug deep into the world of original content, where international artists from various disciplines collide to create something unexpected and unique. Splatter developed and localized adidas’ International concept for the China market by bringing China's most innovative multi disciplinary artists in music and digital arts, fashion and film together to curate a series of "collisions" over the summer in 2013. In 2013 Splatter collaborated with Carlsberg's Tuborg brand to launch the Tuborg Music Truck Tour. Over a five-month period, they organized 160 events across 51 developing cities, among the first events in China targeting emergent youth cultures beyond the 1st and 2nd tier cities.
The campaign was extended to 2014, featured more than 11 rising underground artists. Splatter curated the programming for the House of Vans Asia Tour; the tour included bands from diverse genres, including high-energy punk rock, contemporary hip-hop and modern Chinese alternative. The artists played three sold-out, well received shows in Beijing and Seoul. Splatter has executed more than 70 in-store events for Apple across China, handling the logistics and production for each event. Splatter executed an ambitious activation for global fashion brand Topshop / Topman at the 2016 Concrete & Grass Festival, it featured a sprawling style and art zone at the heart of the festival, with stylists, selfie booths, the latest collections, special offers, a collaborative, evolving art installation. Splatter teamed up with leading beer brand Tuborg to lead their'Tuborg Open' initiative in China, they partnered Major Lazer with 李宇春 in one of the most high-profile creative collaborations between a Chinese pop star and an interna