Indie / Disco / House
Who made Who at Magnet Club / Berlin 26.10.2005 by f
You take a house DJ and make him play the drums, then you ass a
Bowie-loving bassist who sings too, and finally you fill in an
avantgarde jazz guitarist with a mean moustache. These are the main
ingredients in trio WHOMADEWHO. A mouthwatering steew that enjoys
things a bit stirred.
Let's put down some facts in separated chapters so that you can skip what ever you think is really boring and wack...
Band: Tomas Barfod, Tomas Hoeffding, Jeppe Kjellberg
Label: Munich based GOMMA
Tomas Barfod (drummer, producer) had known Jeppe Kjellberg (guitarist,
vocal) for some time. He amired the long guy for his creative and
personal way of handling the guitar. He also admired his thick, wild
semilong hair. Tomas himself had shaved his head a few years earlier,
cause that's the way things go sometimes. Anyway, they got together and
spoke about music, wanting to do something out of their current field.
They had an urge to bend and melt down genres of their likings. But
they needed ome more person to make it all ad up. Along came another
boldie, Tomas Hoeffding (bass, vocal). This guy was a fine fellow from
Jeppe's social circles and he had an instant connection with Tomas
Barfod as well. Not only was he hairless too, but also he understood
the way of thinking and was the owner of a smooth honest voice.
Early on on the making the boys drove away to an old, soiled house
in the country. Here they got down some raw, intuitively played
recordings, that later became solid tracks on their debut album of
2005. The threesome was united.
THE LIVE EXPERIENCE
As a live band WhoMadeWho are an unforgettable, incendiary experience
and they have played alongside genre bending contemporaries Soulwax,
Hot Chip, Justice and LCD Soundsystem. After touring with them Hot Chip
asked to remix new single "TV Friend" and Josh Homme of Queens of the
Stone Age has covered "Space for Rent" after seeing them rattling bones
in their skeleton garb. Their crowning moment of the last tour was
being pushed up the bill to headline the main stage at Benicassim when
Klaxons failed to show in 2007.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
After achieving critical acclaim with their self-titled debut album,
WhoMadeWho are returning with their second album "The Plot" in March
2009. "TV FRIEND", the pre-release single is an amazing futuristic
dancepop tune and will be released with a HOT CHIP remix in November