Hailing from the much hyped TellŔ-scene in Bergen, Datarock are a fine example of the willingness to explore and develop integral forms of expression that characterises the bands that have emerged from the capital of Western Norway (think R÷yksopp and Kings of Convenience here). High profiled gigs at the SonÓr Festival in Barcelona and Norway’s biggest festival, Quart, have earned them a reputation as a live act out of the ordinary. Following the SonÓr Festival appearance, Guardian (UK) singled out the act as one of the event’s true highlights.
Datarock’s unique and deft mix of lo-fi pop, casio, disco, hardcore and rock has been featured on several successful international compilations, earning the band a loyal following outside of their native Norway.
Datarock’s debut album is due next spring.
Datarock play the Frannz at the Kulturbrauerei on Wed. 29 September. sd
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