Casiokids

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Casiokids
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Background information
Origin Bergen, Norway
Genres Synthpop, Neo-psychedelia
Years active 2005-present
Labels Moshi Moshi Records (UK) Polyvinyl Records (U.S.)
Associated acts Joachim Amundsen Trana
Eirik Utne
Einar Olsson
Geir Svensson
Snorre Sturla Lyngstad
Website www.casiokids.com
Members Ketil Kinden Endresen
Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg
Omar Johnsen
Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø

Casiokids are a Norwegian synthpop[1] ensemble from Bergen, and Stavanger formed in 2005. The band consists of Ketil Kinden Endresen, Fredrik Øgreid Vogsborg, Omar Johnsen and Kjetil Bjøreid Aabø. Associated musicians are Joachim Amundsen Trana, Eirik Utne, Einar Olsson, Geir Svensson and Snorre Sturla Lyngstad.[2] They are signed with Universal Records in Norway, Polyvinyl Records in North America, Flake Records in Japan, Pop Frenzy in Australia and Moshi Moshi Records for the rest of the world.[3]

After releasing the single "Grønt lys i alle ledd / Togens hule" in the United Kingdom, the band was described by NME as "the best thing to come out of Norway since black metal."[4] The band has been compared to fellow Norwegian artists The Whitest Boy Alive, Röyksopp, and Annie.[2] They have released an album named Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar that includes the song "Fot i hose", which was included in the comedy series Friday Night Dinner (as transitional music) and on the soundtrack for the football video game FIFA 10,[5] and listed by the NME as the fourth best new song of the week.[4] They are currently managed by Christopher Wareing.[6]

In the summer of 2010 legendary Norwegian pop band a-ha gave away four separate prizes of one million kroner each Norwegian artists who they felt had the most export potential at that time. Casiokids was one of the recipients along with Susanne Sundfør, Moddi and Shining.[7]

In October 2011 the band released their new album Aabenbaringen over Aaskammen in North America, Norway and Japan, with a worldwide release scheduled for January 2012. In November 2011 Casiokids visited Japan for the first time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphrey, Jenna (23 March 2010). "Casiokids". Prefix magazine. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Sharp, Rob (17 April 2009). "New Casiokids on the block". The Independent. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Rakvaag, Geir (9 February 2010). "Grønt lys for Casiokids" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Rakvaag, Geir (18 February 2009). "Nye Takter Manifest 09: Norsk språk er makt" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Svensen, Kjetil (28 July 2009). "Norske toner i "FIFA 10"" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Casiokids artist page". MADE. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Sean, Michaels (7 July 2010). "A-ha invest millions in Norwegian talent contest". Guardian Online. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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