Studio Killers

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Studio Killers
Studio Killers.jpg
Members from left to right: Goldie Foxx, Cherry, Dyna Mink
Background information
Origin United Kingdom United Kingdom
Finland Finland
Denmark Denmark
Genres Electronic
Years active 2011–present
Labels Studio Killers Records
Copenhagen Records
Universal Music Sweden & Norway
Warner Music Finland
Universal Music Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Spinnin' Records
Time Records
EMI
Website www.studiokillers.com
Members Cherry
Goldie Foxx
Dyna Mink
Bipolar Bear

Studio Killers are a European electropop virtual band, composed of fictional characters; vocalist and designer Cherry, keyboardist Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and manager Bipolar Bear. The real identities of the band's members are unknown.

History[edit]

Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink said that they had originally written a song for a British girl band that was dropped from their label and were put in contact with Cherry, who wrote the lyrics and performed the song with them.[1][2] The members claim that most of their correspondence is through email, although their song "Who Is in Your Heart Now?" was written when they first had a face to face meeting.[3]

They premiered in 2011 with the single "Ode to the Bouncer", about Cherry's difficulties in getting into a club,[4] and gained popularity through their music video on YouTube. The single was successful in the Netherlands, Finland, and Denmark. After releasing other singles "Eros and Apollo", "All Men Are Pigs", and "Jenny" through 2012 and 2013, they released their self-titled debut album in 2013, and followed up in 2014 with the new single "Grande Finale". Studio Killers also announced that they were going to start having live shows, starting with the 2014 Ruisrock festival in Finland,[5] followed by Ilosaarirock.[6][7] To prepare for this performance and a world tour, they began a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for GB£50,000 and successfully gathered GB£55,176.[8]

In 2014 the band performed live at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock festivals. Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink appeared on stage wearing masks, and Cherry was present in a form of screen projection.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FIN
[10]
US Indie
[11]
US Heat
[11]
Studio Killers 10 39 9

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
DEN
[12]
BEL
(Vl)

[13]
FIN
[10]
NLD
40

[14]
NLD
100

[15]
US
Sales

[16]
2011 "Ode to the Bouncer" 15 24 13 1 1  – Studio Killers
2012 "Eros and Apollo"  –  –  – Tip: 4  –  –
2013 "All Men Are Pigs"[18]  –  –  –  –  –  –
"Jenny"  –  – 2  –  –  –
"Who Is in Your Heart Now?"[19]  –  –  –  –  –  –
2014 "Grande Finale"  –  –  –  –  – 6 TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Meuse (14 June 2013). "Studio Killers are animated, anonymous and unapologetic". CBC Music. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "KKS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Studio Killers". Kick Kick Snare. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Studio Killers Interview". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "– Studio Killers: 'Ode To The Bouncer'". Scandipop.co.uk. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "STUDIO KILLERS WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST EVER GIG AT RUISROCK". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ilosaarirock Festival 2014 | Line-Up - Studio Killers (UK)". Ilosaarirock.fi. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ilosaarirock Festival 2014 | Studio Killers brought Tähti Tent to capacity". Ilosaarirock.fi. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Studio Killers Kickstarter". Kickstarter. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTMsgW1eFTQ
  10. ^ a b "Studio Killers Robin Stjernberg". finnishcharts.com. 
  11. ^ a b Studio Killers – Studio Killers Awards. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Studio Killers". danishcharts.com. 
  13. ^ "Studio Killers" (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl. 
  14. ^ "Studio Killers search results" (in Dutch). top40.nl. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Studio Killers" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. 
  16. ^ "Hot Singles Sales: Jun 14, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Studio Killer (1 February 2012). Ode To The #Bouncer has gone Gold in the Netherlands. Facebook. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  18. ^ Music – All Men Are Pigs – Single by Studio Killers. iTunes. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  19. ^ Who Is in Your Heart Now? (Media notes). Studio Killers. Warner Music Finland. 2013. 5053105986125. 

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