The Dumplings

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The Dumplings
The Dumplings Kraków 2015.jpg
The Dumplings performing in Kraków, 2015
Background information
Origin Zabrze, Poland
Genres Electropop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Warner Music Poland
Members Justyna Święs
Kuba Karaś

The Dumplings are a Polish electropop duo from Zabrze, consisting of Justyna Święs and Kuba Karaś. As of 2016, they have released two studio albums. Their debut studio album No Bad Days was released in May 2014 through Warner Music. It has been hailed one of the greatest musical sensations of 2014 by the Polish media,[1][2] receiving an exclusive Fryderyk award for phonographic debut of the year.

History[edit]

Justyna Święs and Kuba Karaś first met in 2011[1] at a song competition and decided to start playing together.[3] Initially, they were playing indie rock acoustic songs, but then decided to go in a more electronic direction.[4] During the Summer 2013, they composed several songs and mailed them to Łukasz Jakóbiak who has a popular Internet talk-show 20m2 Łukasza.[2][5] The band became an Internet phenomenon, and in November 2013 they began their first sold-out tour, playing concerts in clubs in Poland.[1][5]

In January 2014, they entered a studio owned by music producer Bartosz Szczęsny and recorded songs for their debut album. The Dumplings were signed to Warner Music Poland in February 2014.[5] Their debut studio album No Bad Days, produced by Szczęsny, was released on 13 May 2014 through Warner Music.[5] They performed at Open'er Festival in July,[1] and at Off Festival in August 2014.[6]

Their second studio album Sea You Later, produced by popular Polish drummer and hip-hop producer Piotr "Emade" Waglewski, was released on 13 November 2015.[7][8] A concert tour to promote the album started on 6 November in Opole and will end on 6 December in London.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[9]
No Bad Days 28
Sea You Later[7]
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Format: CD, digital download
8

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Technicolor Yawn (Remixes)[10]
  • Released: 1 July 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Poland

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"I Love You So"[11] 2013 non-album single
"Mewy"[12] (radio-only) 2014 No Bad Days
"Technicolor Yawn"[13]
"Betonowy las"[14] (radio-only)
"Betonowy las" (Ptaki remix)[15] non-album single
"Nie gotujemy"[16][17] 2015 Sea You Later

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Technicolor Yawn"[18] 2014 Arkadiusz Nowakowski
"Betonowy las"[19] 2015
"Nie gotujemy"[20] Filip Szmidt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Dumplings". Open'er Festival. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Dumplings - najgłośniejszy debiut 2013/2014! Odkrył ich Jakóbiak, a potem lawina ofert! [VIDEO]" (in Polish). Radio Eska. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Dumplings: połączył nas Yann Tiersen". Polskie Radio Program IV. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Premiera Debiutanckiej Płyty The Dumplings" (in Polish). Warner Music Poland. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "The Dumplings :: No Bad Days" (in Polish). Warner Music Poland. Archived from the original on July 24, 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "OFF Festival Katowice 2014, 1-3.08.2014". Off Festival. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Sea You Later by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Jaćkiewicz, Łukasz (13 November 2015). "Posłuchaj w całości: The Dumplings – Sea You Later (ODSŁUCH)" (in Polish). AllAboutMusic.pl. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Chart positions for:
  10. ^ "Technicolor Yawn (Remixes) - EP by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "I Love You So - Single by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Dumplings - najgłośniejszy debiut 2014! Premiera singla "Mewy"!" (in Polish). somusic.pl. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Technicolor Yawn - Single by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "NOWOŚCI SINGLOWE /01.12.2014r./". Radio Głos. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Betonowy las (Ptaki remix) - Single by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Nie Gotujemy - Single by The Dumplings". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  17. ^ ""Nie gotujemy" – pierwszy singiel zapowiadający nową płytę The Dumplings (wideo)". CGM (in Polish). Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Dumplings - Technicolor Yawn (official video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "The Dumplings - Betonowy Las [Official Music Video]". YouTube. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "The Dumplings - Nie gotujemy [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved 16 November 2015.