WhoMadeWho

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WhoMadeWho
Immergut-Festival 2012
Immergut-Festival 2012
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresIndie rock, dance-punk
Years active2003-present
LabelsGOMMA
MembersTomas Høffding
Jeppe Kjellberg
Tomas Barfod
WebsiteOfficial website

WhoMadeWho is a Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, who formed in 2003. The band consists of jazz guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg, drummer Tomas Barfod and singer/bassist Tomas Høffding.

Career[edit]

The band released several 12-inches on German disco label Gomma Records including Out the Door and Space to Rent, culminating in their self-titled debut album WhoMadeWho in 2005. In 2009 they released their second album The Plot, the third album Knee Deep was released in 2011 followed by Brighter in 2012. The next album Dreams was released in 2014, and the latest Through The Walls in 2018.

As a live band, WhoMadeWho has played alongside genre-bending contemporaries Daft Punk, Soulwax, Hot Chip, Justice and LCD Soundsystem. After touring together Hot Chip asked to remix their single "TV Friend", and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age has covered "Space for Rent".

WhoMadeWho gained further popularity when they headlined the Benicàssim festival in 2007 after a delay caused scheduled headliners, Klaxons, to arrive too late to play their set.[1]

On 21 February 2014, they played with Arisa the song "Cuccurucucu", a tribute to Franco Battiato, at Festival of Sanremo 2014, Italy.[2]

On 22 February 2021, they played live for the cameras of Cercle at the ancient temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt.[3]

In September 2022 they presented their album 'UUUU' which was inspired by 90s and 00s Electronica and 80s Post-Disco. Album launch took place in London club venue Koko supported by Jan Blomqvist and Rockin Moroccin. [4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album Details Peak positions Certification
DEN
[5]
2005 WhoMadeWho CD / 2 LPs  –
2009 The Plot CD / LP  –
2011 Knee Deep Mini-LP and CD / digital  –
2012 Brighter
(credited as Who Made Who)
12
2014 Dreams
(credited as WhoMadeWho)
8
2018 Through The Walls
(credited as WhoMadeWho)
Other releases
  • 2004: Happy Girl 12"
  • 2004: Two Covers For Your Party 12"
  • 2005: The Loop 12"
  • 2005: Space for Rent (Dirt Crew Remix) 12"
  • 2005: Space for Rent (The Rapture Remix) 12"
  • 2006: Out the Door (Superdiscount Remix) 12"
  • 2006: Out the Door (In Flagranti Remix) 12"
  • 2006: Green Version CD
  • 2008: TV Friend 12"
  • 2009: The Plot / The Train 7"
  • 2009: The Plot Remixes Part 1 12"
  • 2009: The Plot Remixes Part 2 12"
  • 2009: Keep Me in My Plane Remixes 12"
  • 2009: Keep Me in My Plane Remixes 2 12"
  • 2009: The Remix Collection – digital compilation
  • 2021: Live at Abu Simbel - For Cercle
Remixed by
  • Detone "Inside World"
  • Digitalism "Inside World"
  • Daniel Maloso "Inside World"
  • Lützenkirchen "The Plot"
  • The Mole "The Plot"
  • Discodeine "The Plot"
  • Hot Chip - "TV Friend"
  • Tomski & Fredboy "TV Friend"
  • DJ Koze - "Keep Me In My Plane"
  • The Rapture "Space For Rent"
  • Dirt Crew "Space For Rent"
  • Superdiscount "Out The Door"
  • In Flangranti "Out The Door"
  • Noze - "The Plot"
  • Tale Of Us - "Every Minute Alone"
  • Josh Homme - "Space For Rent" (cover version)
  • Michael Mayer - "Every Minute Alone"
  • Maceo Plex - "Heads Above"
Remixes of
  • Hot Chip - "Don´t Dance" (cover version)
  • Chicks On Speed - "Super Surfer Girl"
  • Digitalism "Idealism"
  • New Young Pony Club Get Lucky
  • Peaches - "Boys Wanna Be Her"
  • Mainline: Black Honey
  • Munk: Kick Out The Chairs
  • Namosh: The Pulse
  • Tahiti 80: Big Day
  • Digitalism: Idealism
  • Munk: Live Fast! Die Old!

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klaxons rescue Benicassim show at the eleventh hour". NME. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Arisa e i WhoMadeWho - Sanremo 2014". Rai.tv. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Cercle Hosts WhoMadeWho for Amazing Set at Ancient Egyptian Temple". 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ Bray, Axel (19 September 2022). "WhoMadeWho: "We are full of amazing experiences from the connection with people during our live set"". Electronic Groove. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
  5. ^ "WhoMadeWho discography". Danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 15 March 2014.

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