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Datarock


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by Kris Krug

Whenever Datarock’s hit song, Fa-Fa-Fa pops up on my iPod, I can’t help but stop whatever I’m doing and boogie. It doesn’t matter if I’m out on the town, my feet will be tapping, my body reverberating with the need to move along with their electro-rock rhythms.

Fronted by Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes, otherwise known as Ket-III, they hail from Bergen’s southwest coast: a Norwegian countryside that has already produced indie-pop luminaries such as Kings of Convenience and Röyksopp.

Donned in matching red track suits and Porsche wraparound sunglasses, they’ve hashed out infectious disco infused rock and fantastical pop guitar hooks with their Casio MT-64 keyboard and Roland Groovebox. Simple but don’t knock it because their tunes and their shows are anything but.

DatarockDatarock has played to crowds of over 15, 000 screaming fans at the Good Vibrations Festival in Sydney and the Meredith Music Festival near Melbourne. With over 300 shows in 16 different countries under their belt, along with 2 full-length albums that have spawned fans all over the world under their own record label, Young Aspiring Professionals and songs heavily featured in international adverts; they still love nothing better than riding on their BMX, which according to them “is better than sex.”



Check out this red hot duo’s first single, Fa-Fa-Fa from their first album, Datarock Datarock (2005).



Or you can download their single, True Stories from their album, Red that was launched last year.
Visit www.datarockmusic.com for more info.

2 comments

  1. Hey Hey Hey hope they come back to SIngapore. And can they get them a better venue than Zirca?

  2. We hope so too! Their following can only get bigger! :)

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