Whomadewho

Responsible for the sneering punk-funk version of Benny Benassi's Satisfaction currently doing the rounds, Whomadewho are a three-piece from Denmark. Excellent opening song Rose however is more typical, putting more emphasis on the funk (check the bass) and even disco. Much of this self-titled album is designed for dancing to, with the clattering pots 'n' pans rhythms and multiple percussion elements you might expect of the genre.

Space for rent has a campy Scissor Sisters style feel ("your thoughts are dirty and your clothes are too"). Aptly described The Loop (one of a number of instrumentals) and Shake your boat use cheesy, dated synth sounds to good effect, while Hello, empty room utilises a bonkers beeping horn, actually separating the funk and disco into verse and chorus respectively.

If not quite as sophisticated and epic as LCD Soundsystem or !!!, Whomadewho have at least delivered a promising, cool debut which should build on the cult status of their singles so far.

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Whomadewho are due to tour, doing some support slots for Mylo and Soulwax. See gig dates below.

Sun. 4 SEPT - DUBLIN, Electric Piano
Fri. 16 SEPT - LONDON, Cargo, XFM Remix night
Sat. 17 SEPT - LEEDS, The Faversham

supporting SOULWAX:
Wed 28 SEPT.- Bristol Academy
Thu 29 SEPT - Leeds Leeds Met Uni
Sat 1 OCT - Liverpool Chibuku
Sun 2 OCT - Cardiff Great Hall
Mon 3 OCT - Nottingham Stealth

supporting MYLO:
Fri. 28 OCT - LEEDS University
Sat. 29 OCT - MANCHESTER Academy
Mon. 31 OCT - BELFAST Spring and Airbrake
Tue. 1 NOV - DUBLIN Ambassador
Wed. 2 NOV - BIRMINGHAM Academy
Fri. 4 NOV - NORWICH UEA
Sat. 5 NOV - LONDON Brixton Academy

Overall

6

out of 10

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