Casiokids on the road
UK TOUR W/ THE ANSWERING MACHINE/FLASHGUNS
+ NEW VIDEO
The Answering Machine, Flashguns and Casiokids are touring together on the Clash Presents tour - In March...here are the dates -
MARCH Clash Presents... w/ The Answering Machine/Flashguns
07 - Freebutt, Brighton
09 - Ifor Bach, Cardiff
10 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
11 - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London
12 - The End, Newcastle
13 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14 - Evol, Livepool
And there's more. Casiokids have made a video for one of the tracks that'll be on their double a-side single, out next month (March 2nd) on Moshi's Singles Club. The tracks are - 'Verdens største land'/'Fot i hose' and the video for 'Fot i hose' is now on YouTube for your viewing pleasure...
And in case you don't know much about Casiokids - here's a bit about them...
Old analogue and trashy keyboards, pop melodies and a digital & shadow puppet theatre make up the Norwegian electro-troupe that is Casiokids. The band sprung out of an idea to make electronic music more visual, but have developed further into being a collective of theatre blended with pop melodies often sung in their native language and influenced by afro-beat, techno and out-and-out pop. The music draws similarities and takes inspiration from Paul Simon's "Graceland", Ivor Cutler, King Tubby, Bob Hund, Cornelius and Fela Kuti.
October 2008 saw the historic release of the FIRST EVER Norwegian language pop single in the UK. Refusing to accept the notion of b-sides, Casiokids released the Double A sided single 'Grønt lys i alle ledd'/'Togens hule' on Moshi Moshi Records. The band became the latest in a select group of artists to have released through Moshi’s Singles Club including the likes of Late of the Pier, Lykke Li, Florence and The Machine and Kate Nash. The success of the first single will now be followed up by the second 'Verdens største land'/'Fot i hose' in a series of 7”s the band plan to release in 2009.
With the release of their second single Casiokids seem poised to be the latest in a long line of artists from the celebrated Bergen scene to rattle the cages of jaded audiences and industry. Think Røyksöpp, Datarock, Annie, Kings of Convenience and The Whitest Boy Alive and you have some idea of the international potential contained in this rainy city on the west coast of Norway which Casiokids call home.