WhoMadeWho

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WhoMadeWho
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Immergut-Festival 2012
Background information
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Indie rock, dance-punk
Years active2003-present
LabelsGOMMA
Associated acts Peaches
Fififf Teeners
Filur (Tomas Barfod)
Website Official website
MembersTomas Høffding
Jeppe Kjellberg
Tomas Barfod

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.

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Career

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 to 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]

Discography

Studio albums
YearAlbumDetailsPeak positionsCertification
DEN
[3]
2005WhoMadeWhoCD / 2 LPs 
2009The PlotCD / LP 
2011Knee DeepMini-LP and CD / digital 
2012Brighter
(credited as Who Made Who)
12
2014Dreams
(credited as WhoMadeWho)
8
2018Through The Walls
(credited as WhoMadeWho)
Other releases
Remixed by
Remixes of

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References

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  2. "Arisa e i WhoMadeWho - Sanremo 2014". Rai.tv. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. "WhoMadeWho discography". Danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 15 March 2014.