Datarock are a quirky norwegian duo
who play 80s
music, combined with guitars and cheesy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. They met at the University of Bergen, Norway in 2000.
Band members are:
- Fredrik Saroea
(vocals, guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards)
(bass, background vocals, programming, keyboards)
Among their influences are the trinity of Talking Heads
and Happy Mondays
Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa
" will be featured in a new Coca Cola advert, and is also featured in NHL 08, FIFA 08 and NBA Live 08 as part of EA Trax. It also appears in The Sims 2: Free Time. "I Used to Dance With My Daddy
" is featured in Need for Speed Pro Street.
Listen at Last.fm
"Doubting Datarock is the future of indie dance? You're taking the piss, right?"
-James Jam, new bands editor, NME
"...the urge to cheer them from the sideline remains strong."
-Sharon O'connel, Uncut
"Datarock may be treading the disco-ball lined path already well worn by Devo, but damned if they don't drop a couple of catchy fucking tunes in the process"
"Finally, a band to fall madly in love with"
-The Fly Magazine