Datarock is a Norwegian electronic rock band The band, known for wearing red jumpsuits, formed in 2000 Original personnel were Fredrik Saroea, Ketil Mosnes and Kevin O'Brien, who soon hired Tom Mæland O'Brien and Mæland later left the band, but the duo of Saroea and Mosnes continued the project
Their name is derived from the Norwegian word for computer – datamaskin and the word rock meaning rock music made on a computer
- 1 Releases
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 31 Studio albums
- 32 EPs
- 33 Singles
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The band has released three EPs and their debut album, Datarock Datarock, was released in 2005 in 10 countries on the band's own label, YAP Young Aspiring Professionals, receiving favourable reviews, especially in the UK They made an appearance in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 with the single "Computer Camp Love" in 2005, placing at number 12 Fredrick has commented that Australia was the only country to pick up Datarock early aside from their homeland This song was #88 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007Datarock at SXSW
Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was featured in a Coca-Cola advert, and is also featured in "Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective", NHL 08, FIFA 08, and NBA Live 08 It also appears in The Sims 2: Free Time, and The Sims' video team was asked to create a custom music video for "Fa-Fa-Fa" Another one of their songs, "New Song", is featured in Madden NFL 08 In addition, "I Used to Dance with My Daddy" is featured in UEFA Euro 2008 and Need for Speed: ProStreet only remix version, also "True Stories" is featured in FIFA 09 Datarock is also featured in FIFA 10 with "Give It Up"
Datarock was also featured in an Apple advertisement for the fourth generation iPod Nano The ad showed the song "Fa-Fa-Fa" playing on an orange iPod Nano The coverart for Datarock Datarock was also shown "Fa-Fa-Fa" is also featured as a free premium track on the iPhone/iPod Touch game Tap Tap Revenge 3
Fredrik Saroea also has solo aspirations and has recorded several individual tracks, including a duet with fellow Norwegian pop-star Annie for the song "I Will Always Remember You", which has been included on later presses of the band's debut LP
Datarock's song "True Stories" featuring lyrics made up entirely of Talking Heads song titles, is featured as a promotional download in MP3 format from The Sims 3
Their song "Dance" was used in an episode of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore
Their song "Amarillion" was used in a key scene in the Chuck episode "Chuck vs the Nacho Sampler"
Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was used in an episode of the Comedy Central series, Workaholics
Their song "Fa-Fa-Fa" was also used by Google to promote the "Material Design" language on their Android mobile operating system
- Fredrik Saroea – vocals, guitars, drums, keyboards 2000–present
- Kjetil Møster – saxophone, percussion, keyboards, vocals 2000–present
- Adrian Meehan – drums 2000–present
- Thomas Larssen – bass guitar also plays in the band Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band 2010–present
- Kevin O'Brien – vocals 2000
- Tom Mæland – keyboards 2000–2003
- Ketil Mosnes – bass, programming, keyboards, backing vocals 2000–2010
- Tarjei Strøm – drums also plays in the band Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band 2009–2014
- Datarock Datarock 2005
- Red 2009
- The Musical 2015
- Face the Brutality 2018
- Demo/Greatest Hits 2002
- See What I Care 2007
- California 2011
- Roller Coaster 2011
- "The Underground" 2013
- ^ Triple J Hottest 100 2005 Top 20
- ^ Musicfeedscomau with Fredrick from Datarock
- ^ No byline December 11, 2007 "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone Retrieved 2007-12-21
- ^ The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26 August 2008 "Datarock success" Norwayorg Retrieved 2008-08-26
- ^ "The Sims 2: Free Time Videos" thesims2com Archived from the original on 2009-03-01 Retrieved 2009-04-23
- ^ FIFA 10 Soundtrack
- ^ "Material design" 25 June 2014 Retrieved 9 May 2017
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Datarock|
- Official website
- Datarock article June 2007
- Contact Music: interview
- Gamertell: interview
- Gigwise: article
- TNT: interview
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