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King Midas

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Trend-challenging, genre-moulding, Grammy-winning outsider music.

In 2013, being singular is finally paying off for King Midas. “Rosso”, released in November 2013 in Norway and hitting international markets on March 1st 2014 (both through Fysisk Format), is the ultimate demonstration of King Midas’ uniqueness, quality and versatility. A Norwegian Grammy victory in the Rock category as well as all over excellent reviews solidifies this claim. Journalists in Norwegian publications haul superlatives – 6/6 in Aftenposten, Dagsavisen and Gaffa, 5/6 in VG, P3, Klassekampen, Natt&Dag, Bergens Tidende among others.

Though King Midas began in 1994, one wouldn’t think so. “Scandinavia” from 1999 gained cult status, but disappeared mysteriously a few years later when their label went bankrupt. With their third album, “Romeo Turn” the music press finally gave them the attention they deserved, but once again the label went bankrupt just when their mix of art pop, electronica, lounge-jazz, blues and psychedelia started to be recognised.
For their fourth and fifth albums, “The Jaguars” in 2005 and “Sorry” in 2007, King Midas signed with Universal.

After six silent years, King Midas finally reemerged in 2013. King Midas left Universal for Fysisk Format and released the single “Snow”, as well as reissuing the classic “Scandinavia” on vinyl. The music press are at this point making up for all those years the band passed outside the spotlight. With 2013s monumental “Rosso”, King Midas are everywhere and their little piece of cultural revolution are slowly making its mark on the DNA of modern music.

Discography:
Rosso CD/LP 2013
Sorry CD/LP 2007
Neue Initiativ 7″ 2007
The Jaguars CD/LP 2005
Romeo Turn CD/LP 2003
High on Dallas Freeway 10″ 2002
This Man from the Gas Station 7″ 2001
Scandinavia CD/LP 1999 (re-released by Fysisk Format 2013)
Warszawa 7″ 1999
King Midas CD/LP 1997
In Philichord 7″ 1995
From The Pipeline 7″ 1994

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