Listen: WhoMadeWho – Inside World
Every time I go venture out into the baddest of badlands where I live in my SE London quadrant, I’m constantly harassed by members of this fair urban land in relation to this blogs moniker; “Why Hello Empty Room huh?” they say, normally followed by “You got any Rizla?”
Well, fans of WhoMadeWho will already be aware of the correct answer to the former etymological question – in that ‘Hello Empty Room‘ is a track by the genre-pissing Danish outfit found on their eponymous album. The band hold a special place in certain electro-impulses of my brain following a significant night in 2008 at Fabric (aren’t they all?) in which they played; totally unaware of them previously, they played a stonking, overtly fun set that has stayed with me to this date. ‘Hello Empty Room’ in particular caught my imagination – coming to the fore with the release of Cut Copy’s Fabriclive 29 mix, in which they did a superlative job of remixing the funk-tastic bassy track full of angular, yelping jazz-fusion guitars.
Anyway, WhoMadeWho have announced details of a new album next year, titled Brighter, out on February 27th on the always shit-hot Kompakt. It’s more the same in many respects; over the top and hilariously fun electro-pop, but with enough ingenuity and leftfield spikes to advance it to new plains above terribly aged-electroclash competitors.
Listen to the single below, which will be available from 23rd of January, and will include a B-side with an acoustic version featuring John Grant.