Kakkamaddafakka: Bill Clinton
I was flicking channels on the TV last night and Napoleon Dynamite was on. I hadn't seen it in YEARS and was lucky enough to tune in just in time to see him dance on stage to Jamiroquai. Awkward dorkiness at it's absolute best. Now, I personally can't look at Jon Heder without thinking of Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience and Whitest Boy Alive), and his glorious dance moves in the video clip for 'I'd Rather Dance With You'. This all lead me to go nosing about and see what he's been up to lately.
What a segue.
Øye has been busy producing an album for a band on his label Bubbles Records. The band is Kakkamaddafakka, quite a mouthful of a name, and this is first the track to be released, called 'Bill Clinton'. The album name is as yet undecided but promised to be released later this year. The video is a karaoke-lyrics montage of scenes from 'Youth In Revolt' with another one of my favourite dorks, Michael Cera.
This first taste of the album from these Norwegian indie-poppers is an upbeat introduction to summer. Some parts sound similar to the Klaxons or The Drums, and you can hear Øye's influence as on the last album 'Hest'.
These guys are just one of the bands in a collection of young musicians coming out of Bergen recently, dubbed 'The New Burgen Wave' by the Norwegian press.
Dweebs rule, ok?