Datarock have released a slick new post-punk, indie-dance track “Tick Tock” on YAP Records. Written & produced during the Norweigan COVID-19 lockdown, the single is an urgent call to action driven by funky bass lines and the Norweigan band’s signature industrial beats. Influenced by the BLM movement, global political awakening to police brutality, polarizing rhetorics and the intense seriousness of the ongoing pandemic, frontman Fredrik Saroea says, “’Tick Tock’ revolves around the dire need for everyone in the US to vote so our globally interlocked society can hopefully move on in a better direction after November 3rd.”
Originally planning a tour to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the prolific Norwegian post-punk art rockers have just released a special digital reissue of their breakout debut album Datarock Datarock which comes alongside a collection of bonus tracks including remixes by DEVO, Princess Superstar and Miami Horror. It also features two original songs not heard since 2005: “Maybelline” & “Nightflight to Uranus”. The band has also just released a slew of new animations and a 15-minute Datarock Datarock documentary, created by Morten Vee, which takes fans behind the scenes & into the 2005 debut. The new single follows semi-industrial electronic “Digital Life”, offering a brief escape, the poignant track invited fans around the globe to dance through the chaos we are all facing.