King Midas

Also known as K.M.I, KMI
Members of King Midas: Ando Woltmann, DJ Hansi Fritzner, Earl McNorth, Per Schimmel, Pierre (56), Sonny (27), Stephen Martin, Tom Peterson (5)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.fysiskformat.no/wp_ff/roster/king-midas/, http://www.kingmidas.no/

Discography of King Midas:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 High On Dallas Freeway 2 Audio 2002 Éllet Records
2 Romeo Turn 11 Audio 2003-09-08 Éllet Records
3 The Man From The Gas Station 5 Audio 2001 Éllet Records
4 In Philichord 4 Audio 1995 Magical Jack Records
5 Neue Initiativ 2 Audio 2007 Klubb 7
6 King Midas 10 Audio 1997 Perfect Pop Records
7 From The Pipeline 4 Audio 1994 Perfect Pop Records
8 The Jaguars 4 Audio 2005 Universal
9 Sorry 11 Audio 2007
10 The Man From The Gas Station 5 Audio 2001 Éllet Records
11 Scandinavia 14 Audio 1999
12 Scandinavia 14 Audio 2013-07-26 Fysisk Format
13 Rosso 9 Audio 2013-11-22 Fysisk Format
14 Rosso 9 Audio 2013-11-22 Fysisk Format
15 Rosso 9 Audio 2013-11-22 Fysisk Format
16 City Sounds 3 Audio 2005 Vertigo


King Midas is a Norwegian band, playing a unique mix of art pop, electronica, lounge-jazz, blues and psychedelia. They started in 1994 in Oslo and are currently signed to independent label Fysisk Format, after a stint with several underground labels as well as Universal Music.

King Midas began in 1994. ”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 now classic “Scandinavia” on vinyl. The monumental album “Rosso” was released in November 2013 in Norway and hits international markets on March 1st 2014 (both through Fysisk Format), gaining a Norwegian Grammy victory in the Rock category as well as all over excellent reviews. Journalists in Norwegian publications were thoroughly impressed; 6/6 in Aftenposten, Dagsavisen and Gaffa, 5/6 in VG, P3, Klassekampen, Natt&Dag, Bergens Tidende among others.


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