Kakkmaddafakka celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2014. Back in 2004 it would have seemed unlikely that this gang of Bergen teenagers and brothers would become one of the most successful bands to ever come out of Norway, but right from the start that was their sole objective.
Their sound was as confusing as their name, taking the instruments that their parents had forced them to learn, and picking elements from almost every musical genre. With their maximalist approach, playing with as many friends as they could fit onstage, they soon attracted attention around Norway. After several years of playing riotous concerts all over the country, the band felt they were being held back by the music industry, so set their sights on proving themselves to overseas ears.
They were soon hopping up on stages at some of the world’s premier festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, CMJ (US), NXNE (CAN), Iceland Airwaves, Melt (DE), Lowlands (NL), Hurricane (DE), Secret Garden Party (UK), Les Trans Musicales (FR), Sziget (HU), Arenal (ESP) and Rock am Ring (DE).
KAKKMADDAFAKKA’s two studio albums, «Hest» (Bubbles, 2011) and «Six Months is a Long Time» (Bubbles/Universal, 2013) took their sound off the stage and onto radio playlists worldwide, extending their fanbase further. The albums also saw the debut of fellow Bergen musician Erlend Øye as producer.
Although they are in their 11th year as a band, with considerable achievements under their belts, KAKKMADDAFAKKA feel they are just getting started, and look forward to the next decade…