Den Haan versus Wikipedia

03.03.11, Words by: Charlie Jones

Den Haan are fun. Composed of duo Matthew Aldworth and Andy Gardiner, their music is all upbeat, pulsating, dance-floor kicks, all trashy, zest for life, giddiness, made with a clear fondness for italo, synthpop, and hi NRG. The vocals though are rough, adding a tribalistic, dark grit to the otherwise slinky melting pot.

Following a few singles, including Release The Beast on Optimo Music back in 2009, they’re now putting out their debut full length ‘Gods From Outer Space’. We got them to tell us a bit about themselves and their wikipedia browsing history.

Who are you?

Den Haan (Matt & Gardi).

What do you want?

Beige trousers & free lunch.

How do you record?

A nice Rioja takes care of all the technicalities, while we focus on laying down the tracks.

What do you sound like?

Macho Disco.

What are your current favourite wikipedia links?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unarians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carpenter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_cats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Merenghi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciatica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamativi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Deutsch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Dirac

The Courier Of Death will release Den Haan’s album ‘Gods From Outer Space’ on March 7th

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