“Space-Pop” pioneer Whammyboy is back with another incredibly feel good track in ‘Chop It’, out on the 4th of August via Gems (Warner Music Norway). After his single ‘Heart’ received support from BBC Radio 1’s Future Artists Show, he’s gone on to play shows in both England and Scandanavia, with an EU and UK tour coming up in Autumn.
His fourth single, ‘Chop it’ is a befitting name for a song that is full of glitchy, chopped sounds and melodies. It’s incredibly fresh and modern, yet it manages to sound nostalgic, with an almost Disco-like beat and rhythm section underpinning the ever-modern synths and effects. His vocals are clean and extremely catchy as they float over a bouncing offbeat bass that hops on-and-on throughout the track. It’s the type of song you leave on repeat. It’s pop music for both humans and aliens.
Whammyboy had this to say: “It’s called that (Chop It) basically because I’m chopping some sounds…it’s very literal. The technique was inspired by Daft Punk, production-wise. But then it turned into something else, thanks to the offbeat bass from my childhood again. It really has me in its grip! With the lyrics, they’re very kind of vague, expressionistic kind of lyrics.”
Having recently performed at Piknik i Parken in Oslo in June, Whammy Boy will be bringing his eclectic electro-pop sound to Pstereo in Trondheim and Reeperbahn Festivals in Germany in August and September followed by a EU and UK tour in October. Look out for the release of his debut EP “Space Pop Vol. I” on the 8th of September.