King Midas

King Midas

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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King Midas Discography


POP 29CD King Midas King Midas(CD, Album) Perfect Pop Records POP 29CD Norway 1997 Sell This Version
King Midas Scandinavia (Album) ManRec, ManRec Denmark 1999 Sell This Version
King Midas Romeo Turn (Album) Éllet Records Norway 2003 Sell This Version
987 075-6 King Midas The Jaguars(CD, Album) Universal Music 987 075-6 Norway 2005 Sell This Version
602517202665 King Midas Sorry(CD, Album) Universal Music Group, Vertigo 602517202665 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
King Midas Rosso (Album) Fysisk Format Norway 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

POP16 King Midas From The Pipeline(7", EP) Perfect Pop Records POP16 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
Jack 005 King Midas In Philichord(7", EP) Magical Jack Records Jack 005 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
3001866 King Midas Warszawa(7", Single) Garralda Records 3001866 Norway 1999 Sell This Version
King Midas The Man From The Gas Station (EP) Éllet Records Norway 2001 Sell This Version
ÉL 007 King Midas High On Dallas Freeway(10") Éllet Records ÉL 007 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
CITYPROMO 01 King Midas City Sounds(CD, Single, Promo) Vertigo CITYPROMO 01 Norway 2005 Sell This Version
WESTPROMO 01 King Midas West End Boys(CD, Single) Vertigo, Universal Music Group WESTPROMO 01 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none King Midas Neue Initiativ(7", Single, Blu) Klubb 7 none Norway 2007 Sell This Version
FY074CD King Midas You Know My Name(CDr, Single) Fysisk Format FY074CD Norway 2013 Sell This Version
JANSEN038, FY076 Atlanter / King Midas Atlanter / King Midas - Ost & Kjex Remixes(12", Single, Ltd) Jansen Plateproduksjon, Fysisk Format JANSEN038, FY076 Norway 2014 Sell This Version


none King Midas The Jaguars(CD, Smplr, Promo) Universal none Norway 2005 Sell This Version

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