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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 Tracks

Albums

OYAPROM02 King Midas - Öya Oslo 2003 album art Various Romeo Turn Various - Öya Oslo 2003(CD, Promo) Öya Oslo OYAPROM02 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
TELLÉ SAMPLER 01 King Midas - Tellé Sampler 01 | Spring 2004 album art Various Romeo Turn and 1 more… Various - Tellé Sampler 01 | Spring 2004(CD, Smplr) Tellé TELLÉ SAMPLER 01 Norway 2004 Sell This Version
none King Midas - Universal Music Sampler (1. Kvartal 2005) album art Various City Sounds Various - Universal Music Sampler (1. Kvartal 2005)(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Universal none Norway 2005 Sell This Version
none King Midas - Sunkissed Live album art Various City Sounds Various - Sunkissed Live(CD) Fabric (2) none 2005 Sell This Version
FY079 King Midas - Bransjevelter #8 album art Various China Various - Bransjevelter #8(Cass, Smplr) Fysisk Format FY079 Norway 2013 Sell This Version
BS162CD King Midas - Diversions Vol 1 album art Vinny Villbass Colorsound (Vinny Villbass Diversion) Vinny Villbass - Diversions Vol 1(CD, Album) Beatservice Records BS162CD Norway 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

LT001 King Midas - Peek-A-Böö album art Various From The Pipeline Various - Peek-A-Böö(CD, Comp) Peek-A-Böö LT001 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
POP20 King Midas - A Perfect Pop Compilation 1991-1994 album art Various So Much Better and 1 more… Various - A Perfect Pop Compilation 1991-1994(CD, Comp) Perfect Pop Records POP20 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
Big Jack 01 King Midas - Hi Jack album art Various Mr. Flannegan Various - Hi Jack(LP, Comp) Magical Jack Records Big Jack 01 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
POP40 King Midas - Bestrummed! Perfect Pop 1995 – 2001 album art Various Big Sky Various - Bestrummed! Perfect Pop 1995 – 2001(CD, Album, Comp) Perfect Pop Records POP40 Norway 2001 Sell This Version
583 921-2 King Midas - Quart Festival 02 album art Various The Man From The Gas Station Various - Quart Festival 02(CD, Comp) Sonet 583 921-2 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
MENCD 004 King Midas - Way Out North album art Various The Strip Various - Way Out North(CD, Comp) Music Export Norway MENCD 004 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
NUNK CD02 King Midas - Tompilation Vol. 1 - Robotic Smut From Oslo And Omegn album art Various High On Dallas Freeway (Gaute Drevdal's 24K Remix) Various - Tompilation Vol. 1 - Robotic Smut From Oslo And Omegn(CD, Comp) Nunk Records (2) NUNK CD02 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
WTRP3-01, none King Midas - NRK Petre Presenterer Rørt Og Urørt album art Various Heartbeat Boogie (Pleasure Remix) Various - NRK Petre Presenterer Rørt Og Urørt(CD, Comp) Waterfall Records, NRK WTRP3-01, none Norway 2004 Sell This Version
LT002 King Midas - No Music Requests album art Various Going Home Various - No Music Requests(CD, Comp) Peek-A-Böö LT002 Norway 2004 Sell This Version
WTRP3-04 King Midas - NRK P3 Presenterer: Rørt Og Urørt 2007 album art Various The Penalty Various - NRK P3 Presenterer: Rørt Og Urørt 2007(CD, Comp, Promo) Waterfall Records, NRK WTRP3-04 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
McCD39 King Midas - McMusic 39 album art Various Honky Tonky Symphony Various - McMusic 39(CD, Comp) McMusic ANS McCD39 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
McCD 38 King Midas - McMusic 38 album art Various West End Boys Various - McMusic 38(CD, Comp) McMusic ANS McCD 38 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
none King Midas - Minnekonsert Marius Bodin Larsen album art Various The Strip Various - Minnekonsert Marius Bodin Larsen(CDr, Comp) Not On Label none Norway 2007 Sell This Version
00946 391848 2 8 King Midas - Piracykillsmusic.no album art Various Revenge Various - Piracykillsmusic.no(2xCD, Comp) Antipiratkampanjen 00946 391848 2 8 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
CCD 035 King Midas - Shockadelica: 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Artist Known As Prince album art Various Take Me With U Various - Shockadelica: 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Artist Known As Prince(Box, Ltd, Num + 5xCD, Comp) C+C Records CCD 035 Norway 2008 Sell This Version
MENCD 019 King Midas - Norway - Rock 3. Edition album art Various Honky Tonk Symphony Various - Norway - Rock 3. Edition(CD, Comp, Smplr) Music Export Norway MENCD 019 Norway Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

King Midas - Nils Noa (The Remixes) album art Various Snow (Nils Noa Dub) and 1 more… Various - Nils Noa (The Remixes) Troll Records (2) Norway 2014 Sell This Version

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