Disaster In The Universe (DITU) is said to be one of Norway’s most exciting music exports this year. After working with star-producer Peter Mayes (Empire Of The Sun, The Killers) on their debut album, and playing support for Crystal Fighters, the band is now truly entering the European music scene.
«These guys played one of the best concerts Team Poule ever attended a couple weeks ago. Everything. It’s dreamy perfection.»
- Poule d'Or (Hamburg, Germany).
In Spain, Mexico and South-America Disaster In The Universe has a booking agreement with Menos Que Cero (same as Kakkmaddafakka and The Whitest Boy Alive), and July 2015 they played their first spanish festivals in Madrid and Barcelona, in front of more than 15.000 people. The song "Beach House» (a catchy, feelgood indie-funk tune that has been a huge summer-hit in Norway, A-listed for months and streamed more than a million times on Spotify) was also the official festival-song for both of the festivals. The band is now negotiating with spanish record companies and the first releases in these territories is expected to take place this autumn.
Disaster In The Universe has been frequently listed and played on the biggest radio stations in Norway during the last three years, and they have featured on all the biggest music festivals in Norway, including Hove, Slottsfjell, Øya and by:Larm.
They received "10/10!" for their by:Larm concert, and Ross Allen (Island Records UK) and Flora Wong (Dazed Digital) rated Disaster In The Universe as the best concert they saw at the entire Øya Festival.
DITU is a five piece live band, based on a songwriting and production duo. The sound is a rare mix of alternative-pop/rock with elements of dub, psychedelia and funk, and their music has been said to bring hints of both MGMT and Gorillaz. Loads of energy, charm and entertainment characterise their live shows.
Summer 2015 the band's debut-album "Coconut Message" was released by popup-records in Germany, Switzerland and Austria getting amazing reception: "Record Of The Week" at FAZ, radio rotations and features at more than 40 different radio stations such as Delta Radio, SRF Virus, 917xfm, BR PULS a.o., 2 radio singles listed at official top 50 college radio charts, and headliner-slots at festivals. In November the band is returning for it's second tour in Germany this year.
"The concert went down in history as one of the most successful at this year's by:Larm!"
- Musicnews, Norway.
"The album is occasionally shocking amazing!"
"Mightier and better than the
last attempt by MGMT"
- VG, Norway.