Kliché was a Danish rock band from Aarhus (1977-1985), formed by Lars H.U.G., Johannes (Johnny) Voss, Jens Valo, and Anders Brill. The group's original members met and formed the band while studying at the Aarhus Art Academy. Nils Torp, Steffen Brandt, and Hilmer Hassig later played with the group as well.
|Genres||Rock, New Wave|
|Associated acts||Voss/Torp/Brill |
|Past members||Lars H.U.G. |
- For other uses, see Cliché (disambiguation)
Kliché was known for their avant-garde and postmodern musical style. In performance, the group wore uniforms or overalls in order to reflect a factory, even going so far as to use a metal grinder as an instrument. They ironically quoted Mao Zedong and Buddha in several of their songs and frequently made politically charged music. Their first album Supertanker entered the Danish Culture Canon in 2006 because of its influential status and expression of emerging post-modernity in early 1980's Denmark.
The band dissolved in 1985 when Lars Hug left the group to pursue a career. After Hug left the band, the remaining members three members of the band—Johannes Voss, Nils Torp, and Anders Brill—continued to collaborate under the name Voss/Torp/Brill. They released a single album titled Dobbelt Plus in 1984. The trio broke up again not long thereafter. Voss and Torp reformed as the duo Voss/Torp and released their album Den Store Lysfest in 1987.
The group's former members went on to various careers:
- Studio albums
- 1980: Supertanker
- 1982: Okay Okay Boys
- Compilation albums
- 2010: De Samlede Klichéer (compilation) - Reached #26 on Danish Albums Chart)
- 1979: "Militskvinder" / "Farvel"
- 1980: "Aldrig mere" / "Militskvinder"
- 1982: "Bravo Charlie" / "Patrulje"
- 1982: "Patrulje" / "Okay Okay Boys"
- 1982: "Bravo Charlie" / "Oppenheimers formiddag"
- 1985: "Shooting Star"
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