Hatmandu, originally H@M&Ü, is a band from Australia, formed by members TheKhakinator, Kejumonyet, and Callum. Their sound is a combination of various musical elements, primarily from punk/rock, funk and metal.
Their unique sound stems from their wide field of musical influences, and their unusual combination of instruments;
TheKhakinator plays electric guitar and synth,
Kejumonyet plays classical guitar, supplies vocals (a unique combination of falsetto and "death grunts" in the first release Panzeez), and Callum supplies a unique set of percussion sounds, and the main vocals on later tracks.
The addition of a MicroKORG digital synthesiser has added depth the the Hatmandu sound, and thus now vocoded lyrics from TheKhakinator have been added to the mix with their song "Stole My H@", released on the internet on 24th of February 2007.
Their new release of a preview track includes vocals from Callum, and new synth parts.
Officially, the band changed its name to Hatmandü, to avoid copyright disputes with the owners of www.hatmandu.com, on April the 20th 2007. However, the band tags all their music as "Hatmandu" for simplicity and encourages their listeners to do the same.
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