Kunst, the band, was born in Barcelona in 1996, although it was not
when they recorded New
Noise, an eight track demo.
The musical press described New Noise and the music of Entartete
Kunst like something halfway between the British New Wave
and the American No Wave, with bands like Joy Division, The
Cure, Bauhaus, Sonic Youth, Pixies or Placebo amongst its main references.
the end of 2002 they recorded their second demo: Where Have They
This recording reflected the progression of the group towards a noisy
sound, mixing some pop and new wave influences. Where Have
They Been? received excellent critics, being played in some radio
programmes, and the group arrived at the semi-finals of the European
newspaper chose Where Have They Been? as the winning
proposal of the second demo contest Rock&Clàssic–Senglar
Rock 2003. Because of this, the band played in july of 2003 in the Senglar
Rock festival with Los Planetas, Els Pets, Aina, Lax'n'Busto, Èlena,
Kunst also arrived at the semi-finals of the Centre Garcilaso acoustic
contest, and played in the festival of new values, Tendencias 2003 with
12Twelve, Madee, Philippes, El Columpio Asesino and many others.
fashion designers Spastor
proposed them to play in the Barcelona Fashion Week, but it was
not possible due to technical problems. Entartete Kunst was the support
band of the Canadian band NoMeansNo in Barcelona, arrived at the semi-finals
of the Fmic04 and ended the year playing with the Basque group Delorean
in La Claqueta Sonica festival.