Influential French electronic duo Daft Punk have called it a day – or appelé ça un jour – after some 28 years of sonic creation together.
Making one heck of a statement with their second single Da Funk, and its odd but sweet, Spike Jonze-directed dog boy video, the duo’s 1997 debut album Homework also yielded the much-loved Around the World.
Never a prolific band, 2001 saw the release of the album Discovery, with notable singles One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
After another decent break, the duo returned with Human After All, but it was their 2013 release Random Access Memories that really hit big, with its lead single Get Lucky – featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers – hitting number one almost everywhere that had a pop chart. This was to be Daft Punk’s final studio album.
News of the split came via a video entitled Epilogue on the duo’s YouTube channel, featuring footage from their 2006 film Electroma and a static image proclaiming “1993-2021”. Just in case that was a little obtuse, the breakup has since been confirmed by their publicist.