French band's management say the two acts are 'in no way associated' with each other
Daft Punk‘s management have denied that the French band are linked to DJ’s The Third Twin.
Rumours that Daft Punk members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been covertly releasing music under the name The Third Twin have been circulating since mid-2010, although until now neither the band or their management have clarified the situation. However, following a press release from Spanish festival Arenal Sound Festival that implied The Third Twin were in fact Daft Punk, the duo’s management denied all links, reports Billboard.
They released the following statement:
“It has been brought to the attention of Daft Punk‘s management that the promoters for the Arenal Sound Festival in Spain have recently issued a press release in which they claim that a band called The Third Twin is ‘directly connected’ to Daft Punk.
“This is completely untrue. Recent press reports are based on rumours instead of facts. Daft Punk is in no way associated with The Third Twin and the promoters for the Arenal Sound Festival are promoting the show under false pretences.”
Daft Punk‘s last album ‘Tron: Legacy’, which was the soundtrack for the film of the same name, was released in December 2010. Regardless of the statement from Daft Punk‘s management, The Third Twin are still scheduled to play Arenal Sound Festival, which takes place from August 4-7.