|Hello Elephant !
Hometown: France - Iceland
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/helloelephant
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Ice-skating, ghosts, weeks and weeks of music making, ambition and huge mammals along with a trip to Iceland to record their debut album at the ever so beautiful Swimming pool Studio are some of the things that make up Hello Elephant and puts them in the top drawer as one of France biggest secret. A band beginning their musical journey to become something else, something new, something to be enjoyed alone or with good friends.
Hello Elephant, who play their own kind of haunted folk rock or music you could even call Gothic Folk with a twist, formed two years ago by Loriana Benatov (Singer and things that make rattling noises) and Adrien Regard (guitar and singer). Soon as they met they formed a striking writing partnership and with in two weeks most of the songs of their debut had been born. Quickly they found their songs in a need for a beat and in Jean-Marie Virginie (or just J.M.) they found the perfect drummer with lot of experience and humor to match. Few months later Skarpi Runólfsson became their bass player, and the line-up was perfected.
Hello Elephants debut will be released soon in Iceland but for the time being those who are interested in listening or buying the album can visit gogoyoko.com.
Influences are many and to name many, you get the picture:
Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, PJ Harvey, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Sergueï Vassilievitch Rachmaninov, Radiohead, The Cranberries, Astonvilla, Wojciech Kilar, Frédéric Chopin, NIN, William Butler Yeats, Victor Hugo, Johnny Cash, Everlast, Ludwig van Beethoven, Bubbi, Pink, Blues, Zazie, Ani Difranco and many more...