On stage this is translated in an slightly rougher, exciting universe, where solid rock makes sweet love to electronica, where controlled chaos and subtle harmonies live peacefully together, where song and sound grab you by the throat and leave you with a grin.
Since the release of their first single in 2007 headphone has been topping the charts of Belgium’s leading alternative radiostations for weeks. They’ve had several number 1, top 10 and top 20 hits and their songs have been used in numerous TV shows. Their first album ‘GHOSTWRITER’ came out in 2008, it’s follow-up ‘WOODS’ 3 years later. ‘RIOT’, released in 2013, is their third and most recent studio album. 3 albums spawning indie hit-singles ‘Ghostwriter’, ‘She is electric’, ‘Woods’, ‘Yesmen’, ‘Miracles’ and ‘Raincoat’.
headphone stripped down to their essence: pop with a definite dark side. Catchy songs with a twist, a sophisticated electronica & rock mix (giving headphone the label ‘indietronica’), topped off with intriguing, skin-creeping lyrics. Craftsmanship and Weltschmerz.
Marien would never have thought that what started as a solo project back in 2003, in his bedroom in the city of Ghent (Belgium), would grow to be a solid band - Ian Marien (guitar, vocals) , Gerd Van Mulders (bass), Tom Barbier (guitar), Floris Bogaert (keys) and Toon Van Dionant (drums) - playing leading festivals and clubs in Belgium and The Netherlands (Pukkelpop, Lowlands, AB, Vooruit, Paradiso, Melkweg and many more).
Currently the band is touring in BE and NL. A live album is due for release early 2014.
© 2012-2013 headphone
Edited by the-MIC on 6 Dec 2013, 19:24
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