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There are two acts called Heligoland:

1) Tim Friese-Greene is an English musician and producer. Since 1997, he has released solo records under the name ‘Heligoland’. He produced, co-wrote, and performed on four of Talk Talk’s critically-acclaimed albums between 1984 and 1991, including Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. He was only an occasional player on Talk Talk’s live tours, and did not wish to appear in the band’s promotional photo sessions or music videos.

2) Formed in 1999, Heligoland are a five-piece band originally from Melbourne, Australia now living in Paris, France that plays sparse, dreamy and evocative music. Heligoland’s songs and sound have been compared to the atmospheric textures and soaring female vocals of the Cocteau Twins, the spartan soulfulness of Low and the wistful melancholy of Mojave 3.


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  • KiwiFlash

    Tim Friese-Greene represent

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RadioheadSnob

    Finally got my copy of All Your Ships Are White. Couldn't believe it when I got the parcel and had a handwritten note from Karen, thanking me for buying the album! If only more bands cared so much about their fans. Thanks for making my day, Heligoland!

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Namey

    It'd be funny if Friese-Green produced the Aussies' next album, or that they collaborated on a joint Heligoland record!

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RadioheadSnob

    Karen Vogt...what a fantastic voice. All Your Ships Are White is beautiful.

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • baueran

    Friese-Greene for me.

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • godispeedy

    New title from Heligoland's upcoming album here :

    12 Jun 2010 Reply

    Heligoland: Jeff Buckley's band channelling Eva Cassidy's spirit through a cupboard

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • poizzenapple

    d'ya know - what's the name of the new Massive Attack album? ;)))))

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • trayce

    This kind of situation really calls for a split naming schema somehow (lord knows how) . Both acts are great, but this is just confusing.

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • activewaste

    Heligoland = Friese-Greene! Blued is the best!

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Namey

    Death to aussies! Friese-Greene for king of Australia!

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • threespacemen figures beg to differ...

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Windshield

    More people listen to Tim Friese-Greene than the Aussies.

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • threespacemen

    Agreed. Finally got around to checking out the UK Heligoland, and (with more than a touch of bias...), sorry Mr Friese-Greene, there's no comparison.

    9 Feb 2009 Reply
  • miss_feathers

    actually, there are two artists named Heligoland. there's this Australian band which is described here, but also this is a pseudonym of Tim Friese-Greene from Talk Talk

    7 Mar 2007 Reply

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