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There are five artists who share the name Holden: a London-based producer, a French duo, a disbanded Californian trio and a young Russian musician.

Holden #1 is London based producer and DJ James Holden. He produces and plays a style that merges progressive house, techno and electronica. Better known as James Holden, he only released a few things under the name Holden, namely his more IDM based music.

Holden #2, the French duo, began recording in 1997. Band members Armelle Pioline (vocals) and Dominique Dépret (aka Mocke, guitar). With Pierre-Jean Grapin (drums), Evan Evans (clavier) and Richard Cousin (bass), they released ‘L’arrière monde’ in 1998. In 2001, they met the producer Senor Coconut aka Atom aka Uwe Schmidt, who mixed their second album, ‘Pedrolira’ (2002). They recorded their last album, Chevrotine, in Chile, 2006.

Holden #3 is a trio from Santa Barbara, California, who don’t exist anymore but used to consist of members Johnny Puailoa (guitar/vocals), Tom Cantillon (lead vocals/bass), and Dan Moore (drums). As of early 2007, Johnny and Dan decided to stop working in Holden, so Tom created a new band from Holden’s remnants: Tommy and the High Pilots.
Their site is myspace.com/holdenrock

Holden #4 is young musician Anton Cherkasov from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Holden #5 is a young rock band from the Netherlands.

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  • elcruusto

    lol @ JLPUENTES

    6 Sep 12:40pm Reply
  • isuckinthis

    lol @ the tags

    24 Aug 3:47pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Clearly his face is up here because far more people give a shit about him than the French band even I haven't heard of.

    2 Aug 5:02pm Reply
  • solidsnake_

    Stop hating the guy just because your shitty indie band that no one fucking cares has his name. Have some respect.

    16 Jul 3:46pm Reply
  • zookeepersboy24

    This is outrageous. Damn, I want the Holden BAND profile, not this idiot!

    10 May 6:37pm Reply
  • JLPUENTES

    I can't stand to see james holden face anymore. I hate him, this is a french band, not that bullshit!

    14 Apr 1:00pm Reply
  • TwiceAtGloaming

    Chevrotine is lovely. Quite relaxing.

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Paap_Floyd

    Same for me. I would say it's the best record I've in ages.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bermans

    The Inheritors is my album of the year. Phenomenal stuff...

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • elcruusto

    It happens mate.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lawrencefelt

    Holden is a french band. Please keep on tagging as James Holden...

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • elcruusto

    Maybe he sees it as a separate project from his house / trance stuff as James Holden. The music is very different. He has always put out his more experimental stuff as Holden.

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kotsa200

    Names changes are stupid (unless they are court ordered). I'll keep using James Holden 'till I die.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • elephantman5

    Come to LA or Sf

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • anfecor

    the tags totally describe what this artist is about (2)

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sanvolik

    IiiIIiiI Ce que je suis (4:32) - amazing IiiIIiiI

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • the_4ayNique

    AOTY

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Tol--

    the tags totally describe what this artist is about

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap

    The Inheritors is great in a hauntology/kosmische style.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AtomicDeadPixel

    he prolly changed his name because there's another artist with the same name.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
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