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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (1995 – present)

Hooverphonic is a Belgian / group formed in 1995. Though initially placed in the genre, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be classified so easily. The band originally called themselves Hoover but later changed their name to Hooverphonic due to other groups using the Hoover name.

The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the track 2Wicky (from A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular) on the to Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1996 film Stealing Beauty (Io Ballo da Sola).

The original members of the group were vocalist Liesje Sadonius, keyboardist Frank Duchêne, bass guitarist and programmer Alex Callier, and guitarist Raymond Geerts. Sadonius left Hooverphonic on amicable terms shortly after the release of A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular and was replaced by Geike Arnaert in early 1998. Duchêne left the band after Blue Wonder Power Milk. Arnaert left the band in 2008 and was succeeded by Noémie Wolfs.

Hooverphonic released their fifth studio album No More Sweet Music in November 2005, featuring four singles: Wake Up, You Hurt Me, Dirty Lenses and We All Float. One year later they released a Best Of album called Singles 96-06. This was their last release under the Sony label.

Hooverphonic released their latest album The President Of The LSD Golf Club on 8th October 2007 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and Holland, which includes the single Expedition Impossible. European Release January 2008 (although available via mail-order). This was an independent release, recorded at the Willie Nelson studios in the USA.


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  • HighWay17

    Definitely they should try to return Geike back, then look around in searching of inspiration for more freedom approach in their music. They fell too low with this pragmatic dullness of "The Night Before" and "Reflection". Do they really want to continue this kind of prosy lounge for being-do-nothing? This is a totally uninspiring stuff. Or just break up? Hope they'll not, and will find the force of their creativity in near future.

    14 Apr 4:28pm Reply
  • norcalternative

    Maybe they can beg Geike to come back and they can try and get back the genius that produced Blue Wonder Power Milk, Magnificent Tree and President of LSD Club. It's not like she seems to be doing much these days.

    27 Mar 8:00pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Очень погружающая в себя музыка, с прекрасным вокалом. Такую хорошо в стрип-клубах крутить )

    27 Mar 4:27pm Reply
  • nokie

    Too bad Noémie is leaving, but I think she never really fitted the profile. Let's hope it doesn't take another 2 years before they find someone new...

    27 Mar 8:38am Reply
  • TulioCheab

    I can not accept the idea of Noémie Woolfs out of Hooverphonic. I'm gonna miss her soooo much. I hope she invests at least on a solo career . A voice like that can't be missed.

    26 Mar 10:34pm Reply
  • firmintherat

    Goodbye Noémie.

    26 Mar 4:52pm Reply
  • lesinlondon

    Just rediscovered them. Like a lot of their music, but A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is their best work.

    17 Feb 6:47pm Reply
  • alvaroguimrs

    Roadblock <3

    21 Jan 6:19pm Reply
  • Haalf

    jackie cane é tão; hippie, a melhor.

    20 Jan 10:39am Reply
  • yanazol

    вони чудові)

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • norcalternative

    Better with Geike, but good nonetheless.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Radioglowy1

    Geike 5ever

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dvsmorton

    I like them no matter who's singing. Liesje, Geike, and Noémie are all talented in their own ways. (2) I agree!

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • my_impulss

    thank you so much for an amazing gig in Cracow ! it was marvelous!

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TulioCheab

    They're sooooooo much better with Noémie Wolfs. But i like the old ones too... <3 love Hoover!

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Sound-Of-Nature

    Out of Sight ♥

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • safeinhere

    r.i.p hooverphonic (1998-2008) [7] .... come back Geike!

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Sydward

    Geike's solo album blows their last two without her away. Hoping the third album with Noémie will go back to pushing boundaries... I've got nothing against Noémie, but their music has become quite boring since Geike left, with the exception of a few tracks, most notably Amalfi.

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Jane_Fortress

    Раньше было лучше

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • OldWhore

    Дрочил под ихний 2Wicky

    12 May 2014 Reply
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