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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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  • R3CURSION

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

    23 Sep 11:47pm Reply
  • TulioCheab

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

    22 Sep 5:06pm Reply
  • Sound-Of-Nature

    Out of Sight ♥

    6 Sep 9:18pm Reply
  • safeinhere

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

    18 Jun 3:51pm 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 8:28pm Reply
  • Jane_Fortress

    Раньше было лучше

    4 Jun 3:30pm Reply
  • OldWhore

    Дрочил под ихний 2Wicky

    12 May 1:24am Reply
  • Haalf

    19 Mar 6:19pm Reply
  • Sophhis

    Hooverphonic with Noémie Wolfs... <3

    26 Feb 2:54pm Reply
  • dzzzt

    Geike 5ever

    15 Feb 9:54am Reply
  • niqart

    Copper (CU) the only song from new album that melodically remains Geike period of Hooverphonic! Test it guys and girls!!!))) So charming song)

    15 Jan 6:38pm Reply
  • letsbolt

    battersea always gets me....

    13 Jan 8:43pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    They change singers like Elisabeth Taylor changed husbands.

    9 Jan 9:16pm Reply
  • Rabaubau

    Then sorry for my mistake, because I thought it was an answer for my first message.

    5 Jan 8:29pm Reply
  • tetragrammaton-

    eh? man i just think that its great that they changed their name to 'avoid legal issues with a vacuum cleaner company'

    5 Jan 11:14am Reply
  • Rabaubau

    @tetragrammaton- in the same text which you have quoted is written that Hooverphonic is a band formed in 1995. The fact that they changed the name doesn't mean that they're formed a new band.

    4 Jan 12:28pm Reply
  • tetragrammaton-

    "The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and >>> to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company <<<" mmmmhm

    3 Jan 9:05pm Reply
  • nicodp

    Time to get over the Geike period. Noemie deserves all credits with the latest album. Her personality is also much more suited for performing on stage. Amalfi is a strong album!

    1 Jan 12:57pm Reply
  • Rabaubau

    I don't understand why you guys think that Hooverphonic exists since 1998, because in my opinion their best album is A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular from 1996. Geike as the only right Hooverphonic singer? Are you guys her fanatics or something like that?

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ignacio-ghost

    Geike forever! ♥ [2]

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
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