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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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  • TulioCheab

    Fuck, yeah! I <3 Noémie Wolfs!

    23 Jul 12:35am Reply
  • kalinowskii

    it was so much better with Geike, each song was like a dream..

    29 Jun 10:50pm Reply
  • EvdRIC

    I do believe that 'Wardrope' is their best song, however it doesn't appear in their top :(

    4 Jun 12:26am Reply
  • jeszczeniekot

    30 May 10:57am Reply
  • menanggung

    отличная музыка! волшебная

    23 May 8:28am Reply
  • HighWay17

    Yeah, Sydward, you have a point. Geike's solo effort was strong and interesting - far more than "The Night Before" and "Reflection". And, if she'll back to Hooverphonic, then Alex really should give more space to her. I'd say it's maybe a strong side of many bands - when vocalists write lyrics and offers their own musical ideas, when vocalist is a real part of a band, but not only voice.

    26 Apr 10:15pm Reply
  • norcalternative

    Sydward, you have a good point. Her solo stuff proved that she was a big part of the success of the best years of Hooverphonic. If Callier and Geertz had given her the credit and input she deserves, the brilliance would have gone on for a long time. I would actually like to see her do both more solo stuff and re-join Hooverphonic, but only if they let her influence the final product.

    25 Apr 3:42pm Reply
  • Sydward

    I know we haven't heard much out of Geike lately, but I honestly would rather she put out another solo record than to rejoin Hooverphonic. Her first was marvelous and I'd love to hear how she's developed since then. A Geike-Hooverphonic reunion would be incredible, and I guess she has just as a better chance of filling her shoes as anyone else does, but I don't want her ideas to be ignored. If Alex Callier had given her more creative input in 2008, she probably would've never left. Her solo proved she has good ideas (and would've been perfect had Alex produced it, IMO.) Maybe he could give it a listen, see that she has a creative voice just as beautiful as her physical voice, and invite her back... In a perfect world I suppose.

    24 Apr 8:23pm Reply
  • 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
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