Initially the idea was to join two bands and their different approach towards progressive music. One of these Maroc Seven, was based on traditions from the British indie scene. The other, Windermere, was a dark trip-hop-like project with different members.
When these two bands joined forces a mix of the different genres rised and is now the base of contemporary Windermere – the name which was maintained for this new band. Since 2001 Windermere have built up a unique image creating sound that is normally categorized as space rock.
Before Windermere – Maroc Seven
In 1992 in the town Viborg Thomas joined Hans’s band, Moralize, in which the latter played guitar and did the vocals. Together they found inspiration in the British new wave scene where bands such as Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and The Frank and Walters, knocked about.
Around 1995 Thomas’s friend for some years, Jakob, entered the band as a bassplayer. Later on Jakob and Hans switched and Jakob started singing. The band name was changed to Maroc Seven. This name came from The Shadows’ very cool soundtrack for the film Maroc Seven from 1967.
From 1995 until Thomas moved to Copenhagen in late 1997 they refined their sound, not the least because of the presence of the violin player Louise. Her playing – and singing – was really needed and the songs became more delicate and well written.
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