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Belgian ambient-pop trio.

Current band members: Alex Callier (bass, main songwriting and producing), Raymond Geerts (guitar), Noémie Wolfs (lead singer).

Initially they operated under the name Hoover. The name was quickly changed in Hooverphonic, due to complaints by The Hoover Company (an American vacuum and floor cleaner manufacturer) as well as discovering that other groups were already using that name.

Yet Hoover isn't included as an alias for Hooverphonic, to avoid mixing up with the Hoover-called band in the MusicBrainz-db (a Washington-DC based post-hardcore band which existed from 1992 till 1994).

Annotation last modified on 2010-11-26 09:13 UTC.


Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though early on categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and mixture of others. 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.

On 10 October 2008, Geike Arnaert, the lead singer of the band, announced she would leave the group by the end of the year to pursue her solo career. Arnaert had been working on solo material for a few months. The last concert of Hooverphonic with Geike was on 13 December 2008 in Tele-Club, Ekaterinburg, Russia. It was filmed by the local MTV station and was shown on Russian TV in 2009.

On 29 October 2010, Hooverphonic announced their new single on their website. The videoclip showcased fourteen possible singers but only one of them, Noémie Wolfs, proved to be the real successor of Geike Arnaert. On 4 November 2010, the new singer was announced on De Laatste Show at the VRT, the Flemish public broadcasting organization.

On 26 March 2015 Hooverphonic announced that Noémie Wolfs would be leaving the band "in mutual agreement".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1996 A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular 5 3
1998 Blue Wonder Power Milk 4.5 6
2000 The Magnificent Tree 2.5 6
2002 Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane 3
2005 No More Sweet Music 3 1
2007 The President of the LSD Golf Club 4 3
2010 The Night Before 3
2012 With Orchestra 2
2013 Reflection 1
2016 In Wonderland 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Singles 96-06 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic: The Live Theater Recordings 3
2012 With Orchestra Live 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 2Wicky 5
1996 Inhaler 2
1996 Wardrope 1
1997 Barabas 1
1998 Club Montepulciano 4
1998 This Strange Effect 2
1999 Eden 2
1999 Lung 1
2000 Mad About You 6
2000 Out of Sight 2
2000 Vinegar & Salt 2
2001 Mad About You 1
2002 Sometimes 1
2005 Wake Up 1
2007 Expedition Impossible 2
2007 Gentle Storm 1
2008 Circles 1
2012 Happiness 1
2013 Amalfi 1
2016 Badaboum (Alle Farben remix) 1
2016 I Like The Way I Dance 1
The World Is Mine 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Battersea EP 1

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