A little over a year ago I wrote about Belgian band Hooverphonic for Little White Lies magazine. Not long afterwards, lead singer Geike Arnaert quit the group.
Now main songwriter Alex Callier is back with a new project, a very different sound and one of the worst band names ever: Hairglow. Hooverphonic's psychedelic feel has been replaced by a very '80s sound; Callier is programmer, producer and mixer here, and has taken over the vocals, a move that always seemed to be on the cards. The trippy lyrics (Hooverphonic album titles include Blue Wonder Powder Milk and The President of the LSD Golf Club) have given way to more mainstream pop concerns: song titles include You're the One, Is It Love, I Do Love You and One Night Stand. No doubt we'll hear from Arnaert soon.