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Mechanimal

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Photo by Spyros Kanatas

Mechanimal is an industrial audio-visual unit hailing from Athens, Greece, founded in 2011 by songwriter and music producer Giannis Papaioannou, who is the sole responsible for the direction of the band.

Mechanimal’s musical language draws influences from a wide range of genres, and features male and female vocals against a backdrop of mechanical repetitive beats, shoegaze guitar drones and pulsating sequencers.

Their eponymous debut was released in 2012 by Inner Ear featuring Freddie Faulkenberry on vocals and Tassos Nikogiannis on guitars. On stage, Mechanimal employed video elements created by Angelica Vrettou.

Secret Science, their second album, was released in 2014 by Inner Ear featuring the same vocalist and Kostas Matiatos on guitars.

The line up for their third album, symbolically titled by the acronym Delta Pi Delta, consists of Eleni Tzavara on vocals, along with both past guitarists. The album features 10 tracks and will be released by Inner Ear in January 2016.

The new album is performed live by Eleni Tzavara on vocals, Tassos Nikogiannis on guitars, Giannis Papaioannou on keyboards and Antonis Charalambidis on drums. The band’s performances are always enhanced by video fragments projected on stage by Angelica Vrettou.

12/10/2015

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