BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS

BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS

Blackie & The Oohoos' dreampop takes you on an adventurous trip through a mystic jungle of haunted folk.  Their trademark are dark poppy songs full of hidden tension, sweet and sour at once.
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The Maieu sisters sing about secret love dreams, fleeting desire and timeless emotions. Their angel – like voices are deceiving though; songs about the fragile, breakable side of life get smothered by The Oohoos in firm guitarsounds, a threatning rhythm and grime synths. A dark and dreamy atmosphere is what makes the sound of Blackie & The Oohoos. Like no other, they know how to build an intimate, fairy-like and intriguing tension.  

Their debut album was produced by ‘Peter Obbels’ and released in october 2010 on Dia Records/ Bertus. The first singel ‘Love Birds’ got picked up by national radio and the album was recieved well by press and fans.  A quote by online magazine ‘Goddeau’ sums it all up quite well:

“Debut albums often get pinned down as ‘worthy’, but Blackie & The Oohoos are much more than that. Blackie & The Oohoos are just perfect. Your favourite new night-record is out now!”

Their second album‘Song for two sisters’  and their first on Unday Records was released in november 2012. The band teamed up with indie superstar ‘Pascal Deweze’ for this record and what a collaboration this proved to be! 9 Breathtaking songs in a stiffling atmosphere and a desolate, mysterious sound that according to the press might remind you of David Lynch. For those in need of references, Beach House, Beth Gibbons and Mazzy Star might do the trick.

On the in February 2016 released third album ‘Lacuna’, their haunting dream pop is being perfected. Studio wizard Dijf Sanders (Teddiedrum, The Violent Husbands) coproduced and mixed the album. Backed by Alfredo Bravo’s propulsive tribal drumming and colored by Milan Warmoeskerken’s otherworldly guitar, the sisters’ songcraft and strong melodies remain at the core of every track, though on Lacuna the emphasis shifts towards rhythm and a coherent sound.  The new record is undoubtedly their most consistent and simply strongest effort to date.

‘Lacuna’ out on Unday Records on CD, LP and digital.

Members:
Loesje Maieu: Vocals, Synths
Martha Maieu: Vocals, Bass, Synths
Milan Warmoeskerken: Guitar, Synths
Alfredo Bravo: Drums, Percussion

Tourdates

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Tour History

Date Band Location
01-07-2017 Houppstock BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Houppeville, FR
26-11-2016 Snuffel BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Brugge
18-11-2016 Worm BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Rotterdam, NL
09-11-2016 Café Afsnis BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Gent
05-11-2016 De Plantage BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Amsterdam, NL
03-11-2016 De Casino BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Sint-Niklaas
14-10-2016 Peel Slowly And See BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Leiden, NL
18-09-2016 De Living BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Heist o/d Berg
04-09-2016 Ekko BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Utrecht, NL
12-08-2016 MotoKouture BLACKIE & THE OOHOOS Zwevegem

Press

29-03-2016

"Blackie & The Oohoos appear friendly, but after a closer inspection it’s astonishingly rebellious." LOOP (CH)

12-02-2016

Listen to 'Lacuna' at DE STANDAARD

09-02-2016

"Blackie & The Oohoos sounds like no one and nothing else." HUMO

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16-12-2016

Blackie & The Oohoos' "Little Jewel" is one of DANSENDE BEREN's songs of 2016

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10-06-2016

"Countdown to the summer" RIF RAF on Eskimo Recordings' "The Yellow Collection" with Blackie & The Oohoos

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11-05-2016

"A band at the top of their game." CLUBHEAD.TV on Blackie & The Oohoos

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02-05-2016

Blackie & The Oohoos on POP-O-RAMA on Canvas

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10-04-2016

Nice review of the Lacuna Release Party at Het Bos by DARK ENTRIES

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29-03-2016

"Blackie & The Oohoos appear friendly, but after a closer inspection it’s astonishingly rebellious." LOOP (CH)

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25-03-2016

Interview on RADIO SCORPIO

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22-03-2016

Nice review of Lacuna by PLATOMANIA

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10-03-2016

Great review on Lacuna by L'AVENIR

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23-02-2016

"Une des pièces maîtresses de la scène belge de 2016." MUSICADVICE on Lacuna

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19-02-2016

DAMUSIC on Blackie & The Oohoos at N9

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18-02-2016

'Little Jewel' is one of INDIESTYLE's favourites

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17-02-2016

"Where is this going to end?" ENOLA on Lacuna

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12-02-2016

Listen to 'Lacuna' at DE STANDAARD

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10-02-2016

"The best Blackie & The Oohoos' album to date" RIF RAF review and interview

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09-02-2016

"Blackie & The Oohoos sounds like no one and nothing else." HUMO

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08-02-2016

Premiere of 'Little Jewel' on WE ARE SELECTERS

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08-02-2016

'Little Jewel' is one of DE MORGEN's songs of the day.

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21-01-2016

'Little Jewel' on 22TRACKS

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14-01-2016

LIVESTREAMMAGAZINE on Blackie & The Oohoos at Brakke Grond

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11-12-2015

Live at Glimps in St. Jacob's Church by ENOLA

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11-12-2015

FOCUS KNACK on Blackie & The Oohoos at Glimps 2015

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11-12-2015

Blackie & The Oohoos at Glimps in primetime news at DE REDACTIE

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14-11-2015

3 VOOR 12 on Blackie & The Oohoos at Crossing Border 2015

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07-02-2015

DE MORGEN about the two musical sisters

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16-08-2014

DARK ENTRIES on Blackie & The Oohoos at Café Moustache

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10-03-2014

Blackie & The Oohoos interview plus concert review by DARK ENTRIES

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20-07-2013

Praised by DAMUSIC on Polderfest

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08-01-2013

Nice review from OOR

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27-12-2012

At N°2 in DARK ENTRIES' list of 2012

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16-12-2012

DAMUSIC on Blackie & the Oohoos at Glimps

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14-12-2012

Blackie & The Oohoos at Glimps by CUTTING EDGE

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12-12-2012

3,5 Stars from INDIESTYLE

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09-12-2012

DARK ENTRIES saw Blackie & the Oohoos in Antwerp

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09-12-2012

4 Star review by CUTTING EDGE

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30-11-2012

An intense album according to COBRA

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30-11-2012

England's THE 405 loves Black Hole

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29-11-2012

8 out of 10 from DARK ENTRIES

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27-11-2012

4 Stars from HUMO                                                   

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22-11-2012

4 Star review from DALLAS MUSIC CONNECTION

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19-11-2012

KLARA LATE NIGHT with Blackie & The Oohoos

onair
19-11-2012

A lot of praise from KINDAMUZIK

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17-11-2012

3 VOOR 12 on Blackie & The Oohoos at Mezz

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07-11-2012

Listen to Song For Two Sisters thanks to DE STANDAARD

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30-10-2012

Interview and nice review in RIFRAF

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22-07-2011

KAPELSESSIE by Blackie & The Oohoos

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22-07-2011

3 VOOR 12 meets Blackie & The Oohoos

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14-05-2011

Blackie & The Oohoos at MISTLICHT

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02-12-2010

SONIC SOIRÉE with Blackie & The Oohoos

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25-10-2010

Blackie & The Oohoos's debut album by ENOLA

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23-10-2010

FILEUNDER on Blackie & The Oohoos's debut

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02-04-2010

Blackie & The Oohoos at SONIC CONNECTIONS

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02-04-2010

Blackie & The Oohoos plus the Raggaze Kwartet by 3 VOOR 12

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31-03-2010

Blackie & the Oohoos supporting Dez Mona by DARK ENTRIES

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25-02-2010

ENOLA on Blackie & The Oohoos supporting Dez Mona

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03-01-2010

Blackie & The Oohoos at Wintervuur by OVERBLOG

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09-07-2009

OVERBLOG about Blackie & The Oohoos

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