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Girls in Hawaii
Girls in Hawaii performing in 2014
Girls in Hawaii performing in 2014
Background information
GenresIndie pop
Indie rock
Years active2001–present[1]
Labels62TV[2] (Belgium)
China Shop (United States)
Naïve[3] (France)
MembersAntoine Wielemans
François Gustin
Daniel Offerman
Brice Vancauwenberghe
Lionel Vancauwenberghe
Boris Gronemberger
Past membersDenis Wielemans
Christophe Léonard

Girls in Hawaii is a Belgian indie pop band.

Girls in Hawaii's first release was Found in the Ground: The Winter EP in early 2003, after which the band toured Belgium and France. In the meantime they started recording what would become their first LP.

From Here To There was released in November 2003 in Belgium and in early 2004 in Europe. It was well-received across Europe, where the band went on a promotional tour through Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. The record was later released in Japan and, in October 2005, China Shop Music released it in the United States. The band started a short tour of the West Coast of the United States in April 2006.

Their second full-length album, Plan Your Escape, was released in February 2008 in Europe. It was recorded in old houses in the Ardennes Forest by producer Jean Lamoot (who has worked with French artists such as Noir Désir and Alain Bashung). The album, more complex and eclectic than the previous, contains twelve songs; the first single was called "This Farm Will End Up in Fire". The band toured Europe promoting the album during 2008.

In February 2009 Not Here, a documentary relating the life of the band during that tour, was released on DVD.

On 30 May 2010, 28 year-old drummer Denis Wielemans died in a car accident in Brussels.

In 2012 they started working on their third album, Everest. The album was released on 2 September 2013. In the summer of 2014, they released a new EP, Refuge.

In October 2014, they released a live album, Hello Strange, which revisits old songs in an acoustic and/or electronic way.

In September 2017, they released Nocturne, their fourth album.


Current members
  • Antoine Wielemans – vocals, guitar
  • Lionel Vancauwenberghe – vocals, guitar
  • François Gustin – guitar, keyboard
  • Daniel Offermann – bass
  • Brice Vancauwenberghe – guitar
  • Boris Gronemberger – drums



Album details Peak positions


From Here to There  – 9 104  –
Plan Your Escape
  • Release date: 2008
  • Record label: 62TV
15 2 40 82
  • Release date: 2013
  • Record label: 62TV
5 2 38 88
Hello Strange
  • Release date: 2014
  • Record label: 62TV
114 24 194 -
  • Release date: 2017
  • Record label: 62TV
22 5 58




  1. ^ Billboard.com – Biography – Girls in Hawaii
  2. ^ Girls in Hawaii – Bang!
  3. ^ naïve – maison d'artistes Archived 21 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Girls in Hawaii discography". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Girls in Hawaii discography". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Girls in Hawaii discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Girls in Hawaii discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  8. ^ Billboard.com – Discography – Girls in Hawaii – From Here to Nowhere
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 40, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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