Heligoland (band)

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Origin Melbourne, Victoria
Genres Slowcore
Years active 1999–present
Labels Alone Again. Records
Ocean Music
Commission 45
Website http://www.heligoland.org/
Members Karen Vogt vocals
Steve Wheeler bass
Dave Olliffe guitar
Antti Mäkinen drums
Ash Brideson keyboards
Past members Cameron Gellatly
Pete McKeown
Chris Wright
Bek Varcoe

Heligoland are a five-piece band from Melbourne, Australia. Heligoland's songs and sound have been compared to the atmospheric textures and soaring female vocals of Cocteau Twins, the spartan soulfulness of Low and the wistful melancholy of Mojave 3.[citation needed]



Title Format Label Release
Shift These Thoughts CD Big Rig Records July 2003
A Street Between Us CD Alone Again. Records March 2006
All Your Ships Are White CD Commission 45 September 2010

Other releases[edit]

Title Format Label Release
Demo Promo CD Independent December 1999
Heligoland CD EP Independent June 2000
"Separate" 7" Single Steady Cam Records November 2001
"Along The Snowline" 7" Single Steady Cam Records May 2002
Coming Up For Air Promo CD Alone Again. Records September 2005
"Nearly Everything Is New" CD Single Alone Again. Records October 2005
Bethmale CD EP Commission 45 January 2012

Other projects[edit]

Several past and present members of Heligoland have been (and are still) involved in other musical projects:

  • Steve has played guitar in Tugboat and has played bass guitar in Dandelion Wine
  • Dave plays guitar in Tides
  • Pete plays guitar in Marionettes
  • Bek plays drums in Tugboat
  • Steve Wheeler & Antti Mäkinen have, on occasion, toured with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) as The Robin Guthrie Trio, most notably performing a small UK tour in February 2013[1]


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