Hello Seahorse!

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Hello Seahorse!
Hello Seahorse!.jpg
Background information
OriginMexico City, Mexico
GenresIndie rock, Rock alternativo, Pop rock, Trip rock, Post-rock
Years active2005 – present
LabelsMun Records / EMI / Nacional Records / Magic Marker
MembersOroDeNeta (Fernando Burgos),
Bonnz! (Gabriel G. De León),
Lo Blondo (Denise Gutiérrez),
Joe (José Borunda)
Past membersJulio

Hello Seahorse! is a Mexican alternative rock band formed in 2005 in Mexico City. The band gained quick recognition as one of the leading acts in Mexican rock alternativo y indie,[1] placing their first commercial single "Bestia" on regular radio airplay by November 2008. Early releases such as the EP Hoy a las Ocho featured lyrics in both English and Spanish, though latest tracks are solely in the latter; these however deal about nonsense or surrealistic themes. The band's second album Bestia was released on May 19, 2009. The track "Bestia" from that album won the "song of the year" award at Mexico's 2009 "Indie-O Music Awards" ceremony. At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica, they were nominated for and won the "La Zona" award. Also in 2009, they were nominated for best alternative song at the Latin Grammy Awards, but they lost to Calle 13, and the next year they were nominated in the same category with the song Criminal.[2][3] Hello Seahorse! has shared stage with bands such as Beastie Boys, Jarvis Cocker, Clinic[4] and The Killers.


Denise Gutiérrez, lead vocals, she is a soprano singer.

Hello Seahorse's current line-up comprises a female vocalist and lyricist, and male keyboardist and drummer with no guitarist. The band used however to be a trio, then a quartet, and a trio again by 2009:[5]

Former member[edit]

  • Julio Muñoz - Now plays in the emo/math rock band No Somos Marineros (born 1982) guitar


Studio albums
  • ...and the Jellyfish Parade (2007)
  • Hoy a las Ocho. (2007) was released on Magic Marker records two years later in the US.
  • Bestia (2009)
  • Lejos. No Tan Lejos (2010)
  • Arunima (2012)
  • Entretanto [EP] (2016)
  • Disco Estimulante (2020)
Live albums
  • Hello Seahorse! 10 Años (En Vivo) (2018)


Denise Gutiérrez participated in the celebrations of the centenary composer Consuelo Velázquez.

...and the Jellyfish Parade.

  • "Squarehead"

Hoy a las Ocho.

  • "Won't Say Anything"


  • "Bestia" ("Beast")
  • "Después" ("After")
  • "Criminal"

Lejos. No Tan Lejos.

  • "Casa Vacía" ("Empty House")
  • "Un Año Quebrado" ("A Broken Year")
  • "Me Has Olvidado" ("You Have Forgotten Me")
  • "Velo De Novia" ("Veil")


  • "Para Mi" ("For Me")
  • "La Flotadera" ("The Floatering")
  • "No Es Que No Te Quiera" ("It's Not That I Don't Love You")
  • "El Artista" ("The Artist")


  • "Animal"
  • "Me He Convertido" ("I've Became")
  • "Nada Extraordinario ft. Gil Cerezo" ("Nothing Extraordinary")
  • "Algún Día (Alicia)" ("Someday (Alicia)")


  1. ^ "Excélsior: Hello Seahorse!, por el placer de la música". Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Prodigy MSN: Hello Seahorse! estrena el disco "Bestia"". Retrieved July 23, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-09-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Hello Seahorse!". Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  5. ^ "De10: Hello Seahorse!, un pequeño tesoro". Archived from the original on July 18, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  6. ^ "Pop & Hiss". The Los Angeles Times. September 25, 2009.

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