Herman Dune

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Herman Düne
Background information
BornNovember 9th, 1976
OriginParis, France
GenresFolk rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Indie Folk, Americana, Alt Country
Years active1999–present
LabelsSource, etc.
Everloving Records
Shrimper Records
The Track & Field Organisation
GUM Records
City Slang Records
Strange Moosic Records
Santa Cruz Records
Associated actsBlack Yaya
MembersDavid Ivar Herman Dune
Past membersAndré Herman Düne
Néman Herman Dune

Herman Düne is a Swedish-French act based in San Pedro, California. Herman Düne has been described as INDIE-ROCK, ANTI-FOLK, FOLK-ROCK, ALTERNATIVE, AMERICANA and ALT-COUNTRY.

The band have been compared to The Velvet Underground, Lucinda Williams or The Silver Jews. Herman Düne is currently fronted by David Ivar Herman Düne, founder of the Herman Düne name in the early 1990s.

John Peel (Legendary BBC1 DJ, who created the PEEL SESSIONS) once claimed to recognize Herman Düne guitars the fastest and Jolie Holland called Herman Düne "The Leonard Cohen I know".

David Ivar is also a painter and shows his art around the world, from Miami Art Basel to the Paris FIAC.

Herman Düne has associated with Turner Cody, James Levy, or Caitlin Rose.

Herman Düne started as a trio with brothers David Ivar and André singing and writing, and drummer Omé, David Ivar's childhood friend. From 2000, they released They Go To The Woods (2000 Shrimper) - Turn Off The Light (2000 Prohibited)

In 2001, Drummer Neman joined Herman Düne for all subsequents albums: Switzerland Heritage (Prohibited), Mash Concrete Metal Mushroom (Shrimper), Mas Cambios (Track & Field), Not On Top (Track & Field).

In 2006, Andre left Herman Düne (after recording songs for the next album).

Herman Düne then released Giant (Source Etc/EMI/Virgin) in 2006 Next Year In Zion (Source Etc/EMI/Everloving) in 2008 and Strange Moosic (Strange Moosic/Gum) in 2011.

After a long halt and moving to San Pedro, California, in 2015, David Ivar released Sweet Thursday on Santa Cruz Records and Santa Cruz Gold on Santa Cruz Records, both in 2018 [1]

Between 2013 and 2018, while still performing as Herman Düne, David Ivar also performed as Black Yaya, with the eponymous album Black Yaya (City Slang) and the album Rattle Snake, a concept album about Bonnie & Clyde.

From 2006, André has been pursuing his own solo career as Stanley Brinks.

Omé is a MD, PHD at Hôpital Bichat in Paris, France.

Néman is the frontman of the band Zombie Zombie.




  • Money Makers on My Back (1997, self release)
  • Glow in the Dark EP (1998, Ruminance Records)
  • The Fire EP (2000, Prohibited Records)
  • Between the Little Houses (2001, Prohibited Records)
  • A Wiser Man (2004, Hype City Records)
  • Jackson Heights EP (2005, The Track & Field Organisation)
  • Not on top (2006, The Track & Field Organisation)
  • I Wish That I Could See You Soon (2007, Source Etc.)
  • 1-2-3 / Apple Tree (2008, [2008, Source Etc.)
  • My Home Is Nowhere Without You (2008, Everloving Records)
  • Tell Me Something I Don't Know (2011, Indie Europe/Zoom)

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