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In search of the Sonar Blips

02 Dec

Here is a band that is kinda difficult to find their album and it is even more difficult to find any informations about them. Like a well hidden secret…

This is a band that shouldn’t fall into oblivion but looks like everything worked against them.

Sonar Blips was a short lived band from Athens that was formed in the late 80’s.

Sonar Blips

Sonar Blips

Most of the members of the band, like the guitar player Nikos Levantis and the bass player George “Rakos” Kagialedakis were former members of several Greek punk rock and new wave bands during the 80’s that had no releases.

Sonar Blips’s sound was refreshing for the Greek underground scene and that is the main reason why they pretty soon were on heavy radio rotation.

Their music could be categorised as pop/new wave in the spirit of the English bands of the late 80’s/early 90’s, like the Happy Mondays, Soup Dragons, Inspiral Carpets, Stone Roses and others.

Fronted by a male and a female singer, Michalis Naoum and greek-american Angeliki, they managed to release a same titled album in 1991 and soon their track “Coincidence”
became a radio hit.

Rodon Club 1991

Rodon Club 1991

Soon after the album release, the singer Michalis Naoum left the band and the rest went on a number
of gigs until they disbanded after many line up changes.

In 1997 two of their tracks were featured in “Girls Re-Write Rock” compilation.

The only member that carried on playing music was their bass player, George Kagialedakis,
who released the album “Brainstorm” in 2004 with his stoner band, “Rag“.

There is no official website or Myspace profile for the Sonar Blips.

To download the band’s interview on the fanzine “Stis Skies tou B23” issue 5 (november 1991) click here for part one and here for part two.

 
4 Comments

Posted by on December 2, 2008 in New Wave / Dark Wave

 

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4 responses to “In search of the Sonar Blips

  1. sinnaa

    June 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the link, Nick. Hope you’re well! (aa’)

     
  2. Angela Markopoulou

    April 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I happy that you liked the band .i miss it too ,Angela Markopoulou

     

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