Splitting the Image

02 Oct

I found that video of the post-punk band Split Image performing on stage at Playhouse Gotique #4.

They were formed in 1981 at Corfu by singer/guitar player George Scordilis, bass player Costas Veronikis and drummer Alexandros Mesimeris.

A little later they moved to Athens which caused some line up changes with former Adiexodo drummer Stathis Papandreou replacing Mesimeris and bass player Lambros Gatsoris replacing Veronikis.

It looks like it was the right time for Skordilis to make some additions to his music, so in 1984 keyboard player Giannis Charalambidis (former member of the punk rock band Anypofori) joined the band.

Pigasos-12-1-1985They supported Greek bands such as, X-Mandarina Duck and Winter Water Colours.

Split Image’s sound was always carrying a haunted atmosphere, with Gothic soundscapes but they were also flirting a lot with experimental music elements.

They joined the AETA ”union” of musicians  and appeared on the legendary 1st AETA festival in 1987.

In 1989 Skordilis put the band on hold and during the 90’s, along with with Charalambidis, he formed the band Soundmachine.

Split Image regrouped in 2007, recording new material and playing live with a different formation.

The new line up: George Skordilis – vocals/guitar, Giannis Charalambidis – keyboards, Erianna Tzaneli – bass and Stathis Papandreou – drums.

The link to their official site and the link to their MySpace profile.

Although the band has been active all these years, they never had any official release.

Rumor has it that they are signed now to Dead Scarlet Records but nothing is mentioned on this label’s site yet.


Posted by on October 2, 2009 in New Wave / Dark Wave



2 responses to “Splitting the Image

  1. Giannis Charalambidis

    June 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Dear friend,

    just a couple of ammendments on the above:
    1. Split Image have signed with Dead Scarlet and the release of their CD and double LP is due to be announced.
    2. Stathis Papandreou is not a new member. He’s the same drummer since the 80’s
    3. Giannis Charalambidis was never involved with Soundmachine, which was a band playing just cover songs.
    4. Split Image did not support X Mandarina Duck and winter water colours. They just played together.
    5. Giannis Charalambidis joined the band before Stathis Papandreou and Labros Gatsoris and played with Scordilis and Mesimeris. Veronikis never came to Athens with the band. There were a few bass players at the time.

    Thank you.
    Nice try
    Giannis Charalambidis
    Split Image

  2. panole8riambos

    June 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for the corrections and ammendments.
    Good luck to your forthcoming release.


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