Beehoover are a German two-piece band (Ingmar, bass and vocals, Claus, drums). After trying to form a normal four piece band: bass, drums, guitar, singer, they failed to find a suitable guitarist and vocalist. From the outset, they wanted the bass to be the leading instrument and a guitar to enhance it, but it didn't work out. The first demo in 2004 featured three tracks with an additional vocalist they had finally found. After this the bassist and drummer decided not to have a separate singer.
The first demo in 2004 featured three tracks with an additional vocalist they had finally found. After this the bassist and drummer decided not to have a separate singer.
Three songs were written and ended up on the A Mirror Is A Window's End EP. The band started to gig in October 2005 and got a deal with Exile on Mainstream Records a year and five gigs later. The debut album, The Sun Behind the Dustbin, was self-produced, just as the EP and the demo before. Whereas Ingmar does most of the song writing and lyrics, Claus is responsible for recording and mixing, that he also does for other bands.
Unconventional circumstances helped in the creation of their second full-length album, Heavy Zooo. The album was written at 6am over a couple of weeks, then recorded and produced in a cinema before being mixed at Beehoovers' own studio. It is raw and angry compared to the first album.