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Meet IO ECHO – The Coolest Duo of 2011!

| On 22, Dec 2010

AAAmusic chats with Ioanna and Leopold of cool duo IO ECHO!

AAAmusic: How did you get together?

Ioanna: We met in Los Angeles although neither of us are from California. We had a chat about masochism and I think we knew immediately that we wanted to hang out more. Then we got to playing.

AAAmusic: Is there a story behind the name IO Echo?

Leopold: Ioanna’s nickname is “Io,” and I think that’s a cool name so I wanted to have that in there and then “Echo” felt sonically compatible.

AAAmusic: How would you describe your music?

Leopold: Like a doom band that discovered ecstasy

AAAmusic: How is being in IO Echo different to any of your former projects?

Ioanna: This is my first band so I don’t really have anything to compare it to.

AAAmusic: What inspires your songwriting?

Ioanna: Leopold and I are both really inspired by Japanese horror films.

AAAmusic: What can we expect from your debut album?

Leopold: We’re actually not finished writing it, but the songs we have written explore the far east.

AAAmusic: How did the tour with The Drums come about?

Ioanna: We met them a few months ago and got on really well. When we saw we would be going to London, we messaged them about it and they got us on shows. What I didn’t expect was how much they would champion our music after hearing it.

AAAmusic: Is touring something that you enjoy?

Ioanna: Absolutely.

AAAmusic: What are your plans for 2011?

Leopold: Finish our album and continue touring.

Author: Roberta Capuano