Presenting…Io Echo


Yes, I know – but can you get past the haircuts, please?

Io Echo are a two-piece act who hail from LA.

Io is originally from the East Coast of America, and according to the band’s Myspace, writes songs at a late hour locked in her room with her twin Leopold Ross, who is pale and British and also plays guitar in the band (not to mention the fact that he also plays bass for the Big Pink).

They released their first single earlier this year, entitled ‘While You Are Sleeping’ and are about to support the Drums in the UK. Not only that – but they have also supported (the aforementioned) The Big Pink, Florence and The Machine and supported Nine Inch Nails.

This is a gorgeous dreamy rock number, that takes us where shoegazeing meets grunge meets goth. Hell, if I had a radio show tonight, I’d be playing this. For now, listen to this and marvel. There is a buzz about them – and deservedly so.

IO ECHO- When Lillies Die by Anorak London

…and this is the video, which is sort of static -but in a good way (like ‘Velouria’ by The Pixies, but better).