Dhondt’s voice (in a parallel life also one of Hooverphonic’s voices) is a mix of Beth Gibbons and Janis Joplin. Pure, uncompromising energy. The tight rhythm section and the sensual bass move your heart as well as your legs, and the compact three-piece brass section adds its own unique tone. This eight-piece orchestra has earned its place in the music world, a unique place where dirty soul meets psychedelic. Trefpunt (BE) have the band on their list of favourite live acts.
Members of Evil Empire won their spurs with Hooverphonic, Internationals, El Tattoo del Tigre, Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orkestra and Creature with the Atom Brain. And now this outrageous ultra-band, that brings down the roof fast and furious at every vaunted musical haunt. Evil Empire Orchestra. A band you need to hear, see and feel.
“EEO blew my socks off one sundrenched afternoon. Funk and soul, raw, deep and serious. If you want to get the place dancing, then don’t think twice. If you want your heart to melt in a sweet-and-sour mince, then get a load of Kimberly’s vocals. Without this, you don’t really have legs, or a heart.” - Jeroen Olyslaegers