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Indie Rock / Pop
HINKEL is the solo project of Volker Hinkel, co-author/guitarist/producer of Fools Garden.
Founded for the first time in 1993 for the production of the album "In The Wake Of Thunder" (1994), this project had a
brand new start in 2002 when Dirk Blümlein (bass) and Claus Müller (drums) joined the line-up.
The 3-piece band worked on a new album, "Not A Life-Saving Device", which was released in August 2005.
In 2006 Hinkel comes to MySpace and starts a fruitful web marketing campaign.
Thanks to that the song "House Of Love", taken from "Not A Life-Saving Device" has been chosen to be included in the soundtrack upcoming US movie "The Other Side Of The Tracks", directed by A.D. Calvo and with the TV series 'Roswell' star Brendan Fehr in the leading role.
While "Shine" and "Run" from the same album are included in the digital split "The Big Eye", realized together with The Mirrors, with cover art by Andy from Bluvertigo, which has been released in Italy under the indie label Echophonic in March 2008 and promoted on Italian radios during autumn 2008.
The band finally had its first gig ever in Milan on February 20th 2009, at the historical venue "Scimmie".
Hinkel just released the new EP "Heaven And Hell", including a cover of the homonymous song by John Entwistle, a favoulos cover of "Baba O'Riley", an exclusive live version of "Run", plus a brand new Hinkel track titled "Speed".