Friday, February 14, 2014

Echo Tattoo : Mind Your Step 2007

Evi Hasapidou Watson and guitarist Panos K. formed the band at the beginning of the 90s after the sparks flew between them during an audition. "I heard Evi sing" , "I was pretty much blown" away says Panos. Pretty much blown away by Panos guitar and poetry herself, Evi left the band she was in and started singing and composing with Panos.

The duo were soon joined by friends musicians and started playing live and recording their first album for Studio2 an independent Athenian label.
The album was adored by Greek and International psychedelia fans.

The band won first price in the 1996 Scype (song competition of Youth Programs in Europe) competition, hosted in Copenhagen, where bands from all European Union countries participated including the UK and Ireland. Voted by live audiences all around Europe as their favourite band and 'Over' as their favourite song, Echo Tattoo eventually landed a contract with another Athenian label, FM Records.

Their second album "Room of Toys" was recorded in Bath and London UK, produced by Bryan New and released in 1997 in Greece, Belgium, Spain and Holland with AFM FM Records European sub-label and Viva Records (subsidiary of Snuff Garrett Records).

Echo Tattoo have warmed up the audience for great bands like the U2, the Fall, Giant Sand, Ian Mc Culloch and more, in their Live performances in Greece.

Their latest songs have been in the studio since 2003 and have recently been finalised to their current form. This time production/post production editing and mixing were Evi Hassapidou Watson's responsibility. Assisted, tortured and blessed by the presence of one irreplaceable Aris Christou of S.C.A. Studios and the ever jolly S.C.A.'s Theodore Zefkilis.

In 2007 they came back with the alboum : " Step Your Mind " with a great cast of alternative Rock Musicians as "Angry" of the stoner band "Nightstalker" , "Tanya" of "Liquidust" , "Bliss" , and "Alex K" from the great Greek Bands "Earthbound" and "The Last Drive"

Οι Echo Tattoo είναι ελληνικό συγκρότημα ροκ μουσικής που ξεκίνησε την πορεία του στην Αθηναϊκή Σκηνή στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του '90 και θεωρείται ένα από τα σημαντικότερα και επιδραστικότερα σχήματα της Ελληνικής Ανεξάρτητης Σκηνής.

Alternative Rock μπάντα από την Αθήνα, Ελλάδα.
Κέρδισαν το πρώτο βραβείο στο 2ο Ευρωπαϊκό Διαγωνισμό Μουσικής Ροκ στην Κοπεγχάγη, το 1996.

Rοκ/Ψυχεδελική μουσική της δεκαετίας 90. Η πρώτη σύνθεσή τους περιλάμβανε τους Εύη Χασαπίδου Watson (πρώην τραγουδίστρια των No Man's Land), Πάνο Κουτσούνη, Γιούλα Καβούρη και Σπύρο Βέλικα. Ο πρώτος τους δίσκος ηχογραφήθηκε κατά το ήμισυ το 1990 λόγω έλλειψης πόρων και ολοκληρώθηκε το 1992 μετά την πρώτη αλλαγή μελών.

Η μουσική και τα φωνητικά τους δηλώνουν επιρροές από τη soul έως την ψυχεδέλεια και από την hard rock έως την ποπ και δύσκολα κατατάσσονται σε κάποια κατηγορία.

Το Δεκέμβριο του 2007 οι Echo Tattoo επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά με το Mind Your Step. Στο δίσκο συμμετέχουν ο Αrgy των Nightstalker, η Tanya των Liquidust και το πλήρες καστ των Bliss τραγουδούν στο Caveman, ενω ο Alex K. των Earthbound και The Last Drive στο Apocalypse.


    Echo Tattoo (1992, LP, Studio II)
    Room of toys (1997, CD, FM Records, FM 855)
    Room of toys (1999 PIAS-VIVA Belgique)
    Mind Your Step (2007, Recycled Recordings)

Singles & EPs

    Toys (1997, FM Records)
    Room of Toys (1997 VIVA Records 655000324)

Label:Recycled Recordings – R101
Format:CD, Album
Released:Dec 2007
Style:Alternative Rock


01. Pensicola
02. No 1's Inside (Sad)
03. Refugee
04. Apocalypse
05. Zoo
06. Love Is Free
07. Who Stole The Light?
08. Stormy Weather
09. Oddo
10. Sol
11. Caveman (Bonus Track)

FLAC   Size  :  353 MB
Part 1          Part 2


  1. Hello, I'm getting "No Such File" on Mind Your Step...

  2. Hello, δυστυχώς δε παίζει το link :(

  3. Γεια σας παιδιά. Θα το εκτιμούσα πολύ, αν μπορούσατε ν'ανεβάσετε πάλι το άλμπουμ Mind Your Step σε Flac , καθώς το λινκ έχει διαγραφεί. Ευχαριστώ πολύ για όλη τη δουλειά σας.

    1. Ευχαριστώ πολύ Kostas. Να είσαι καλά.

  4. i would appreciate it if you guys could also buy a digital copy from Bandcamp to support us!

    Evi Hassapides Watson for Echo Tattoo

    (in case you do have money to spare)