“Both places have no connection with each other - but if they had a connection, we imagine a nice place. Simply building a new world with the same name is a nice idea because we are very disoriented in this world and do not know where we belong. ”
A Post punk Darkwave duo The Swiss Larissa Georgiou aka Larissa Iceglass and the British William Maybelline founded Lebanon Hanover in 2010 after getting to know each other in Maybelline's hometown Sunderland . Iceglass originally spent her vacation there. Both wrote several of the titles of the debut album The World Is Getting Colder within a week . soon followed Maybelline Iceglass to Berlin to continue to make music there with her. Since then alternates the site of the duo between Germany and England; among other things, both temporarily moved to Sunderland to stay in Maybelline's parents' house free of charge.
In addition, both musicians dropped out of their respective studies - Iceglass originally studied art, Maybelline, on the other hand, design - for various reasons. Iceglass mentioned the felt compulsion to market itself on the art market as a central factor. The connection to the audience is more congruent through the music and meanwhile emotional. However, both retained the artistic aspect in the design of their music videos , the merchandise and the overall look of the band project . Iceglass called the group home and repeated disoriented, a fact to which, after Iceglass also the band name, which according to a same Iceglass American location is borrowed, can relate.