Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross, best known as the dark pop sensation Io Echo, surely need no introduction. Their hypnotic concoction of goth rock and industrial music influences, laced with delicately eerie far-Eastern textures, has seen the duo gather over the last couple of years a growing fan base, as well as land some valuable opportunities, e.g supporting the likes of Florence & The Machine, Nine Inch Nails and composing the soundtrack to James Franco & Harmony Korine's collaboration 'Rebel'.
Long story short, 'debut' probably isn't the most adequate term here; however, to round up a course of achievement upon achievement, LA's haunting duo is now ready to release its first self-titled EP. Announced for October 16th, the record will feature their latest single 'When The Lilies Die' as well as 'Carnation', collaboration with The Drums' own Jonny Pierce, and will be followed in early 2013 by their much-anticipated full-length album, 'Ministry Of Love'. Meanwhile, you can see them perform on August 17th at The Troubadour with London's Charli XCX. Tracy Mamoun