Hercules And Love Affair Biography
The band's central figure, Andrew Butler, began his musical career at 15, DJing in a Denver leather bar run by a hostess called Chocolate Thunder Pussy. He then moved to Brooklyn, in order to attend Sarah Lawrence College. According to Butler: "I’ve been writing songs since childhood. I made music for dance performances in college (where he studied under Corky St. Clair), like a remake of Gino Soccio’s ‘Runaway’ done in the style of Kraftwerk."
The band made their live debut on May 17, 2008, at the Studio B venue in Brooklyn, New York, before going on a European and North American tour
The first single "Blind", co-written by and featuring guest Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist in Antony & The Johnsons), was awarded Best Song of 2008 by Pitchfork Media. The follow-up "You Belong" featured the New York-based vocalist and musician Nomi Ruiz.
Butler's second album under the Hercules moniker is tentatively scheduled to be released in September 2010. In early interviews, he stated his intent to release music with a rotating cast of performers and musicians.
The band was captured at London's Lovebox festival by VOGUE TV discussing their sartorial choices.