Halogen is a five-piece band from Perth, Western Australia. Formed in 1998 by two expatriate New Zealanders - Jasmine Yee and Frans Bisschops. The band first gained national prominence in Australia through the song "Hole Around My Heart" from their 'Somewhere You're Alone' recording. The song won the WAM Song of the Year in 2001. With the release of the single "Walkaway", and an accompanying tour of Australia's east coast (including a showcase performance at the Australian Music Week), the band furthered their claim for national attention. The single received rotational airplay on national broadcaster Triple J and a follow-up single, in the form of "On A Bridge", followed suit. Both singles found their way onto the band's debut album 'Save the Ones You Love'. A third single from the album, "Caught Me", was subsequently released and also found rotational airplay.
Rather than take a traditional recording approach for their follow-up album 'Building On The Edge Of The Sky', songwriters Jasmine Yee and Frans Bisschops directed each composition to a different emerging producer. The result was a brilliant, if somewhat eclectic, recording taking Halogen away from the brooding guitars that previously typified their sound and into the realm of electronica. Halogen's third album, titled 'Sirens' was released on the 17 July 2006, on Karmic Hit, a record label formed by Steve Kilbey, singer/songwriter from seminal Australian band The Church. After several lineup changes, Yee and Bisschops formed on an electronica-based side project with local producer, Trilby Temperley, the older brother of Kavyen Temperley (Eskimo Joe), called She Selexx.
Chris Ashton (guitar) Frans Bisschops (guitar, keyboard) Jeff Bullen (drums) Jason Clemo (guitar)
Ben Crooke (drums) Trent Dhue (guitar, keyboard, trumpet) Neil Scothern (bass)
Rob Maszkowski (bass) Jasmine Yee (vocals)