Old Dirty Hound
Helena Arlock is a solo artist from time to time seen with different bands such as Shooting John, Gustav And The Seasick Sailors or Rachelle Van Zanten. She is also one of the founders of the project Indienational Tour (Cooperating musicians over the world, helping eachother book shows and performing together) Arlock started her solo career going on a tour in Feb 07. Since that first show she's done more than 100 shows over the world. Helena grew up in the south of Sweden. With a creative family and instruments everywhere, of course she started to play early. As soon as she could reach the keys of the grand piano... When she was eight she started to play the cello. In 2001, 17 years old, Arlock started to play in the Indie-pop band Nepal. She became more confident as a musician and found something else beyond the classical way of using the cello. A few years later the singer of this band moved to Barcelona, Spain, The trumpet player to London, UK and the guitarist to Brighton, UK. Arlock became the cellist/pianist and backing vocalist of the Americana band Shooting John. 2005, she recieved a scholarship from STIM (Swedish ASCAP) that gave her the inspiration to work more on her own songs. It started as an electronic music project with the trumpet player of Nepal, Carl-Johan Elger, and was called Arlock vs Elger. Shortly thereafter she started to make music more on her own - under the name Helena Arlock. While touring in Germany with Shooting John in the fall of 2006, she met Canadian slide-guitarist/singersongwriter Rachelle Van Zanten. Arlock travelled to Canada later that year to tour as the cellist for Rachelle. Two months later, 2007, she decided to travel to USA together with Gustav Haggren (Swedish indie-folk band Gustav and The Seasick Sailors) Three months of backpacking/touring and the plans for a tour in Europe were in motion. In the fall of 2007 she went out again. This time with Gustav Haggren and also the American Christian Cuff who they met in NYC the same year. These three songwriters traveled around most of Europe in the project they started - Indienational Tour. Helena started to play with Gustav and The Seasick Sailors in 2008. In 2009 she recorded Old Dirty Hound.