"Climatic rock, leaded by the vocalists delicate voice." - Playboy Magazine Brazil "Diafanes aims to make rock with much artistic engagement. The band assumes the experimentalism and uses instruments such as snujs, castanets and theremin. " - MTV Brazil


From Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Diafanes seek a departure from common pop/rock, exploring original tonalities and timbers. In some compositions, the band has Arab and Flamenco elements, which reinforce their character using instruments such as snujs and castanets.

The lyrics, all in English, deal with not only personal issues but social issues as well, painting a picture of the human condition that the public can identify with. In early 2004, the band started production of their first album "See Through", which was recorded at Nimbus Studios in Sao Paulo. The result was 13 tracks of experimentalism already shown in their live shows, just better enhanced by the excellent production of the studio.

At the same time, the band produced their first video "Love In", which aired on MTV Brazil in November 2004.

"See Through" was released in the United States Sept. 17th, 2005 by Digitone Records and the singles "Love In" and "Inside Me" were distributed to national, and web radio stations for airplay.

In 2006 the band was selected by Perry Farrel as one of the 20 semi-finalists, out of 2000 bands, in a competition to get a slot in the Lollapalooza Festival. The band also recorded 2 new singles that will be released in 2008 with the second album of the band, entitled "Obviously Clear", and the video for "Unity".

In 2007 Diafanes toured the United States for the first time. The band played 24 shows in 20 different states passing through big cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, among others.



2004 - See Through
2008 - Obviously Clear

Set List

The show is a powerful presentation of Diafanes songs from the albums. In aproximately one hour* Diafanes engages the audience through an expressive execution of their contrasting songs. The affinity of the musicians, as well as their abilities and sophisticated equipment guarantees a high quality presentation.

Sometimes, during songs that mix rock with Arab music, Hollander, along with two others, perform a belly dance.

In addition to original compositions, Diafanes performs versions of songs of Brazilian and international artists. These versions are never identical to the originals; the group prefers reinterpretations of the songs in its own style to reinforce its identity. The versions are adapted at the band’s will for each show, and the set list is never the same. Artists covered by Diafanes include Rita Lee, Smashing Pumpkins, Mutantes, Queen, The Beatles, Supertramp, Elton John, Chico Buarque, Radiohead, Tears for Fears, and others.

*Typical performances are 60 minutes