The band have found fame by playing multiple concerts for free, leading to a variety of venues requesting to book them. The band's favourite setting, LA's The Smell, has been their chosen place to record their full length album, "during empty mornings" , although the band have already recorded a live album at the Smell, released on DNT Records.
In 2008, Boston newspaper The Phoenix named them the Best New Band from California.
The name of the band was chosen after the band's members agreed that they wanted to use an "everyday word." They created a list of words and went through to see which was taken, and the word "health" was the only one left.
HEALTH have been described as having "artfully crafted noise and raw synth, haunting monotone vocals, and drum skills that are borderline insane". Guardian Unlimited writer, Louis Pattison, chose the Crystal Castles version of "Crimewave" as the pick of the week, describing the song as "melancholy electro-pop built from pixelated synths and depressed vocals that hint at a past programme of busy and sustained serotonin depletion". Jim Carroll of The Irish Times also chose the song as tune of the week.
The band describes the role of lyrics as being "purposely kept vague for the listener":
"...[Lyrics] sort of begin to bring out this more individual quality to the whole thing like, ‘These are the lyrics, and this is the guy is singing them, so I can relate to that.’ Which is really not something we want. We wanted the vocals to have an even, unaffected feel. A softness, like a Zombies melody, or even a Gregorian chant. We aren’t just interested in being a noisy screaming band."
The band's unusual sound can be partially accredited to the use of the Zoothorn, which is a permutation of microphone and guitar pedal and an occasional atonal sound without a symmetrical structure.
- 2007 HEALTH - Lovepump United
- 2008 HEALTH//DISCO - Lovepump United (Remix Album)
- 2009 GET COLOR - Lovepump United
- 2007 Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH - Crimewave - Trouble Records (#9 UK indie singles charts)
- 2007 Crystal Castles//HEALTH 7" Split - Lovepump United
- 2008 PERFECT SKIN +RMX 7" - Suicide Squeeze
- 2008 HEAVEN +RMXS 12" - Flemish Eye
- 2008 TRICERATOPS//LOST TIME +RMXS 12" - Tough Love Records
- 2008 //M\\ 7" - No Pain In Pop
- 2009 DIE SLOW 7" - Lovepump United
Biography from Wikipedia