With just 2 weeks I give you to you a mix of 10 tunes from bands I'd be seeing at Forbidden Fruit: http://www.forbiddenfruit.ie/t ickets Primal Scream Everything Everything Health [...]
Some nice festival news today. Body & Soul, which takes place in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, on June 21-23, has added James 'I'm not getting LCD Soundsystem back together' Murphy and Nicolas Jaar to its already pretty deadly lineup. Murphy will be doing a DJ set while Jaar will be [Read more]
It's been almost three years since Dublin band Halves released their debut album It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever). The wait is almost over, because on July 5 the six piece will give us Boa Howl, a collection of 11 tracks that have a lot to do to follow [Read more]
...... to you and your Kin I can't seem to stop myself from listening to Christmas music and sharing them with you. Here's a few more festive tunes to get into: Here's four new covers to check out: Rams Pocket Radio - Stay Another Day Halves - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Lisa Cuthbert - Christmas Past [Mick Flannery Cover] SJ McArdle - The Praise of Christmas [...]
Released earlier this year, Halves' Live At The Unitarian Church album captured the band at their epic best. Now the band are giving away 500 copies for free. Get it below. Live At The Unitarian Church by Halves
With just over two weeks until Halloween here's a mix of spooky tracks from Irish artists to get you in the spirit of things. Some of the tracks are free to download but if you like what you hear please support the artists. Little Green Cars - Witching Hour House of Cosy Cushions - Haunt Me Sweetly The Ambience Affair - Devil in the Detail [...]
Let's keep the New Zealand theme of the day rolling. Great North released their album, Halves, back in May and I've just now sat down to really listen to it. If you're into country music, then you'll find Halves to be a nice discovery. Personally, I cannot stand listening to country music. Thankfully, Great North's music is folky and alternative enough for me to enjoy the bit of twang that's heard throughout Halves. Overall, Great North's sound is really great to experience when you're in the mood for something laid back and relaxing. Halves is just a nice, down to [...]
Due to a family illness, Explosions in the Sky have cancelled their European tour in July and will therefore not be able to perform with Low at Vicar Street on July 10th. Low will now headline a show at the Button Factory on the same date with special guests Halves. Original ticket holders can refund or exchange their tickets by contacting Ticketmaster Customer Services Republic of Ireland: 0818 903001 Northern Ireland & UK: 0844 277 9964 International Customers: 00 353 818 903001 Customer Services hours: Mon-Sat - 9:30am to 18:00pm New [...]
Here's one record I'm definitely going to pick up on Saturday for Record Store Day. Before Christmas, Halves played the Unitarian Church in Dublin. They recorded the gig and are releasing it on vinyl on Saturday. We've already had a video of the performance, 'Darling, You'll Meet Your Maker', and [Read more]
While Halves' recorded output is atmospherically rich and grandiose in its instrumentation, live, the experience is more easily relatable. Which may have influenced the decision of the band to release a live album recorded in December at Dublin's Unitarian Church. 'Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy' is injected by the natural aura of the church setting on the live recording and is further bolstered by the addition by Jennifer Evans on vocals and members of 3Epkano on strings. Moreish and minimal. Here's a live video from the gig of 'Darling, You'll Meet Your Maker' by [...]
I had the distinct pleasure of finally seeing Halves play in Cork on Friday night. Debut album It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) was released last year following a number of EPs and led to some support slots in the city; but I never got to see them. This [Read more]
Everything about this gig is pure class. Halves are a quality band, Jennifer Evans is gonna be mega when her debut is released next year, the venue, the price ..... all good! But especially the beautiful epic sounds you're going to hear on December 9th! Get your tickets here: http://www.whelanslive.com/ind ex.php/wav-tickets/halves-unit arian-church-tickets May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness by halves [...]
Stavrogin - Halves London bread forward-thinker Stavrogin (birthed Theo Moore) has compiled his debut EP, Halves , through the newly established Courtship Records . The release toggles through Moore's two-step percussion, James Blake-esc synth work, and cerebral vocal sampling that'll find its way deep into your subconscious. You can grab the entire EP on donation-base payment over on Courtship Records' bandcamp . In the mean time, grab our pick of the litter, "Halves," above.
Halves + very special guest Jennifer Evans (solo) The Unitarian Church (Stephen’s Green) Friday 9th December Tickets €10 available to buy online from Whelanslive.com or call the WAV Box Office [Lo-call 1890 200 078] Halves will be playing with strings (members of 3epkano) and live visuals (www.slipdraft.com) which will be projected onto the interior of the church. The warm sounds of delicious vinyl will permeate the room during intervals Mulled wine and mince pies will be served during change over. What more could a body ask [...]
It impressed us as a venue for the recent John Vanderslice gig and now the Unitarian Church on Stephen's Green in Dublin is going to pay host to three more live events. Elevens kick things off with an EP launch show on November 11th, followed by Delorentos on 25th and Halves (pictured and surely a band born to play such a venue) with special guests Jennifer Evans and the 3epkano string section on December 9th.
Saw these chaps and chapesses at Electric Picnic earlier this year. By chance, I stumbled on their performance in a drunkon stupor, and was instantly taken in by the shed load of instruments they had on show. Thankfully, they knew how to use them, and by the end of the show I’d sobered up and managed to find out what they were called. I picked up their debut LP a couple of weeks ago, and most excellent it is too. If you haven’t already, go buy their album here . It’s proper good.
Halves - Darling, You’ll Meet Your Maker
The Joinery in Dublin have announced their very first offsite event. ON/OFF takes place in The Grand Social on Friday April 15th with performances from Halves , Spilly Walker , Katie Kim , Niwell Tsumbu and Meljoann with Neighbourhood Wash curator Donal Dineen gelling the crew together. This event is a fundraiser – monies raised will be used to allay some of the operating costs inevitable with running an alternative art space in Dublin. Tickets priced €12 are available from www.tickets.ie [...]
Donal Mangan (who made SEBP's 'Comets' video ) has made the latest video for Halves' 'Darling, You'll Meet Your Maker'. It's like a really dark Fingerbobs adventure. Full credits after the jump: Colum Mangan - Sculptor & Model Maker Sophia Kansanniva - Costume Fabricator & Additional Animation Chris O'Hara - Character Design & Additional Animation
Samantha Cardow With festivals come hard choices, and for this year's edition of Canadian Musicfest , getting underway with a handful of events tonight and in earnest as of tomorrow, I am choosing to eschew the club-hopping-ness that typically comes with these sorts of fest and largely plant myself in one place for each evening. Hard choice or lazy choice? A little of both. But just because I am staying put doesn't mean that I recommend others do the same. So by way of festival preview, here's a list of stuff that [...]