After a very well received album release in Canada, Canadians Half Moon Run head to Europe for a 5 week tour. The trio will perform in at least eight countries, including France with gigs at La Fleche D'or April 27 as part of Inrocks Indie Club and the Festival des Trois Elephants in Laval. The group will then cross over to the United Kingdom where they will perform 2 London shows and then in Brighton for The Great Escape festival, before heading towards northern Europe for a series of shows in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway and Germany.
The buzz around the band began well before the release of their debut album entitled "Dark Eyes" on March 27, they garnered rave reviews from fans and industry alike at M for Montreal, SXSW and Canadian Music Week. Mark Monahan (director of Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest) has described them as the "biggest buzz around the festival" in an interview with the Ottawa Sun, and NME proclaimed them "buzz kings" at M for Montreal.
“Half Moon Run is a new highly-anticipated band whose ridiculously poised EP promises something Radioheady indeed from a forthcoming full-length.” – Montreal Gazette, February, 2012
“It was buzz heaven…Half Moon Run were borne aloft through the streets to be crowned Buzz Kings Of The Festival.” – NME at M for Montreal, November, 2011
"What most agreed was the best new band of the week, Half Moon Run. The Montreal trio match songwriting (and harmonies) of ‘60’s folk rock with the atmospherics of Radiohead. I was instantly impressed” – Brooklyn Vegan at M for Montreal, November, 2011
Devon Portielje (vocals, guitar, percussion), Conner Molander (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Dylan Phillips (vocals, drums, keyboard), from British Columbia and Ontario, met in Montreal in 2010. Within the first year, they were put to the test by overcoming personal constraints and frozen bank accounts, all while trying to develop their sound in a studio in Montreal’s Mile End. This is where Half Moon Run created their unique sound that earned them such high praise, fusing together the restless elements of indie, pop and folk with beautiful rhythmic harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica.
To organise interviews or for any other information on the group please contact:
Before the 20th of aril : +1 514 435 7567
From the 21st of april to the 1st of june : +33 6 45 87 84 95
Electronic press kit : https://www.evernote.com/pub/indicarecords/halfmoonrun
Video Clip for the single « Full Circle » : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azV0Y7v6wsg
Listen to the album : http://soundcloud.com/indicarecords/sets/half-moon-run-dark-eyes-2012