Friday 4 September 2015

Half Moon Run - Turn Your Love

Article by KevW

Originally forming as a trio in 2010, Montreal-based Half Moon Run soon became the quartet that they are now and really found their footing. After a debut album, 'Dark Eyes', was released in 2012, the band toured extensively around the world and shared stages with many notable acts and performed at notable events such as Glastonbury and South By Southwest. It's hardly surprising they've built such a following, and the critics have also jumped on board with plenty of praise. The group took almost a year out to begin work on their follow-up, and this has now been announced for release on October 23rd.

The first track taken from 'Sun Leads Me On' is the excellent 'Turn Your Love', a song that shows the band growing in maturity and taking their music that bit further thanks to some nice innovation. It's a step-up and lifts them above many of their contemporaries. The key to what makes 'Turn Your Love' work is their ability to show restraint when needed, letting the song breathe, but then also allowing the intensity to build to a much bigger ending. There's a great understanding of sound too. Half Moon Run have always been known for their harmonies, and they're a big part of this track, but the layers of guitar and interesting percussive touches show a group of musicians growing in stature. They'll be well worth catching on their forthcoming UK tour.

Half Moon Run's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

21st September – London, Oslo SOLD OUT
23rd September - Paris, Point Ephémère SOLD OUT
23rd October – Dublin, Whelan’s
26th October – London, Koko SOLD OUT
27th October – Bristol, Trinity
28th October – Manchester, Gorilla
30th October – Leeds, Brudenell
31st October – Glasgow, Oran Mor
1st November – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
4th November – Paris, Trabendo
5th November – Brussels, Botanique SOLD OUT
6th November – Cologne, Luxor
7th November – Amsterdam, Paradiso Nord SOLD OUT
10th November – Berlin, Lido
23rd March 2016 – London, The Roundhouse NEW DATE

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