I don’t know what people mean exactly when they say “radio is dead.” My whole life I’ve discovered new bands and artists straight from hearing them on the radio. There are a couple songs I’ve been hearing lately that I found myself quickly becoming attached to. Upon some research, I discovered these songs come from Montreal-based band Half Moon Run. If you listen to some of the more alternative stations, you’ve probably heard the tracks “Full Circle” and “Call Me In The Afternoon.” Their music isn’t hard to like, it’s filled with mesmerizing guitar and piano with eclectic harmonies. Half Moon Run’s sound is reminiscent of Alt-J with folk undertones similar to local band The BelleRegards and Mumford & Sons. Definitely take the time to listen to their debut album Dark Eyes in its entirety.
After listening to Dark Eyes, which was released back in 2012, I became seriously impressed with how tight the album was for a debut LP. The pace of it is equally balanced with fast and slower songs creating a real sense of emotion throughout the record. All of this praise is reflected in how much this band tours. In 2013 alone, they played 168 shows around the world including America, Australia and Europe, opening for bands such as Metric and Mumford & Sons. And it doesn’t stop there. Starting May 3rd in Halifax, Half Moon Run will be kicking off a cross Canada tour with City and Colour and Hannah Georgas. Make sure to get your tickets to this when it comes to the Air Canada Centre on May 9th.