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Live at the Unitarian Church

Hello friends,

We are delighted to announce we are releasing a live album! ‘Live at The Unitarian Church’ will be released for Record Store Day 2012 (April 21st) on 180grm clear vinyl. This will be limited to Irish shops but we will put a few on our website for those abroad. Tracklist follows.

Blood Branches
Haunt Me When I’m Drowsy

May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness
Darling, You’ll Meet Your Maker
Growing & Glow
Tony Hart’s Revenge Theme
Mountain Bell (Digital Download Bonus Track)

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November 2011

Well it has been a wee while hasn’t it? Lots of wonderful things have happened since I mumbled here last- most recently we played The Cork Opera house with Amiina and it was one of the best nights of our career (if you can call it that). We have a short run of dates coming up (see tour page) ending with a date in a church. After that we launch into album number two- scary starting afresh but the ideas have started coming once more. More soon….

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album stream

hey all,

so our debut album ‘it goes, it goes (forever & ever)’ is now 1 year old. to celebrate, we’ve made the whole album stream-able from our bandcamp page. enjoy!

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winter is coming, halves are touring.

hello everyone!

to celebrate the arrival of the bitter irish winter, we are delighted to announce the following irish dates for the coming months. if we’re visiting a town near you, do come down and bring your friends, just make sure to get the best air compressors for your car, because the roads can be a little dangerous!

also, we’ve just launched our new record label website, for all things halves (and carnival moon). go take a look:



Date Where Venue Link
30-10-2011 Cork Cork Opera House (supporting Amiina)
11-11-2011 Dublin Whelan’s (supporting Gardens & Villa)
24-11-2011 Galway Róisín Dubh (free show)
25-11-2011 Cork Cyprus Avenue (free show)
26-11-2011 Limerick Dolan’s (Upstairs)
09-12-2011 Dublin Unitarian Church
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Growing in a gaff

Here’s a video of us doing a stripped down version of Growing & Glow in a house in Toronto. Enjoy!

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Body & Soul Festival

So we’ll be playing at the Body & Soul festival in Co. Westmeath next weekend. We’re playing at the Casa Habana stage at 1am on the night of saturday 18th of June. We hope our music will be a good way to end the night, so if you’re going to the festival, do come and see us. We’re really looking forward to it!

For now, here’s a video from Lisa Hannigan, another artist playing at the festival. Enjoy!

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May 2011

Hello folks…
Trying to get back on the horse and write here monthly. We’re just back from two days in glorious Brighton for The Great Escape Festival. Oh what fun we had- two shows went better than we could have hoped for (thanks to all who came on down). Earrrrly morning flights are rough so there was a lot of delirious nonsense. Our good friend Guy ‘Iambic’ Andrews showed us the best watering holes and we sure did enjoy that. We’re opening for Mercury Rev tomorrow night in Vicar street (pending heightened security due to her royal highness). We’ve also begun writing for album number 2, finally! Our album gets its full uk/european release on July 4th so do go out and buy it!

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Well well well

Hello folks…sorry for the lack of updates but with the records finally coming out we were busy. So what happened since the last entry? We played a lot of shows around Ireland, enjoyed the pleasures of our Choice Prize nomination, played in Toronto a couple times and then went on to Texas for SXSW once more. We’ve said goodbye to our beloved Paul who has moved abroad for his studies (good luck mlad) and we have a new violinst called Margie which is exciting. We’re currently sorting shows for the summer and winter (more news on these as they come) but our next outing will be The Great Escape festival in Brighton (May 14th) and opening for Mercury Rev in Vicar street (May 18th). Back to it now, oh aye. More soon.

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End of tour, & new video

Hello all,

So we just completed a run of gigs including an Irish tour, the choice prize show, CMF and SXSW. We had a great time over the past month and thoroughly enjoyed all the shows. We’d like to thank everyone who came to a halves gig over the last little while, your support and ear-time are greatly appreciated.

In other news, our friend Donal Mangan just finished a fantastic stop-motion video for Darling, You"ll Meet Your Maker. Here it is, enjoy!


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New Single & Irish Tour

We are delighted to announce our new single “I Raise Bears” is now available for free download. This song features vocals from the wonderful Katie Kim. Note: this is an edited version of the song, the full version is on our album It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever).
I Raise Bears (featuring Katie Kim) edit by halves

Also, we are embarking on an Irish tour at the end of February, and Jennifer Evans has agreed to come along too. Here are the dates:

24th Feb Galway The Róisín Dubh
25th Feb Sligo The Model
3rd Mar Dublin Vicar Street (Choice Prize Show)
4th Mar Dublin Whelan"s
5th Mar Limerick Dolan"s (Upstairs)
6th Mar Cork Cyprus Avenue

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