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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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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‘It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)’ nominated for choice prize

(Forever & Ever)

Today we were delighted to find out that the album we released last year ‘It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)’ has been nominated for the choice music prize 2011.

We’re honoured to have been selected among such a fantastic list of musicians. Thanks to the judges!

The shortlist for the choice prize 2011 is here

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Christmas Gig

Hey folks, a quick update.

We’ll be playing a charity christmas party in the wonderful Workman’s club next saturday, 18th of December. All proceeds will go to the DSPCA, and also playing are the wonderful Alarmist and Strait Laces.

Here is a video of us on RTE's The View.

Here is a recording we did for Dan Hegarty's show on 2FM.
Halves 2fm Session by halves

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Growing & Glow & Video

We are proud to announce a second track from our album for free download. ‘Growing & Glow’ features guest vocals by Amy Millan (Stars / Broken Social Scene). We hope you enjoy it.

Growing & Glow by halves

Secondly, there is a new ‘making of’ montage from the album recording sessions on the video page. Thanks to Ro for cutting this (and the teasers) together!

Finally, the album is out on friday! We’re all very excited so we are, if you’re around the Grafton street area on saturday, we’ll be playing a few songs in Tower Records, and the release party is in the wonderful Workman’s Club at 7:30 that night. Hope to see y’all there!

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It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)

(Forever & Ever)

We are delighted to announce that our debut album ‘It Goes, It Goes’ will be released on the 29th of October. The tracklist is:

  1. Land/Sea/People
  2. Blood Branches
  3. Darling You’ll Meet Your Maker
  4. Growing & Glow
  5. The Little Octoberist
  6. Only Safe Landings
  7. Haunt Me When I’m Drowsy
  8. The Wellwisher
  9. I Raise Bears
  10. Don’t Send Your Kids To The Lakes
  11. Mountain Bell

You can preorder the album here.
Have a look at these videos also.

You can listen to “Darling, You’ll Meet Your Maker” below:

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