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The Half Light

Sounds likeThe Smiths; Interpol; REM
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The Half Light are a four piece indie band from London who are returning to the scene in 2018 with new material and a new line up. ‘8th May’ is the first track from their forthcoming EP, Night On My Mind, and was released on 5th March.

Since forming in 2011, the band have self-released Clapham EP (2012) and Moscow (2015), which will be followed by Night On My Mind EP later this year. Their music has featured on radio stations across the country, including BBC 6 Music, BBC London and Amazing Radio and the band were nominated for Best UK Act at the 2015 Pure M Awards.

Following these earlier releases, vocalist James Rogers and guitarist Guy Chapman were joined by a refreshed rhythm section, Mike Taylor and Martin Sherbish, to complete the line up and the band entered the studio in late 2017.

Influenced by the best of indie rock across the decades, the band has drawn parallels with The Smiths, Interpol and REM. Their latest record combines their trademark punchy pop melodies with rich layers of rhythm, synth and guitars.

8th May was recorded in December 2017 at Musicland Studios, Haggerston and produced by Ian Flynn of Werkhouse. The track will be followed up in 2018 by subsequent releases ‘Night On My Mind’ and ‘Seven Summers’.

The Half Light have performed at renowned venues within the capital and beyond, including Camden Barfly and the Dublin Castle, and are noted for their energetic and uplifting sets.

The Half Light will play The Water Rats, London on Saturday 10th March to mark the launch of 8th May. A series of further gigs and festival appearances will be announced on the band’s website in the coming weeks (www.thehalflight.com).

‘[A] band I adored within 10 seconds of hitting play’ – Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing

‘Joy to be found for everyone in this exciting new single’ - Track of the Day (8th May), Killing Moon

‘Vibrantly charming punchy pop. A sublime listen’ - Indie Buddie, 8th May Review

‘Full of charm and charisma’ – Pure M Magazine

‘A constant flow of uplifting rock’ – Love Music Magazine – Gig Review

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Date Saturday 10 March 2018 at 19:00
Address The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, London, UK, WC1X 8BZ

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