With a new album out this week, Getintothis’ Will Neville looks forward to the Montreal-based indie folk-rockers’ visit to the Hotham Street venue next year.
Half Moon Run come to the O2 Academy on March 21, in support of second full-lengther Sun Leads Me On.
Their sophomore album is something of a move away from the folkier Dark Eyes, released back in March 2012. Of the tracks on the record, the subtly anthemic, keyboard-driven Turn Your Love and the yearning, Fleet Foxes-esque I Can’t Figure Out What’s Going On, closer to the sound of their debut, are the highlights.
The record was written in California and then produced by Jim Abbiss, who worked on Arctic Monkeys’ debut and both of Adele’s monster hit albums. The band has recently expanded to become a four-piece, adding more synths and guitars to the mix.
They start a worldwide tour this week that stops off in the UK later this year, with further dates in 2016, including Liverpool. Their live shows feature lots of percussion, with band members playing a multitude of instruments, as anyone who saw them headline last year’s X&Y Festival can attest to.
Tickets are available now, priced at £15.