We continue in folk rock character and check out support acts to Mumford & Sons, both bands are completely new acquaintances, both very exciting in its own way, today we say hello to "Half Moon Run".
The band is a talented young trio from Ottawa, Ontario and Comox, British Columbia. It was in a studio situated in Montreal’s Mile-End district, through the hardships of time constraints and flatlined bank accounts, that the trio bonded and created their unique sound, fusing together the restless elements of indie, pop and folk with beautiful rhythmic harmonies, delicate guitar lines and a hint of warm electronica.
Aged 21-25 years old, but armed with solid training and raw talent, they mix and combine their different musical backgrounds. Their complex arrangements, inspired by both classical and modern composers, are particularly surprising to hear and see during their live shows. Devon Portielje’s remarkable voice is beautifully backed up by Connor Molander and Dylan Phillips. Phillips often plays drums and keys simultaneously as Molander and Portielje shuffle between guitar, keys, samplers, and percussion folky three-part harmonies hold down moody, psychedelic arrangements and electronic-infused soundscapes.
Although together for less than two years, the band has quickly caught the ear of programmers and tastemakers.
2012 kicked off with the launch of their debut album “DARK EYES” on march 27 in Canada, entering right away into Canadian charts.
After a dozen succesful dates in Canada, the band embarked on a marathon 32 gigs in 32 days tour in Europe, including festivals in France, Germany and The Great Escape in the UK, creating a huge buzz with fans and industry alike. They are currently on tour across Europe, see the dates below.
Todays tune "Full Circle" is the first single from Dark Eyes.
Apr 12th - Malmö, SE / Debaser
Apr 13th - Copenhagen, DK / Beta
Apr 17th - Brussels, BE / Le Botanique
Apr 18th - Rouen, FR / Le 106
Apr 19th - Puteaux, FR / Magic Mirrors
Apr 19th - Sannois, FR / EMB
Apr 20th - Laval, FR / 6PAR4
Apr 22nd - Tourcoing, FR / Le Grand Mix
Apr 23rd - Paris, FR / La Maroquinerie
Apr 25th - Bourges, FR / Le 22 Est / Ouest, with: The Luyas, Mac DeMarco, Rich Aucoin
Apr 26th - Nantes, FR / Stereolux
Apr 27th - Bordeaux, FR / I Boat
May 8th - Calgary, AB, CA / Republik Nightclub
May 9th - Edmonton, AB, CA / The Starlite Room
May 12th - Vancouver, BC, CA / Orpheum Theatre
May 13th - Portland, OR, US / Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 14th - Seattle, WA, US / The Paramount Theatre
May 16th - Oakland, CA, US / Fox Theater
May 21st - Kansas City, MO, US / Crossroads KC
May 22nd - Chicago, IL, US / Aragon Ballroom
May 24th - Montréal, QC, CA / Esplanade du Centenaire
May 25th - Toronto, ON, CA / Echo Beach
May 28th - Rochester Hills, MI, US / Meadow Brook Music Festival
May 29th - Columbus, OH, US / Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
May 30th - Indianapolis, IN, US / The Lawn at White River State
Jun 2nd - Houston, TX, US / Eleanor Tinsley Park
Jun 3rd - Austin, TX, US / Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Jun 4th - Dallas, TX, US / House of Blues Dallas
Jun 12th - Pittsburgh, PA, US / Stage AE
Jul 5th - Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR / Château de Beauregard
Jul 13th - Ottawa, ON, CA / LeBreton Flats Park
Aug 10th - Haldern, DE / Alter Reitplatz
Aug 18th - Powys, UK / Glanusk Park
More info @
Official Half Moon Run Web
Listen to ”Half Moon Run - Full Circle" on Spotify here!