Do YOU have your Halves bag?

May 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm (The Show)

Yes, yes. It’s a fashion moment.

We were joined on the show last night by Halves, the four piece who morph into a seven piece for their live performances. And they gave me a bag. Chuffed was I. It was stressed by the band that this bag is a supremely limited edition affair, and so I would suggest that you head down to their EP launch in Whelan’s next Saturday the 17th of May to get your bear paws on one.

Halves joined us last year, almost exactly to the day, to talk about their first EP, and so it was nice to have them back this time around for an update of their musical journey in the last year.

We listened to Medals and In The Sorrow, In The Fire from their new EP Haunt Me When I’m Drowsy, and the lads treated us to a live version of Amberscene, which I have to say sounds very lush indeed.  They told us about recording this EP in various locations around the country, about their upcoming slot at The Transmission Festival in Austria, and their future plans to keep growing in a live capacity.  As well as their plans to create a fashion moment with the Halves bag.  Actually, that last bit was my idea.

We started the show with The Vinny Club’s It’s Not You It’s Of taken from his forthcoming album Rocky IV Reckyrd which is to be released on the 31st May with a shindig in Andrew’s Lane Theatre in Dublin.  Head to The Artist Formerly Known As Vince’s myspace to cop a listen of a few other tracks.

We also listened to People Walk Away from Robotnik’s album Pleasant Square, which will be launched into the musical stratosphere this Saturday night upstairs in Whelan’s.   I know we’ve heard this song quite a lot over the last month on the show, but I like it.  It’s kind of hard not to.

Nialler9 recommended the deliriously giddy Rabbit Pushing Mower from Toy, which featured on nialler’s Summer Sunburn Mixtape.  I shall now hold nialler personally responsible for the weather breaking today.  He should never have announced the summer like that.  He’s ruined it for everyone.  Still, the Summer mixtape works with the rain, so it’s not all bad.  Head here to download it for yourself.  And apologies, I think I called this track Rabbit Pushing Motor on the show – couldn’t read my own writing.

And so here it is – download away!

MP3

Halves Thursday 8th May 2008

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9 Comments

  1. gabbagabbahey said,

    good show*!

    thanks for the link, favour returned!

    mmm, Battles next week…

    I really like that Vinny Club track. The article in State piqued my interest, and I’ve heard good things about the Richter Collective (though mostly from people at Bats gigs).

    *the stream cuts off at 24 minutes, in the middle of the Halves interview?

  2. thisredbook said,

    grr, stops just at the words, ‘redneck manifesto’ for me.😦

  3. aoifemc said,

    Hey you two – thanks for the heads up on that…damn. I’ll fix that asap!

  4. tenacioustimothy said,

    Good show- tuned in just in time for Halves- shame about their video not being shown in Europe because of the events in Austria. Looking forward to seeing them in Whelans next week…and definitely looking forward to Battles…still think its a pity Liars wont be supporting but show should be good!

  5. aoifemc said,

    Hey gabba and redbook – the mp3 seems to be fine, it’s complete. Let me know if you have problems with it still!!

    Tim – twas a bummer about their vid alright. Battles should be great next Thursday. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. gabbagabbahey said,

    hey, I listened to the full show just now (via the mp3 download. seems it was just the stream I was having problems with). just as well – the last 40 seconds or so of it, that last Halves song, were the best!

  7. aoifemc said,

    Hey gabba
    Cool – yeah I like that last Halves song a lot too, it’s really dramatic! Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. econgirl said,

    Awww that bag is the cutest. me want!

  9. aoifemc said,

    Hey Econgirl – they were selling them at the gig last night. Which was bloody brilliant by the way!

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