All About Half Moon Run
Devon Portielje: Vocals, guitars, drums
Conner Molander: Vocals, guitars, keys
Dylan Phillips: Vocals, drums, keys
"It was buzz heaven… Half Moon Run were borne aloft through the streets to be crowned Buzz Kings Of The Festival." - NME at M for Montreal, November, 2011
"What most agreed was the best new band of the week, Half Moon Run. The Montreal trio match songwriting (and harmonies) of ‘60’s folk rock with the atmospherics of Radiohead. I was instantly impressed" - Brooklyn Vegan at M for Montreal, November, 2011
Aged 20-25 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 Conner 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. The trio wowed audiences at SXSW, CMW and M for Montreal in 2011, opened for indie-electro-pop duet Phantogram and were proclaimed "Buzz Kings Of The (M for Montreal) Festival" by NME.
2012 kicked off with the launch of their first album “DARK EYES” on march 27 in Canada, entering right away in Quebec and Canada’s 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 Canada and will play summer festivals like Osheaga and Quebec city summer festival, before heading off for a second run to launch the album in Europe and Australia at the end of the year.
Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run