City: London, UK
Label: Matador Records
Genre: Electronic, Trip Hop, Indie-Pop
Released: March 18, 2016
London trio HÆLOS released today their debut album ‘Full Circle’ worldwide through independent label Matador Records (Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile). Definitely influenced by the likes of Portishead, Massive Attack and the whole 90s Trip Hop scene Lotti Bernadout (Vocals), Arthur Delaney (Vocals) and Dom Goldsmith (backing vocals, keys, synth, production) also have a strong reminiscence of The xx.
The record has a strong start with ‘Intro/Spectrum’ that opens to ‘Pray‘, one of the best tracks. Solid melody, great beat, melancholic synth. It is the same with ‘Earth Not Above‘, released last year in a EP, just like ‘Cloud Nine’.
‘Alone’ and latest single ‘Separate Lives’ highlight the second half of ‘Full Circle’ while ‘Pale’ does its work as album closer.
Brilliant debut from HÆLOS, definitely one of the most exciting new artists from the United Kingdom. Mercury Prize material.
Best Tracks: Pray, Earth Not Above, Alone.