Fronted by Devon Portielje, Half Moon Run arrive from their Montreal rehearsal rooms with a debut album, local adoration, and endless links of hefty blog praise across the globe. Full Circle is a teasing example of why this acclaim has already become an tangible response. It's the sound of hazy 60's folk, imbued with three-part harmonies and warm, psychedelic undertones.
Canadians rely on their finest musical exports to deliver the complex, the dynamic, and the interesting (Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, The Band, Metric), and Half Moon Run infuse their music with some of the finer points of all four.
Percussive, rhythmic, and mightily impressive, Half Moon Run are a beguiling listen from their opening notes, but with a hugely impressive album due imminently, 'Full Circle' barely scratches the surface of what to expect.
Half Moon Run Live:
25th March @ Shacklewell Arms, London.
Half Moon Run are: Devon Portielje, Connor Molander, Dylan Phillips.