Halves (band)

Halves (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Halves

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Origin = Dublin, Ireland
Genre = Post-rock
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URL = [http://www.ahomeforhalves.com/ www.ahomeforhalves.com]
Current_members = Brian Cash
Tim Czerniak
Dave Scanlon
Elis Czerniak
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Notable_instruments = electric guitars, bass, drum kit, piano, electric violin, viola, glockenspiel, accordion, synth, vocoder, reed organ, melodica, sleigh bells, bell chorus, omnichord, saw, laptops, loop samplers

Halves are a post-rock Irish band based in Dublin. They are comprised of Brian Cash, brothers Elis and Tim Czerniak and bassist/violinist Dave Scanlon. They make use of a wide range of instruments including electric guitars, bass, drum kit, piano, electric violin, viola, glockenspiel, accordion, synth, vocoder, reed organ, melodica, sleigh bells, bell chorus, omnichord, saw, laptops, loop samplers and various effects.

The band have released two EPs, the self-titled "Halves" [ [http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=105666 HALVES - Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy] ] and 2008's seven-track "Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy". [cite web|url=http://www.hotpress.com/music/reviews/albums//4570759.html|title=Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy|date=2008-05-19|accessdate=2008-10-07|publisher="Hot Press"] They recorded a single, "Blood Branches" on 4 August 2008 due for release at the end of the year on a split 7" with the band Subplots .

Halves have played Oxegen 2008 [ [http://www.oxegen.ie/2008/lineup Oxegen 2008 lineup] ] and Electric Picnic 2008 [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
] , as well as Hard Working Class Heroes [cite web|url=http://www.rte.ie/arts/2007/0810/hwch.html|title=Hard Working Class Heroes announce line up|date=2008-08-10|accessdate=2008-10-07|publisher=RTÉ] , IMRO Showcase Tour [cite web|url=http://www.hotpress.com/archive/4514745.html|title=IMRO announce showcase acts|date=2008-03-21|accessdate=2008-10-10|publisher="Hot Press"] and the London Calling showcase, and have supported British Sea Power and 65daysofstatic. [cite web|url=http://www.hotpress.com/news/4873638.html|title=Halves line up Dublin show|date=2008-10-07|accessdate=2008-10-07|publisher="Hot Press"] Their 2008 appearance at Eurosonic Festival was their first outside Ireland. [ [http://www.rte.ie/2fm/eurosonic.html Eurosonic @ 2fm] ]


Cash met Scanlon when they both worked in Xtra-vision on Baggot Street, Dublin, asking him to join a group he was in of which Tim Czerniak was also a member. That band had no plan and a new band was designed when Scanlon sat down on a bench in Ranelagh, Dublin alongside Czerniak and Cash. Scanlon has said they listed bands they liked and decided on the band's image, including their website and the visuals of their live shows. He said they had “a very clear manifesto about the kind of sound we wanted and the kind of thing we wanted to do, which not many bands in this country [Ireland] were doing.” [cite web|url=|title=Doing Things By Halves|date=2008-06-18|accessdate=2008-10-07|publisher="Hot Press"] Czerniak's brother Elis later joined the band.


The band's website describes their greatest inspiration as a live performance of "Hello" by Lionel Richie on helium. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=549P2XRImUc "Our Greatest Inspiration" - Halves] ] Other interests include the author Philip Pullman, [ [http://www.philip-pullman.com/ Philip-Pullman.com] ] the illustrator Quentin Blake, [ [http://www.quentinblake.com/ Quentin Blake.com] ] the artist Tony Hart, [ [http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/ Tony Hart.co.uk] ] the photographer Róisín Jones [ [http://www.thisredbook.com/ thisredbook.com] ] and the CBS internet television series "Clark and Michael". [ [http://www.clarkandmichael.com/ Clark and Michael.com] ] Their musical influences include Jaga Jazzist, [ [http://www.jagajazzist.com/v2/news.php Jaga Jazzist.com] ] Efterklang, [ [http://www.efterklang.net/ Efterklang.net] ] Mogwai, [ [http://www.mogwai.co.uk/ Mogwai.co.uk] ] Subplots, [ [http://www.thepostroom.com/ The Post Room.com] ] Faunts, [ [http://www.faunts.com/ Faunts.com] ] Mew, [ [http://www.mewsite.com/ Mew Site.com] ] Tortoise, [ [http://www.trts.com/ Trts.com] ] 3epkano [ [http://www.3epkano.com/ 3epkano.com] ] and 65daysofstatic. [ [http://www.65daysofstatic.com/ 65daysofstatic.com] ]



External links

* [http://www.ahomeforhalves.com/ Halves site]
* [http://www.thisredbook.com/halves.html Halves photography]

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