HÆLOS

Biography

Every generation has their own version of the blues, music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls, and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. 

The London trio's version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club's dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 a.m. cab rides.  "It's the music you put on after the club," Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. "You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories." 

The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of HÆLOS; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing "Dust" was the first finished work to come from the trio's newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of Full Circle's shadowy sounds came together. "When you don't know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story," Benardout speaks on HAELOS' ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. "It's new again. There's something quite cathartic about it." 

Catharsis is, indeed, the name of Full Circle's game, an embodiment of a sound that has been referred to as "dark euphoria". Throughout the album, HÆLOS reconstruct the firmament of dance sounds past and present to construct an exquisitely elegiac mood that retains a sense of presence as it conveys the pain of emotional distance. Every moment of uneasy reflection is matched by quiet explosions—Delaney's forceful shouts over yo-yo synths on Full Circle's title track, Benardout's layered pleas over Goldsmith's cascading drum breaks on "Pray," and the soaring "Separate Lives," which hollows out drum'n'bass' propulsive patter to form an atmosphere that's as gently disruptive as it is emotionally nourishing. Throughout the album's loudest and most peaceful moments alike, Full Circle retains a pristine intimacy thanks to Goldsmith's keen ear for behind-the-boards magic; his touch gives the album a hermetic feel that stays with you long after it ends. 

We're living in a time where the struggle to make human connections is hampered by our inability to unplug, and so Full Circle is a glorious, gorgeous contradiction of sorts: emotional pop that perfectly captures ageless emotional conundrums, featuring music that could only be made in the present day. "We all have a shared human experience," opines Delaney, HAELOS' main lyrical contributor. "As much as we try to run away from feelings with all the distractions around us, they always follow us around. They're a constant thing that unites us all." And so Full Circle is the sound of three individuals finding common ground, for themselves and for anyone who's ever believed that it's impossible to move your body without listening to your own heart.

News From The Matablog

HÆLOS Return to North America with Lollapalooza Tomorrow

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After a bit of a break in touring on this side of the world, HÆLOS are back in North American for a run of Festivals and headlining dates. Full details below. Plan accordingly.

This trip will bring the band back to Seattle. If you have not already seen the band's KEXP session from the last time they were in town, I suggest that you take the time to do so.


2016 TOUR DATES July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL Saturday, July 30 – Double Door, Chicago, IL Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC October 2 – 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK  

HÆLOS – Live From Spotify SXSW 2016 EP Available Today, North American Tour Begins With Lollapalooza

HAELOS Spotify SXSWHÆLOS were busy to INSANELY busy during this year's SXSW (playing over 10 shows around Austin). Spotify recorded the band at their camp during that hectic week and today it's  available for streaming.


Next week touring will pick back up in North America with Lollapalooza, Osheaga and other festivals stapled with other shows on the west coast. Full list of dates below. 2016 TOUR DATES July 21-24 – Secret Garden Party 2016, Huntingdon, UK July 28-31 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL Saturday, July 30, Double Door, Chicago, IL Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA Thursday, August 4 – Constellation Room at the Observatory, Santa Ana, CA Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA Saturday, August 6 – Richshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock, Saint-Malo, France Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO Thursday, August 25 – Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC October 2 - 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

HÆLOS ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES



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HÆLOS will be back stateside this July and August to play a slew of festivals in North American not limited to Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Osheaga. See all the opportunities below to catch the band live through the fall including new dates in LA and Seattle that will be on sale this Friday below.

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26 – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
Saturday, July 2 – PITCH Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Sunday, July 3 – Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Tuesday, July 12 – Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, CH
Friday, July 15  – Beat-Herder, Lancashire, UK
Sunday, June 17 – Positivus, Salacgriva, LV
Saturday, July 23 – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, UK
Friday, June 29 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Saturday, June 30 – Lollapalooza Aftershow @ the Double Door, Chicago, IL*
Sunday, July 31 – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, August 2 – Neumos, Seattle, WA%
Friday, August 5 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA%
Sunday, August 7 – Outside Lands Music Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 11 – La Route du Rock
Sunday, August 14 – Summer Well Festival, Buftea, RO
Thursday, August 25 – Borderless, London, UK
Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27 – Leeds Festivals, UK – Reading
Friday, September 9– Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
Thursday, September 22 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
Thursday, November 10 – Heaven, London, UK

% tickets on sale this Friday at noon local
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HÆLOS MAKE NYC DEBUT TONIGHT



Tonight HÆLOS will be making their New York City debut at Mercury Lounge. This is the first show of a long line of tour dates in support of Full Circle out in the world as of March 18th.

Monday, March 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 - Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 - Baby's All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East - Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 —  7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA

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HÆLOS ON ALBUM DE LA SEMAINE

Following the release of HÆLOS' debut album Full Circle the band were featured on French TV's Album De La Semaine where a performance of a track from the new album was broadcast daily last week. You can watch them below.

The band are currently back on US soil as their North American tour commences in New York today. All dates below.

Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI Saturday, April 9 —  7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

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