31 Dec. 1969 - 05 Nov. 2010


One of Ireland’s most intriguing acts, Halves blend a vast range of instruments, acoustic and electronic, and guarantee an evocative, cinematic live experience. Their three releases to date have met with universal critical success, as well as earning them ardent fans from Tokyo to Seattle.


Growing & Glow by halves

Their eagerly awaited debut album, ‘It Goes, It Goes’ has just been released to rave reviews including 4 stars from the Irish Times. Recorded in Montreal with Efrim Menuck of “Godspeed You! Black Emperor.” Through a mixture of organic samples, strings, brass and choir the album has a surreal and dark beauty. The record also contains guest vocalists Amy Millan (Stars/Broken Social Scene) & Katie Kim.

In 2009 Halves made their debut TV performance, topping the viewers choice poll on RTE’s Other Voices series playing alongside the likes of Elbow and Lisa Hannigan. More recently the band played 4 shows at the SouthbySouthWest Music Festival in Austin Texas with great response.

Halves have achieved a truly impressive resume since their debut gig in May ’07. They have played all of Ireland’s major music festivals, Oxegen’08, the Electric Picnic (‘07 and ’08), and the Hard Working Class Heroes festival (‘07 and ’08), sharing bills with Sigur Ros, Rage against the Machine, My Bloody Valentine and Bjork. They were also one of only 4 Irish acts selected to play the prestigious Eurosonic ’08 festival in Holland (to a packed house), and since have also played festivals in the UK (London Calling June’08), Canada (Canadian Music Week March’09) and Austin texas (SXSW ’10). They have also supported the likes of British Sea Power, 65 Days Of Static, BellX1 and Cathy Davey, and were voted as having produced one of the finest Irish releases of 2007 with their first EP.