Halo Halo – ‘Halo Halo’

Our rating:

A collision of eastern culture and western influences, the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Snatching at the structural freedom of post-punk bands like the Au Pairs and The Raincoats but smoothing out their jagged edges, London trio Halo Halo’s debut album is a cerebral party full of kaleidoscopic rhythms and sparse, exotic world-music instrumentation. The earthy, tussling vocals of Jack Barraclough and Rachel Horwood (also of Trash Kit) never do anything so obvious as to tell you a story. Instead, they cram headlines into melodies and let you create your own imagery. A collision of eastern culture and western influences, the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Hayley Avron

Details

Record label: Upset The Rhythm
Release date: 15 Jul, 2013