Halo : Still Here E.P

Bristol-based Halo make a noise so demonic that at least one track here is more 'Phantom Of The Opera' than Top 40.

The line between

sensitive rock dramatics and Proper Theatre blurs further. Like Muse,

Bristol-based Halo make a noise so demonic

that at least one track here (the swooping 'Echoes') is more 'Phantom Of The

Opera' than Top 40. Opener 'Still Here' tempers the

histrionics, though, and achieves a more realistic balance between singer Graeme Moncrieff's overwrought vocals and the frenetic scramble

of Mansun-esque

guitars. If they can replicate that, people may well be muttering slightly

insanely about sonic cathedrals and life-changing moments by the time

Halo's album sees the light of day next summer (they've signed

to Sony's S2 label). Until then, this is a completely free taster. You can't say

fairer than that.





Siobhan Groghan

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