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

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Halo : Still Here E.P

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Halo : Still Here E.P

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