Halfset – Prairie


I was only speaking to another music blogger the other evening about how the second half of 2008 has being remarkable for Irish releases. Up to September it was shaping up to be an awful year but since then notable releases have come thick and fast. Tonight’s case for the defense comes courtesy of Dublin instrumentalists Halfset, who while never reinventing the wheel still produce a slick range of emotive sound. ‘Another Way Of Being There’ is their sophomore and is awash with pleasant turns, there are no post-rock crescendos but their quiet pulses of ingenuity do have a strangely hypnotic quality. And with that the corners have been chipped off all those childhood parish hall half set nightmares. KD

Halfset – Prairie

Watch The Video To Another Way of Being There

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Halfset
Year: 2008

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  1. Ronan
    November 6, 2008
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    The choice awards will be interesting this year, some great albums to choose from – any favourites so far?I adore Spectre and Crown

  2. November 6, 2008
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    Off the top of my head I hope the albums from Burning Codes, the Gorgeous Colours, Spook of the 13th Lock and Fred all make the shortlist.

  3. November 10, 2008
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    this is lovely- i’ll have to see about getting myself a copy of the album.

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