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18th February 2006
6th January 2006
16th October 2005
a_whisper @ : Magic Numbers/Hal rare vinyl
Thought some of you might be interested in checking out a rare vinyl from when the Magic Numbers toured with Hal. The vinyl has The Magic Numbers 'Anima Sola' on the a-side and Hal's 'Keep Love as Your Golden Rule' on the b-side.
It's very cheap at the mo, they only made a few and they won't be making anymore so get it while you can!
check out the link for more info on the artwork etc
8th October 2005
elegantly_bored @ : If anyone doesn't yet know, HAL have covered John Lennon's Mind Games for the free CD with the current issue [dated November 2005] of Q magazine. If anyone cannot get hold of this magazine, let me know and I can upload a wma file of the song for you, but if you can get hold of the actual magazine you really should.
6th September 2005
22nd August 2005
5th August 2005
elegantly_bored @ : A few things happening this week...
New radio sessions/interviews tomorrow
Wednesday 10th August, Claire Sturgess will rebroadcast Hal's most recent Music:Response session on XFM.
HAL's recent JD Set gig in Birmingham will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK at 1am on Saturday 13th August.
Don't forget that Hal's new single is released in the UK on August 15th...full details have already been posted in this comm by _half_light_.
8th July 2005
_half_light_ @ : Single info
This is on the site, if anyone hasn't seen it. I hadn't... don't know how long it's been there!
We're pleased to announce that HAL's next single will be released on 15th August in the UK, and 19th August in Ireland. It wil be a double-A side 'Don't Come Running'/'I Sat Down' with some very special b-sides:
Don't Come Running
I Sat Down
Don't Come Running
Mama's Gone Away (Demo)
Don't Come Running
'Wings' is a cover of the Tim Buckley song, and 'Cuddly Toy' is a cover of the Harry Nilsson song. 'Mama's Gone Away' was recorded by the band at home. Further news will follow with information on how you can pre-order these singles.
23rd June 2005
elegantly_bored @ : the interests list
We're updating the interests list to include bands who have supported Hal, bands who Hal have supported, loads of Hal songs, and anything else relevant, including things like radio stations for which they have played sessions. If you have any ideas for anything else that should be added, now's the time to point it out...
11th June 2005
2nd June 2005
elegantly_bored @ : Win tickets to a secret HAL gig!
Unfortunately I won't be able to enter, being under 18, which sucks because I actually live in Birmingham, where the gig will be taking place. But I thought I'd post it to the group so the rest of you who might not have seen it can have a go :)
19th May 2005
13th May 2005
6th May 2005
1st May 2005
30th April 2005
elegantly_bored @ : Album chart position!
The debut album has gone in at number six in the Irish charts
It's also at number 12 in today's Virgin Radio/HMV album chart and looks set to do similarly well in the official UK chart tomorrow
Just thought I'd let you all know if you haven't already heard...
21st April 2005
20th April 2005
_half_light_ @ : Hey, I just joined.. cos I've fallen in love with Hal. I went to see them in Brighton when they were supporting The Magic Numbers, and I sort of knew who they were... Since then though, my love has only grown! I love the new single, but my favourite is Worry About The Wind... *sigh* Love it. Yes, ummm.... CANNOT WAIT for the album - I pre-ordered it and Play.com told me they sent it yesterday so I'm hoping it might actually arrive before Monday! Hehe.
My photos from the Brighton gig are here:
I would post the actual photos but they're huge, so this way you can browse at your leisure :)
loonylady_jenni @ : Just a quick reminder that debut album HAL will be released on Friday in Eire and on Monday in the UK.
Also, they're currently out on tour supporting Brendan Benson. I personally will be catching them on Monday at Birmingham Academy 2, and I'll be sure to post a review and any photos or videos I get.
Don't forget HAL play a headline tour in May. Full details can be found on the newly made-over official website, www.halmusic.com
18th April 2005
10th April 2005
25th February 2005
loonylady_jenni @ : Hello and welcome to hal_music. I'm Jenni, your lovely (yeah, right) mod. Side note: if you want to friend me, you're more than welcome. This comm is for reviews, pictures and general HAL talk, but please, people, remember the LJ cut. it's easy: <*lj-cut text="HAL review (or whatever you want it to say)"> then the review goes here... <*/lj-cut>. Now take the *s out. Got it? Good. Post away...