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HÆLOS Share New Song “Boy / Girl”

Any Random Kindness Due Out May 10 via Infectious

Feb 14, 2019 HÆLOS
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London-based band HÆLOS are releasing a new album, Any Random Kindness, on May 10 via Infectious. Now they have shared another song from it, “Boy / Girl,” which a press release says is “a brooding examination of technology’s role in modern relationships.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band issued this statement about the song: “‘Boy / Girl’ was one of the first songs we finished writing for Any Random Kindness. It’s about the breakdown of a relationship in the digital age and a retreat into the comforts of technology. A conversation between a boy and a girl filled with all the feelings of sadness and frustration at their inability to connect.”

Any Random Kindness is the band’s second album, the follow-up to 2016’s debut full-length, Full Circle, which was released via Matador. The album includes “Buried in the Sand,” a new song the band shared back in October via a video (it was one of our Songs of the Week), and “Kyoto,” a new song shared in January via a video for it (it was also one of our Songs of the Week).

HÆLOS were originally a trio (Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith, and Lotti Benardout), but have now added touring member Daniel Vildósola. On their debut the band pulled from ‘90s trip-hop sounds originated by Massive Attack and Portishead for inspiration.

Orlando Leopard produced the album, which was recorded at Baltic Studios in East London and at their home studio. Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals) and Marta Salongi (The xx) mixed the album.

A press release points out: “The latter part of the recording was especially tense, with many near breakups. However, this process led to a new, optimistic perception of each other, and music that explored the push and pull of relationships. A new, increasingly dance-floor oriented direction to their sound emerged.”

Read our 2015 article on HÆLOS.

HÆLOS Tour Dates:

Thurs. Feb. 21 - Berlin, DE @ Badehaus - SOLD OUT
Fri. Feb. 22 - Brussels, BE @ The Rotonde at Botanique - SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet - SOLD OUT
Tue. March 12 - Sat. March 16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Sat. March 16 - Sun. March 17 - Mexico City, MX @ Vive Latino
Tue. March 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Wed. March 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. March 22 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat. March 23 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sun. March 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
Wed. March 27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Thurs. March 28 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. March 29 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Sat. March 30 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Mon. April 1 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Tue. April 2 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Fri. April 5 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat. April 6 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Thu. May 16 - London, UK @ EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
Fri. June 7 - Sat. June 8 - London, UK @ Field Day

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February 16th 2019

I love how this band uses words.  “‘Boy / Girl’  is an interesting some of Any Random Kindness, another interesting name.