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HÆLOS Share Video for New Song “Buried in the Sand” and Announce Tour Dates

Single Out Now via Infectious

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London-based band HÆLOS released their debut full-length, Full Circle, back in 2016 via Matador. Now the band have returned with a new song, “Buried in the Sand.” It was shared via a video for the song directed by The Sacred Egg. The single is out now via Infectious. Watch the video below. The band have also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

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. There’s no word on their sophomore album, but more music is promised soon.

HÆLOS had this to say about the song in a press release: “When we came back to work on the music that would become our new album we decided to explore different ways of writing to challenge and push ourselves in a new direction. We set about trying to write one song an hour for a week and ‘Buried in the Sand’ came from one of those jams. Dom working a beat and bass line from his modular set up and Daniel, Lotti and Arthur jamming licks and vocals over the top. Our passion for throwing together odd genres meant we all dove deep into our record collections for inspiration which lead us to interesting places like the bluesy undertones in Arthur’s vocal. Daniel, who toured with us from the beginning, was really involved in the writing and has joined us as a full member of HÆLOS. His musicality is all over this track.

“The song title was an accident and came serendipitously from the phonetics of the melody, but the rest of the lyrics were born from a strange dinner party where everyone ended up Snapchatting each other and no one was talking face to face. It perfectly summed up how jarring and unnatural our disappearance into a digital world could be. Lotti’s verses sound almost like a poem a computer would write if requested—a synthetic perfection that holds a certain tension against the emotion of the music.”

Read our 2015 article on HÆLOS.

HÆLOS Tour Dates:

Thurs. Nov. 8 - London, UK @ Laylow - SOLD OUT
Tue. Jan. 22 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz
Wed. Jan. 23 - Paris, FR @ Badaboum
Thurs. Feb. 21 - Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Fri. Feb. 22 - Brussels, BE @ The Rotonde at Botanique
Sat. Feb. 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Tue. March 12 - Sat. March 16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Tue. March 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram 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

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