Hailing from Italy, and armed with a collection of hugely catchy songs and soaring melodies, Halflives are delighted to announce the release of their debut album Empty Rooms.
Having announced themselves with their debut single “Mayday” back in September, the last six months have been a non-stop whirlwind for Halflives. With tremendous fan support for a new band, Halflives were not only able to crowdfund their new album, but to hit almost double their funding target in just a month! The result is their debut full length release Empty Rooms, which will land on the 14th of April. Pre-orders for Empty Rooms are now live at Halflives website and official online store.
Following on from the release of Mayday, Halflives released a second single, the anthemic “Burn”, a perfect showcase for the powerful vocals of Linda Battilani and the twin guitars of Enrico Bertoni and Matt Mantovani. You can check out the video for Burn here.
For some perspective on how Empty Rooms came to be the album it is, here’s what Halflives frontwoman Linda Battliani had to say about the inspirations behind it:
“”Empty Rooms” is the result of a long period of work and introspection. I was finding myself in a really dark place when writing these songs and I used the feelings I was carrying with me to give birth to something new, something deeper from everything that was written before. The inspiration came from different pieces of my life, including things I’ve seen on tour, things I’ve felt even by just staring outside of the ferry approaching to the white cliffs of Dover under the rain.
Each song is a different empty room where I’ve let my feelings flow, you can visit them all and find a piece of us in each of them, a story, in each of them.
The songs have been finely work in the past 18 months until they reached a shape and a sound that was satisfying us all.
We decided to keep just 8 of the very best tracks in this album to let people feel our real essence and we can’t wait to present it to you all.”
The UK will soon get the chance to experience Halflives in person as they will be appearing as special guests to Canada’s Courage My Love at five shows at the end of May and start of June 2017. These dates will include an appearance by both Halflives and Courage My Love at London’s annual Camden Rocks Festival (exact venue and time for both bands TBC).
Halflives UK Tour May / June 2017 w/ Courage My Love
May 31st – Southampton – Talking Heads (tickets)
June 1st – Bristol – The Exchange (tickets)
June 2nd – Bridgwater – Cobblestones (tickets)
June 3rd – London – Camden Rocks Festival (tickets)
June 4th – Manchester – Rebellion (tickets)
These five shows form part of a larger European tour for the bands, the full list of shows can be seen on the tour poster below: