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Halo Halo are three friends living in South London, writing a primal, hyper-melodic music that makes you want to dance into the mountains and throw a rope around the moon! Rachel Horwood (vocals, banjo, also of the band Trash Kit), Jack Barraclough(vocals, drums) and Gill Partington (bass, modded-keyboard) came together just two years ago inspired by a shared love of the naturalism of folk music and the freedom of punk. Naming their band after a very colourful, refreshing hotchpotch of a dessert from the Philippines (where Rachel’s family are from) the same random delight and faith in surprise is central to their music – shot through in clattering technicolour by traditional forms of Filipino music like Tiboli and the mystical chanting and sacred percussion of the Ifugao.
UK shows – more to follow:
1st June – No Dark Places Festival – London, The Albert, Queens Park
3rd June – Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich
18th July – Power Lunches – London, Dalston (w/ Mickey Gloss and The Wharves)