Hal are a four piece act that hail from Dublin. Their melodic yet sophisticated song structures, intimate, gorgeous harmonies with a richly distinctive voice that create moments of pure pop genius. For this, and their off kilter arrangements, Hal are musicians inspired by genius of Brian Wilson, the soulful rock of The Band, to the sonic experimentation of Tusk, Neil Young freestyling with Phil Spector and Burt Bacharach for 21st Century Ireland.
After creating a bidding war with several record companies (all looking for the new Thrills),they recently signed to Rough Trade Records (home to The Strokes, Smiths, Moldy Peaches, etc).
Hal’s first release will be out in March 2004.