Do you remember the band HAL?


#1

If not then fuck off out this thread


#2

yes - they had a track on a free newspaper cd in 2004 called ‘festival hits’ or something


#3

Yes I do, I had a promo copy of their debut (only?) album and I never listened to it. I liked the cover though.


#4

That’s so weird, I had one of their songs stuck in my head this morning.

What A Lovely Dance. Not their best song (it turned out to be the worst song on their album), but it does rhyme “romance” with “dance”. So when I first heard the Arctic Monkeys’ I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, I said, aloud, “blatant HAL rip-off.” Oh, what larks.

Yeah, I really liked their debut album, but I’ve not heard it in ages.


#5

They released a 2nd album about 4 years ago. Wasn’t great.

I LOVED the debut. Still do.


#6

CHRIS DE BURGH WILL BE FUCKING SCREWING AT THIS.


#7

FUCKING SCREWING?

Those two words mean the same thing!


#8

Yeah I got that in my head too , that’s why I made the thread. Weird


#9

DON’T TAUTOLOGISE ME PAL!


#10

no I don’t sorry.

I’ll be leaving the thread now.


#11

Were they Irish? Out about the same time as Klaxons etc?

Definitely seen them, just don’t remember anything about them.


#12

Slightly before the Klaxons. Think more Bloc Party, The Rakes et al. I HATED that stale post-punk sound then. Still not entirely sold on it. So HAL were a very welcome respite.


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#14

Yeah, in with @randylahey on this one - remember that they might have been Irish, and might have toured with The Thrills at some point.

That’s about it. Does that mean I have to fuck off out this thread, or what?


#15

You can stay. You have at least remembered their nationality and their touring partners.

You’d probably like them, actually. They were compared to The Beach Boys circa Surfs Up.


#16

I never liked that album cover.


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#18

Saw them supporting Doves…utter namby-pamby shite. Hope they all became accountants


#19

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