Where did these guys come from? A true fact of working in music is that it is literally impossible to keep up with all of the music out there. You carve out the niche that is your metier, and you pay attention to the big stuff and the crossover stuff when you can. And out of nowhere seemingly has arrived a band called Half Moon Run
. We weren't familiar with the Canadian alt-rockers before their newest music video, "Turn Your Love," was sent our way, but with nearly 150,000 Facebook fans, clearly these boys are on the up & up, and with songs like this, it's easy to see why.
With a skittering staccato guitar riff and a cinematic but poppy synth melody, Half Moon Run have a polished and invigorating rock sound paired with the pleading desperation of vocalist Devon Portielje. It's a potent combination, and although Half Moon Run haven't made a big splash in the States yet, their Local Natives via Coldplay sound is sure to take over our airwaves very soon.