HALO MAUD Announces UK/EU tour dates supporting Baxter Dury

December 10, 2017

Melody Prochet


Announces UK/EU tour dates supporting Baxter Dury

Following the announcement of her signing to Heavenly Recordings, French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Halo Maud will be joining Prince of Tears Baxter Dury on tour in February and March – full dates are as follows:

Monday 19th February – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds 
Tuesday 20th February – Stereo, Glasgow
Wednesday 21st February – Gorilla, Manchester
Thursday 22nd February – Lantern, Bristol  

Saturday 24th February – Route Du Rock, St Malo, France
Sunday 25th February – Chato’do, Blois, France
Monday 26th February – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Tuesday 27th February – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thursday 1st March – Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin, France
Friday 2nd March – Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France
Saturday 3rd March – Atabal, Biarritz, France
Monday 5th March – Stereolux, Nantes, France
Tuesday 6th March – Aeronef, Lille, France
Wednesday 7th March-  La Cartonnerie, Reims, France
Thursday 8th March – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

Halo Maud also recently shared the video for new single, “Baptism” – watch it below

Halo Maud was revealed to the public in 2015 by La Souterraine, a collective determined to uncover and promote French talent. Her high-brow pop, which she sees as a kind of lab in which she examines the passage of time, has already garnered the attention of French newspapers LibérationLe Monde and Les Inrocks magazine, and led her to perform with her band at La Route du Rock in August 2016, a highly influential and renowned festival in Britanny.

If the forest and boulders among which she grew up have left a mark on her inner world, it manifests itself first through her obsession with time, which “never passes at the right speed”, and her marked inclination for the weightless melodies that guide her writing.

Halo Maud is constantly searching, for a sound, her voice, and the meaning of just about everything. That’s probably why she refuses to choose between French and English, between song structures and epic trances, between reverb-drenched vocals and intimately close breathing. She assembles and cuts up undulating guitars, percussion, and the voices of children, the elements over which she lets her voice scale vertiginous heights.

Her lyrics are also often about searching for something, and a certain idea of solitude; whether it’s a matter of self-confidence, rites of passage, or loves that have come and gone, it’s always somewhere between waiting and running away. Because of an unfortunate tendency to want everything, she’s always attempting to be both precise and vague, to reconcile convoluted harmonies and spontaneity.

Her first EP Du pouvoir was released on March 24, 2017, on Michel Records. The 3 tracks on the EP are the product of solo experiments alongside collaborations with Maxime Le Guil (Camille, Radiohead, Soko) and, more recently, with Robin Leduc.

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