HALF WAIF shares Kate NV remix of “Keep it Out” ahead of UK tour this September. New album ‘Lavender’ out now on Cascine

July 18, 2018

Photo credit: Ally Schmaling



– Shares Kate NV remix of “Keep it Out
UK tour this September 
– Album ‘Lavender‘ out now on Cascine 


“Half Waif on defiant form and using the full breadth of her songwriting talents.” – 8/10, Loud & Quiet (Album of the Week)
“In Half Waif’s quest for some kind of calmness they’ve actually made an album that, inwardly, burns furiously.” – **** NME
“This record is a seamlessly beautiful and intoxicating affair.” – 8/10, Clash
“As raw & organic as the tender subject matter she brings to light, Plunkett’s music is bracing in its nakedness.” –GoldFlakePaint
“Shimmery, glittering hypnotic pop showers this intimate new album… Breathless imagery with dynamism.” – Aesthetica
“A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop.” – 7.8, Pitchfork

Ahead of their UK tour this September, Half Waif has shared a brand new Kate NV remix of “Keep it Out,” the first single from this year’s album, ‘Lavender’.

Electronic experimentalist Kate NV recently released her new album on RVNG Intl. and now the Russian producer has reimagined“Keep It Out,” taking it in a minimalist and surreal direction.

Half Waif began in 2012 as a vehicle for the thoughts, stories and songs of Nandi Rose Plunkett. Since then, alongside bandmates Adan Carlo and Zack Levine, Half Waif has created a powerful sound that’s designed to be both immediate and experimental — song structures that shift and interlock underneath swells of synth, surges of percussion and undulating melodies upon which ride waves of intricate vocals. Lyrically, Half Waif traverses complex emotional landscapes. Influenced by Nandi’s Williamstown, Massachusetts, upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif’s songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly “home.”

Opening a new era for the project, this new album expands upon themes of travel and leaving home to include connections Nandi forged with the women in her family, and was named for her grandmother Asha – a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil on the stove.

‘Lavender’ was co-produced by David Tolomei and mastered by Heba Kadry. It is available now via Cascine –

Half Waif European live dates:
Sept 12 Berlin – Kantine am Berghain
Sept 13 Warsaw – BARdzo bardzo
Sept 14 Brno – Kabinet múz
Sept 15 Prague – Chapeau Rouge
Sept 16 Munich – Heppel & Ettlich
Sept 18 Utrecht – DICE Festival
Sept 19 Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival
Sept 20 Amsterdam – Indiestaat
Sept 21 Brussels – Botanique
Sept 22 Wiltz – Nuit des Lampions
Sept 24 London – Sebright Arms
Sept 25 Leeds – Headrow House
Sept 26 Glasgow – The Glad Cafe
Sept 27 Bristol – Crofters Rights
Sept 28 Dublin – Whelans

‘Lavender’ track list:
1. Lavender Burning
2. Torches
3. Keep It Out
4. Lilac House
5. In The Evening
6. Solid 2 Void
7. Silt
8. Back In Brooklyn
9. Parts
10. Leveler
11. Salt Candy
12. Ocean Scope


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