Based out of Paris, France, hālley is an alternative rock band formed in 2016 in Pigalle. After playing in multiple venues in Paris for more than two years, they released their double EP In Moon We Trust and run for my sun in march 2018.
“They have aerial lyrics, biting and melodious riffs. It’s a band who chose their path, and who affirm themselves.” - ParisBazaar
A journey between Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock and Pop, their sound combines a wide range of influences and a powerful and unpredictable ensemble. Their name honoring Halley’s Comet, the band adresses the relation between man and its journey, whether it is introspected or externalized.
In 2016, after winning the Songwriting contest organized by ATLA school of Music in Paris in partnership with ICMP In London, they recorded their first single and music video “Where Is Ziggy ?”.
During 2017, the band performed in many Parisian venues while refining their style and their live attitude. They also released a live shot of their song “In Moon We Trust”.
2018 marks the success of a crowdfunding campaign that allowed the band to self-produce their double debut EP “In Moon We Trust/Run For My Sun” which reflects the duality present in their songs.
The record is released in March following a sold-out release party at the Bus Palladium, and after that many Parisian concerts throughout the year.
For 2019, Hālley plans to tour all around
France and possibly Europe.
"Hālley deserves to be heard with care. These 5 are not bragging : they’re doing it. And they’re doing it well.” - IndiePopRock
THE DOUBLE EP
ON MARCH 12, 2018, HĀLLEY PUT OUT THEIR DEBUT DOUBLE EP : IN MOON WE TRUST AND RUN FOR MY SUN.
The 2 polarities reflect, through its 8 songs, the duality that we find in the whole wild universe.
In the cosmos, the stars radiate in the dark, the light shines in the dark night.
Like a necessary equilibrium, a starting point, each living being is made out of the same organization : a part of shadows and a part of light.
In Moon We Trust embodies a dark, dreamy, and hazing side whereas Run For My Sun affirms its warmer, more powerful, energetic and solar side.
This duality is also expressed at the center of each piece, by having sudden and unexpected lights and shades throughout the songs that dynamically punctuate them.
As for the lyrics, they evoke various landscapes and feelings that form stories around the thirst for the unreachable and the mystery.
A lot of thanks to Charlotte Josenhans (insta: @charlowj) who made the artwork. She perfectly captured the story around each of the two aspects of the record and beautifully put it to art. Also thanks to Johan Houssais for the sound recording, to Junior Rodriguez for the mixing and mastering of the record and to all our KissBankers without whom all this wouldn’t have been possible !