Somewhere in the East of London hides a historical music space known as The Curtain. Directed down to the bottom of the stairs and into a private room, I was welcomed by canapés and personalised cupcakes with an album cover on them; we were at the Half Alive listening party celebrating the coming of their debut album, ‘Now, Not Yet’.
Half Alive is the LA indie-pop trio who’s infectious songwriting certainly makes you feel more than the name may suggest. The evening consisted of live performances of tracks including ‘Runaway’ and ‘Still Alive’ which are already released online and a private listening of a number of the new tracks from the album.
A continuation of the same musical vein, the new tracks are certainly something to be excited about. As well as the live performances and opportunity to listen – the band opened up a Q&A to fans, press and industry members discussing why they write the songs and what makes them feel truly alive; the answer is given as writing songs – which is fitting right?
Chatting to the band afterward I found that Half Alive is a band made from three humble guys who struggled to get to where they are and highlight music at it’s best between friends. It’s endearing to see their success, but unsurprising considering how killer the music is, especially the music that’s coming for us.
Have a listen to ‘Now, Not Yet’ when it’s released on August 9th 2019 via RCA Records or listen to the band’s most recent release ‘Pure Gold’.
Pre-save ‘Now, Not Yet.‘
UK Tour Dates:
11/12 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/13 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Institue 3
11/14 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
11/16 – Dublin, IE – Academy (Green Room)
11/17 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts