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Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide. Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical… read more

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  • Liked their self-titled album, i listen to some of the songs from time to time.
  • Amazing. These guys have made it into my monthly recommendations for April: http://www.last.fm/user/randombob18/journal/2012/04/08/5evb8o_april_%2712_discoveries
  • PIAS brought me here
  • Just discovered these guys thanks to PIAS. I like a lot!
  • fools by your side <3
  • So what's going on with The Time, The Hour, is it ever going to see the light of day?
  • MP3s + preview of their upcoming album The Time, The Hour: http://obscuresound.com/2011/04/hal-return-finally/
  • Worry about the Wind <3
  • HAL-http://www.myspace.com/hal, http://www.facebook.com/pages/HAL/101655069891243, http://twitter.com/Halmusic, http://www.halmusic.com/
  • no it isn't --'

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