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Yndi Halda

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Canterbury, United Kingdom (2001 – present)

Yndi Halda is a band from Canterbury, United Kingdom. ‘Yndi Halda’ is Old Norse for “Enjoy Eternal Bliss”, also the name of their “self-titled” debut. The band’s music is characterized by expansive, cinematic pieces that have seen the group compared to modern classical and post rock - however, Yndi Halda’s work is usually considered more thematically optimistic or hopeful, and more song-based than artists of those genres.

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Comprising of members Jack Lambert (guitar), Brendan Grieve (bass), Daniel Neal (violin), oliver newton (drums, tamborine) and James Vella (guitar, glockenspiel and lapsteel), the band formed in 2001 while all of the members were still in school. In the summer of 2005, they began recording the three tracks that made up their debut release Enjoy Eternal Bliss (EP), which was finished in the autumn of that year. A fourth track, Illuminate My Heart, My Darling, was recorded for the world-wide release of Enjoy Eternal Bliss in November 2006, on both Big Scary Monsters and Burnt Toast Vinyl.

The self-released edition of Enjoy Eternal Bliss was often reviewed favourably (although the band have boldly copied negative reviews onto their myspace site), and gained a lot of attention because of its distinctive, individualised hand-made covers.

They also have a bootleg/demo entitled Awake! Awoke! This Heavy Gloom with 8 tracks on it. This was from the year 2006.

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  • ArrTheMesia

    Illuminate My Heart, My Darling! ♥

    14 Oct 6:19pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato atmospheric metal, experimental

    2 Oct 10:54am Reply
  • AndruwaVanguard

    need new album

    30 Sep 2:14pm Reply
  • xClipse

    Guys, I've got information on the new album, but I'm afraid that's classified.

    26 Aug 10:03pm Reply
  • drudkhoz

    Absolutely fucking beautiful.

    24 Aug 9:51pm Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    One of Post-rock's hidden gems. Beautiful.

    22 Jun 11:44pm Reply
  • secretquestions

    my terminal cancer will end my life in 3 days... and i never got to listen to yndi halda's new album :( FML

    29 May 3:57am Reply
  • ThisMoment

    I've been waiting years for new stuff... Come on!

    24 May 10:27am Reply
  • yume_no_hate

    tw: "News from yndi halda land: James lost a USB stick with lots of new recordings on it, but luckily Alex had a backup on his computer. Phew." - god, i need this USB! ~~>.<~~

    1 May 2:44pm Reply
  • Thanquol

    The german page mentions an album release in 2009. I guess it's a typo, 9002 maybe?

    24 Apr 11:24am Reply
  • ShuriK_Minsk

    Fuck it's not funny at all(( such an A-W-E-SO-M-E EP and nothing more(( guys fuck you!! come back with new stuff!! I'm begging you!!))

    13 Apr 10:51pm Reply
  • ShuriK_Minsk

    They've said they want the release date to correspond with the colonisation of Mars.[2] LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    13 Apr 10:43pm Reply
  • Astral-Blood

    They've said they want the release date to correspond with the colonisation of Mars.

    15 Mar 5:42pm Reply
  • Adthey

    "Yndi Haldas next album, expected release in 2179 when the four moons of Jupiters align with our moon during the winter solace. " Haha, awesome. And true.

    11 Mar 3:37pm Reply
  • AndruwaVanguard

    Illuminate My Heart, My Darling! <3

    22 Feb 6:42pm Reply
  • Teddz

    Yndi Haldas next album, expected release in 2179 when the four moons of Jupiters align with our moon during the winter solace.

    8 Feb 11:31am Reply
  • deadspring_

    this band is perfect

    2 Feb 4:21pm Reply
  • Astral-Blood

    New album confirmed for 2016 now.

    30 Jan 10:18am Reply
  • duffe

    it will happen, this year or in 2015.

    22 Jan 11:07pm Reply
  • pmdroks

    That never happening.

    19 Jan 12:35am Reply
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