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Halo Maud

Saturday 13th October 2018

M. Butterfly

At Rialto Theatre

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £8 + booking fee / £10

New French artist Halo Maud returns to Brighton after her fantastic sets at The Great Escape, in support of her debut album Je Suis Une île, a collection of shimmersonic psych pop tunes (out now on Heavenly Records).

Halo Maud was revealed to the public in 2015 by ‘La Souterraine’, a collective determined to uncover and promote French talent. Her high-brow pop, which she sees as a kind of lab in which she examines the passage of time, has already garnered the attention of French newspapers Libération, Le Monde and Les Inrocks magazine, and led her to perform with her band at La Route du Rock in August 2016, a highly influential and renowned festival in Britanny.

Halo Maud is constantly searching, for a sound, her voice, and the meaning of just about everything. That’s probably why she refuses to choose between French and English, between song structures and epic trances, between reverb-drenched vocals and intimately close breathing. She assembles and cuts up undulating guitars, percussion, and the voices of children, the elements over which she lets her voice scale vertiginous heights.

“Keyboard-driven dream-pop with chiming guitars that give the air of post-Cocteaus psychedelia” – Mojo ★★★★ 

“Swooning, prog-pop debut drifting in from Paris.” – Uncut 7/10

Support comes from: M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly is a Sadlands Americana singer from Brighton. His songs are known for their strong lyrics and sparse arrangements. Last year he released his debut album “M. Butterfly I” drawing comparisons to Bill Callahan and Sparklehorse. He would later go on to support Phoebe Bridgers, Jess Williamson and Nadia Reid. This year he readies his follow up album, “M. Butterfly II”, a collection of ruminations on extinction, sexuality, death and sacrifice.

“Lyrics are the most important part of a song. I don’t buy into the idea of vague lyrics that you can find your own meaning in. My songs come from my own veins, my own emotions and they are exactly what you hear.”