No place like home for HALFLIVES martedì, 27 novembre 2018 21:45 by madseason
Halflives - Fugitive

Halflives released their smashing new single Fugitive last November 16.

Fugitive was written by Linda Battilani and Francesco Catitti, engineered by Nelson Martins and mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic (Normandie, Imminence, Smash Into Pieces) at Radionika Studios.

2018 has been a great year for Halflives. The Italian alt pop-rock four piece has played shows all across Europe, picking up new fans wherever they have gone. The success of their last single Crown has pushed them to new heights, seeing the band championed by the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Rock Sound, AltPress and Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio just to name a few.

Now Halflives are aiming to finish 2018 off in true style with Fugitive, a song that sees the continued evolution of Halflives distinctive sound, melding synths and samples into more traditional rock elements to create some devastatingly catchy hooks and one of the biggest choruses the band has ever written.

It is also Halflives most personal song to date, as their frontwoman Linda Battliani explains: "It happened to everybody, or at least to many people, to feel lost at a certain point in their life, like they don’t belong anywhere, to wander lost in a city that is a stranger to them. It’s something that happened to me too, to travel far, to escape, looking for my place in this world, looking for a place where I could feel at peace. The further I went in my journey the more lost I got, almost forgetting there were people who loved me. Then I started to feel homesick, I started to ask myself if all that running away was the right thing to do, if it was worth something. I put a great distance between myself and my home country and just by doing so I could understand how precious were the small things and the bonds I had. After many years of living abroad I had the need to put all these feelings into my music and Fugitive is the result of it. After all there's no place like home, and I’m glad to know that no matter how far I go to find myself, I always have a place where to return."

Watch the official music video for Fugitive clicking on the image.

Halflives - Echo

You may remember my post about Halflives, the Italian alternative rock band, from last September.

The group from Modena is releasing today their debut album Empty Rooms, an awesome alt.rock/pop rock 8-tracks record, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Francesco "Katoo" Catitti.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, singer Linda Battilani said, "I was finding myself in a really dark place when writing these songs and I used the feelings I was carrying with me to give birth to something new, something deeper from everything that was written before. The inspiration came from different pieces of my life, including things I've seen on tour, things I've felt even by just staring outside of the ferry approaching to the white cliffs of Dover under the rain. Each song is a different empty room where I've let my feelings flow, you can visit them all and find a piece of us in each of them, a story, in each of them."

Watch the video for the latest single off of Empty Rooms, called Echo, clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

The new life of HALFLIVES lunedì, 12 settembre 2016 15:12 by madseason
Halflives - Mayday

Halflives is an Italian alternative rock band from Modena, home of the Zampone.

Raised from the ashes of the band Over (that's definitely over now), Halflives spent the past twelve months writing catchy, passionate and efficient songs now ready to be released as the band's debut album.

Empowered by the strong and clear voice of their singer Linda Battilani and the solid driving of four talented musicians, Halflives have built a loyal fanbase all over Europe and the UK, that is now highly expecting them with their new material.

Halflives is one of the few Italian alternative rock bands that sounds convincing to my ears. Watch the just released official video for their first single Mayday clicking on the image and expect more news about this much promising act.