1. What Do You Look For In A Band?

The only way for a band to sustain itself is to stay honest, and keep making music for the joy of it. We are working to achieve an enduring, creative career with a balanced, healthy life.

2. Keeping Busy

We’ve been touring pretty much incessantly for the past 18 months. We visited Europe five separate times in 2013, and played some big festivals (Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds). We’re looking forward to taking a bit of time off in 2014 to write some new material – we’ve been itching to get creative again.

3. Best Gig Ever

I think it’s a big tie between about five or six gigs. We’ve had amazing headlining shows in Montreal, London, Paris and Amsterdam, and some of the festival shows have been similarly outstanding. A really great gig has the unique feeling that something special is taking place. The energy in the room gets very intense.

4. Current Playlist

It’s actually a bit tougher to find new music when you’re constantly travelling, but recently we’ve enjoyed the new albums by Jon Hopkins, London Grammar, James Blake and Feist.

5. Your Ultimate Rider

We’re pretty easy… we like to have fresh fruit and vegetables on the rider. Beer, water, juice, protein bars – nothing too finicky. Maybe one day we’ll start getting more specific but for now we like to keep it simple.

Half Moon Run play The Standard on Saturday January 11 and Brass Monkey on Tuesday January 14 with Tigertown.

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