Linda Battilani

Halflives Announce Their First UK Headline Tour

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Following the success of their debut album ‘Empty Rooms’ which was released last month, Halflives have just announced a handful of live dates for their UK headline tour in July.  Being fortunate enough to review the album ahead of its release in April, I was completely taken in by Linda’s vocals and the amount of emotion that was portrayed through out the album, and I found it to be very captivating.  This is certainly true of tracks such as ‘Echo’ and ‘Burn’ which are really catchy and I remember thinking how easy it was to imagine these being performed and sounding great live.  And what’s even better is with Halflives announcing their headlining tour, I no longer need to imagine and can now experience it first hand.

So, if like me you’re always on the lookout for something new to tantalise your ear buds then I would recommend giving Halflives a spin.  From the first listen it was guaranteed to be on repeat, and in actual fact it was the only album I listened to for 3 days straight.

UK Headline Tour:

11th July – Glasgow, Bloc
12th July – Nottingham, The Maze
13th July – Peterborough, Met Bar
14th July – Bridgwater, Cobblestones
15th July – Whitchurch, Percy’s

UK Tour with Courage My Love:

31st May – Southampton, Talking Heads
1st June – Bristol, The Exchange
2nd June – Bridgwater, Cobblestones
3rd June – London, Camden Rocks Festival
4th June – Manchester, Rebellion

Connect with Halflives via their Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Halflives – Empty Rooms

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Track Listing:

1. Lone Wolf
2. Mayday
3. Burn
4. Echo
5. The Sickness
6. Half Alive
7. Empty Room
8. Collide


The first time I heard Halflives was during the release of their sterling single ‘Mayday’.  They were also being championed by another band that I was introduced to at the same time, Courage My Love who they will be heading out on tour with for a handful of dates in May and June.  It pleases me greatly that six months later the band have announced the release of their debut album ‘Empty Rooms’.  This is a band that I instantly connected with from the start and I was quickly drawn in by their already accomplished sound and Linda’s stirring vocals.

It has taken the band 18 months to complete the album, along with a substantial amount of crowdfunding.  They managed to reach double the amount they had set out to fund in only a month, and the result is a punchy 8-track release that is very tightly polished.

Linda explains the decision behind which tracks made the final cut, saying: “we decided to keep just 8 of the very best tracks in this album to let people feel our real essence and we can’t wait to present it to you all.”

Fans have recently been treated another release from Halflives which comes in the form of their second single ‘Burn’ and for anyone wondering what can be expected from the album, this completely sets the tone.  Tracks such as ‘Echo’ and ‘The Sickness’ are packed with feelings, and you really feel the emotion being expressed through the lyrics.  Another stand out track is ‘Empty Room’ which I would pin as being one of my favourite tracks, because the sound brings an elation within a song that shouts out about a niggling feeling deep down inside.

“’Empty Rooms’ is the result of a long period of work and introspection. 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.”

With emotive lyrics and a project of self-expression, this release is something to be proud of and really showcases what Halflives are about.  It’s clear they have the capabilities to push forward and make something of the band, and I hope this is the start of something much bigger to come.

Due for release on the 14th April, pre-orders are available here.

UK Tour Dates:

31st May – Southampton, Talking Heads
1st June – Bristol, The Exchange
2nd June – Bridgewater, Cobblestones
3rd June – London, Camden Rocks Festival
4th June – Manchester, Rebellion

Connect with Halflives via their Website, Facebook and Twitter.