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HÆLOS announce new album, Any Random Kindness, share “Kyoto”: Stream

British trip-hop outfit marks its sophomore LP for May

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HÆLOS Any Random Kindness new album 2019
HÆLOS, photo by Jeff Hahn

    On May 10th, British trip-hop outfit HÆLOS are slated to drop their sophomore album, Any Random Kindness. Due out through Infectious, the follow-up to 2016’s Full Circle finds Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, and Dom Goldsmith “experimenting” with new songwriting approaches.

    Specifically, Delaney returned to his roots of writing music on the acoustic guitar; Goldsmith, meanwhile, turned to the music of techno legend Ricardo Villalobos for inspiration. The band also expanded by making touring guitarist Daniel Vildósola an official member, incorporating his “classical background and technical prowess.”

    The 11-track collection was produced with Orlando Leopard at Baltic Studios in East London, then mixed by Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals) alongside Marta Salongi (Björk). Its themes touch on modern society and its ills, including our current political landscape, climate change, and technology.

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    To coincide with the LP news, HÆLOS have broken off “Kyoto” as the lead single. Check out the atmospheric offering below via its official music video.

    Any Random Kindness Artwork:

    haelos any random kindness album artwork cover

    Any Random Kindness Tracklist:
    01. Another Universe
    02. Buried in the Sand
    03. End of World Party
    04. Kyoto
    05. ARK
    06. Boy Girl
    07. Deep State
    08. Empty Skies
    09. Happy Sad
    10. So Long, Goodbye
    11. Last One Out (Turn the Lights Off)

    In support of the new record, the UK group will journey to North America this March.

    HÆLOS 2019 Tour Dates:
    01/23 – Paris, FR @ Badabourn
    02/21 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
    02/22 – Brussels, BE @ The Rotonde
    02/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    03/12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
    03/16-17 – Mexico City, MX @ Vive Latino
    03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    03/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    03/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    03/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
    03/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
    03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    03/29 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
    03/30 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
    04/01 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
    04/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    04/05 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    04/06 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    05/16 – London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre
    06/07-08 – London, UK @ Field Day

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