HÆLOS Sign to Matador for 'Earth Not Above' EP

HÆLOS Sign to Matador for 'Earth Not Above' EP
On Facebook, British trio HÆLOS list their inception date as being just seven months ago. In that short time, they've already done very well for themselves, as they've now signed to Matador for a new EP.

The four-song collection is called Earth Not Above. It will be out digitally on June 1, with a subsequent vinyl release date still to be confirmed. A press release notes that the musicians have worked independently over the years before eventually joining together in London and citing inspirations like Massive Attack and Portishead.

Singer Arthur Delaney said in a statement, "I guess at the heart of it we are always trying to capture that feeling you get at 5AM. Jamming with your friends after a night out, treading that fine line between darkness and euphoria, fear and love."

For a taste of this late-night/early-morning sound, scroll past the tracklist and European tour dates below to hear Earth Not Above's title track. Also at the bottom of this page, stream the non EP tracks "The Sun Rising" (a cover of the Beloved) and "Dust." A teaser for a forthcoming video trilogy is also below.

Earth Not Above:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Tour dates:

05/14 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival
05/21 London, UK - XOYO
06/06 Halluin, France - Heartbeats Festival
06/07 London, UK - Field Day Festival
06/28 Oslo, Norway - PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken
07/18 Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07/23 East Anglia, UK - Secret Garden Party
08/22 Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival
09/06 North Wales, UK - Festival No.6