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Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run - Rotonde (Le Botanique)15 crop.jpgHalf Moon Run in concert, Belgium
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie rock, indie folk, indie pop
Years active2010–present
LabelsIndica Records (Canada), Glassnote Records (USA), Communion (UK),
Indica Australia (AU and NZ)
  • Devon Portielje
  • Dylan Phillips
  • Conner Molander
  • Isaac Symonds

Half Moon Run is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. The band members, who previously lived in Comox, British Columbia and in Ottawa, Ontario are: Devon Portielje on vocals, guitar and percussion; Conner Molander on vocals, guitar and keyboard; Dylan Phillips on vocals, drums and keyboard; and Isaac Symonds on vocals, percussions, mandolin, keyboard and guitar. The group is known for their heavy use of percussion, and for playing multiple instruments during live performances.


  • 1 Career
    • 1.1 2012–13: Dark Eyes
    • 1.2 2015: Sun Leads Me On and EU and UK tour
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 Singles
    • 2.3 Other charted songs
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

2012–13: Dark Eyes

Their debut album, Dark Eyes, was released in 2012, and was co-produced with Daniel Lagacé and Nygel Asselin.[1][2] They have toured Europe, Australia and North America.[3] Critical acclaim has included praise for their three-part harmonies.[4] They have played South by Southwest, Osheaga, Canadian Music Week, Glastonbury Festival 2013, WayHome Music & Arts Festival, and have opened for such artists as Of Monsters and Men, Metric, Patrick Watson,[5] City and Colour and Mumford & Sons.

In August 2013, Ubisoft launched a new Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer featuring their song "Full Circle".

In July 2014, they announced that work on their second album had begun.[6] They announced that it would be released in Fall of 2015.[7]

In 2014, Half Moon Run were the recipients of the International Achievement Award at the annual Francophone SOCAN Awards in Montreal.[8]

2015: Sun Leads Me On and EU and UK tour

On 24 July 2015 the band announced a UK and European tour, which sees them playing shows in London, Paris, Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam and Berlin.[9]

On 7 August 2015 the band announced, via their Twitter page, the release of their second studio album, Sun Leads Me On, on 23 October 2015. They simultaneously released a teaser track, "Trust", which was available as a free download with pre-orders of their album. Pre-orders via their website offers the album signed by all band members. A deluxe version is also set to be released, with details of its track listing to be revealed closer to release.


  1. ^ http://halfmoonrun.indica.mu/en/news/half-moon-run-will-release-their-debut-album-dark-eyes/
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Half-Moon-Run-Dark-Eyes/release/3904095
  3. ^ (14 June 2012). "Half Moon Run are indie's rising stars", Daily Mercury, p. 28.
  4. ^ Sadleir, Rose (17 January 2013). "Trio bask in moonlight", Gold Coast Bulletin, p. 5.
  5. ^ Lepage, Mark (7 December 2012). "Montreal trio Half Moon Run: Lunar rovers in the fast lane", The Gazette. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Half Moon Run facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.halfmoonrun.com
  8. ^ http://www.socan.ca/about/awards/2014-socan-awards
  9. ^ "Tour Dates". 
  10. ^ "Half Moon Run – Billboard Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Half Moon Run". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Half Moon Run". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  15. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ a b "Half Moon Run". Official Charts Company. 
  17. ^ "Half Moon Run – Billboard Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  18. ^ "Half Moon Run – Billboard Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  19. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sun Leads Me On – Dark Eyes". Music Canada. 
  22. ^ Peak positions for the Alternative Rock songs in Canada:
    • For "Full Circle": Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - May 1, 2012
    • For "Call Me in the Afternoon": Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - February 12, 2013

External links

  • Official site

Upcoming Live Shows

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Half Moon Run has 12 upcoming shows:

Festival International des Montgolfières (St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Canada)
Open Air Gampel (Turtmann, Switzerland)Buy Tickets
Bramham Park (Leeds, United Kingdom)Buy Tickets
Richfield Avenue (Reading, United Kingdom)Buy Tickets
150, avenue du Lac (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada)Buy Tickets
Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles, CA)Buy Tickets
The Triffid (Brisbane, Australia)Buy Tickets
Corner Hotel (Melbourne, Australia)Buy Tickets
Metro Theatre (Sydney, Australia)Buy Tickets

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