Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Radio Paradise Song Of The Day-Neil Halstead

Artist:Neil Halstead
Song:Full Moon Rising
Album:Palindrome Hunches

Some fans may recall Neil Halstead as the lead singer of the 90s band Slowdive and then Mojave 3. He started recording solo by chance and now he has released a few solo CDs. He was born Oct. 7, 1970 in Reading, England. He was the lead singer and main songwriter of Slowdive from 1989-95. They disbanded in 1995 after losing their record deal. Halstead and two other members of Slowdrive formed Mojave 3 and signed with 4AD Records. They recorded a few albums until they went on hiatus in 2006. Halstead recorded a solo album in 2000. But he decided to go back to it after Mojave 3 disbanded. His solo music is influenced by legendary folksinger Nick Drake. Halstead's interest in surfing attracted noted surfer and singer songwriter Jack Johnson who signed Halstead to his Brushfire label with Universal distribution. The album was produced by fellow Mojave 3 member Nick Holton and the musicians seem to be his friends. Halstead's music will be of interest to folk music fans. It doesn't look like Halstead is recording or touring solo anymore. Slowdive reformed in 2014. Halstead wasn't involved at first. But he joined and Slowdive has been on tour and they released a new album in May. Here's Neil Halstead performing Full Moon Rising at New York radio station WFUV Sept. 8, 2012. BTW, AccuRadio's website has been down today.

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