half moon run
Inwards & Onwards ep
After enlisting A-list rock producers like Jim Abbiss and Joe Chiccarelli in the past, Half Moon Run recorded their new six-song EP the aptly titled Inwards & Onwards entirely on their own in their practice-space studio.
Beyond relieving them of the pressures that come with working in a $1,000-aday recording facility and trying to reconcile their vision with an outsider’s opinions, the DIY set-up allowed Molander, Phillips, and Portielje to naturally reestablish their three-way chemistry at their own pace. “I heard [the Dark Eyes track] ‘Drug You’ on the radio recently,” Molander shares, “and I was just like, ‘Oh, yeah! There’s Dev, there’s Dyl, and there’s me’ you can hear the three of us playing our parts, but they fit into one cohesive whole. I always wanted the band to feel that way, and a lot of the tracks on this EP do have that triangular quality the separation in the voices, but the unity in the whole.”