All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch—seven must-see artists at SXSW 2016.
For years, London’s Lotti Benardout, Dom Goldsmith, and Arthur Delaney sang in other bands, but in 2014, they teamed up as Haelos. All three of them sing and write for Haelos, a process that Dom says is refreshing.
“We’ve really enjoyed kind of viewing it as a collective, this whole project. It’s like kind of surrendering a little bit of your own ego to kind of share with everyone else.”
With just a few songs to their name, Haelos have captured worldwide attention. Their sound is a mix of trip-hop and electronic, but there are some other, more creative descriptions. “Our friend over here who runs a music blog coined this term ‘dark euphoria’,” says Dom. “I suppose we’ll just wear that. That sounds good!”
Haelos’ debut album “Full Circle” comes out March 18, right in the middle of SXSW. They may be newcomers, but Haelos already sounds like a band that could stick around for a long time.
Haelos at SXSW 2016:
Wednesday, Mar 16: Flamingo Cantina, 12 p.m. (Under The Radar)
Wednesday, Mar 16: Red Light, 3 p.m. (Floodfest)
Wednesday, Mar 16: Sidewinder, 5 p.m. (Secret Sounds Australia)
Wednesday, Mar 16: The Gatsby, 9 p.m. (Pandora)
Thursday, Mar 17: Spotify House, 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, Mar 17: 3Ten ACL Theater, 12 a.m. (official SXSW showcase)
Friday, Mar 18: Empire Control Room, 2 p.m. (Baeble)
Friday, Mar 18: Hotel San Jose, 5 p.m. (SXSanJose)
Friday, Mar 18: Latitude 30, 10 p.m. (official SXSW showcase)
Saturday, Mar 19: Urban Outfitters, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Mar 19: Barracuda, 3:30 p.m. (Do512)