Singer/songwriter Marc Halls is best known for being the writing force behind previous outfit Fei Comodo and the front man of his current band Hey Vanity. With a surplus of material that didn’t quite fit in with his other projects, he is now set to release his second 7 track solo E.P ‘Born Into Light’ on 25th August 2014.
A few years back Marc released his first solo E.P ‘A Simple Man’ in his spare time, leading to tours with Inme’s Dave McPherson and playing the acoustic stages at festivals including Slam Dunk. Spurred on by support from the burgeoning fan base for his solo material, the new release shows a folkier side of the coin to Hall’s songwriting skills.
Taking his stripped-back songwriting cues from his rock heroes in bands like Thrice, Reuben, Coheed & Cambria and City & Colour, there’s also a big helping of country, folk and blues from one of Hall’s other major influences, Loudon Wainwright iii. The result is a folk-infused blue collar, heart-on-sleeve offering that has more in common with contemporaries like Frank Turner, Dave Haus and Rob Lynch than Halls’ day job in Hey Vanity.
With Hey Vanity and Fei Comodo, Halls has toured throughout the UK & Europe playing festivals including Download, Sonisphere and Slam Dunk whilst sharing stages on tours with the likes of Don Broco, Mallory Knox, Fightstar & Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Swellers, Straight Lines and more.
Halls will be appearing on the acoustic stage at this years Hevy Fest, before hitting the road again with Hey Vanity for support slots with friends in Decade and US punks Lit alongside Army of Freshmen.
‘Born Into Light’ is release 25th August 2014.
14th August – Hevy Fest, Port Lympne – Kent
Hey Vanity Tour Dates:
W/ Decade & Light You Up
Rafters, Maidstone – 29th September
Portland Arms, Cambridge – 30th September
The Scene, Swansea – 1st October
Level 3, Swindon – 2nd October
Zombie Hut, Corby – 3rd October
Brickyard, Carlisle – 4th October
Sugarmill, Stoke – 6th October
W/ LIT & Army Of Freshmen
Solus, Cardiff – 13th November
Waterfront, Norwich – 14th November
Corporation, Sheffield – 15th November
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – 16th November
O2 Academy2, Liverpool – 17th November
Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – 19th November
The Haunt, Brighton – 20th November
1865, Southampton – 21st November
Brooklyn Bowl, London – 22nd November
Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes – 23rd November
- Radstock Festival 2014 reveals line up: Bleed From Within, Canterbury, Hacktivist & MORE
- Hey Vanity Release 'Keep Your Shoulders Cold' Free Download Via Small Town Records
- Tim Bowness signs to InsideOut Music; announces second solo album
- Black Swans frontman Jerry David DeCicca to release solo album May 27
- Tim Bowness releases new video for 'The Warm-Up Man Forever'
- Hardline Entertainment releases free Spring music compilation