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Local Act ‘Halogens’ Emerging Onto The Scene

February 13, 2013 by admin

By Robyn Karabin

   Halogens, a band from Wall Township, is emerging onto the local music scene.  After many shows at historic Asbury Park venues, along with the support of their growing fanbase, they decided to release their  EP “Can’t You Fly?,” which is free for listening and download at halogensmusic.bandcamp.com.  

     Halogens started out in early 2011 playing acoustic covers at high school events, andhave since popped out of the bubble and evolved into their own.  When asked about the development of their music, the boys all decided they they’ve matured from simple guitar riffs and drums to a groove-punk sound.
     As well as instrumental development, the lyrics and meaning behind the songs are growing as well.   
     “Recently I’ve been focusing more on writing about growing up and transitions” says lead singer and writer Zach Henry, a 19-year-old second-semester English major from Wall.  
     Over break, they gained increased momentum playing a show at The Wonderbar on Jan. 5 and another on Jan 12 at The Saint.  Following the positive feedback, they started recording, and on Jan 22 released “Can’t You Fly?,” an EP consisting of 6 original songs.  Along with their recent EP, they released a self-titled demo back in September,” which is also free to listen and download at halogensmusic.bandcamp.com
     However, with all the members attending different colleges, the band does face some obstacles.
     “The internet and phones help a lot for sharing new song ideas and our music,” said guitarist Charlie Throckmorton.
     “We are planning as many shows as we can for the summer, and hopefully we’ll be able to record newer songs,” Henry said. 
     To keep updated with new shows and releases you can like them on Facebook or follow @halogens_music on Twitter.
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