Pillow Fite and Halifax’s Dali Van Gogh release new albums | Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ohen it comes to the hard rock scene in Halifax, Dali Van Gogh is a mainstay. Over the past 10 years, the band have dropped four records, making a name for themselves with international touring and a constant presence in their hometown. During the pandemic, the band recorded five new tracks with producer Eric Ratz (whose credits include work with The Arkells and Billy Talent) – and handed lead vocals to the band member. Rachelle Moreau. The result? New blood, old woundsa hot EP released today.
Another new offer from Halifax this week? Pillow Fite’s long-awaited debut album. An indie duo that’s been buzzing since bursting onto the scene amid the pandemic, Pillow Fite collaborated with Halifax producing legend John Mullane (of bands In-Flight Safety and POSTFUN) to deliver the EP Beat. Influenced by Tegan and Sara, Sharon Van Etten and Phoebe Bridgers, Pillow Fite has sold out for over a year now.
Band member Aaron Green is a Halifax music alum, also appearing in the lineups of local bands Hello Delaware and Floodland. Art Ross, meanwhile, is a self-proclaimed “trans rookie songwriter with an acoustic guitar.” Together, they are sonic alchemists, like Beat quickly prove: