Will Halliday
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Will Halliday


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"Beauty School Drop Out"

"Indpendent Sydney Songster Will Halliday has crafted pop bliss with a different twist, proving there is vitality in the Sydney music scene" - Juice Magazine

"Melody Maker Man"

"Dripping with melody and irrepressible hooks that jag your ears and have you singing along"
- Drum Media

"Aural Artist from Oz"

Impressionism never sounded so good - sunlight reflections, an evanescent feeling of timelessness as tasteful folktronica cheekily plays behind the shimmering melodies. In MadcowGirl, Halliday has wrapped his loss with such wistful dexterity it seems almost necessary, this parting, a logical bittersweet conclusion in a beautifully crafted pop confection.

The ethereality of it all continues through the rest of Dusk, evoking a kind of pre-Bowie psychedelic feel, as harmonies swell and wash over Halliday's gentle voice. This might be an album about a Man Who Lost His Smile, but these songs have so uplifting an ambience any listener will be quietly enchanted. Quintessential jangly beautiful pop.

Think Strawberry Field Beatles, Elliott Smith, Dandy warhols, with hints of Radiohead, Badfinger or the real hardcore classic '60s popsters, with sonic backdrops cut in the kind of experimental mould post Under The Milky Way Church, appropriate in the sense that Dusk was recorded by The Church drummer Tim Powles, a dab hand at adding that otherworldly touch to a record. For all that, this is no retro/nostalgia trip.

This is contemporary pop enriched by a deep sense of the best of what has come before, aware of its context but made fresh and new as the most cutting-edge trip-hop or drum'n'bass remix.

Will Halliday is a unique singer, songwriter and musician with the dexterity, sensitivity and ingenuity to lightly insinuate his personal stamp into every note of the music.

A broken heart has never sounded so alluring an experience as it does in the hands of Will Halliday and Dusk. As he sings, he literally sprinkles (his) candy under (your) eyelids - and ears - as he caresses, just on the edge of consciousness, with his visions of love, loss and hope, like some impressionist painter. Light, splintering on the water's surface, as dusk draws near and, drowsy with warmth and spirit, love seems imminently possible once more. Blissfully stoned immaculate indeed. - Pitchfork

"Single of the Week"

"Dislocated is flawless... everything that the best pop elements bring, an indefinable feel good factor...able to traverse the difficult fault line between commercial appeal and critical acclaim"
- Revolver


SIXTY SIX (EP - 2000)
DUSK (LP - 2004)
now available on I-Tunes


Feeling a bit camera shy


When the corporate world of suit and tie sucks your soul and bleeds you dry, what do you do? Follow your passion, slay that corporate beast, and go fuse all those words scribbled in your diary together with the music that has been bouncing around in your head for years. Go and make sweet music. And that is precisely what Will Halliday has gone and done. His album Dusk is an inventive, heartfelt and eclectic array of beautiful songs. From intimate, ambient musings to space cowboy electro-rock this music covers a lot of ground and defies easy classification. DUSK was released in Australia through Laughing Outlaw Records in 2004. The singles "Dislocated" & "Nothing at All" were recognised with solid radio airplay in Australia and France. Will has relocated to Paris to complete the follow up album WANDERLUST which is to be released in Europe in 2006. Will Halliday will be touring China and Australia in April 2006 with Goldenboy (Elliott Smith, the Eels, Beck, Neil Finn).