Bilingual alternative rock band, Halo Circus, has been around since 2013 and if you don’t know who they
are yet, you’re missing out!
The Los Angeles band consists of Allison Iraheta (lead vocals), Matthew Hager (bass), Veronica Bellino
(drums), and Brian Stead (guitar.) Allison isn’t new to the rock scene, her unique edgy voice got her
fourth place in the popular singing competition American Idol during Season 8.
Halo Circus is known to make music that rises above language barriers. Although they’re a rock band,
they still manage to explore multiple cultures. They do so by introducing instruments such as violins
into their music as well as integrating accordions into their live sets
Already have their EP Gone? Don’t worry because the band is currently working on their debut album
for 2016. The anticipated album is being mixed by multiple Grammy Award winner Craig Bauer (who
worked with Smashing Pumpkins) and will be mastered by multiple Grammy Award winner Gavin
Musicians had nothing but good things to say about the band. According to Halo Circus’ Facebook page,
here’s what some said:
"Love this song. Amazing voice, band is great." - Slash
"A heartfelt cut brimming with emotional depth that alludes to a band able to transform pain into
beauty" - Adam Lambert
"This is a tune I would have on driving through Big Sur late at night heading north. It sounds like trees,
wind and sea" - Steve Jones of Sex Pistols and Jonesy's Jukebox
"Allison and her band are incredible. Get rid of all the fakes." - DMC of Run DMC
As track of the day, we've decided to share with you Halo Circus’ cover of Duran Duran’s "Do You
Believe In Shame?" because of their distinctive take on this classic song.
If you love bands such as The Pretty Reckless, Flyleaf, or Hole, you’re going to love Halo Circus.
To stay updated with the band, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
You can also check out the “Do You Believe In Shame?" video below:
Written by Melanie Gomez
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