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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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Ann Scott

Nominated in the best female category for the 2005 and 2007 Irish Meteor Awards, Ann Scott
has developed a reputation as an intense performer and firebrand songwriter.
Her debut album ‘Poor Horse’ was voted into the Hotpress musicians' poll of Ireland's top
100 albums ever, while her second album We're Smiling has met with hearty critical acclaim
and a growing number of fresh converts.
Experimenting with unusual melodies, ideas and lyrics, Scott's musical armoury consists of a
range of left-field guitars, newfangled synths, detuned mandolas and some quirky ideas on how

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