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Smalltown America Presents @ Ulster Hall - March 9th, 2009

As part of the re-opening of the Ulster Hall, Smalltown America in collaboration with Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Halls Anti Series of Events proudly present: March 9th, 11PM - Late: Ulster Hall Bar - Andy Henry (Clone Quartet), Not Squares, Halves (HL), STA DJs

Andy Henry, Clone Quartet

Since Clone Quartet's Andy Henry relocated to London, the full live band have played only a handful of shows culminating in a Radio 1 live session in January of last year. Determined to keep Clone Quartet's sound moving forward while live outings are on ice, Andy has moved into darker electropop territories. Building and developing the original sounds of CQ's debut LP 'Well-Oiled Machine' (released on Smalltown America /Tigertrap Records), Andy will perform his new electronic material live and solo.

Not Squares

Not Squares are four people from Belfast who combine language, sound and non-habitual movement in order to dance, shout and sing with you. Not Squares is nothing without you!

"In all, an inspiring set that displays creativity and ability rarely found on these shores, and even at this early stage shows promise of a truly exciting record." - AU Magazine

Halves

One of Ireland's most intriguing acts, Halves blend a vast range of instruments, acoustic and electronic, creating an evocative, cinematic live experience. To date they have released two highly acclaimed EPs, performed at Oxegen, Electric Picnic & the Eurosonic (Holland) and London Calling (UK) festivals.

2009 will see the band heading to Canadian Music Week, releasing their new single 'Blood Branches' and completing their debut album, due for release in early 2010.

"...cosmic beauty that few others can reach" Hot Press

"…an example of the rise in quality of Irish electronic, unafraid to be intense, engaging and dark." - Sunday Tribune