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English electronic group Hælos emerged in the early 2010s with a trip-hop revival style that incorporated hypnotic atmospherics, pulsing beats, and haunting vocals. Echoing the sounds of predecessors such as Moby, Massive Attack, and The xx, they issued debut Full Circle in 2016. Expanding their sonic vision, they released sophomore LP Any Random Kindness in 2019. The U.K. trio -- Arthur Delaney, Lotti Benardout, and Dom Goldsmith -- had just released their first video for "Dust" in late 2014 without fanfare or background information, catching the attention of curious listeners. The combination of male-female vocal interplay and Goldsmith’s atmospheric production created expansive soundscapes and a cinematic feel, at once hypnotizing and seductive, which the band dubbed "dark euphoria." They signed with Matador Records in March 2015 and played a number of high-profile industry shows throughout the year before releasing their debut EP, Earth Not Above, which included the previously released title track and three new songs. A year later, they released their first LP, Full Circle. The set peaked in the Top Five of the Billboard electronic chart. The group returned in early 2019 with a new member, Daniel Vildósola, and their their sophomore full-length, Any Random Kindness.