Norwich based Other Half met through a mutual love of the UK DIY punk scene, driving a really long way to shout at people and (broadly) vegan slop.
The band released their debut album, Big Twenty, via Venn Records (Gallows, Bob Vylan, Marmozets & more) in 2020. A sprawling, violent slice-of-life, the release garnered praise from various outlets, with The Line Of Best Fit calling Big Twenty’s vivid world ‘volatile and dark, but also enthralling to hear’.
They are set to release their second album, Soft Action, via Big Scary Monsters (American Football, Cursive, The Get Up Kids, Meat Wave), in December 2022. The album finds Other Half distilling the sneering punk and sardonic storytelling that characterised their first album, whilst amplifying the most melodic and dissonant parts of their sound. The discordant squall of Sonic Youth, the ragged hooks of Pixies and the searing intensity of bands like Converge, all underpinned with the wiry vocal interplay of singers Cal and Soapy.
Play it like you mean it.
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