Other Half Share New Album “Soft Action”

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The Norwich, UK post hardcore trio Other Half have released their sophomore album Soft Action via Big Scary Monsters Records. Their new record distils the sneering punk and sardonic storytelling that characterised their first album and amplifies the most melodic and dissonant parts of their sound. For the uninitiated, band members Cal, Alfie, and Soapy first met through a mutual love of the UK DIY punk scene, and driving a really long way to shout at people! The band previously released their sprawling, violent slice-of-life debut full length, Big Twenty, via Venn Records in 2020.

The Other Half embody 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.  Live, the band draw from the energy of post-hardcore luminaries like Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi, whilst never straying too far from the hooks of bands like Superchunk and Les Say Fav.