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’.
Their second album, Soft Action, was released 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.
“Soft Action is far too visceral and immediate to exist exclusively as an object of retro fascination. The band plays with wild, unhinged energy and thinly veiled snark, channeling their inspirations with dynamism, not just reverent imitation.” Stereogum, album of the week
“Raging, melodic, angular, clever, immediate, furious and joyous, Soft Action goes hard.” Kerrang
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