“A murky encapsulation of some of the uglier features of nightlife” – CLASH
“Other Half’s world is volatile and dark, but also enthralling to hear” – The Line of Best Fit
“Rings clear with violent intent and purpose” – 3 Songs & Out
“It’s easy to write a record that has all of the tropes of ‘90s post-hardcore – less so to write a record that has the energy, sincerity, and experimental approaches of the best of it. Kudos to the UK’s Other Half” – Bandcamp
Norwich based Other Half met through a love of the UK DIY scene and their time split between previous outfits, including Maths, Ducking Punches and Manbearpig.
In 2012, Cal Hudson (guitar, vocals), Alfie Adams (drums) and Sophie Porter (bass, vocals) came together in Alfie’s basement bedroom, along with their various influences – from the indie rock cynicism of Archers of Loaf and Arab Strap, to the dischord and energy of bands like Hot Snakes and Unwound – to deal in scathing storytelling and abrasive punk.
Other Half previously released a four-way split with Grieving, Yarraman and Yr Poetry on Venn Records (Gallows, Bob Vylan, Marmozets & more) and has performed at The Fest, Florida, and Pouzza Fest, Montreal. They have toured mainland Europe and the UK with Dikembe and Ducking Punches and have shared the stage with the likes of Meat Wave, Jamie Lenman, PUP, Pinegrove, Front Bottoms, Part Chimp, The Hotelier, Joe Talbot (IDLES) and Lemuria.
They have had radio play on Daniel P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show, The Radio 1 Indie Show and Triple J’s Short.Fast.Loud, as well as coverage from Clash Magazine, Louder Than War & Vive Le Rock.
Their debut album, Big Twenty, was released via Venn Records on the 21st of August 2020.
AGENT: Rob McGee