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OTHER HALF Reveal Video For New Single ‘Tiny Head’ Out Now

14th July 2020

Norwich-based post-hardcore trio OTHER HALF are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Tiny Head’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

The track is the latest to be taken from their debut album, Big Twenty, set for release on 21st August 2020 via Venn Records (Gallows, WACO, Marmozets & more). 

The record is available to preorder now and comes with an exclusive A5 lyrics zine designed by the band: https://otherhalf.bandcamp.com/

Directed and filmed by bassist Sophie Porter, the video sees the band enjoying a socially-distanced ice cream together during the blazing heat of lockdown, with the resultant melting mess serving as an apt metaphor for the murky story of the song itself.

Commenting on the theme of the single, vocalist Cal Hudson explains: “‘Tiny Head’ is a sad little pop song about being groomed, used and cut loose without ever really knowing about it. It finds a new set of particularly sh*tty narrators pulling strings, extracting the last juicy bits from an already pretty spent group of people, providing some validation through humiliation. I suppose it’s a lazy metaphor for our old friend capitalism, getting off on watching us all helplessly squirm around.”

“It’s the most melodic thing on the record, swapping out some of the bile for something with a little more swagger. I’d like to think it operates somewhere between the gnarled pop of the Pixies and the boozy swank of Thin Lizzy.”

Other Half’s forthcoming debut album, Big Twenty, is 14 songs of caustic post-hardcore exploring the unpleasant places people go to—and the nastiness they are capable of—in search of identity, community and belonging.

The recurring characters that inhabit Big Twenty navigate changing social scenes and trends as they near the end of their twenties, teasing themselves with the past and spiralling in an unhealthy cycle of going out and coming down. The album’s narrative is semi-fictitious, reimagining first-hand experiences watching friends lose themselves to nostalgia, drugs and depression, whilst simultaneously celebrating the warmth of belonging, wherever it is found.

Lead single ‘Trance State’ was released last month and picked up radio support from BBC Radio One Rock Show host Daniel P Carter, as well as press from Louder Than War, Vive Le Rock, CLASH Magazine, Dead Press!, Bring The Noise, The Punk Site and many more. 

Big Twenty is released 21 August 2020 via Venn Records

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