MUSIC NEWS: Other Half Announce Debut Album Details & Release Video For ‘Trance State’
Photo Credit: Matt Wilkinson
Post-hardcore trio Other Half have announced their debut album Big Twenty, due for release on 21st August 2020 via Venn Records.
The band, which features members of Maths, Ducking Punches and Manbearpig, have also released a video for their new single Trance State.
“Trance State is made up of fragments from nights spent at our worst, and the real ill nature encountered on the way,” the band comment. “It’s probably the only time the characters on the album become the observer – seeing the ugliness in their surroundings for the first time – but, as with anything, that’s quickly put to bed in favour of putting something up their nose. Musically, the track pulls from bands like The Jesus Lizard and Slint. aiming for something that slithers along with the same creepy intensity of the characters in the song.”
In support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Other Half have turned stills from the original video footage into packs of limited edition art prints. 100% of proceeds will be split between The Black Curriculum and Black Immigrant Collective.
“We will never fully be able to understand the experiences of black communities,” say the band. “But we do understand our responsibility to use the platform and the resources we have to try and make a difference and better understand issues of racism. Racism and racially motivated police brutality isn’t just an American issue. Social injustice and systematic racism exists everywhere. We stand in solidarity with the black community, open and honest to the discomfort of the truth and our privilege – listening, learning and acting to incite change and fulfil our potential as allies.”
Purchase the limited edition art prints HERE.