HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES!
Norwich post-hardcore trio OTHER HALF have just released a video for their new single.
‘Trance State’ is taken from the band’s debut album Big Twenty, which is set for release on Venn Records, the label founded by GALLOWS members Laurent Barnard and Stu Gili-Ross.
Speaking about the single, the band say “’Trance State’ is made up of fragments from nights spent at our worst, and the real ill nature encountered on the way. 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.”
Formed in 2012 by members of Maths, Ducking Punches and Manbearpig, Other Half comprise Cal Hudson (guitar, vocals), Alfie Adams (drums) and Sophie Porter (bass, vocals).
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the band have turned stills from the original ‘Trance State’ video footage into packs of limited edition art prints, 100% of proceeds will be split between The Black Curriculum and the Black Immigrant Collective.
“We will never fully be able to understand the experiences of black communities,” they say. “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.”
‘Trance State’ is available here.
Pic by Matt Wilkinson