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Albums Of The Week: Other Half | Soft Action

Smart lyrics, co-ed vocalists, massive melodies and sharp songwriting help this U.K. power trio stand out from the post-hardcore pack on their blazing sophomore album.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A delightful, delicious and distilled mix of sneering punk, post-hardcore and sardonic storytelling, Soft Action is the new sophomore LP from the noisy Norwich trio Other Half.

And what a melting pot of joyful, melodic, raging dissonance it is. Launching straight out the traps with the wiry vocal interplay of singers Cal and Soapy, the band wield the most melodic, dissonant parts of their own sound and incredible live show with a heady blend of diverse influences.

Mixing the energy of post-hardcore luminaries such as Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi, the ragged hooks of Pixies and Superchunk, the discordant squall of Sonic Youth, and topping it all off with some searing Converge-esque like intensity, the outcome is a must-listen, riotous ripper of a record!”