*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*
|Southern California Ska/Rock/Reggae/Pop-Punk Band HALF PAST TWO Releases New Single “Some Nights”|
|“A good reminder that music can be fun and lighthearted, even when it carries a personal, powerful message.”- Brooklynvegan|
“This big nine-piece Orange County-based ska band recalls the era of the great 2-Tone bands like the Specials and the English Beat. These songs are made to stand up to repeat play.”- Anti Music
“Half Past Two is the ska, reggae, pop-punk blend that’s been missing from your life.”- Meaww
“Half Past Two have rightfully carved out a distinction as one of the most respectable, reliable genre-bending ska groups still on the go.”- Small Music Scene
“Half Past Two’s special blend of ska music, will go a long way to make your day a little brighter.”- Bearded Gentlemen Music
|Orange County, CA ska/rock/reggae/pop-punk band Half Past Two will release their next full-length this Fall on Pay Attention Records (a new label imprint from the folks behind Ska Punk Daily) and backed by Jump Up Records.|
The band is premiering a video for “Some Nights,” a new single off the record, which is now streaming HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg-Wh1pVJ28.
Stream “Some Nights” on DSPS HERE: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/halfpasttwo/some-nights-2
“Some Nights” is the follow up to the band’s recent singles “Mean Green,” “All About You” and “Shine” and 2020’s “Something Blue” EP which was produced by David Irish (Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends) at Pot O’ Gold Recording in Orange, California.
After five studio releases and over 100 shows to their name, these veterans of the live local scene carry headlining credits at the House of Blues Anaheim and Chain Reaction and have supported national and international touring acts including Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, The Skatalites, RX Bandits, The Selecter, The English Beat, Mustard Plug, The Toasters and Pato Banton at venues including The Grove of Anaheim, The Glass House, The Observatory, 924 Gilman, The Phoenix Theater and The Catalyst. HALF PAST TWO’s strong connection to the Orange County music scene is evidenced by an Orange County Music Awards nomination for Best Alternative Band, airplay on KROQ FM radio, claiming the Number One track for 2014 on Tazy Phillipz’s Ska Parade internet radio show and inclusion in the 2016 indie movie “Confessions of a Womanizer” (featuring Gary Busey and C. Thomas Howell).
Half Past Two is:
Tara Hahn (Vocals), Max Beckman (Guitar, Vocals), David Parris (Keys, Guitar, Vocals), Cameron Hallenbeck (Lead Guitar), Mark Anderson (Bass), Dan Evans (Drums), Jordy Coutin (Trumpet), Jack Sneddon (Trombone), Din Fernandes (Baritone Sax)
Photo: David Irish