Half Past Two Preparing To Release New Single ‘Shine’

Half Past Two is a 9-piece blend of ska, rock, reggae, and pop punk from Orange County, California. Their most recent EP “Something Blue” was released to acclaim this past summer and was produced by David Irish (Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends) at Pot O’ Gold Recording in Orange, California.

The band is now back with a new single “Shine” set for release on November 13, 2020. The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming full-length due out in Summer 2021.

Previously featured on the ‘Ska Against Racism’ compilation (Asian Man Records/Bad Time Records/Ska Punk Daily), the track has special meaning to the band, and frontwoman Tara Hahn in particular, who says;

“Shine” is very personal and writing and releasing it has been cathartic. I penned it at the time my family found out that our daughter has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease. I didn’t write the words to share, but my bandmates really encouraged me to evolve the song, and we raised some awareness for SMA when we released it acoustic. But we thought it was pretty powerful and wanted it to be an energetic and exciting Half Past Two song like we’re known for. Then the opportunity came; “Shine” belonged on Ska Against Racism because it’s about our responsibility to the future. Releasing it in this way, with a passionate feeling and full band for SAR is still very uplifting, and I’d just like people to rally for that if they can.”

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).

Neck Deep Drop Two Huge New Tracks, Announce Album

Neck Deep fans can calm now as they have dropped two new music videos for tracks off their recently announced album, ‘The Peace and The Panic”.

Here’s  the first, ‘Where Do We Go When We Go’.

Chills right??

Here’s the second, titled “Happy Judgement Day”.

Their new album, “The Peace and The Panic” will be released August 18th via Hopeless Records.

Here’s the track listing.

1. Motion Sickness
2. Happy Judgement Day
3. In Bloom
4. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
5. Parachute
6. Don’t Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
7. Heavy Lies
8. Critical Mistake
9. The Grand Delusion
10. Wish You Were Here
11. Where Do We Go When We Go

Wait…. Sam Carter of Architects is on a track?!  Things just got a whole lot more interesting.

Well if things are looking this good, we can expect another powerhouse of a track from the ever rising pop-punks.


Blink 182 Drop New Track

With a deluxe edition of ‘California’ on the horizon, Blink 182 have just released another track from the extended album.

The track, called ‘Can’t Get You More Pregnant’, is full of Blink goodness. If you disagree, stream it below.

The deluxe edition of California is set to be released May 19th 2017 via BMG.

Here’s the links from the official webstore, Itunes, Amazon.

Check Out Simple Plan Covering Blink 182

What happens when legends cover legends?

Well, check this out!

At a recent soundcheck, Simple Plan covered Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’.

The band are currently in the middle of a tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of ‘No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls’, before bringing it to the EU in June.

Check out the cover below.


Neck Deep Are In The Studio

Neck Deep are in the studio, which means Album 3 is on the way!

It’ll be difficult to top Life’s Not Out To Get You but from what I’ve seen in recent years from this bands, it’s that anything’s possible.

Here’s a tweet from the studio.

New Found Glory Announce New Tour.

The band after announcing their new album, Makes Me Sick, have announced a UK tour for November but they will be playing the entirety of six of their previous albums to audiences.

Sticks And Stones, Catalyst, New Found Glory, Not Without A Fight, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Coming Home will all be played in full on select UK dates.

Here’s the dates:



All Time Low Announce Australian Tour

All Time Low have announced an Australian tour, Neck Deep and The Maine are supporting and the world is jealous! Just when people are getting over one tour heartbreak because they live in another country, another pops up and the balance is broken. Oh well, if you live in any of the tour dates on the poster below, you’re in for a treat!