Half Past Two
After over a decade together, HALF PAST TWO has honed their blend of ska, rock, reggae, and pop punk into their most ambitious release yet, “Camp Slushtone”. Once again teaming with production duo David Irish (Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends) and Meagan Christy (Chase Long Beach), “Camp Slushtone” showcases seven diverse tracks that speak to where the band has been and where they hope to go in the future. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign reaching over 400% of the project’s goal, the milestones of “Camp Slushtone” have continued into the band’s first ever vinyl record release.
These veterans of the live local scene carry headlining credits at the House of Blues Anaheim and Chain Reaction, have toured California and Nevada with Reel Big Fish and The Toasters, and have locally supported other national and international touring acts including The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, RX Bandits, The Selecter, The English Beat, 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 // Feature Friday (Out of the Pine Box 2018)
Half Past Two's Summertime Ska Shines Bright Through Tough Times (OC Weekly 2017)
"Camp Slushtone" Record Review (www.ska-boom.com 2017)
LA Radio Sessions: Half Past Two - Performance & Interview (2017)
Kilson Street: Half Past Two - Performace & Interview (2017)
LA Radio Sessions: Half Past Two - Performance & Interview (2015)
"Mastering Karate" EP Review (www.ska-boom.com 2015)
Half Past Two Is Way Past Ska (OC Weekly 2010)
Orange Pop: Half Past Two Gets A Hand (OC Register 2009)