As the good weather in the northern hemisphere prepares to bid people goodbye, it’s a little late for ska band Half Past Two to be delivering a summer anthem. Nevertheless, the Californian ska/pop/reggae/punk band bring a feel good style to their new track ‘Scratched CD’.
Their ska pop chops, infectious energy and relentless bounce helps to make a music fan’s bad day better, when the act of a ruined piece of physical media is contrasted with a choppy riff, bright horns and a carefree pop hook where repetition is king.
Fans of the style might hear elements of Save Ferris or Bite Me Bambi. There are even traces of the lighter parts of Suburban Legends, whose frontman Vince Walker makes a guest appearance in the new clip as a human-CD hybrid.
Join Half Past Two’s sunny fantasy land below, and immerse yourself in their fantasy world brimming with glitchy hooks. Their new album will be released via Pay Attention Records on October 29th.