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HALFWAIT

Rock Band

LIVE MY LIFE

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"I did what I had to do to make it, Maybe my past was just too much"  

Halfwait | "My Past"

Halfwait are a 3 piece Rock band From Sydney, Australia, the band's founding members, Jon Barca (guitar, vocals) and Chris Tallon (drums).

 

Halfwait's sound bonds grunge, punk, and alternative rock elements into an appetizing concoction reminiscent of The Offspring and Blink 182, with a dash of Nirvana tossed in for bite.

 

The band has been honing their take on the Green Day / Blink 182 formula of punk rock since 2010 putting in some time on the club circuit and previously released a self-produced EP, “One Life One Chance” that gave notice with a single entitled, ‘The Ride’. That track garnered some radio play which got the attention of Foghorn Records who released the bands next two singles, ‘Reasons’ and ‘In between’ in 2012.

 

A couple year hiatus ensued that was finally broken by the addition of a new bassist in 2014 Nick (Sero).

 

The next few years were focused on writing and further development of the bands sound.

 

2016 saw the recording of the bands second EP "Forever" which was recorded at Electric Sun Studios, featuring hit Single "Late Nights," which was released in 2017 receiving heavy airplay on YouTube's Montage Rock channel, Spotify and all leading digital platforms.

 

Some steady touring along with a focus on a proper full length album brings us up to speed to 2018 when Halfwait released their Debut Album “The Official” which includes 11 tracks and was produced at Electric Sun Studios.

 

The songs from this album are very unique, simple and to the point.

They knew how to gain fans with the most easiest method which is to focus on music more. 

 

They also released the Single “Who Are You?” as a Music Video to promote for the album along with a Lyric Video for their Single “Stand Alone”.

 

Following the Release of the Debut Album release “The Official” Halfwait embarked on a National tour playing shows around Australia promoting their latest release and were also receiving a lot of attention again on the YouTube Channel Montage Rock and on Spotify.

 

Jon Barca (Vocals and Guitar) also takes inspiration from a lot of rap and hip-hop. Chris Tallon (Drums and backing vocal) digs a lot of metalcore/hard-rock bands and Nick Sero (bass and backing vocal)  who is also frontman/guitarist for another Sydney band called Valen.

 

The Official "includes 11 tracks that are featured from this album and are very unique, simple and to the point. They knew how to gain fans with the most easiest method which is to focus on music more. They also released their “Who Are You?” as music video to promote for the album. The video is a bit confusing story to me but it’s very nice indeed. And for “Stand Alone” as a lyric-video, when I listened to the intro reminded me of Nirvana but delivered in a very modern style. When you check their biography you will find that they’re mainly inspired by the punk-rock genre, although they are into a wide variety of musicians and bands, including Silverchair, Blink-182, Lagwagon, Nirvana, Metallica, Green Day, and The Offspring. Jon Barca (Vocals and Guitar) also takes inspiration from a lot of rap and hip-hop. Chris Tallon (Drums and backing vocal) digs a lot of metalcore/hard-rock bands and Nick Sero (bass and backing vocal) is a straight old school rock n roller who is also frontman/guitarist for another Sydney band called Valen"

The Rock Era Magazine

 

Through the bands growing international fan base of listeners which they were gaining in the entertainment industry internationally through maintaining consistency by releasing new music regularly, playing shows throughout the country and receiving air play on numerous radio stations throughout the US, European and Australian media while also through leading online digital streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Youtube music and many other platforms that the band had been gaining exposure as a result of releasing their new music and distributing it internationally through Record Label partners Vydia.

 

The band have released 5 Official Music Videos with the most recent releases being in 2021 when the band released both Singles "My Past" and "Live my life" in November 2021. 

 

 

Jon Barca Vocals/Guitar is the Owner and Founder of LML Clothing By Halfwait which started in the beginning of March 2022.
 
Jon Barca begun this project with the concept of the brand idea that would lead on to become LML Clothing by Halfwait originally working with Influencer platform and Clothing Company Represent Merchandise, which are based in Los Angeles, California.

Halfwait have just released their latest Single “Live my life” delivering an end of year anthem to the music culture to be replayed over and over well into the new year with its catchy hooks and solid instrumentals forming together with perfection making the song vibe in a way that will have the audience eager for more.

Halfwait have recently released single “My Past” on the 13th of August 2021, now following up with their latest release “Live my life” adding to the band’s growing repertoire of songs, Halfwait continue to maintain the momentum by releasing new music making an impact on the music culture.

In addition to the new single “Live my life”, comes an infectious Music Video to support the single release.

Three-piece, Sydney, Australia-based rock band Halfwait mix the sounds of grunge, punk, and alternative rock to create a new sound all their own. Now, the band is revealing a new track, “My Past,” adding a shade of nuance to their extensive collection of singles and nod to the those who helped pioneer their genre.

The song points to sounds of the past, like Blink-182 and Fontaines D.C., like a pop-punk jam with a special Halfwait twist fans have come to expect.

The band chats more about “My Past” and the new video, saying it, “… came about pretty straight forward as we knew that we hadn’t done a performance-based music video at that point as all of our previous videos were story-based, so we were really interested in getting that done with the lighting and the performance aspect of it all.

“The director of the music clip hired an abandoned warehouse for the day of shooting the video, and the crew setup all of the lighting to get the settings all right for us to perform the song numerous times over about five, six hours which was really draining, but a cool thing to experience!”

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