With the release of their debut album “Busy Chillin”, Half Hour Late takes the best parts of several vibrant styles and builds a sound all their own. Laced with addictive melodies, a bright presence, and plenty of character, the record boasts the aesthetic of acoustic-pop anthems.
The first single "Bait" is a tasteful and infectious song built with pop tones that let the song shine with trumpets, danceable grooves, and a smooth tone.
Although the single speaks volumes for the album, to get a full understanding of where Half Hour Late is really coming from, the full album is a must hear.
“We write as a band and that gives us so much creative freedom and different avenues to explore. We have definitely found our colors and flow creating this record; but we love to have fun with all different genres of music; so who knows what’s next!" says the band of creating the album.
Half Hour Late is made up of a group of friends out of Ocean Beach, San Diego.
They began jamming together in the summer of 2020 in the shed of close friend and founding member of the band Shane Dee.
“It came together very organically. We were hanging out together everyday in the shed; there wasn’t much to do because everything was shut down; so we would spend day after day writing, recording and riding the debauchery train; all of it inspired the first half a dozen songs we created as Half Hour Late and ultimately led to our first show; An epic renegade beach concert in the midst of COVID.”
A week after the show, Shane Dee moved to Hawaii, and the band took a year long hiatus until the addition of Zach Stillwater on lead guitar. Shortly after, In September of 2021, Half Hour Late was playing their debut concert at The Holding Company.
“In the last year, we’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities all over San Diego and are now planning to expand, starting this summer with a tour up the west coast of California and a few shows out East… more details coming soon! In the meantime, our firstborn “Busy Chillin” is available on all streaming platform and we’re proud to say we it was produced independently every step of the way.”
To learn more of Half Hour Late please visit: Half Hour Late (bandcamp.com)