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Half Waif

“Severed Logic”


by tom johnson

“I’m the daughter of a refugee, and somewhere in me is this innate story of searching for a home,” so says Half Waif’s Nandi Rose Plunkett, introducing her new song and subsequent new EP, which is released at the tail-end of February via her new home of Cascine. Indicative of such sentiments, new track “Severed Logic” is distinct but restless undertaking; Plunkett’s voice is the most alluring of tools but it never once settles, drifting like smoke above the steadiness of the instrumentation that sits beneath it all, unable to find a place to truly reconcile itself.

The follow-up to the brilliant “Improbable Depths” – one of our essential releases of last year – form/a is released as a limited edition 12″, and the six-track collection is set to signal a new chapter in the Half Waif story, presenting something more intriguing and rounded than what came before. Severed Logic reaffirms such notions, the quixotic nature of the lyrics wrapped up in something beautifully compelling and just as romanticised, as warped keys are joined by playful bursts of percussion that lead to a track that is at once as sincere as it is vivid and radiant.

An intriguing next-step, you can stream the new track below, as well as pre-order the vinyl. Scroll a little further to find Half Waif’s full set of tour dates, which takes in a European/UK run of dates later this month.

‘form/a’ EP is released on Feb 24th, via Cascine

Pre-order it here, via Bandcamp

Live Dates


12 – Great Scott – Allston, MA w/Forth Wanderers
13 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY w/Forth Wanderers
14 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC w/Forth Wanderers
15 – Creep Records – Philadelphia, PA w/Forth Wanderers
23 – Surya – London, UK
24 – The Castle Hotel – Manchester, UK
25 – The Hug and Pint – Glasgow, UK
26 – Four Bars at Dempseys – Cardiff, UK
29 – Bombo Y Platillo – Zaragoza, Spain
30 – Matadero – Huesca, Spain
31 – MAC – A Coruna, Spain


1 – Sala Riquela – Santiago, Spain
2 – Club de Vila Real – Vila Real, Portugal
3 – Salon De Teatres – Almendralejo, Spain
4 – Teatre Arniches – Alicante, Spain
5 – EMAC Festival – Burriana, Spain
7 – Video – Ghent, Belgium
8 – De Gudde Wellen – Luxembourg
9 – FZW – Dortmund, Germany
10 – Die Wohngemeinshaft – Cologne, Germany
21 – Noise Pop (Solo) – SF, CA
25 – Indie Pop Prom @ Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY


9 – Savannah Historic District – Savannah, GA
13-17 – SXSW


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