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HalfNoise at The King's Arms in April 2015
Background information
Also known as Tunnel
Origin Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active 2010–present
Website halfnoisemusic.com
Past members
  • Jason Clark

HalfNoise (often stylized as HALFNOISE) is the musical project of Zac Farro, drummer of the American rock band Paramore. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Farro formed the project alongside Jason Clark following Farro's departure from Paramore in 2010. The project now consists of Farro alone. He released the debut self-titled EP of the project, HalfNoise, in 2012. Since then, he released two studio albums, Volcano Crowe (2014) and Sudden Feeling (2016), and the The Velvet Face EP in 2017.


Early Career (2010–2011)[edit]

HalfNoise was created two days after Zac Farro's departure from Paramore, under the original name "Tunnel".[4] Zac took part in this new project, along with Jason Clark, releasing a song called "Hide Your Eyes" [5][6][7]

Farro and Clark had earlier been together in a band with Taylor York and Farro's brother Josh Farro prior to Paramore. The duo then renamed themselves "HalfNoise" due to other bands being named "Tunnel". In March 2011, it was announced that Farro would be joining his brother's band Novel American, but would still continue take part in HalfNoise.[8][9][10]

HalfNoise EP (2012)[edit]

After Farro left Paramore, he started working on HalfNoise's debut EP self-titled HalfNoise. The production was finished on 2011, Farro stated that he recorded almost all the instruments with his friend Daniel James, "I played all the drums, I did all the sampling. Me and a producer called Daniel James did the guitars together, but it was mainly just me performing."[11] On June 14, 2012, HalfNoise released their first official single "Free the House" along with a music video. The song served as the lead single of the EP, which was released on October 1, 2012 in the UK through Xtra Mile Recordings and on October 2 through their official website. The EP composed of previous demos from 2010 and new material.[12] Later in 2012, the EP was made available for free digital download through NoiseTrade.[13]

Volcano Crowe (2013–2014)[edit]

Farro posted via Instagram in August 2013 that he spent 7 months writing and recording a new full-length album with his friends and producer Daniel James. He also stated that the album is titled Volcano Crowe because he recorded the album at the bottom of a volcano and his friend Rowan Crowe was the reason he visited New Zealand in the first place.[14] The album production was finished on September 29, 2013.[15] On May 26, 2014, Farro premiered the album's first single, "Mountain",[16][17] and on September 16 released he released the second single "Hurricane Love" with a music video of a live performance of the song at New Zealand.[18] The album was released on September 30, 2014 via Bandcamp.

Sudden Feeling (2016)[edit]

In June 2016, Farro released "Know the Feeling" as the lead single for his then untitled album. With the release of the title track, the album was revealed to be called Sudden Feeling.[19] The full album was premiered on Billboard on September 6, and the album was released September 9, 2016.[20] In December 2016, Farro released the music video for the title track via YouTube.[21]

The Velvet Face EP (2017)[edit]

On March 24, 2017, HalfNoise's second EP, The Velvet Face, was released. Farro said that the EP doesn't only "demonstrate the light heartedness of HalfNoise, but I think it also encompasses my own vulnerabilities musically and artistically. I feel like this EP encompasses the feeling you get from a full LP, but filtered through only 5 songs. This is definitely the most important piece of music, to me personally, that I’ve ever written or worked on to-date with HalfNoise. Not only was it special for me as an artist and writer but from my friends who played, collaborated, and shared with me in making something so special."[22]


Farro has stated that some of his influences include: Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, Paper Route, Sigur Ros, Supercar, Thrice, Sunny Day Real Estate and múm.[23] Farro has been influenced by Dave Grohl (former drummer of Nirvana and current singer/songwriter of Foo Fighters and drummer for Them Crooked Vultures), William Goldsmith (former drummer of Sunny Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters, replaced by Taylor Hawkins) and Riley Breckenridge (drummer for the band, Thrice).


Current members

Former members

  • Jason Clark – Guitar (2010–2012)



Studio albums[edit]

  • Volcano Crowe (2014)
  • Sudden Feeling (2016)



  • "Free the House" (2012)
  • "Mountain" (2014)
  • "Hurricane Love" (2014)
  • "Inside" (2015)
  • "Know the Feeling" (2016)
  • "In the Summer" (2016)
  • "Sudden Feeling" (2016)
  • "French Class" (2017)
  • "Scooby's in the Back" (2017)


  • "Don't Lie to Me" (2010)
  • "Hide Your Eyes" (2010)
  • "Erase Me" (2011)


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  8. ^ "Kerrang! Zac Farro joins Novel American". Kerrang.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
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  15. ^ Obenschain, Philip (September 30, 2013). "HalfNoise (Zac Farro) finishes tracking new album". Alternative Press. 
  16. ^ Kraus, Brian. "HalfNoise (Zac Farro) releases "Mountain" music video". Alternative Press. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  17. ^ Walker, John (May 27, 2014). "Hayley Williams Speaks Up About Ex-Paramore Drummer’s New Video". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  18. ^ "HalfNoise - Hurricane Love". YouTube. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "HALFNOISE - Sudden Feeling". YouTube. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Halfnoise, Paramore's Zac Farro, Drops the Most Sunshiny Breakup Album You'll Hear This Fall: Exclusive Premiere". Billboard.com. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  21. ^ HalfNoise Zac Farro (2016-12-16), HALFNOISE - Sudden Feeling (Official Music Video), retrieved 2017-05-01 
  22. ^ "Hear HALFNOISE's new EP 'The Velvet Face' in its entirety". DIY. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 
  23. ^ http://www.paramore.net/member/i/19163/

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