Fresh from touring with The Amazons, OTHERKIN have announced a new UK tour, ahead of a new live vinyl album which captures the band in all their raw ‘n’ ragged concert glory.
2017 was a landmark year for Otherkin. Having opened for Guns ‘N’ Roses at Slane Castle, rocked Download and Leeds / Reading festivals and toured with punk rock legends The Dead Kennedys, they released their debut album – “OK” – in September. This was immediately followed by an epic, fifty-one gig, ten-thousand kilometre jaunt around seventeen European countries, finishing with a triumphant, sold-out, homecoming show at Dublin’s Button Factory just before Christmas.
Recorded at concerts in Hamburg and Berlin last autumn; “Deutschland K.O.” is a punk-rock Polaroid of a band thriving in their natural element – the sweaty rock ‘n’ roll rooms where hearts are broken like noses, dreams are born, shoes are lost and the mosh-pit rules.
“Deutschland K.O.” will be released on Rubyworks’ vinyl and digital on Friday 6th April. Otherkin fans attending any of the UK tour dates will be able to buy the album at the venue ahead of the official street date.
Otherkin UK tour dates:
Tuesday 3rd April The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow
Wednesday 4th April Jumpin’ Jacks, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Thursday 5th April Jimmy’s, Manchester
Friday 6th April Camden Assembly, London
Saturday 7th Muthers Studio, Birmingham
With the release of their clattering new single ‘Bad Advice’, Irish garage punks Otherkin are getting ready to take over.
Formed in Dublin in 2014, united by a common love of The Clash, QOTSA, Ramones and Blur; the band cut their teeth playing house parties and dive bars before stepping up onto the Irish festival circuit – Longitude, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices to name a few.
After a couple of hand-made, self-released tracks, Otherkin hit their stride with the rowdy grunge-pop single “AY AY”, which came to the attention of leading Irish indie label Rubyworks in early 2015.
The 201 EP – featuring “AY AY” and “Feel It” – a four-tracker of garage rock thumpers released to coincide with their UK festival debut at Reading / Leeds and their first full-length UK tour. Radio exposure came courtesy of Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy on Radio X, while MTV Rocks added videos for both songs into their new music playlists.
The follow up release – The New Vice EP – was a further statement of intent, attracting more attention from UK daytime radio and making inroads in continental Europe (their debut European show at Eurosonic was voted one of the five best shows of the festival by Dutch station 3FM).
The band built on this momentum with multiple knock out festival spots in the UK, Holland, France and Germany in summer 2016, getting rave reviews for their wild live shows from NME and The Guardian. They wrapped up their summer with a high-profile slot supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a massive open-air concert in Belfast.
Otherkin rounded out 2016 in the Irish countryside putting the finishing touches to their debut album – ‘OK’, out now.
Lead-off single ‘Bad Advice’ was produced by the band with David Prendergast and Jason Boland, and was mixed in London by Jolyon Thomas (Slaves / Royal Blood / U2).
“Deutschland K.O.” tracklisting.
Bad Advice / Treat Me So Bad / Come On, Hello / Feel It / Enabler / REACT
‘89 / Razorhead / Ay Ay / Love’s A Liability / Yeah, I Know / So So