Tearing their way out of Dublin, bashing drunk, Guinness-flecked tourists into the River Liffey, comes punky four-piece Otherkin.
Trying to find the band on google I discovered that ‘Otherkin’ refers to people who identify as non-human: fairies, angels and suchlike. Maybe because of that the name, to me at least, suggests something ethereal, smoky, otherworldly, but the band Otherkin is definitely not – they’re raw, raucous and, quite frankly, rather loud.
Latest track ‘Bad Advice’ isn’t a song to fall asleep to; it’s a song to jump around to when you’re a little worse for wear. Clocking in at under two and a half minutes it’s rushed, driving a battering-ram into your ears, and a lot of fun.
Otherkin will be part of the support for Guns N’ Roses at the massive Slane Castle next month, a huge deal for such a young band. The rest of the year sounds equally exciting though, starting off with a mini-tour of England in May followed by further tours, including one to North America, and a full album at the end of the year.
Words by Tom Worley
Tipped by Dave Maul
Generator North East, The Manse, Kingsland Church Studios, Priory Green, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2DW
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