“With the next chapter of the band, we felt the urge to change up our sound and make something a bit more dynamic, something fresh. So we decided to take some elements of the tension, challenges and stress from the last few years and do something creative with it; music that feels new and exciting to us, that might surprise people and also confront our own expectations of what we can do. All that remains won’t be the same.” - OTHERKIN
Formed in Dublin in 2014, OTHERKIN hit their stride with the boisterous grunge-pop single “Ay Ay”, which came to the attention of leading Irish indie label Rubyworks in early 2015. Two EP releases followed, The 201 EP - released to coincide with their UK festival debut at Leeds / Reading and their first full-length UK tour - and ‘The New Vice’ EP - featuring “I Was Born” and “Yeah I Know”. Early Radio exposure came courtesy of support from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1 and John Kennedy on Radio X, while MTV Rocks added their videos into their new music playlists. "Yeah I Know" was championed by Lars Ulrich of Metallica on his Beats 1 radio show, the track has gone on to be OTHERKIN's breakout streaming hit. UK shows with Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dead Kennedys quickly followed.
OTHERKIN's debut album, simply called ‘OK’, was released in September 2017, and the band went out on a massive European tour, taking in seventeen countries and covering over 10,000 kilometres in support of the release. An on-the-road live album document, the tough-as-tarmac ‘Deutschland K.O’, swiftly followed in Spring 2018.
More live work followed, with a wild mix of gigs from Guns ‘N’ Roses at Slane Castle to UK shows with the Amazons and another summer of festivals.
September ‘18 saw the band decamp to Brighton to record with Chemical Brothers’ producer Steve Dub. The first fruits of their endeavours - the coruscating ‘Tombstone’ is released in February 2019.
Vocals / Guitar
Conor Andrew Wynne