“We want our records to be punchy, lean and blazing. Straight in, no kissing” - OTHERKIN

OTHERKIN are a new band from Dublin.

Luke Reilly - vocals, guitar
Conor Andrew Wynne - lead guitar
David Anthony - bass guitar
Rob Summons - drums

Luke, Conor and David first had the idea for the band in 2013, but Otherkin did not coalesce until they found drummer Rob later that year, drawn together by a shared love of bands like The Clash, QOTSA, Ramones and Blur.

Early gigs in college dorms and house parties gave way to regular shows on Dublin’s vibrant live venue circuit, which in turn blossomed into a step up to the Irish festival carousel - Longitude, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices - in 2014.

After a couple of hand-made, self-released tracks, OTHERKIN hit their stride with the rambunctious 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” - was a quartet of quivering, shivering thumpers released to coincide with their UK festival debut at Leeds / Reading and their first full-length UK tour. Radio exposure came courtesy of support from 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 band kicked off 2016 with a thrilling gig at Eurosonic in Holland, which led to many festival offers for this coming summer. OTHERKIN released their new track ‘I Was Born’ in February, the first taste of their second EP, mixed by Jolyon Thomas (Slaves) to be released later in the spring.

 

NME Magazine:
‘OTHERKIN play natty Britpop. Debut single ‘AY AY’ is more 1996 sounding than an overdriven VOX AC30 and Epiphone Rivera combo, calling to mind early Oasis. If their live show is half as rowdy they’ll blaze a helter-skelter trail on the toilet circuit.”

DublinConcerts.ie:
'Rising stars Otherkin marked their first Longitude appearance with a set that will not be forgotten easily by those in attendance. They’re increasingly confident and they should be. Their music is excellent.'

Goldenplec:
‘Longitude mainstage is definitely in their future’.

State magazine:
‘walking the line between accessibility and credibility with ease… Otherkin feel very much like the complete package already.’

Artrocker (UK):
'
A must see band who bring optimistic rock back to the clubs.'