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OTHERKIN

OTHERKIN return with “The 201 EP”, which is by far their best yet and the critical acclaim is only a bonus given the reaction when it arrived.  It is also their debut release on the Rubyworks label, who have plenty of stellar acts in their ranks.

’20 To 11′ would be difficult to drop The Strokes from any reference to its sound.  The thrashing indie guitar sounds, cymbals and distorted vocals are all here to give you the impression of a young Irish Julian Casablancas behind the mic.

Their debut single ‘AY AY’ was warmly welcomed, the moderate track with its shouting overtones and intermittent, stifled guitar sound has been enjoying spins from Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, as well as being playlisted at XFM.

“The 201 EP” is out on Rubyworks now.

Gig: The Grand Social, Dublin, on 6 November 2015.