Otherkin deliver their unique soaring sound in single ‘On & On’

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Irish alternative rock band Otherkin have recently released their latest single ‘On & On’, which comes alongside announcements of a UK tour in Autumn.

‘On & On’ delivers with the same unique and soaring sound of Otherkin that we heard with their previous single ‘All That Remains Won’t Be The Same’.

The track offers soaring synths alongside an energetic drum and guitar soundscape. Met with assertive lyrics and vocals, the song will certainly get you moving into an energy destined for the dancefloor. Produced and mixed by Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, Royal Blood), the band have offered an anthem-like track which positions them as a promising rock band from Ireland’s emerging music scene.

The band explains that the inspiration for the song came from ‘listening to a ton of French House’. The band ‘felt inspired to make a song for the dance floor.  As we were approaching it from the context of being a guitar band we thought it would be cool to break the song up with a huge riff, bringing the two worlds together. We paired it with a story of a guy we know who’s a conniving, scheming weasel that’ll never change his ways, regardless of what happens to him. This song is like one fist in the air and one middle finger in the air to him.’

The song was released after a period of significant success for the band, having had airplay from the likes of BBC Radio 1 as well as on local radio back in Ireland. The band’s Autumn tour dates can be found down below, where you can also check out On & On.

Tour dates

19/09 | Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

20/09 | Riverside 2, Newcastle

22/09 | Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

23/09 | The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

24/09 | Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

26/09 | Face Bar, Reading

27/09 | Camden Assembly, London

 

Good

  • Assertive, strong lyrics
  • Energetic drums and guitar

Bad

  • Repetitive chorus

Summary

An energetic song with an incredible build and delivery. Keeps you hooked and wanting to listen to it again and again.
8

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