Heavy Pop presents:
Entry Requirements: 14+
Heavy pop presents...
The return of one of our favourite live band's to Reading.
Buoyed by the success of ‘All That Remains Won’t Be the Same’, Irish alternative rock band Otherkin increase speed with the release of ‘On & On’. The electronic laden track marks a change in direction for the band with elements of Italo House, hard rock and electronica combined to intoxicating effect.
The band say: 'We were listening to a ton of French House before making 'On & On' and felt inspired to make a song for the dancefloor. As we were approaching the song 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.'
Plus support on the night from Special Guests (TBA)...
Heavy Pop: Drop it like it's Pop
Dublin based grunge pop band OTHERKIN have marked their first 12 months of existence by playing slots at Longitude, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, Other Voices and Whelan’s Ones To Watch. They've also followed up supporting NME cover stars Palma Violets and Parquet Courts by completing their own headline tour of Ireland in September. Since releasing their ‘As A High’ EP, OTHERKIN have been on the lips of critics and music-listeners alike. They’ve just put a busy summer behind them and are currently working on their latest release due February 2015.
Here are some words from the critics: - 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’.
- Four Culture magazine (US): ‘Seldom is a band made that captures the darkest aspects of the human soul and merges them with our desires. Otherkin does this with every song, and ensnares your mind.’
- State magazine: ‘walking the line between accessibility and credibility with ease… Otherkin feel very much like the complete package already.’
- The Last Mixed Tape: ‘As A High is something of a high water mark for Otherkin. Showcasing a more uncompromising aspect of their music, demonstrating a considered approach that separates Otherkin from their peers.
- Artrocker (UK): A must see band who bring optimistic rock back to the clubs