Irish indie-rockers Otherkin are set to hit the road again after a year of writing and recording in preparation for their second album.

The band, formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, released a handful of well-received EPs and singles, including early fans’ favourite Ay Ay before their debut album OK emerged to good reviews on Irish indie label Rubyworks in 2017.

With big riffs and choruses and a healthy slab of attitude, they won lots of new fans with their energetic live show as they toured with the likes of the Dead Kennedys.

Now, after regrouping to write new material, Luke Reilly (vocals, guitar), Conor Andrew Wynne (lead guitar), David Anthony (bass) and Rob Summons (drums) are ready to test the songs out live.

They recently released On & On, the third taste of their new music this year, following Tombstone and All That Remains Won’t Be The Same.

On & On is Otherkin’s latest single.

All That Remains enjoyed evening airplay support from BBC Radio 1, daytime spins in their homeland and unprecedented levels of playlist support from all the main streaming platforms.

The band said: “We were listening to a ton of French House before making On & On and 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.”

Otherkin will play a string of UK headline dates in September. Pic: Gary Welford.

Otherkin’s UK headline tour dates in full:

Thursday 19 September –  Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Friday 20 September – The Basement, York

Saturday 21 September – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle

Sunday 22 September – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

Monday 23 September – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Tuesday 24 September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Thursday 26 September – Face Bar, Reading

Friday 27 September – Camden Assembly, London

Tickets are on sale now from 

Otherkin supporting the Dead Kennedys. Pic: Gary Welford.
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