Expect carnage from Otherkin’s gig at The Attic in Glasgow’s Garage on 3rd April as they promote new album, Deutschland K.O., the follow up to OK. Having performed with the legendary Guns’N’Roses they obviously know how to put on a show and I doubt this will be any different.
Conor Andrew Wynne spoke with The Fountain about performing with the icons, the formulation of the band name and the response to their album, which came out in September.
TF: You excited about playing the Glasgow Garage?
We can’t wait! We played the main room recently with The Amazons, and it was absolute carnage. We can’t wait to bring our headline set to The Attic for round two.
TF: What’s been your favourite gig to date as Otherkin?
It has to be when we were supporting Guns’N’Roses at Slane Castle. That was an amazing experience, not only to support such a legendary band but also to play to over twenty thousand people at one of the most iconic venues in the world.
TF: What music did you grow up listening to, formulating your taste and interest in music?
I grew up listening to an array of different music. I was introduced to bands like The Kinks, The Beach Boys and The Beatles from an early age but also was given lots of punk and grunge records from my Dad and Brother. I’m part of that MTV2 generation, so anything from Queens Of The Stone Age to Radiohead was lumped together in the space of ten minutes!
TF: Where did the inspiration for the Otherkin name come from?
We came across it in a Dublin culture magazine, it seemed like a pretty unique thing at the time. We liked the name and meaning and went for it, we’ve had people who think they’re dragons emailing us ever since.
TF: It must be fab to have your album, OK, out there – how has the response been?
The response has been amazing, we placed #2 in the charts in Ireland which was insane. It feels like the album is constantly reaching new people, and it’s been amazing travelling all around Europe playing to people and hear them singing back the lyrics. That’s what it’s all about!
For more on Otherkin and their tour click here.