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It’s been 2 years since THE OTHERNESS hit the UK.
They were 4 punk rock kids full of energy from La Patagonia, looking for gigs during a cold winter, having cold showers on a daily basis in a King’s Cross hostel and of course, playing as many gigs as they could at the time. The following year, they were playing not only on London’s underground scene but they were smashing all kinds of venues from Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool.
The band has recently released a kind of raw though very well performed live album called “Live Session”. The album was recorded live during one single night in Buenos Aires. It crackles with a raw and thrilling energy with the passionate blend of the singers’ vocal harmonies – like a punk rock take on the early Beatles, like the brothers Ramone from Argentina. Together with a solid rhythm section and catchy melodies the demo really stands out. The repertoire goes from band’s highlights like “Come On” and “Fix & Fuss” to obscure numbers like Leadbelly’s “Poor Howard” and the explosive cover of “Estallando desde el Océano” from Sumo (a legendary 80’s post-punk rock group from South America).
The Otherness are producing their own rock and roll parties and festivals all over the southern region of Latin America and working on new songs as well. The event is called “Rip It” and it shows the roots of the boys and their approach to rock culture.
They tell us that ‘You can easily notice that rock and roll is the music they love and inspires them to turn one-self into a new self projecting solidarity among the world (wide web) we are trapped in, just like the 70’s punk rock ethos in new clothes. The Otherness provide and share a voice with those people living like nomads all over the globe, those who don’t believe in concepts such as national pride because you can’t be proud of something you didn’t actually do and share with others; they speak to people who think on their own terms because their commitment is linked to the human element in society, no matter what politicians and institutions have to say about it. They do it in a fresh- clever -funny way.’
The band have plans to release a new EP called “RIP IT” by the end of February and also new songs in mid 2016. It’d be nice to have them back here in the UK playing rock and roll music again!
‘In order to lift the spirits of this $oporific and dull age represented by manufactured pop mu$ic topping the chart$ with mediocre and $illy idea$…’
COME ON (single) BBC Radio 6: https://soundcloud.com/otherness/come-on-by-the-otherness-bbc-radio-6-w-chris-hawkins
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NOW ON AND SO ON (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUDn0kma510
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