Music in Galway means one of two venues for me. The Róisín Dubh or Monroes.
Otherkin are a rising musical act, and I had the pleasure of rocking out and moshing to their music in the Róisín Dubh last Saturday night. In so much as I manage to mosh!
A few friends rang from Clara in Offaly. They were coming to a gig in Galway and I should go. I had never heard of Otherkin, but I knew the lads knew a good gig, so I said I’d get a few beers in if nothing else and so down I went.
Otherkin, and indeed their support, The Clockworks, did not disappoint.
Who are Otherkin?
Otherkin are Luke Reilly on vocals / guitar, Conor Andrew Wynne also guitar, and the bass player is David Anthony. Rob Summons on drums completes the band that started off in Dublin in 2014, doing house parties and such, before completing the festival circuit to the acclaim of NME and The Guardian – among other reviews. Their declared love of The Clash and The Ramones is evident in their passionately delivered set.
The support act were The Clockworks – a youthful bank of ripping energy that I will be glad to see if they play a full gig in their own right. Tracks ‘Mr T Shirt‘ and ‘You Are the Problem’ were my favourites of the night.
I went to get a CD of both bands, but there was quite a crowd. However, one of them followed me down, and gave me a CD of their EP, which I was delighted with.
Have a listen for yourself, and if you can, do yourself a favour and go to see them!