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Otherkin announce debut album and new single ‘React’

Dublin’s rising talent, Otherkin released some exciting news today- that their debut album, OK, is finally ready and will be released on 29th September. Alongside the news has come a song from the album, ‘React’. The album will include a couple of past singles and live favourite ‘Ay Ay.


It’s been a busy time to be Otherkin with support slots for other rising band, The Amazons and soon INHEAVEN too. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich gave them a nod on his Beats1 show following their Download show. Between all this they’ve also got festivals all throughout the summer.

The new track, ‘React’ starts big and only gets bigger from the moment frontman Luke Reilly starts howling and chanting down the microphone. They strike the delicate balance between a wall of guitars and a wall of vocals, proving a winning combination.

“OK” was recorded in Ireland with David Prendergast, Jason Boland and the band at the controls. The tracks were mixed in London by Jolyon Thomas, best known for his work with Slaves and Royal Blood. Showing real commitment to their art, singer Luke and drummer Rob both had fresh “OK” tattoos committed to flesh for the album artwork.

Otherkin are a volatile force of nature that have to be seen to be believed. To support the release of the album, Otherkin will be heading out on a mammoth set of tour dates as both special guests of INHEAVEN in the UK and headlining their own gigs in fifteen European countries. Full dates can be found below.

  • JUN 19: Liquid Room (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • JUN 20: O2 Academy 2 (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • JUN 21: O2 Academy 2 (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • JUN 23: O2 Academy 2 (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • JUN 24: Sea Sessions
    Donegal, Ireland
  • JUN 25: O2 Academy (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Bristol, United Kingdom
  • JUN 26: O2 Institute 2 (Supporting Dead Kennedys)
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • AUG 13: Carrickmacross Arts Festival
    Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • AUG 25: Leeds Festival
    Leeds, United Kingdom
  • AUG 26: Victorious Festival
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • AUG 27: Reading Festival
    Reading, United Kingdom
  • SEP 30: Think Tank? w/ INHEAVEN
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • OCT 1: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut w/ INHEAVEN
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • OCT 2: Brudenell Social Club w/ INHEAVEN
    Leeds, United Kingdom
  • OCT 4: Plug w/ INHEAVEN
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • OCT 5: The Sugarmill w/ INHEAVEN
    Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom
  • OCT 6: Buyers Club w/ INHEAVEN
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • OCT 9: Mama Rouxs w/ INHEAVEN
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

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