Being invited along to see a band play is special at any time but for me to be offered the chance to watch Otherkin headline their own show was incredible.
The last time I saw these guys play was at this exact same venue, The Boiler Room, where they supported The Amazons in March and at the time I described Otherkin as “Uncontrollaby addictive” and this is now ten-fold. Solo-gigging is a new one for me but when Otherkin so kindly invited me along I had to attend and I was so pleased I did.
Grabbing a quick chat with Conor Wynne (guitarist) before the show, we spoke about life for Otherkin over the past couple of months including the set slots at Victorious Festival and Download festival already confirmed aswell as the support gig they have got for Guns n Roses at Slane Castle. Conor decribed how insane it was to be playing Slane Castle and that they are opening the show which at full capacity will be 80,000 however they expect a good 20,000 to be in attendance when they take to the stage. Since meeting them earlier this week, the Guns n Roses show took place and having read the reviews already the Dublin based Punk Rock band appear to have smashed it once again! I wouldnt have expected anything less to be honest!
The summer for Otherkin is looking rather impressive with other big news due out soon I am sure we will see a lot of these four. We are all now eagerly anticipating the album which Conor said is hopefully going to be ready for release later this year.
Back to the gig and on a warm May evening, I made my way to the infamous Boiler Room in Guildford where I was met with ever familiar poster clad place. I have said it before and I will say it again, this is such a great venue and a fantastic opportunity to see great bands just like of Otherkin up close and personal.
Supported by Inca Roads and Bad Nerves, we were treated to some real talent before the headliners made their way on stage. Both bands gave the performance of their life and got the audience warmed up and ready. These two bands are definitely worth following and I look forward to hearing more from them both soon.
Very quickly the Boiler Room started to live up to its name with temperatures rising rapidly but as the audience grew so did the hype for Otherkin. As soon as Luke, Conor, Dave and Rob took to the stage and started to play the show started. I cant get over how brilliant their shows are and the energy they put into their performances. The Punk Rock foursome performed their tracks like true professionals including Ay Ay, I was born and their recent single Bad Advise.
I was blown away by their set, their energy, their charisma and of course their impeccable way of captivating their audience. Solo gigging to a punk rock show wasnt something I would have seen myself doing yet I am so pleased to have been there to witness this incredible performance. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more from my favourite irish lads over the coming months.