THE OTHERNESS is a rock group from the end of the world as most people don’t know it: La Patagonia, Argentina.
Martin and Gonzalo founded the band together and they began to play with drummer Pablo by the end of 2010 in Buenos Aires. Nico joined them on lead guitar and completed the now 4 piece combo by the winter of 2020 in Berlin.
After a couple of DIY UK tours the group started to release indie singles that were featured on BBC Sounds. The legendary Manchester journalist John Robb has been championing the band's musical quality since their beginnings and more recently in time, BBC 6 Music stellar DJ Steve Lamacq has chosen the boys among the hottest new acts to follow.
The Otherness were the first group in the history of Argentine music to be interviewed for the prestigious London magazine NME; and also, the first independent and self-managed South American group to place 6 original songs on BBC 6 Music, BBC Sounds and BBC Music Introducing.
Having toured the UK and Europe in 2019 for the first time (Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark), the project had the goal of promoting the protection, improvement and proliferation of new spaces for guitar music and emerging artists. The band had an unusual impact on both the European alternative music fans and the specialist UK rock press. Now, they are ready to share their music vision and ethos in a wider global range.
In September 2020 the band signed to Motor Music from Berlin and released a 4 track EP titled “A Glimpse Into The Otherness” to introduce their sound in the German-speaking DACH region.
The Covid-19 pandemic made it impossible for the group to carry on with another promotional European tour due to the closing of the borders. However, during that same period of time they composed and arranged the material that would end up in their upcoming 12 track debut album.
The band will be doing a music tour in Europe and the UK between October and December in accordance to the pillars of punk rock understanding and pop diversity that have characterized its body of work since the very inception in a humble teenage room from Comodoro Rivadavia.
The debut album of The Otherness is called “LMIRL” (Let’s Meet in Real Life) and it was produced by Gaspar Benegas (Buenos Aires) and mastered by Felix Davis at Metropolis (London).
The lyrics touch on subjects like human relationships, gun violence, corruption, climate change, pop culture, sexism-feminism, the consumer society shaped by the influence of new tech and social media, addictions, mental health and freedom of expression.
This might sound too serious, but it’s not… It’s just a rock album, meant to explode in the speakers and get people ready to celebrate the beautiful and complex fact of being alive right now.