The OTHERNESS + SHAMANIACS
Presented by POPMONITOR
THE OTHERNESS is a rock band from the deepest end of America: La Patagonia, Argentina.
Martin and Gon started to play music and write songs together since they were kids in Comodoro Rivadavia and Pablo joined them later on drums in Buenos Aires – finally, Nico completed the group on lead guitar in Berlin during the pandemic of 2020. The boys have relentlessly toured in the grassroots circuits of the UK and Europe (recently) and have gained a great response from both the audiences and rock press all over the region.
How? Why? First of all TUNES. Steve Lamacq himself recommends the group among the best new bands to follow on BBC 6 Music. The Otherness’ music is melodic and edgy, intense and meaningful and they actually play their instruments. Throughout the experience of playing together, they have honed a very clear and proficient style of sweet and punchy tracks.
SHAMANIACS are composed mainly of cosmical stardust that landed in Syria and Germany and found its way to reunite in Berlin 2018. In their first EP ‘The Birth’ (2021) you will be hearing Aram on bass, Pat on the drums, and Ouss on guitar, with the vocals split across the breaths of the three.
In 2022 the band released the musical video ‘Merciful Madness’ that reacts to the pandemic times, before heading back to the live scene performing 9 shows. The spring of 2023 holds the date for the release of the band’s new album.