Louder Than War

Monday, December 20, 2004

This is for the poor, not all you rich kids

The Others - In The Background

This could be the start of a hot tips for 2005 type feature, but then again perhaps it won't - who knows! Here's a sneak preview from The Others twelve track self-titled debut album, released at the end of January 2005. Following hot in the slipstream of The Libertines, they've so far released just two singles on Alan McGee's Poptones label.

As it says on their press release "The Others want to inspire people to do what they really want to do. Live their dreams. Doing it themselves - be in a band, write fanzines, take photos, make videos, whatever."

The Others are the most exciting band in the UK right now, FACT!

They are legendary for their Guerilla gigs, places like on board a London tube train on the Hammersmith and City line, the lobby of BBC Radio 1, the Abbey Road Zebra Crossing and on the bumper cars at the Leeds Festival.

The Others are one of the few bands genuinely in touch with their fans, FACT!

Lead singer Dominic gives his mobile phone number out to fans and lists it on their website. Often the guest list at their gigs is larger than the actual capacity of the venue.

The band are followed worshipped by their loyal fans The 853 Kamikaze Stage Diving Division.

Bassist Johnny even has his own blog.

The Others have released two of the singles of the year, FACT!

First was the anthemic call to arms of 'This Is For The Poor' (kept out of the top 40 by the Milwall FA Cup Final song!). Then came 'Stan Bowles' - a hymn to the 1970's Queens Park Rangers footballer and/or Pete Doherty of Babyshambles, depending on who you believe.

The Others will be one of the bands of 2005, FACT!

You better believe it.

The album is a killer, so make sure you buy it when is released through Mercury Records on 31 January 2005


  • Nice track...a lot of musical references in there...buzzcocks, wire, gang of four...yikes...

    Reminds me a bit of the Dead 60's in that their influences are felt pretty heavily...

    Good track, thanks

    By Blogger guanoboy, at 7:51 PM  

  • Cool track, cheers

    By Blogger spuckle, at 5:30 PM  

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