Argentinian indie rockers The Otherness, a big unannounced hit at Tramlines, today had another surprise for Star readers - a free download of their new EP title track, Come On, writes Graham Walker.
South America’s rising stars, who played an intimate set to a capacity crowd at the city’s DaDa Bar bar, have just launch the EP on iTunes and Amazon.
But as a thank you to Sheffield music fans, for their hospitality last year, they are giving away the title tack for free via thestar.co.uk
The MP3 file is less than 5mbs in size and will download on an average Broadband connection in seconds. But get the bill payer’s permission first.
You will need a desktop to download the track. On a mobile device click on the link to play it. You can also play it on a desktop, by left clicking on the link.
Buenos Aires fab four The Otherness, who owe some of their stylish image and sounf to The Beatles, in their black leather Hamburg days, are heavily influenced by British music from the 60s, 70s and 90s, but deliver self-penned songs in their own unique and exciting style.
Check out their new four track EP – Come On, What’s New?, Bit Of Fun and Now On And So On – which is available to download from iTunes, Amazon and MTV.
This is no frills, fresh and uplifting rock and roll, about loving and living life to the full. It’s the music James Dean, John Lennon and Elvis fans still get all shook up about. And it’s as cool as a Johnny Cash B-side.
Lead singer and guitarist Martin Cativa, bassist and singing brother Gonzalo Cativa, drummer Pablo Gaggioni and guitarist Agustin Gazzola want to thank Sheffield fans for their Tramlines hospitality.
They were in Sheffield last year making a TV documentary about the British music scene and visiting pals Reverend and the Makers, who suggested they should play the Tramlines festival for first hand experience.
The Otherness said it was their best crowd ever in the UK.
Their performance was filmed and is now likely to give Tramlines another global boost with plans to feature it in their so-called rockumentary.
Martin told The Star: “Sadly, we’ve no UK dates yet. People are still working on the film, but we’ll release an advance with video clips mostly based on the tour.
“We’ve had cool feed back about the new EP from NME and the premiere of Come On takes place on March 3 at Vorterix Radio, the biggest in Latin America and then a gig at Club Shampoo on March 6.”
The band, from the La Patagonia region of Buenos Airies, formed in 2009 and have sold out huge venues all over South America and Europe.
They are currently touring Argentina, played recently at Patagonia and will perform at Niceto, a big club in Buenos Aires.
In 2011 they played 23 gigs in London and last summer saw performances also in London, Liverpool and Manchester.
They were selected as Artist of the Month (Sept) for R&R World Arena Cast Podcast in London and also one of the best new bands for NME’s radar section.
Singles Like You, We All Are Likeable, Fix & Fuss and What We Share have all been played on Argentinian mainstream radio and some UK and USA indie stations.
LISTEN TO EP ON SOUNDCLOUD: You can listen on line to The Otherness EP, Come On, on Soundcloud - CLICK HERE.