To mark the 20 year anniversary of their formation, the original London urchin-rockers are finally treading the boards again. Having formed in the hype and celebration of the early 2000s New Rock Revolution garage band scene, The Others elbowed their way onto the cover of the NME with a stockpile of punchy working class blues-punk compositions, while pioneering the guerilla gig concept with performances ambushing the Circle Line tube, BBC foyer and Abbey Road zebra crossing.
Self-titled debut LP ‘The Others’ found a home on Alan McGee’s Poptones label spawning three top 40 singles, with second album ‘Inward Parts’ following on Lime Records. After four years of hell-raising, full time touring, releases and over-indulgence the group went on hiatus until 2013, getting back together for a handful of shows and to give away third album ‘Songs For The Disillusioned’ to their ‘853’ community online for free.
Rumour has it the one-off 20th Anniversary gig will feature a hefty number of songs from all three albums, plus a handful of newbies. The band have confirmed there will be a fourth album on it’s way soon as well. Our fingers are painfully crossed in the hope we won’t have to wait too long.
The show is happening on Saturday 30th April 2022 at The Grace, Highbury, London. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 28th January. Click here from Friday to buy some.
If the band’s past gigging history is anything to go by these songs may not get another outing for a few more years, so tickets are well worth snapping up!
As a little refresher, here are a couple of The Others vids – This Is For The Poor and The Truth That Hurts: