The Other Tribe formed in Bristol two years ago. The frenetic live show – combining pounding dance beats, searing synth riffs, towering vocal hooks and the tightest drumming enamoured the Bristol music scene and catapulted them round the UK festival circuit.
Two tracks put up online last year were posted round the blogsphere and played on radio. Both live favourites, “Don’t Need No Melody” and “Businessman On Diazepam” showcased the band’s hybrid sound, and were remixed by fellow Bristol producer Eats Everything and bass-music maestro Kidnap Kid to comprise the recent double A-side release on label-of-the-moment Black Butter. Their supporters grew to include Annie Mac, Eddy Temple Morris, and Rob Da Bank. Now signed to Relentless, The Other Tribe are gearing up to release their next single “Skirts” on September 23rd.
The summer mood of “Skirts” is set from the off, the chorus hook transplanting you to a sea of smiling faces at the best festival you’ve never been to. It all feels super-8 and slow-mo until the bleeps drop you in to a funky, bass driven groove before the vocal takes you again to somewhere hot, sweaty and a whole load of fun. Vintage-sounding rave synths underpin the biggest chorus hook you’ll want to hear all summer and the tribal onslaught of the dance-floor destroying main drop makes trying to stay still pleasingly futile. By the last chorus kicks in you’re inhibitions have willingly evaporated and you’re completely in The Other Tribe’s world.
The Other Tribe’s number has grown continuously since they’ve taken their live show up and down the country, initiating one new member at a time. Upcoming shows at The Secret Garden Party, Sunday Best, Bestival and Brisfest are going to swell their ranks. Now it’s time to infiltrate the nation’s airwaves. It feels good being in The Other Tribe – don’t resist it.