Interview: The Other Tribe
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Welcome to The Other Tribe. The Bristol six piece are a tribal dance outfit that are set to rise to the top with their infectious, bouncy summer songs. TNS sits down with Miles Metric from the band as he tells us why we should all join the tribe. The Other Tribe certainly have a distinct, yet diverse sound that experiments with the many aspects of dance. Metric expands upon this, stating: "We’d describe ourselves as dance music, but with a really strong tribal edge through our use of percussion, tribal instruments and a coherent tribal theme." He goes on to say: "There are many elements to our music, as we experiment with house, techno, electro, pop, indie. But it’s so much easier just to say dance!" This diversity is evident, with the summery nostalgia of Skirts completely contrasted to the fast, bass driven techno of Businessman on Diazepam, yet the band's essential tribal undertones shine through in both tracks. Many of The Other Tribe’s tracks have an undeniable energy and appear to be written with a firm focus on their live show. Metric echoes this sentiment, stating: "We write our songs with the live element in mind, and we try and make our songs sound as close to the live experience as we can." The live experience is something to behold as well and it is when The Other Tribe feel most at home. Speaking about their live shows Metric states: "We try and encapsulate the excitement of a DJ set by having our show completely fixed, with no gaps in between the songs. So it’s a non stop rave for 45 minutes!" Their show is a lot more dynamic and interactive than you would expect from a normal dance show: "We have the dynamic aspects of an indie or rock band on stage but we’re definitely playing dance music."
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