Knock Knock ... Knock Knock ... Knock ... Knockan .... KNOCKANSTOCKAN!
Ahead of Otherkins return to KS in 17 days time - we caught up with the guys in their rehearsal space in Dublin. It soon became apparent that the sun gods were treating the land outside with affection - so what started out as an indoor shoot, soon became a frollick outside under the sea of blue.
We asked the guys some questions about KnockanStockan and some standout moments from previous years.
"The rehearsal space is in the basement of a gaff that two of the guys live in. It’s been our space for the last three years and counting."
"How long do we rehearse for? Usually until one of us gets too hungry/cranky/drunk".
"Fuck it, it's too nice outside - let's fuck around out there".
"We’ve all given up our jobs to pursue the band full-time so I guess we’re about to start rehearsing a whole lot more!"
"KS is different because there's no pretense. It's cute like a cupcake"
"It's a really nice setting, the lake is mesmerising. It's really well run, they pay the bands fairly, they run it really well and everyone was super nice."
"Last year the sound guy we had was really nice, he runs Dimestore, all the staff there are really cool. "
"When we got there and got out of the car - there was this guy who was almost naked, and there was this couple in a caravan clothing him with this gross old blanket and he was like "thank you so much!". This was just Saturday morning and we thought "he's only been here less than a day and he's naked". It was beautiful."
"We saw a guy with a T-shirt that said 'Will fuck for coke', which I thought was the best thing I ever read in my life. "
"The vibe is brilliant, the audience is really good. There's some really good homegrown bands and it's great to see that getting more attention. "
"It's one of the only festivals that's really emphasising Irish acts. "
"Last year even though we were on at a really early time, the crowd was great & really into there was a lot of people who just stood there and had a great time."
"KnockanStockan is like "let's go listen to music that we don't know" and they have a great time. "
"This year - we're looking forward to Red Enemy and Bitch Falcon."
"Overhead rocked it last year- shout out to our boy Davey P."