The Otherwise

The Otherwise

 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZAF
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The Otherwise is a four piece band out of Durban, South Africa. The band consists of brothers Greg Allan (Vocals) and Harry Allan (Guitar) and another set of brothers Christiaan van Renen (Drums) and Carl van Renen (Bass). Drawing influences from Indie, Old School Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, Disco, Dance and Pop, the music is a blend of creative, dirty-sounding guitars and smooth, punchy bass lines over loud disco/punk/rock beats, with Greg's unique voice tying together the mix to create catchy, party-h

Biography

The Otherwise is a four piece band out of Durban, South Africa. The band consists of brothers Greg Allan (Vocals) and Harry Allan (Guitar) and another set of brothers Christiaan van Renen (Drums) and Carl van Renen (Bass). Drawing influences from Indie, Old School Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, Disco, Dance and Pop, the music is a blend of creative, dirty-sounding guitars and smooth, punchy bass lines over loud disco/punk/rock beats, with Greg's unique voice tying together the mix to create catchy, party-hard, rock-out dance music with attitude.

They released their debut album She Doesn’t Care, She Wants to Dance in July 2010, subsequently securing a national distribution deal with Look and Listen stores. They’re debut single “Can I Kiss You” has been playlisted on campus radio stations all over the country (including TUKSFM, UJFM, MFM and KOVSIE FM) and also made it to Number 1 on Jon Savage’s Local Rock Chart on 5fm. The band has played on some of the biggest stages in the country including Splashy Fen and Thornfest. They’ve performed with such luminaries as Shaun Morgan , Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel, Taxi Violence, Aking, Straatligkinders, CrashCarBurn, Stealing Love Jones, Prime Circle, Cassette, Wrestlerish and many more.

They’ve come out swinging in 2011, starting it off with a month long tour of JHB and PTA, playing every conceivable venue as well as Thornfest and more touring is in store for April. They are also playing Splashy Fen again and have secured a slot for the Joburg Burning festival in June. They are also writing and recording tracks for their new album due for release later in the year.

Lyrics

CAN I KISS YOU

Written By: THE OTHERWISE

WHATS YOUR NAME
DO U CARE
DO U LIKE ME
LETS DANCE
LETS DO THIS THE WRONG WAY ROUND
WE CAN GO
WE CAN LEAVE
WE CAN GROW UP
WE CAN STAY
WE CAN PLAY
HAVE IT OUR OWN WAY
THERES A CHANCE WE COULD FAIL
WE COULD FALL DOWN
WE COULD DIE
WE COULD FLY
WE CAN LET IT GO
IM GONNA KISS YOU
CAN I KISS YOU
LET ME KISS YOU
PLEASE LET ME KISS YOU

"CHORUS"
"SHES NOT THE ONE
SHES NOT THE ONE YOU THOUGHT SHE WAS
SHE HAD HER FUN
SHE HAD HER FUN BUT NOW SHES GONE"

HAVE A SMOKE
HAVE A DRINK
ITS A GOOD TIME
MAKE A NOISE
TELL ME HOW
TELL ME WHERE TO GO
WE CAN LAUGH
WE CAN CRY
WE CAN SHUT UP
WE CAN LIE TO EACH OTHER AND WE'LL NEVER KNOW
DO YOU CARE
DID YOU HEAR
DID YOU GET THIS
I FORGOT LOST THE PLOT
CAN YOU LET IT GO
IM GONNA KISS YOU
CAN I KISS YOU
LET ME KISS YOU
PLEASE LET ME KISS YOU

SHE'S NOT NOT NOT WHAT YOU WANTED NO
SHE'S NOT THE KIND OF GIRL THAT UR LOOKING FOR
SHE'S JUST A PAIR OF HEELS ALL THE BOYS ADORE
SHE DONT WANT YOU
SHE DONT WANT YOU

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Written By: THE OTHERWISE

I DON'T THINK SHE LIKES YOU ANYMORE, NOT FOR A CHANCE YOU DO ADORE
ITS NOT THAT LOOK APON HER FACE ITS JUST I THINK SHE WANTS ME MORE
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY, COZ U'LL ALWAYS GET YOUR WAY
TIME AND TIME AGAIN YOU PAY

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS ANYMORE, ITS NOT LIKE YOU TO BE IGNORED
IT'S UP TO HER TO FALL FROM GRACE ANOTHER LINE A PRETTY FACE
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY, COZ U'LL ALWAYS GET YOUR WAY
TIME AND TIME AGAIN YOU PAY

THIS TIME DON'T BE LATE, FORGET THE DRESS
ITS NOT THAT YOU WONT MAKE A MESS
ITS TIME TO FORGET MORE IS LESS

I DONT THINK I LIKE YOU ANYMORE
ITS NOT FOR HER YOU DO ADORE
YOUR HEART IS IN A SILLY PLACE
AND YOU SHOULD KNOW SHE WANTS ME MORE
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY, COZ U'LL ALWAYS GET YOUR WAY
TIME AND TIME AGAIN YOU PAY

YOU DONT HAVE A CHANCE, YOU DONT HAVE A CHANCE SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND DEFINE ROMANCE

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT

OH YEAH I SAY
I WONT BE YOURS NOT NOW ANYWAY
DONT BE LATE
IM NO FOOL

ROLLERCOASTER TO INSANITY

Written By: THE OTHERWISE

I CAN SEE INSIDE, I CAN READ YOUR MIND
IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN, I CAN SEE YOUR BLIND
IT'S ALWAYS YOU, IT'S ALWAYS YOU

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME, TELL ME WHAT DO YOU SEE
DO YOU SEE A FACE, OR JUST A HUMAN BEING
YOUR EYES THEY TELL ME THE TRUTH, YOUR SMILE IS LYING TO YOU

I CAN'T BELIEVE, I CAN'T CONCEIVE
I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING FOR ME
IT'S ALWAYS YOU, AND I'LL SAY
EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY

I DONT FEEL YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS
DONT FEEL ANYTHING FOR THEM
IT'S ALWAYS YOU, AND I'LL SAY
EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY

GO! OH, OH, OH, OH
OUR TIME, OUR TIME HAS COME

I CAN'T SAY NO, I CAN'T LET GO
IT'S A FUCKED UP PAGE IN A BOOK YOU KNOW
IT'S ALWAYS YOU, IT'S ALWAYS YOU

I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE YOU SAID YOUD LET GO
DONT WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD TO SAY NO
I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE YOU SAID YOUD LET GO
ALL OF ME
YOURE CHANCE TO SEE

DONT YOU KNOW OUR TIME HAS COME

ITS A ROLLERCOASTER TO INSANITY
BULLET IN THE HEAD YOU MENACE ME
ITS ALWAYS YOU

YOU'RE A ROLLERCOASTER TO INSANITY

LIKE A FAIRYTALE

Written By: THE OTHERWISE

NOT TOO LATE HAVE YOU BEGUN
A LITTLE STORY WITH THE LIGHTS ON
WITH WORDS YOU NEVER HEARD A BROKEN LINE
IS THAT THE TIME
HAVE I OVERSTAYD MY WELCOME
HAS MY LIFE BECOME A PHRASE
IS THIS 4EVER AND ALWAYS
DO I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU MEAN
IS THIS A TEST OR IS THIS NOTHING
IS THIS WHAT YOU BELIEVE
WHATS UP UR SLEEVE
A BAG OF TRICKS
A BROKEN HEART
OR ARE YOU BLUFFING

LIKE A FAIRYTALE
DO WE GET THE HAPPY ENDING
TELL ME WONT YOU TELL ME EVER AFTER
TELL ME WONT YOU TELL ME EVER AFTER
HOW THIS CAME TO BE

LOOK INSIDE
AND YOU WILL SEE
PICTURE PERFECT IS THE FICTION
THE PIECE OF PUZZLE
LEFT FOR YOU AND ME
I DO BELIEVE
ITS NOT THE ANSWER BUT THE QUESTION
THERE FOR YOU TO SEE
UNDERNEATH THIS SECRET
IF WE CUD ONLY GO ON LIVING
TIME IT TAKES TO LEAVE THIS ALL BEHIND
ANOTHER WORD BEFORE I GO
ILL NEVER LEAVE THIS PERFECT PICTURE

YEAH!
WE ARE
THE TIME
WE TAKE
WONT YOU FAIL

AFTERPARTY

Written By: THE OTHERWISE

DON'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME
BUT I CAN PICTURE THE NEXT TIME
OH I FORGOT THAT WAS YOUR LINE
AND I'M SO SORRY
BUT YOU'VE BEEN LISTENING TO ME WHINE
THIS TIME FOR THE LAST TIME
AND I KNOW IT'S NOT THE END
I KNOW IT'S NOT THE END

AND I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE YOUR DAY TOO
I'M NOT LIKE YOU, SO WON'T YOU TELL ME, SAID WON'T YOU BRING THAT FOOL
I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE I LOVE YOU
I'M NOT LIKE YOU
MY HEARTS A TOW-AWAY

I WON'T BE YOUR ANYBODY, I WON'T BE YOUR PIECE OF MIND
I WON'T BE YOUR AFTERPARTY, I WON'T BE THE TIME YOU TAKE TO SAY...

ITS NOT THE STORY THAT YOU TOLD ITS NOT THE MEANING YOU UNFOLD
ITS NOT THE SAME LINE SO BOLD SO PLEASE DONT WORRY
ITS NOT THE STORY THAT YOU TOLD
THAT LINE IS GETTING OLD SO PLEASE DONT WORRY
AND I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE YOUR DAY TOO
I'M NOT LIKE YOU, SO WON'T YOU TELL ME, SAID WON'T YOU BRING THAT FOOL
I DON'T WANNA BE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE I LOVE YOU
I'TS NOT LIKE YOU MY HEART'S AWAY

ITS NOT THE END OF ALL WE ARE NOW
ITS NOT THE TIME OH NO ITS NOT THE TIME
ITS NOT THE END MY DEAR I DRAW THE LINE

I WONT BE YOUR AFTER PARTY I WONT BE YOUR PEACE OF MIND
I WONT BE YOUR ANYBODY
I WONT BE THE TIME IT TAKES TO SAY

Discography

"Who's Hair? Who's There?" - EP - 2008
"She Doesn't Care, She Wants to Dance" - Album - 2010