New Releases

"Beneath a Steel Sky (We Sleep)"

From the new EP, coming sometime soon (if we ever finish it).

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
REVERSE "EMPTY SPACES" LAUNCH PARTY + ONLY STRANGERS + EXIT/OUT The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
 —  — Flair Witch Project 2021 The BankTop Tavern, Oldham The BankTop Tavern, Oldham
Only Strangers / Hummer + Guests Stoke-on-Trent, Venue tbc Stoke-on-Trent, Venue tbc
Only Strangers / Hummer + Guests Warrington, Venue tbc Warrington, Venue tbc
Flair Witch Project 2018 ft. The Kimberly Steaks, Aerial Salad + many more The Bank Top Tavern, Oldham The Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
 —  — Polite Riot Fest ft. Teenage Bottlerocket, A Wilhelm Scream, Apologies I Have None, Darko + many more New Cross Inn, South London New Cross Inn, South London
Holiday + Custody + The Lief Ericsson The Peer hat, Manchester The Peer hat, Manchester
Nosebleed + Tout Suite The Peer Hat, Manchester The Peer Hat, Manchester
Caves + Pardon Us Marble 57 Thomas Street, Manchester Marble 57 Thomas Street, Manchester
Album Launch Party! Pilgrim's Pit, Stoke Pilgrim's Pit, Stoke

Back Catalogue

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Only Strangers

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Horn & Hoof Records 2018.

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"Whether you absorb it song by song, or as one proper listen, these guys are reaching for the epic on every scale. Great stuff to fuel your engines!"
– idioteq.com

"Only Strangers prove that there is a wealth of song writing talent in the genre that puts it right up there with some of the greats such as Springsteen, etc."
– shout-louder.com

"A powerful punk classic in the making... Only Strangers are a band that should be on your radar."
– thepunksite.com

"Only Strangers are a credit to themselves, and stand as proof that there’s still plenty of life left in this punk scene of ours." 
– apathyandexhaustion.com

"This band should be up there on all the punk festivals and in your music player all summer. Excellent band with a stunning album."
– Ragged Press

"All of the songs on this album have the depth, power and hooks to transfer and grow in a live setting. I am now desperate to see this band live soon."
– threesongsandout.com

"What a great punk band... They kick royal ass.  I love their energy, the riffs, the power, and the fact that they are so melodic and catchy.  WOW.  This is the punk band of the future."
– audiofuzz.com

Split EP

Only Strangers // Pardon Us

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Keith Records 2015.

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Bio

Only Strangers have been on the UK melodic punk scene for over a decade. Formed in 2010, the band consists of Declan O'Reilly (guitar, vocals), Adam Gater (bass, vocals), Joe Hawthorne (guitar) and Paul Beard (drums). We've put out a couple of DIY EPs over the years, featured on a few compilations and released a split EP with Liverpool-based Pardon Us on Keith Records. We released our first full album in 2018 with Manchester-based Horn & Hoof Records.  

We’ve been hanging out, playing Nintendo and listening to music together for over 25 years since high school. Members of the band used to play in Sense of Urgency  (TNSrecords) as well as Blowback (Bare Necessities Records) and The Loaders. Only Strangers is a return to our roots, playing the kind of melodic punk rock we grew up listening to – with influences from bands like Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Iron Chic, Hot Water Music, Leatherface and Jawbreaker. 

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www.hornandhoof.co.uk

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www.tremolostudios.co.uk