Maybe if we were su­per-fa­mous and we had, like, su­per­mod­els turn­ing up to our shows. But right now 16-year-old girls aren’t our thing.

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Alex Hewett (right): ask him about beetle­ma­nia What’s on your rider? Noth­ing too ex­cit­ing. Mostly wine, beer, hum­mus, crisps. What’s your pre-gig rit­ual/ rou­tine? Find­ing the per­fect level of drunk, a de­mand­ing task in it­self. Takes both prepa­ra­tion and mod­er­a­tion. What’s the best gig you’ve been to? We saw Steve Re­ich play­ing some of his best stuff in Manch­ester a cou­ple of years ago. That was pretty spe­cial. And the worst? I ac­ci­den­tally at­tended an open mic bar in Manch­ester re­cently and there was a Man­cu­nian dude up there who had nailed Creed/ Nick­el­back-style vo­cals com­pletely and was play­ing th­ese hor­rific bluesy num­bers. It was pretty funny, though. Most em­bar­rass­ing on-stage moment? When you know ev­ery­thing is go­ing shock­ingly and you can no longer pre­tend oth­er­wise. It makes you feel like a real dork. Chat­ting be­tween songs – good or bad? It de­pends what the per­son is say­ing. I don’t like it when there’s a really ob­vi­ous rou­tined at­tempt at fake grat­i­tude. Just be­ing real or funny is great, though.

Groupies. Would you?

Have you a spe­cial stage plunges back into the old stuff. Whe­lan’s 8pm 110 01-4780766


Scul­lion Highly re­garded Ir­ish roots/folk/pop group. The Forge, Moy­cullen 8.30pm 117 091-868944


The Un­thanks Gen­uinely wardrobe? I like to put in a lit­tle bit of ef­fort when we play. Not too much, though, be­cause ev­ery­one else just wears gym clothes or what­ever, so I don’t wanna look stupid.

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