What’s on your rider? shane kinsella from The min­utes

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What’s on your rider? Loads of tow­els, se­lec­tion of world beers, cans of Guin­ness and a framed pic­ture of Elvis.

What would be on your fan­tasy rider?

More tow­els. What’s the best gig you’ve at­tended –

and why? LCD Sound sys­tem in Tri­pod. It was a whole ex­pe­ri­ence. In the mid­dle of the show the band stopped and just let this high pitch sound go on and on for ages. The crowd just cheered, which got louder and louder un­til the band kicked back in again. Amaz­ing.

And the worst – and why? Way too many to men­tion, I tend to stay away from a band I don’t re­ally care about. Tour bus bunks, ho­tel rooms or couch-surf­ing? Bus bunks and ho­tel rooms. I’m too good for a couch. Tour bus tunes? Which are your ones for the road? AC/DC, ZZ Top, Pop Levi, Tame Im­pala. Chat­ting be­tween songs – good or bad, and why? Bit of both. No chat­ting un­til

af­ter the third song, though.

How big is your en­tourage? Pretty small. Si­mon (our tech) is our en­tourage. While on tour, do you do your own

laun­dry? Of course. Things get smelly, and I wouldn’t do that to any­one.

Do you like to meet and greet fans

af­ter the gig? Al­ways. They are the rea­son we are there. Af­ter the show at the merch desk you should find us.

Any use­ful stage tips? Be the best. What on-tour lux­ury would you like the most? My own bed and my own girl. What’s your best tour story? I’m still wait­ing to tell a good story. Loads of things I can’t tell right now, though.

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­tonLea. The Min­utes who play Whelan’s in Dublin tonight at 9pm €10 whe­lanslive.com

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