Four years since they released last album Respect, Dublin Junk pop trio Squarehead insist they’re the same as they’ve always been – minus the hurry. The band’s frontman Roy Duffy put it this way: “I’d say the only way in which we’ve changed is that we take it a little easier on ourselves and don’t push…
“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!
“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”
Too many young bands die because everyone is vying for the limelight, but Lowlight Gathering seems to be the perfect name. Their work indicates a mutual respect and a rapport for each other that is too often missing in bands.
‘Secrets to the Grave’ will be the second of the 3 part ‘Driver’ series of short films. It’s prequel ‘Any Last Words’ was intended to be standalone, but that changed after it was well received in the Cannes Short Film Corner, Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival and the Underground Cinema Awards.
Moore says they were “compelled to continue the story.”
Kiwi journalist Dave Farrier normally covers special interest entertainment stories. At the start of the documentary, he finds his latest quirky pursuit – Competitive Endurance Tickling; He tries to glean some more information on the ‘sport’ and the organisers, and it turns into something a lot less innocent
In the 1970s, ‘Captain Fantastic’ wouldn’t have been made. Forget the description of rape to an 8(ish) year old, or open conversation about mental health; the real issue would be Writer/Director Matt Ross’s criticism of capitalism and open attitude to lifestyles preached by ‘dem commies!