Irwin Sparkes of the Hoosiers – Interview

“Our lawyer sent me an email going, ‘oh have you heard of this guy, Hozier?’ and I was like, ‘Yes, I expect you to have instigated legal proceedings by the time you’ve finished reading this email,’ and he emailled back, ‘are you serious? do you want me to?’

“And I said ‘No! No, no, don’t!’ It’s like, it’s his name, and I certainly don’t think it’s going to do him any favours, and it certainly won’t do us any harm!
“We were thinking of covering Take Me To Church just to make it more confusing.”

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Interview With Moon Duo’s Ripley Johnson

Moon Duo are a two-piece psychedelic rock band from San Francisco. They’ve had work their work feature in Grand Theft Auto V. I spoke to lead singer Ripley Johnson ahead of their performance in Letterkenny’s ‘Distorted Perspectives’ festival on 2 May.

They Might Be Giants – John Flansburgh Interview

“We recorded all the music on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart for over a decade but because their credit scroll runs at the speed of light I don’t think anyone besides the people reading this know it.”

I spoke to They Might Be Giants guitarist John Flansburgh about what he’s learned in his time on the road, his own musical taste, the band’s Dial-a-song innovation, and how it affected their latest album ‘Glean’.