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INTERVIEW: A Band Called Quinn

September 13, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: A Band Called Quinn

1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.: Louise from A Band Called Quinn.

2. Describe your music.: Apopolyptic indie pop noir.

3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.: We were dressed as aliens. It was Christmas time. It was in the stars.

4. What did you do before you were in a band?: I have been many things including an alien, an air hostess, a socialite, a paparazzi, Elvis & a gangster’s moll.

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5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.: Bowie, Bach, Charlie Parker & How to play guitar in three easy steps.

6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?: We release The Beggar’s Opera on October the 25th – an album of songs written for a controversial theatre production we toured in last year with award winning theatre company Vanishing Point.
The first single is Here’s To Us & features some pretty amazing remixes by Celebrity Murder Party, Colin Waterson, Ban This Sick Filth & Copy Cat.
We play The Dublin Castle on the 6th of October & ABC2 in Glasgow on the 25th of October.

7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?: A poem & a portrait.

8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus? : Anything by DD Sound & La Bionda : D

9. What gear do you use?: Drums/ bass/ laptop/ korg synth/ percussion/ guitar/ trumpet & voice.

10. What’s your best on-tour story?: We caused a riot when we played the town of Prijepolje in Serbia. After playing six encores we had to hide from the crowd to get away. They opened an open air cinema in our honour & we are now legendary there.

11. What do you demand on your rider?: Fun!

12. What’s your website?: http://www.facebook.com/abandcalledquinn




 

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