Originally from West Somerset, England but now Dublin-based, Simon Bird produced five EPs in total last year hitting off hip-hop, noise, post-rock and electronica along the way. His amazing V EP captured all these beneath a sheen of ambient drone, while is live show is as engaging as it is experimental. It’s impossible to predict where he’ll go next.
What are your plans for the next six months?
In January I’m going to be putting out a limited run of my most recent EP V on vinyl, which is going to be my first physical release so I’m really excited for that. I have plans then over the next few months to work on putting together my first full length album.
What was the strangest thing that happened to you in 2011?
I did a gig with SertOne (who I had not met before) at the start of November in Whelans. We were talking before the gig and, over the course of the conversation, he realised that he knew my sister as they both used to work in the same shop in my hometown in England a few years ago. It’s not exactly the strangest thing that happened to be but was easily the strangest coincidence I encountered in 2011.
Anyone you’d like to collaborate with?
Bono and/or The Edge
Photo: Luis Faustino