Who are you and where are you from?
I am Oliver Ackermann from A Place To Bury Strangers, and I am from Brooklyn, NY.
Who are your favorite artists from home?
My favorite artists from home are my bandmate Dion Lunadon and his crazy intense rock and roll recordings. The Dreebs which are so dynamic its like tiger lilies and smashed vomit. Jeremiah Kuglar an amazing painter. Travis Johnson and his band Grooms, every song and chord are unheard amazing melodies.
What’s it really like touring?
Touring is amazing. I get to hang out with my best friends and meet a lot of amazing people and see a lot of cool places. Lots of jokes and pranks and coming up with future ideas for recording and shows.
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
Any city. I like back yards and living rooms.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Lots of killer bands and fresh vegetables for all. Maybe with a speach which brings world peace too would be cool.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
So far it has been planning this tour. There was a lot of building custom gear and such for it and it has been going pretty good.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Music is a business.
What do you do to relax?
I like to draw but dont really get much time to relax because we are always working on things. But it is peaceful when I get the chance.
What are you reading?
Backup Singers by Sommer Browning. It is great!
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Columbo is always good.
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
Doomsday Student – Dissappearing
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite:
Song? Zomes – Time Was
Lost classic song? Darcy Clay – Jesus I Was Evil
Record label? Infinity Cat
Who is your favourite current artist?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
What was the last great gig you have seen?
Creepoid and 100 Visions in San Antonio. Both bands were wicked.
Some crap in the airport in texas one time. It was embarasing and painful to watch.
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
They will be dysfunctional and a complete mess. We will be pretty beat up by the time we get there so it should be a loud and wild time.
You can catch A Place To Bury Strangers in The Workman’s Club on March 31st, tickets are priced at €15 and available here.