by / February 5th, 2015 /

Hamell on Trial

Who are you and where are you from?

Hamell on Trial aka Ed Hamell…NYC, USA

Who are your favorite artists from home?

Home? Like NYC? Aesop Rock, I guess or like USA? Soddy Daisy

What’s it really like touring?

Beautifully adventurous

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?

Denton, Texas – Dan’s Silverleaf

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

Jerry Lee Lewis, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sleaford Mods, Motorhead, and Kraftwork.

What has been your biggest achievement of the year?

Well, the years only 30 days old so I guess writing 7 songs, touring Texas and getting my son to school on time every day.

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

Buy a Volkwagon Jetta

What do you do to relax?


What are you reading?

Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

How about TV, anything good on the box?

Last thing I really watched was Breaking Bad

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?

Awkwafina ‘My Vag’, Handjob Academy ‘Shark Week’, Fat White Family ‘Touch That Leather’, Die Antwoord ‘Pitbull’, DJ Snake and Lil Jon ‘Turn Down For What’

What website do you visit most?


What is your favourite:


Either New Sensations by Lou Reed or Songs for Swinging Lovers by Frank Sinatra


‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ by George Jones

Lost classic song?

‘This Land Is Your Land’ by Woody Guthrie

Record label?

Atlantic pre 1971….then any label I’m currently on.

Who is your favourite current artist?

Probably Nick Cave

A new artist that you are most excited about?

Probably Awkwafina

What was the last great gig you have seen?

Fat White Family, Dublin, Nov 2013… Sleaford Mods, Brooklyn, Dec 2013… Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga TN, Dec 2013

Worst show?

Oh God, I see 100 wretched shows in NYC every year.

What should we expect from your Irish shows?


You can catch the legendary Hamell on Trial (in all his genius) performing the seminal Choohctown in it’s entirety at Dublin’s Workmans Club on Feb 17th. Tickets are €15 and available here.