by / February 18th, 2015 /

This Other Kingdom

Who are you and where are you from?

We are This Other Kingdom and are based out of Dublin.

Who are your favorite artists from home?

Our favourite Irish artists would be The Funeral Suits, Fallen Rule, The Mighty Stef, Buffalo Sunn to name a few

What’s it really like touring?

We haven’t had the joys of touring much. We hope to do so when this album comes out. We spent so much time writing and our line up changed quite a few times so that hampered it.

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

I’ve played in London before and really liked that but there’s nothing better than a good Irish crowd

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

My favourite line up would mostly comprise of deceased people. Joy Division, The Doors and John Lennon would be a dream line up for me.

What has been your biggest achievement of the year?

Our biggest achievement so far would be finishing our debut album. We worked so hard on it and it has finally come to fruition.

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

Worst piece of advice would probably be being told we should make our songs more poppier to be heard. We wouldn’t be happy playing music we didn’t like.

What do you do to relax?

We all love to watch documentaries, listen to records or watch mindless tv to slow the brain down from being active all day.

What are you reading?

I’ve just finished the Ian Curtis Lyrics and Notebooks book So this is Permanence. Next on my list is Jim Morrison’s poetry book Lords and the New Creatures.

How about TV, anything good on the box?

Any kinda documentary and I’m happy. If it’s a music documentary then all the better.

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?

I can’t say I really do have a favourite YouTube video. I love watching live performances more so than music videos. The Hot Sprockets had some fun ones though, I enjoyed them.

What website do you visit most?

Probably Sky Sports 🙂

What is your favourite:

Record?

That’s a hard one….there’s so many and it depends on the mood I’m in. Recently Savages’ Silence Yourself has been on repeat.

Song?

Again, this is also difficult….I’ll go with what I’m listening to at the moment. Savages, ‘She Will’

Lost classic song?

Classics get lost?

Record label?

The one that picks us up 🙂

Who is your favourite current artist?

A new artist that you are most excited about?

Has to be Savages

I’m intrigued for Savages second album

What was the last great gig you have seen?

The Black Angels in The Button Factory was pretty special.

Worst show?

I never think about them. There has been one or two I’m sure but they are forgotten about the next day.

What should we expect from your Irish shows?

I think you can expect energy for one anyway. We like to give it everything at shows. Our album launch will host a lighting show which we are excited about. We don’t have the luxury of that all the time. Visuals are important to any live show whether it be video visual, light show or liquid light shows. It adds to the experience and helps you feel the music.

This Other Kingdom play The Late Sessions (in association with The Co-Present) at The Workman’s Club on 27 Feb (doors midnight / €6)