Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Steve from Windings. From Limerick.
Who are your favorite artists from home?
Home as in Ireland, or Limerick? My favourite from Ireland are Girl Band. My current favourites from the greater Munster area are Rusangano/Family (formerly GodKnows/Mynameisjohn/MuRli) Altered Hours, Elastic Sleep, FoxJaw, and there’s a whole bunch of new young Limerick Bands starting to make Wonderful Noise down here too.
What’s it really like touring?
Sometimes it’s like buying a load of good quality ingredients, spending some time preparing them, then cooking them carefully, and then finally sitting down to enjoy the wonderful meal you’ve prepared. Then other times it’s like hatefully scoffing a cold Pot Noodle that you’ve left sit there too long.
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
Limerick. duh. Also Clonakilty. Double duh.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
It’d be great to attend a festival where all the headliners aren’t Reunion or Nostalgia Acts. Not that I’ve anything against those bands, it’d just be great to see Festivals pushing acts from the Past 5-6 years a bit more.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
I suppose I painted the ceiling in the back room. That was a feel-good type scenario. Also, we’ve written 3 new windings songs in 3 weeks. New album this year you see…
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
“You guys need a manager..”
What do you do to relax?
Play records. I enjoy the interaction of Records. The turning over to Side 2, the careful placing of the needle. The sleeves, the artwork. That kinda thing relaxes me. That or a long cycle.
What are you reading?
” The Untold History of the United States ” by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznik. Heavy going
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Yeah, Hannibal. It’s good. I try not to over egg these things, TV viewing is pretty subjective. “Oh man, have you seen The Wire?!”
“yeah, I don’t diggit”
“oh, you just need to stick with it, it’ll click with you”
“SCREW YOU YOU CONDESCENDING ASSHOLE”
That kinda thing…
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite:
Currently- Ariel Pink’s “Pom Pom”. Of all time- Helmet – “Meantime”
ODB- Big Baby Jesus
Lost classic song?
Lightning Bolt- 13 Monsters
Sacred Bones. I like everything they put out.
Who is your favourite current artist?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
Rusangano/Family. They got plaaaaanns!
What was the last great gig you have seen?
Seoda Shows put on Sleaford Mods in Kasbah Social Club in Limerick. It’s kicked my face off.
I saw Midlake a few years back. They looked unhappy. They sounded bad.
What should we expect from your show?
New songs, that don’t sound like the olds songs. I’ve said too much!
You can catch Windings, along with Me & My Dog and others at Only In Dreams – Weezer Night at The Workman’s Club in Dublin this Friday. Doors open at 8pm.