Who are you and where are you from?
I am Shara Worden from My Brightest Diamond. I live in Detroit, Michigan.
Who are your favorite artists from home?
The band A.D.U.L.T., the jeweller Tiff Massey, the DJ Waajeed.
What’s it really like touring?
23 hours of challenge. 1 hour of euphoric bliss.
What’s your favourite venue to play?
The Beacon Theater in New York. I saw Nina Simone there just before she died and it was absolutely huge for me. It’s an honor to step on that stage every time.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
TuneYards. St. Vincent. M.I.A.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
I put out a record I’m super proud of!
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
“Turn down your guitar amp.”
What do you do to relax?
Walk into random massage parlors and get rubbed down.
What are you reading?
Leonard Bernstein’s letters.
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Nope. Never watch it.
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
I just found the Jem cartoon theme song today which is killer.
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite…
Record? Prince, Sign of the Times
Song? ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’
Lost classic song? ‘Dido’s Lament’
Record label? Asthmatic Kitty
Who is your favourite current artist?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
What was the last great gig you went to?
DM Stith. Absolutely gorgeous voice.
The first ACL festival I played. 2nd ACL was much better.
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
Laughing. Crying. Punking. Rocking.
My Brightest Diamond plays the Workman’s Club on October 31st with support from Youth Mass. Tickets are €17 and available here.