by / May 24th, 2016 /

Incoming: The Pale

Who are your favorite artists from your hometown?

The Witch Trials

What’s it really like touring?

A worthwhile endurance test

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

The Olympia, Dublin

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

LCD Soundsystem, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and John Grant

Tell us a tour story… 

In 1992 we had an accident on a motorway just outside Manchester. I was playing an acoustic guitar in the back of the van at the time. When i stepped out of the van after the accident i was still holding down the chord of E. So i finished playing the song at the side of the motorway. Shock can make you do the strangest things.

What has been your biggest achievement of 2016 so far?

Recording and releasing our new single ‘Such Dumb Luck’.

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

In a few years time nobody will remember those nude photos.

What do you do to relax?


What are you reading?

Kim Gordon – Girl In A Band.

How about TV, anything good on the box?

Penny Dreadful.

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?

The Case For Vegetarianism – Explained By A Child

What is your favourite:

Record of the moment? 

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Song of the moment?

Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’

Lost classic song? 

XTC – ‘Dear God’

Record label? 

Bella Union

A new artist that you are most excited about? 

Fat White Family

What was the last great gig you went to? 

Fat White Family in Whelan’s.

Worst show ever?

Frankie Goes To Hollywood at the RDS, 1987.

What should we expect from your upcoming show? 

New and old songs from the last 25 years played with passion.

The Pale play BARE in the Woods on June 11th along with a whole host of other acts. You can find out more about the festival and get tickets for it here.