Making some proper faces for radio, Ronan, Keef, Liam, Danny, and Johnny Red Kid with Aoife Mc:
Bringing a bit of poptastic sunshine into our indie hour lives were the cheeky chappies from Red Kid, who joined us last Thursday the 19th of July for a few live tracks and a play through of their yet to be released album.
The lads were a lot of fun, and produce the kind of music that would make teenage girls want to dance. And that’s not as easy a task as it once was, what with all these EMO kids about. Grumble.
Red Kid told us tales of being nailed to a stage, what it feels like to transmorph, we spoke about just what exactly an Old Grey Whistle Test is, as well as hearing tracks, both live and lushishly recorded ones. Sorry. The adjectives of the Red Kids has kind of rubbed off.
Also on this show we spoke to Rich Terfry a.k.a Buck 65 over the telephone from his London hotel room. We listened to The Floor from Secret House Against the World and Wicked and Weird from Talkin Honky Blues, and Rich told us about his Nova Scotian origins, how a roller disco changed his musical path, what his collaborative processes are, and the panic one can feel at seeing one’s album complete with deepest thoughts and feelings on a shelf in a music shop for all to hear.
To begin the show, we heard the first minute and a half of Fionn Regan’s before it started skipping. Shit buzz. Congratulations to Fionn who was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Nialler9 recommended Super Furry Animals, who played at last weekend’s Lovebox Festival. The Lovely Mary Healy was with us via telephone for the gig guide.
Congratulations to our Buck 65’s competition winner who won himself a pair of tickets to Buck’s show last night in The Hub on Tuesday the 24th of July by simply commenting on the blog! Next time I’ll make it a bit harder by making you answer a semi-related question. And I probably won’t publish the winner’s name next time, for fear of imposter guest list people. Doh.
Knock yourselves out.