Mark, on the question if they ever got something strange from a fan: 'Some one printed off a picture of me on my facebook and gave it to me. I was like: 'I don't need this picture..' It was nice, though. I gave it to m mom, or something like that.'
Mark, about touring: 'We love visiting new places and seeing new things. We haven't got anything bad to say about touring. Bands that give out on touring should just stop touring.'
Steve, on forgetting their drummer at a truck stop: 'It took us 45 minutes to realize that he actually wasn't on the bus. But then one of the guys on the bus came to me and said: 'aren't you missing anything?' So the first thing I looked for was my passport and I was like: 'No, I got everything' and he was like: 'Your other band member?' It took us like another 45 minutes to actually find him because we went to loads of truck stops and we forgot on which one we left him.'
Steve, joking about the accident (leaving Vinny at the truck stop): 'I wrote a song last night about leaving Vinny at a truck stop.' Vinny: 'it's not going to be on our second album!'
Vinny, on the name Kodaline: 'We told an interviewer in Switzerland that Kodaline is Jay's middle name. The interviewer was like: 'really? that's awsome!' and started writing it down.'
Steve, on the question if he'd ever taken any lessons for all the instruments he plays: 'I took a few guitar lessons when I was younger, but I learned myself how to play the piano. I think when you learn one instrument, it's a bit easier to learn more because their all quite similar.'
Mark, on one of their first gigs: 'One time we gigged to two people in a bar in Cork. It was a rock bar called 'Fred Zeppelin'. It's a great bar but it holds about 40 people and the PA system was massive. It was so bad that when some one went to the toilet, you could see it and we went like: 'Ooh'.' Steve: 'I remember this biker dude came to the door and looked at us for about ten seconds and then just walked off. He wouldn't come in.'
Steve, on the PA system that was broke at their show in Glastonbury: 'We were so excited about this gig but the PA system was broke. We had our own sound so we could hear ourselves and we were really getting into it but when i looked down at the crowd, they where just motionless, because they couldn't hear a thing. They where shouting something and we were thinking they were shouting 'Off!' but it turned out they were saying 'Up!' Our tour manager came running on the stage and was like: 'get off!' We were just wandering around the side of the stage like lost puppies, thinking they just booed us off. But then the PA system was fixed and there was 10,000 people singing back to us. It was incredible!'
Mark, about the firs time they heard a song of theirs on the radio: 'We were driving through Louvain in Belgium when we heard it. 'All I want' was on the radio for the first time. It was like 3AM. I never forget that moment, it was unreal.'
Steve, about messing up during their performance on Taratata: 'We did a Daft Punk mash up in France. It was live tv and Imessed up. I forgot the lyrics to the song and it took me two minutes to hear it and actually get where I was supposed to be. My mind just went completely blank. I think it was the first time in my life that I actually forgot how to sing.'
Steve, about the bad breakup he went through: 'I don't know if you ever been in a relationship and have been f*cked over big time, but that stays with you forever and changes you as a person.'
Jason, about growing up 20 minutes away from the other lads: 'Ireland is so small that if you take ten steps outside my house, the accent changes and you're in a whole different territory.'
Steve, about the people he writes about: 'I luckily didn't face those people no more. If I did, I would probably just run.'
Steve, about meeting one of his idols face to face: 'I met Billy Joel in a drive bar in LA and I was talking to him for a while about life and stuff before I realized who he was. I just thought I was speaking to some random nice guy, but when I figured out who he was, I literally forgot how to speak. He walked away soon after.'
Mark, about Liam Cunningham in their video: 'When I first saw the video of 'High hopes', I was in shock because Liam Cunningham was in it and he's an Irish hero. It's one of those persons who you reconize easily. I have no idea how we got him for the video.'
Steve, about shouting the 'All I want' video: 'The director of the video, Stevie Russel, planned on using his dog in the video. But the director also plays the monster and the first moments the dog saw him with the make-up, he was scared of him because he just didn't reconized him. So he basically had to hang out with his dog in the make-up until it got comfortable with him again.'
Steve, about the first time they met their producer, Steve Harris: 'Mark and I went over to the UK and we didn't reall knew what the craic was. I walking in with my guitar as we saw all these awards on the walls. He said: 'What do you have?' I was too shy and nervous to play for him and he told us to f*ck off. We didn't saw him for two years and then we saw him again and played for him.'
The white noise
06-01-2014 om 20:25
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Aan de linkerkant de ouders van Mark Prendergast (Marie en Padraig Prendergast) Aan de rechterkant de ouders van Vincent May Jr. (Liz en Vinny May) op het Marlay park festival.
Marie: 'This is my first festival ever. Mark and Steve grew up together so they would spend a lot of time together. Other then that, we've become one big family since. We've travelled together around Ireland, the UK and France.'
28-07-2013 om 14:49
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Ik heb juist dit geweldig klein interview gezien met Steve. Het is een interview vanop T in the park en het 20 jarig bestaan ervan.
We've just done a little acoutic gig out in the campsite. We were a bit scared at first, we didn't know of people were gonna go crazy or people were gonna trow stuff at us, but it was great. It feels like Spain out there with this weather. It went down really well, we've got a big crowd and it was a good vibe. It was cool man, it was an experience.
you're going to sing Happy birthday to T in the park from the stage tonight, with a little help from Nina Nesbitt. How'd that idea come about? Just cause we're good friends with Nina, and she's Scottish. I genuinely believe Scottish and Irish people have this instant connection. And you've got to embrace the festival and embrace the culture and history of the festival. I've never been to T before but I've watched it in one or form over the past years. It's a sister festival of one of Ireland, Oxegen, so we used to get the same line-up. But it's got a great history. The killers, for example, say that it's their favourite place to play so we're really looking forward to playing.
What were you doing in 1994? I was six and probably playing with action man and building little lego vehicles. No, I was having a guinness. I'm Irish!
28-07-2013 om 13:48
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