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KNS Vol. 9: The Angel Pier

Jul 7

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Three parts Irish, one part Canadian, The Angel Pier kicked off 2009 with a storming show to a packed Whelan's showcasing songs from their debut album which will be released later this year.  In this edition of Key Note Speaker, Mark Colbert, drummer with The Angel Pier, takes time out from promoting the band's new single, Align The Seas.

The Angel PierFavourite Songs from the Past Year
Halfway Home - TV on The Radio

Favourite Song Ever
This changes daily.

Favourite Angel Pier Song
Align the Seas, which happens to be coming out as a single in the very near future (July 24)!

Favourite New Band/Artist
Grizzly Bear (although, strictly speaking, they're not a new band but they are a new discovery for me).

Favourite Band/Artist Ever
My Bloody Valentine.  For me they changed the way I listen to and approach music.

Favourite Gig This Year
It wasn't this year but my favourite gig of the last 12 months would be Yeasayer in Whelan's.

Favourite Gig Ever
Radiohead at The Olympia circa Hail to the Thief.  Either that or early Damien Dempsey gigs at Whelan's. There were many! You really felt like you were part of something special, he was on fire and it was the only way you could hear his songs in those days. He had nothing released.

Favourite Angel Pier Gig Ever
Probably the second last Whelan's gig we did. It was the heaviest rain the country had seen in decades, roads were flooded and, yet, we still filled the place.  We worked hard that night to give the people something to justify their persistence against the crazy weather!

Favourite Venue
Brixton Academy, which is now, sadly, closed. It's the perfect sized venue to see a band with a big sound but still feels intimate. It's also a beautiful building, may it rest in peace!

Favourite Piece of Musical/Recording Equipment
A voice in a stairwell.


Favourite TV Show at the Moment
I don't really watch TV at the moment.

Best Movie Ever Seen
The Omen

Favourite Book Ever Read
Dear Boy - A biography of Keith Moon.

Most Listened to Radio Show
Paul McCloone/Donal Dineen on Today FM. You can feel their passion for good music, something lacking in many radio stations these days.

What's in Store for The Angel Pier Next
We're looking forward to playing the IMRO New Sounds Stage at Oxegen on Saturday July 11 at 8.25PM.

There are a number of tickets still available for Oxegen '09 from here and usual outlets nationwide.

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