Arrow in the Sky at JJ’s

Ahead of their appearance at JJ’s this Saturday night, Arrow in the Sky’s Brian Murphy and Conor McCauley sat down with the Weekend People to talk bed sheets and Elvis.

So lads, have you made any New Year’s resolutions and how are they going?

Brian: Any of my new year’s resolutions have been in the Woody Guthrie vein i.e. write more songs and change bed sheets more often. Brush teeth at least once a week. So yeah, I’ve been writing a lot more!

What’s your guilty listening pleasure?

Quite partial to a bit of old doo-wap. The Platters, The Drifters, Dion and the Belmonts, that kind of thing. I don’t feel too guilty about it though. Conor’s music taste is the kind that requires guilt.

What are you looking forward to most in 2016?

We have a brand new album ready to go and that will be released mid 2016. It will feature 11 new songs and the drum stylings of Jason Cooper of ‘The Cure’ as well as a bit of bass from ‘The Cure’ and ‘Tin Machine’ guitarist Reeves Gabrels. So we’re very excited about that.

If you could share the stage with one act who would it be?

That’s a good question. Alive or dead?… Elvis. Elvis to both.

What can Roscommon punters expect this Sat night?

JJ Harlow’s is one of our favourite spots to play around the country. We’ll be playing a mix of our old songs and some new ones plus a few covers too. And there’s always a great crowd in so it’s guaranteed to be a night of good craic for all.