Taking influence from the likes of Moderat, James Blake and Antony and the Johnsons, Irish musician Christian Cohle recently released his single ‘Wasted’.
The track further explores a narrative Cohle first plundered on his previous single ‘Spinning Heart’, with listeners getting a glimpse into his personal life as he grapples with the ghosts of a lost love that lingers on.
This rising electro alt-pop singer has been dubbed as "Ireland's best-kept secret" by The Line of Best Fit and his debut album Holy Trouble (2021) saw him celebrated for his cinematic sound.
We caught up with him to learn more.
1. What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
Outkast, Tears for Fears, Marvin Gaye, Metallica are just a few examples!
2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
Lots of anxiety.
3. How do you wind down after a gig?
Eat a meal and watch something on Netflix or YouTube!
4. What’s the one song (by another artist) you wish you’d written or recorded first?
‘DAWAN’ - Apparat
5. What is your pet peeve?
6. Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Record: Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Book: Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Film: Old Boy - Park Chan-wook
7. Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
This is a sort of question I could spend days thinking about, but off the bat...I’m a big fan of the Danish director Joachim Trier. Actor maybe Jonah Hill, if he could get the Irish accent down.
8. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
9. Describe your perfect day off.
Get into the gym, hot yoga class afterwards and then have the evening to relax at home and watch a film.
10. Tell us, in one sentence, why we should come to your next gig (whenever it may be.)
It’s not my place to say why someone should come, but I’ve been told my concerts are a full and emotive experience from what you see to what you hear, so come and check one out for yourself.
BONUS QUESTION: Recommend a podcast and tell us why we should subscribe to it.
Tigerbelly, because comedian Bobby Lee is so honest.
'Wasted' is out now.