Hearing about a band or artist's influences and inspirations are all well and good, but sometimes, you just want to get to the nitty-gritty in an interview - like, 'what's your favourite takeaway dish'?
Our new Q&A series sees us throwing rapidfire questions at musicians to get their most instinctive answers. There's no beating around the bush here - just honest, straightforward insights into their creative minds.
Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor's brand of radio-friendly indiepop has won them fans in all quarters over the last few years.
They recently released their second album 'Loving Everywhere I Go', which shot to the top of the Irish charts - and now we're laying down the gauntlet to the duo with our '10 Questions' series.
1. What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
There was a lot of 60s & 70s music played at home. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel. Still listening to all those to this day.
2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
Take Deep Breath.
3. How do you wind down after a gig?
Do some vocal warm downs (softer form of vocal warm ups). Listen to Alfie's instrumental music playlist on Spotify.
4. What’s the one song you wish you’d written or recorded first?
'Still Crazy After All These Years' - Paul Simon
5. You can only have three albums on your phone/in your house at any one time - what three would you pick for today?
Where Have You Been All My Life - Villagers
Blue - Joni Mitchell
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
6. Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Record: Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Book: The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
7. Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alfie: Brad Pitt
Harry: Adam Driver
8. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
9. Describe your perfect day off.
Having slept the previous night at midnight to ensure a good night's sleep, wake up at approx 8am. Get up, cold shower or go for a jump in the sea, do a bit of yoga, some meditation, make a nice porridge with loads of fresh fruit cooked into it. Get out for a walk in the Wicklow Mountains during the afternoon. Get a pub lunch. Go home and watch a movie. Play a bit of music.
10. Tell us, in one sentence, why we should come to your gig/listen to your album.
We've put a lot of work, and time into making this album and we believe there's at least one song for everybody on it.
'Loving Everywhere I Go' is out now. Hudson Taylor play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on April 24th.