He previously played drums with alt-rock band Enemies and these days, he can be found behind the kit at a Dermot Kennedy gig or playing with experimental electronic band Meltybrains?

You certainly couldn't deny Micheál Quinn's eclecticism as a musician.

Now, the Dublin musician has put his experience to good use on his solo debut album 'Colours', which is out now.

We caught up with him for a chat and to learn more about his tastes and his influences.

1. What's the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
Two albums come to mind: 'One by One' by Foo Fighters, and a small indie band from Dublin back in '99/'00 called Connect Four Orchestra. They had an album called 'Chisel To The Hip' and it's still one of my favorite albums!

2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.

3. How do you wind down after a gig?
A good cold shower usually brings everything back to a nice normal level after the explosiveness of playing a show.

4. What’s the one song you wish you’d written first?
'Bullet The Blue Sky' – U2

5. What’s the last thing you watched on TV?
'Hitler's Circle of Evil' on Netflix. It’s both fascinating and terrifying.

6. Name one record and one film that everyone should hear / see.
The Comet Is Coming - 'Trust In The Lifeforce of The Deep Mystery' and 'Central Intelligence'.

7. What's your biggest pet peeve?
People banging about and making noise in the morning. Regardless of whether I’m still in bed, or up and awake, I like the morning to be quiet and calm time.

8. Who's the most famous person saved to your phone contacts?
Joel Stagg.

9. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
A Chicken Panang with steamed jasmine rice from a Thai restaurant in Dublin called Chilli Banana.

10. Describe your perfect day off.
A nice smoothie, a surfboard, fun waves, and a nice meal with good friends afterwards. Then a trip to the cinema!

BONUS QUESTION: Recommend a podcast and tell us why we should subscribe to it.
The Irish History Podcast. I love driving around with that on, makes me feel so connected to the history of where I am from.


'Colours' is out now.