Somebody’s Child has quickly established himself as a voice at the forefront of the new music scene in Ireland. 

Early support slots in Dublin with the likes of Kodaline, Primal Scream, and Kaiser Chief -  as well as national radio play and an appearance on the nation’s beloved Late Late Show - all acted as vindication for Cian Godfrey (who grew up in Paris) holding back the unveiling of his project until the relatively late age of 23.

The Dublin-based artist has just released his self-titled debut album and is playing several dates nationwide this month (including a sold-out date at The Academy) - so 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?
The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys are like a bad smell - they don't go away.

2. In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
Focus, nerves & excitement.

3. How do you wind down after a gig?
There's no winding down, really. We do some signings and pictures and maybe a beer or two after that.

4. What’s the one song you wish you’d written or recorded first?
‘Burning’ - The Whitest Boy Alive.

5. You can only have three albums on your phone/in your house at any one time - what three would you pick for today?
‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ - Mount Kimbie
‘I Am Easy To Find’ - The National  
‘This is Really Going To Hurt’ – Flyte

6. Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Record: ‘Lost In The Dream’ - War On Drugs
Book: ‘Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations’ - Jules Evans
Movie - ‘Blade Runner’

7. Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
Denis Villenueve or Terence Mallick for sure, and Miles Teller as me.

8. You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Thai or pizza - it's always a throw-up between those two.

9. Describe your perfect day off.
Walking around the city, getting a coffee and sandwich, going to the cinema.

10. Tell us, in one sentence, why we should come to your next gig (whenever it happens).
Don't come to our next gig. Feel the FOMO.

BONUS QUESTION: Recommend a podcast and tell us why we should subscribe to it.  
‘Off the Ball’ is a phenomenal podcast for sport lovers. We're lucky to have it based in Ireland.


‘Somebody’s Child’ is out now. Catch Somebody’s Child live this month at the following venues:

24th Feb 2023 - Róisín Dubh, Galway
25th Feb 2023 - Dolan’s, Limerick
1st March 2023 - Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
2nd March 2023 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork
3rd March 2023 - The Academy, Dublin [SOLD OUT]