As lead singer of the unique 'Brechtian cabaret' band Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer and her co-conspirator Brian Viglione have amassed a huge cult following worldwide, since the release of their eponymous debut album in 2003.

Renowned for their unique live shows, the Boston-based duo cultivate a kind of dark, gothic cabaret with their use of performance artists, elaborate clothing and make-up - and that's before their superb alt-rock/punk sound even gets a look-in.

Amanda Palmer
is set to strike out on her own later this year, with the release of her solo debut 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer?' and will play two Irish dates in support of it this September. She took time out of her promotion schedule to talk to