The Minutes are one of the hardest working bands in Ireland. Since releasing their debut album Marcata in the summer of 2011 the Dublin threepiece - Mark Austin, Tom Cosgrave and Shane Kinsella - have toured incessantly, slowly incresing their profile and fanbase both at home and abroad. 

The Minutes will play two shows as part of Arthur's Day (8pm at the Grand Social, 12am at Pygmalion) and the band sat down with John today to chat about this, their plans for the future and just generally curse a lot. Have a listen below but be warned, your mother wouldn't approve of the language!