Although they only formed earlier this year, Dublin duo TooFools - aka multi-instrumentalists Lorcan Dwyer and Steven McCann - have already made their mark on the Irish music scene, with festival slots at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Knockanstockan under their belt.

We sat down with them before they head off to Other Voices in a few weeks to get their take on life's most important questions.

They launch their new EP 'Touch' at Dublin's Button Factory next Thursday, November 24th.

What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Chic, Stevie Wonder, Peter Green, Led Zeppelin.

When did you first realise that you wanted a career in music?
[We always had an] overwhelming compulsion to make music.

In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.
Excited, nervous, buzztastic

How do you wind down after a gig?
A few cartwheels in the green room or out on the street to get the party started.

What’s the one song you wish you’d written or recorded first?
Michael Jackson - 'Baby Be Mine' (that key change, though)

What song of yours are you most proud of?

What’s your favourite venue to perform in?
Vicar Street - we've played there twice now and both times were crazy fun.

Your best and worst gig so far?
Best Gig - Body & Soul. Worst Gig - Our mas making us play for our distant relatives.

Whose career do you envy, and why?
Donald Trump. Best April Fool's prank ever... right? Right????

Vinyl or digital downloads?
Vinyl errrryday.

Give your thoughts on Spotify in three words.
Command and conquer.

You can only have three albums on your phone/in your house at any one time - what three would you pick for today?
Portico Quartet 'Portico Quartet', Tribe Called Quest 'Midnight Marauders', Erykah Badu 'Baduism'.

Name one piece of music memorabilia that you wish you owned.

Prince's Purple Rain outfit or Sly Stone's fro.

Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see.
Album: A Tribe Called Quest's new album 'We Got It From Here...'.
Book: 'Songwriters on Songwriters'
Film: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
Wes Anderson, and starring Jonah Hill as Lorcán O'Dwyer and Michael Cera as Steven McCann.

You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Chicken McCann, New Curry Grill (Really Chicken Makhani) - Indian!!

You’ve been given €100,000 to spend, but only 1 hour to spend it. What do you buy?
We'd quickly buy ourselves a studio... few calls... hey presto.

Describe your perfect day off.
No such thing. Music music music work work work.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
Steven is severely colourblind and Lorcán is a black belt in Kempo Karate.

Tell us, in one sentence, why we should listen to your new EP.
It's fresh.


TooFools play The Button Factory on November 24th.