Slow Skies play Culture Vultures at Dublin's Odessa Club this Wednesday (February 18th) with Richie Egan (Jape) & Paul Curran (spoken word). We caught up with the band's Karen Sheridan for a quick chat ahead of the gig.

Tickets for Culture Vultures are €10 and available via this link now.

What’s the music that you listened to growing up, that you still listen to today?
I don't think I listen to anything from when I was growing up now. I listened to alot of REM , Destiny's Child and the Spice Girls, though. I wouldn't mind listening to them now. In fact, I might just get them up here on YouTube.

When did you first realise you wanted a career in music?
Hmmm... I don't think there was a realisation - I just know I love singing.

How do you wind down after a gig?
Usually by having a drink and chatting to friends.

What’s the one song you wish you’d written or recorded first?
I'm not sure I could pick just one song, because I love so many songs and wish they came from my brain - but I'm going to choose Hounds of Love by Kate Bush because it's the first one that popped into my head.

What’s your favourite Irish venue to perform in?
Unitarian Church.

Your best and worst gig so far?
Best was probably the second night we supported James Vincent McMorrow in the National Concert Hall. And the worst was probably the first night we supported him in the National Concert Hall, when my guitar stopped working mid-way through a song and various other things went wrong ... it was horrible!

Whose career do you envy and why? 
Probably Kate Bush, because she is so unique and has made some really powerful music. I love that she makes music on her own terms and never compromised her vision. Her dancing is bloody cool, too!

Vinyl or digital downloads?

Give your thoughts on Spotify in three words.
Hope it works! (for artists, that is...)

You can only have three albums on your phone/in your house at any one time - what three would you pick for today?
The new Bjork album, Jon Hopkins and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Name one piece of music memorabilia that you wish you owned.
God, I dunno…  maybe Bjork's infamous swan dress.. does that count?

What is the one thing in life that you couldn’t go without?
My toothbrush.

Name one record, one book and one film that everyone should hear / read / see. 
Ruins by Grouper, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan and Out of Here by Donal Foreman.

Pick the director and lead actor(s) for a biopic about your life.
Sofia Coppola. I'd let her decide on the actors, too!

You’re ordering take-away, what do you get?
Something lovely - probably Thai.

You’ve been given €100,000 to spend, but only 1 hour to spend it. What do you buy?
A house... or an around the world trip. I would probably just panic, though, and not have a clue what to do with it.

Describe your perfect day off.
Hanging out with friends and watching films.

Who is the person in your life without whom your life wouldn’t be the same? 
My family, of course. I can't pick just one of them!