Here at Pure M we love new Irish talent. I recently had the pleasure of catching the Vulpynes play support to The Red Moon Bayonets at The Workman’s Club. I couldn’t resist having a chat with the Dublin two piece. Vulpynes are Maeve on lead guitar and vocals and Kaz on drums and vocals. They were loud and ferocious in their performance, really rocked the place. Their debut single ‘Terry Said’ was released recently to great reviews and I was happy to chat and find out more about the rockers.
What artists have influenced you and your music?
We have a mutual love of all things Alice in Chains, L7 and Babes in Toyland. We listen to different stuff from each other too which makes things interesting.
For those of us who are not familiar with your music can you describe your sound?
We make a LOT of noise for a 2 piece band! Lots of overdrive and distortion, low end hooks with punk rock influences. The drums are filthy, raw and powerful. In a nutshell, we are loud as hell.
What has been your greatest achievement to date?
We found out last week we’ll be playing Hard Working Class Heroes festival this year. To get picked from over 700 submissions made us jump up and down with excitement! We’re such a new band and to be playing alongside some of our favourite Dublin acts is amazing.
Do you find Ireland has little broadcasting outlets for rock music?
We’ve had great support so far, Roddie Cleere from KCLRFM and Dan Hegarty from 2FM have both played our single ‘Terry Said’. It’s great that Irish DJs are supporting up and coming bands. We’ll be sad to see TXFM go as there are some fantastic DJs on there.
‘Terry Said’ has being getting some great reviews, what are the plans for further releases?
Oh yes we have a ton of stuff up our Vulpyne sleeves! Since we released ‘Terry Said’ we’ve been concentrating on gigging and getting our live sound right. We will be releasing another single soon, so watch this space.
If you had a chance to collaborate with someone, who would that be?
Since we have different opinions on this, we’ll answer separately!
Maeve – Jack White, Brody Dalle or Enya.
Kaz – Jerry Cantrell, Trent Reznor or the Manic Street Preachers.
I caught you guys in The Workman’s Club recently and I have to say you put on a great live show, have you any gigs coming up?
We’re playing Kilkenny Culture Night supporting Bitch Falcon in Billy Byrnes on 16th September and Hard Working Class Heroes in October.
Excellent. And for more information on The Vulpynes you can keep up to date with them on Facebook; www.facebook.com/vulpynes, follow on Twitter; @Vulpynes and have a listen on www.soundcloud.com/vulpynes