Fantastic Irish band Autumn Owls has had a bit of whirlwind year. Not only did they have the honor of being the first band signed to the new Epitonic.com record label, they also spent a great deal of time in the US recording the label's debut album Between Buildings, Toward the Sea (Oct 23rd) with producer Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, etc..). On top of which they toured the US & Canda including prestigious dates at such events as SXSW, CMJ, NXNE and CMW. Having just played CMJ Marathon, the band will be back stateside next for SXSW and CMW 2013 along with some additional touring.
Ordinarily I would feel guilty asking a band to answer our silly questionnaire while they are so busy. They just played two record release shows in Ireland over the weekend. But, in this case, I was so excited, I just couldn't resist. I am just glad they had a few free moments to answer our these ridiculous questions.
What's the most embarrassing band you loved as a kid?
Gary: Dire Straits
What is the first record you bought?
Adam: Ini Kamoze - Here comes the Hotstepper.
Unicorns vs. Narwhals? Who would win in a fight?
Will: Narwhals hands down.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you on the road?
Will: After driving across the states for 32 hours we came off the interstate in Houston driving too fast we realized we were about to miss our turn off so our driver made a last ditch effort across a few lanes and the car went up on two wheels as we flew around the corner. It was a little scary at the time but then after 32 hours of cabin fever we couldn’t stop laughing for the next hour.
Who has the worst van etiquette?
Adam: Gary, cos he doesn't drive.
Who is in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Adam: Dire Straits and Ini Kamoze
What is the worst fight over nothing that you got into with each other after being road weary and exhausted?
Gary: We argue every 20 minutes about who’s the most attractive. Road weary or not.