Having wooed stateside crowds with a series of shows through 2012, Dublin five-piece Little Green Cars are ready to charm domestic audiences with their forthcoming debut album, Absolute Zero.
The five-piece – fronted by the duo of Stevie Appleby and Faye O’Rourke – have a fine foundation to build from in the shape of their single The John Wayne. Its dusty percussion and vocal harmonies place it somewhere beside Mumford & Sons and The Maccabees; and, certainly, Little Green Cars possess the potential to emulate these acts’ achievements.
We took the time to ask Little Green Cars some questions before their show in D.C. at DC9. This band has a sense of humor! Take a look at what they had to say below:
What is the strangest thing a fan has done for you or at your show?
“We haven’t really encountered fans of that caliber yet. Every new fan we meet is a strange experience in itself.”
What is the funniest moment you have had as an artist/band so far?
“Once, while passing through Louisiana, we left our drummer Dylan at a Dairy Queen. It was a bit a “Home Alone” moment, but luckily we weren’t too far away before we realized.”
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
“We have something called a PGP. But it’s a secret.”
If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
How do you connect with a crowd?
“A classic one-liner always wins them over.”
How did you come up with your band name?
“The same way some kids count sheep when they can’t sleep, Stevie used to count the laps of a little green car going around a race track.”
What is the best way to write music?
If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, make sure you do now! This band is on fire!