David Keenan is back in Kilkenny, or at least was for a few hours at the weekend, bringing with him his long-awaited new album What Then?
Not only that, but when he hit Kilkenny, the former Michael Street resident took to Rollercoaster Records for an instore performance, accompanied by a few more young musicians who had been out playing on Kieran Street prior to his own performance.
Ian McDonnell of Mc Gig Photography was there to snap the action and put a few quick-fire questions to David – check those out below.
What Then? is available now at Rollercoaster Records, via DavidKeenan.com and streaming on all good platforms.
Photos: David Keenan @ Rollercoaster Records
12 questions with… David Keenan
What first got you into music? The need to connect with a deeper reality as a child
What inspired you to make music? The love of expressing myself
How would you describe the music that you typically create? Heroic, folk punk, surrealist, vulnerability
Who would you most like to collaborate with? Lee Mavers / Nina Simone
If you could open a show for any artist who would it be? The Rolling Stones
What’s your most useless talent you have? Small talk
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career? Driving a train
Do you have any upcoming shows? Yes, have a European tour coming up and dates in England & Ireland. Check out the tour dates here.
What is your favourite song to perform? Bark
What is the best advice you have been given? Be yourself, be yourselves.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? Make it more honest.
What’s next for you? Next up is Limerick.
Last seen in Kilkenny over the summer with a double showing at Set Theatre’s Music Sounds Better With You series, Keenan is back on Irish shores this December with dates in Cyprus Avenue (Cork, 6/12), Dolan’s (Limerick, 8/12), Róisín Dubh (Galway, 9/12), Spirit Store (Dundalk, 10/12) before closing out with a night at the newly renamed 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin on 12 December.