Interview: Dublin’s Autumn Owls


Dubliners the Autumn Owls kicked off their SXSW fittingly on St. Patrick’s Day with a gig at the Irish Showcase, and went on to play a further eight shows over the next four days.

Despite their Irish roots, the four-piece, which formed in late 2006, bring a sound to SXSW with tracks that would fit comfortably on Modest Mouse’s The Moon and Antarctica‘, and their Americana-tinge was always going to be a sure fire hit in Austin.

They headed to SXSW with two EPs already under their belt, and they are working hard to get their debut album out this year. With a short tour of the US behind them leading into SXSW, they were well prepared for a memorable festival, and look set for an equally memorable 2010.

With the festival in full flow, we sat down with Gary, Will, Paul and Niall to run through the origins and future plans for the group, discussed coping with the hectic schedule of SXSW, and there’s also a bonus point up for grabs for anyone who can spot the Commitments reference before the band do…

Autumn Owls’ Tour includes several gigs at the NXNE festival in Toronto Canada coming up in June:

Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Indie Week Ireland @ Twisted Pepper Dublin, Dublin
Apr 17 2010 1:30P
Tower Records Dublin
May 10 2010 8:00P
Crawdaddy w / Real Estate Dublin, Dublin
Jun 16 2010 8:00P
NXNE Toronto, Ontario
Jun 17 2010 8:00P
NXNE Toronto, Ontario
Jun 18 2010 8:00P
NXNE Toronto, Ontario
Jun 19 2010 8:00P
NXNE Toronto, Ontario
Jun 20 2010 8:00P
NXNE Toronto, Ontario
Jul 17 2010 8:00P
Positivus Festival Salacgriva
Aug 1 2010 8:00P
Indiependence Music Festival

Autumn Owls ‘A Thousand Blind Windows’ is the band’s first single taken from the bands EP “On the Trail of the Disappearing

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