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It’s very seldom you sit down to interview a band and then spend five minutes talking about the plus points of a pepperoni pizzas. But with Thunderstruck I did. The local band consisting of brothers Cian and Stephen, James and drummer Shaun shared said pizza with The Coronas. However, Cian does not like pepperoni. A fact that the other members are quick to jump on and the energy in the room is joyous and infectious. Much like the band themselves.

Fresh off recording a new three track EP, the band are supporting Jedward at this year’s Strawberry Fest, along with Daniel Furlong. This is the band’s second time supporting Jedward, having previously done so at the Dunbrody Festival. However, there will be no Jedward style antics. But Stephen is not so sure, “I could always jump off the stage and smash my face… that would be pretty rock and roll!”

Their influences include Kings of Leon, Blink 182, The Strokes and The Clash. Having seen the guys live, this is evident in their performances which have gotten more edgy and indeed louder over the last few years! The EP consists of three originals, to which Cian added, “We recorded one of them before, but it didn’t work out as we hoped. And South East Radio has been playing it a lot. So, thanks for that, guys!”

The band say they are excited about the upcoming gig and EP, James is quick to point out that he is very excited about “the big screens that will be on the stage, which will be pretty cool!” The quietest member, the drummer Shaun is such a drummer he only says three sentences over the course of the whole interview. He’s clearly a Ringo fan! As we wrap up the interview I ask the guys what fans can expect of the upcoming Strawberry Fest gig. To which Stephen replies, “We are the sonic recreation of the end of the world.” Indeed!

For more information contact: 085-8405788

Thunderstruck play supports the enfant terrible, Jedward on Sunday the 26th of June. Gates 3pm sharp. Tickets available through the link below or White’s For Music, Enniscorthy.

http://www.strawberryfest.ie/jedward/

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Written by thepanch

June 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

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