Who, What, Why

Who What Why: Liam McGee

7th June 2017

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Who are you listening to at the moment?

Who I’m listening to; I’ve gotten waaaay into LCD Soundsystem these days. I’ve been on a singer-songwriter buzz for months, I knew every word of Villagers, Laura Marling & Lucy Rose’s songs. But lately, I started sticking a band together & suddenly anything about arrangement fascinates me. I’m loving LCD Soundsystem, Alt-J, The XX & Little Green Cars. All that good stuff.

What do you love about Dublin?

I love Dublin. It’s crazy moving here from the ends of the earth in Donegal to the busiest place in Ireland. I live & breath it. The whole place has a heartbeat. I live in Rathmines, & it really feels like home. I can walk in to any place & know I’ll adore the music. It’s such a tight community for music, I feel extremely welcome here.

Why Songwriting

Songwriting was a very sudden choice. I’d performed for years as part of a indie cover band. I wrote a few tunes, but I never did anything original with it. I played in Clubbeo in Donegal a few times, & I loved it. Songwriters were so surreal, but I felt inadequate beside them.

I was writing loads of poetry so lyrics were second nature to me, but adding it to my music just bewildered me. I took a difficult breakup with a songwriter, & suddenly my songs were just there.

I did the audition, did awfully & was shocked that I got in. Now I live & breath songwriting, I just don’t know how I ever thought I could do anything else.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.