- 18 Oct 22
Limerick rockers Lost Boys on their anthemic new single, ‘Stay Where You Are’.
How did the band form?
As teenagers we were all heavily involved with youth music programmes in Limerick city. All of us were in different projects at the time, but we were also great friends. When we started college, it made sense to start something more aligned with all of our interests – and so, Lost Boys was born.
You’ve got an impressive range in your work – why mix genres so much?
We all have really different music tastes – it’s like that high school drama where the goths, nerds, hot girls and jocks come together to beat the school bully! Jokes aside, over Covid we were challenged to write and produce remotely, and it allowed us to explore all of our individual tastes, for better or worse. We then had time to incorporate it all into our songwriting.
It’s been a while since your debut EP release – is there another coming any time soon?
There is of course. We have a new single coming out very soon that we are really excited about. We can’t tell you anything else or we’d have to kill you.
Michael’s gone off to the States – how is the band holding up without him?
We miss him every day. He’s still a part of the band, of course, and luckily, we’ve perfected working remotely. He may even come back for a gig or two… It’ll be like that feeling when you keep getting back with your ex.
What bands/musicians/songs inspire you guys?
‘Cbat’ by Hudson Mohawke.
What sets you apart from other indie groups?
We’re more boring, up and coming, awkward, broke and less clichéd than all the other indie bands. Also, we all look the same, which is pretty unique for the genre.
• ‘Stay Where You Are’ is out now.
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