- 10 May 17
With the massive European success of their double platinum-selling debut, Everything This Way, Kerry’s WALKING ON CARS pretty much owned 2016. Currently back in Dingle writing the band’s second album, frontman Patrick ‘Pa’ Sheehy takes time out to tell OLAF TYARANSEN about their planned shows in Dublin, Cork and Belfast this summer, Fungie the dolphin, Danny Healy Rae, their creative process – and why quitting their day jobs was the best career move they ever made.
Irish indie rockers Walking On Cars have sold truckloads of albums in recent times, and played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. But the Kerry five-piece still aren’t the most famous residents of their native Dingle.
In fairness, it’s difficult to compete with the longstanding international reputation of Fungie the dolphin. The suspiciously long-lived aquatic mammal even has its own statue in the town centre (though for obvious reasons, Fungie has never actually laid his beady little eyes on it).
“I was actually out with Fungie last week,” singer Patrick Sheehy says, in a soft, barely discernible Kerry accent. “He was nice and calm. I nearly touched him. I was in this little punt, going about three knots, and he was floating right next to us. It was fucking cool, man.”