- 16 Aug 17
After years of soaraway success, The Coronas hit the buffers when a move to Island Records failed to work out as promised. But the biggest Irish rock band ever named after a typewriter have bounced back emphatically. The Indiependence-rocking quartet talk about hitting No. 1, high-profile relationships, drink, drugs, partying – and what the future holds.
Midway through this interview, Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas makes a small confession: apparently, he and his fellow bandmates were suspicious of my intentions before meeting me.
“We were doing the photo-shoot with Katherine [Baumbach] down in the Hot Press studio before we came up here. We were messing around and I said, ‘Olaf wants to talk to us one at a time. I wonder is he going to try to get us to talk shit about each other?’”
Perish the thought! Actually, the reasoning behind interviewing Danny and his three bandmates separately was simply to avoid having all of them talking over each other. Even had my intentions been of the shit-stirring variety, having met all four Dubliners before, I’d already have known that there’d have been absolutely zero chance of getting this tight band of brothers to badmouth each other.