- 18 Jul 19
Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, graces the cover of the new issue out Hot Press - out today. We share a short snippet from Roisin Dwyer's conversation with the Blizzard-in-chief.
He may already be recognised as a peculiarly Irish kind of renaissance man, but the frontman with The Blizzards, Niall Breslin, keeps adding new strings to his bow. Last week, there was the premiere screening of the band’s mockumentary, as a prelude to a brand new album. In October, there’s his second children’s book. And in the meantime, he has launched a podcast on mental health and mindfulness, entitled Where Is My Mind?
So where the hell do you start? How about addressing the outrageously brilliant Blizzards mockumentary that Bressie and co. have put the finishing touches on...
"I’m absolutely shitting myself because it’s the greatest piss-take you have ever seen.” You can tell by the sound of his voice that Niall Breslin is not joking. The Blizzards frontman is about to sit down, with a couple of hundred other people at the Galway Film Fleadh, to watch the first public screening of The Blizzards mockumentary. The film is a spoof behind-the-scenes story of the making of their highly-anticipated new album, which is due later this year. It features an extensive and sometimes bizarre cast, including Stormy Daniels, Def Leppard, Perez Hilton, Snoop Dogg and Tommy Lee. No wonder he’s nervous.
“We had to make the bulk of the film first, because it was hard to explain to people what we were trying to achieve,” he elaborates. “All you can do in situations like that is ask agents – and we asked a lot! Some people said no but the odd person said, ‘Yeah, fuck that, I think this is hilarious’.”
That’s a mind-boggling array of stars to have roped in! What was the wonderful, Trump-baiting Stormy Daniels’ contribution?
“You’ll have to wait and see,” he says guardedly. “It’s very funny. She took to the idea, and the part, very well.”
You can read the full interview with Bressie in the new issue of Hot Press, which is on shelves now. You can also order it online here: