- 10 Oct 02
While the word pop currently raises the hackles of anyone who considers themselves a music fan, Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh, whose music is influenced by the move, XTC and the Kinks, is attempting to set the record straight
Are Pugwash the best pop band in Ireland? Some people seen to think so, including power-pop genius Jason Falkner, formerly with San Francisco band Jellyfish and currently filling in bass duties with French superstars Air. He guests on their new album Almanac and appeared live with the band at their recent Sugar Club residency in Dublin.
“Jason’s’ great says Pugwash mainman Thomas Walsh. “We’ve known him for a while. When he toured with Alanis Morrissette a few years ago he played The Point and then nipped down to The Funnel to play a gig we’d organised for him.”
When speaking of “pop” it should of course be clarified that Pugwash are a pop band in the traditional sense, not under the Louis Walsh definition.