- 18 Jun 18
Irish rockers The Hot Sprockets discuss their cracking new album Dream Mover, being inspired by Fela Kuti, and the Repeal referendum. Interview: Pat Carty
Sitting down to discuss their third album, Dream Mover, a serious step up for the band, with three of The Hot Sprockets – a mutual pal described them as The Monkees crossbred with The Rolling Stones – would melt the heart of any old hack. Their enthusiasm is ebola-level infectious.
“We always try to move forward in our songwriting and in the recording,” says guitarist Tim, a man graced with sideburns that would make Mungo Jerry jealous. “We like to think we’re always progressing, sounding better.”
Did they begin writing straight after the previous album, Brother Nature? “Yeah,” according to singer/guitarist Wayne, the one with the spivy ‘tache and beret. “Some of the tunes, like ‘Sanctified’, could have been on the last record.” Multi-instrumentalist Franky, who sports a fulsome, manly ronnie that could easily steal the lunch money off his bandmate’s effort, adds, “We kinda push each other to not be afraid to go in different directions.”