MPT’s review of 2013 continues with the most popular interviewee of the year – Reamann O’Gormain of the Everlasting Yeah. September’s piece has rocketed up to the dizzy heights of the second most read interview ever on the blog so I was delighted when Reamann agreed to take part in the end of the year round-up.
Your Own Music
Your own musical highlight of the year?
First hearing back the first completed songs we have recorded in the studio for 20 years. Such a rush. Feeling momentarily invincible.
Favourite performance of the year?
Playing our first headlining, sold out gig at the Roundhouse Theatre in London as the Everlasting Yeah. Such a fantastic feeling to be back playing live again to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The warmth of the original reception we got once we took to the stage that evening will stay with me until the day I die.
What’s the one thing that went wrong in 2013 you’d like to fix?
The hot tap in our kitchen is temperamental, sometimes only a drip comes out and never never any hot water anymore, just cold, any plumbers out there in the south east London region who can help???
What you gonna be doing next year?
Releasing the debut LP by the Everlasting Yeah and hopefully playing many concerts around the world with them.
3 songs or LPs you’ve listened to the most in 2013?
Songs: Sweet salvation – the Stepkids
Smooth sailing – Queens of the Stone Age
How does your grass grow? David Bowie
Albums: Queens of the Stone Age – Like clockwork
Laura Marling – A creature I don’t know
Best gig attended?
Avishai Cohen at the Barbican – the greatest living jazz composer and bassist, a proper musical genius
Biggest surprise of 2013?
The return of Bowie (very welcome! Album was solid but overpraised)
Biggest letdown of 2013?
Living thru this Con/Dem demonocracy
Who should we be looking out for in 2014?
“The Everlasting Yeah” and a lot more major political and economic turmoil around the world before things get better
Anything and Everything
Event of 2013
Too many to mention, I think this has been a stellar year for new music, the best in many a year, so I’ll say that.
Hero of 2013
Tony Byrnes for getting us the Roundhouse gig.
Paul Pomeroy for PUSH magazine.
Lowpoint of 2013
The continuing joke that is the Con/Dem demonocracy.
Villain of 2013
Again too many to mention but I’ll settle for Ian Duncan Smith. The fact that an imbecile like him can once again get back into a position of power and influence in the Tory party after fucking up so spectacularly in the past points to the fact that the Tories are all actually clinically insane and should be removed from power immediately. His pathetic boast that he could live on £53 a week still makes me mad thinking about it.
Favourite book of 2013
Etc etc Amen – Howard Male
You never gave me your money – Peter Doggett
Favourite film of 2013
Cloud Atlas? Looper? Were they this year?
Le Havre – a great wee French film by Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki
Something to look forward to in 2014?
The fall of a conventional 3 party political system full of public school and privileged tossers to be replaced with one which is fair and just and which represents and is properly accountable to the people.
Happy Christmas and a great 2014 to you, Mike!
Here’s a glimpse of the Everlasting Yeah in action at the Roundhouse in October: