Artist Interview: Trading Blows by Superstar Tradesmen – Dublin

Band LogoSuperstar Tradesmen are a 4 piece up and coming Indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They have had a busy two years together with gigs in venues in Ireland such as The Academy, Whelan’s, The Sugar Club, The Tara Rocks festival to name a few. As well as making the short trip across to England for a number of gigs. They have been on many radio stations throughout Dublin for both interviews and to play live tracks, from the likes of Near FM to Phantom to Radio Nova. They have also had their tracks played over the stations and others like 98fm and Dublin South FM. They have also played support to such big names as Irish artist Damien Dempsey and English outfit The Last Carnival. The band is made up of Conor Quinn on Vocals and Rhythm guitar, Brian Donnelly on backing vocals and bass guitar, Paul “Tall Paul” Moran on the Drums and Keith Donovan on Lead guitar. Brian, Paul and Keith have been playing together in a number of bands for a long time, but a few years ago they stumbled across Conor who was friends with Brian’s brother and when they heard him play, they knew they had the final piece of the puzzle.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
Because we think it’s quite possibly the most catchy on the album. 
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
It doesn’t. Every song is different. It’s an album compiled of 12 completely different tracks.
What was the writing process for the song?
We just write lots of songs, pick the best ones and make an album. Well that’s been the process so far. 
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
Being in a rocky relationship, arguing a lot back and forth.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
Well I try to keep it as close to the album version as possible with a bit more energy. It’s a fun live track.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
No. It’s only a snippet of the album, there is so much diversity of songs on it.
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
There is one in the pipeline but we haven’t quite yet decided on the idea.
What is your motivation behind your music?
A passion that runes in our families. I guess it’s just in our blood.

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