Beating the competition in the Bristol heats are rock trio, IDestroy. Scuzz TV presenter and journalist, Matt Stocks caught up with them to talk about how the band started, The Pogues and what we can expect to see from them at The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery – The Final on Thursday 27 April.
What band made you want to start a band?
“Probably Gossip. They were so raw and punky, and I loved the way Beth Ditto [singer] screamed her vocals. It made me think, ‘I could do this.’ So that’s how it all started. I bought a guitar and learnt all the guitar parts and it just went on from there, really.”
How would you describe IDestroy to someone who’s never heard you before?
“We’re a three-piece rock band. No gimmicks. Just catchy rock ‘n’ roll songs.”
What can we expect from your set at the final?
“Four short, sharp rock ‘n’ roll songs. We’re going to give it all we’ve got. We want the crowd to participate as well.”
How will you celebrate if you win?
“We actually have a gig in Bristol the day after the final, so we’ll probably wait and celebrate by getting drunk in our hometown.”
Well good luck. The final question has to be, what’s your favourite song by The Pogues?
“Our bass player Becky loves the Christmas one, Fairytale Of New York. So I’ll say that.”
Get your tickets to The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery – The Final at O2 Academy Islington on Thursday 27 April here.
About The Pogues Irish Whiskey:
The audaciously Irish spirit from the famed Celtic punk band, The Pogues Irish Whiskey contains the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the band. Carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills in Skibbereen, West Cork, the whiskey is triple-distilled and aged in bourbon oak casks for three years and a day. The Pogues Irish Whiskey has a warming aroma of malts and cracked nuts. Available at select bars across the UK and from online retailers.