Una Mullally

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PopLives #93: MayKay

Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Thu, May 14, 2015, 08:21


MayKay is the front woman of Fight Like Apes, whose third self-titled album is out this Friday. The band plays a matinee show at Whelans on Saturday, and a series of gigs at Charleville Castle in Tullamore this weekend.

What are you reading?
It’s been so long since I’ve read a book that I’d be embarrassed to answer this…

Last film you saw and your verdict?
Interstellar. They lost me a bit at the being stuck behind the bookshelf part but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t also make me cry

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
I saw Prison Love last weekend. Very, very good bluegrass.

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Rubberbandits in The Abbey. They can do no wrong.

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
Strange Weather in the Science Gallery. Beautiful, interesting, enlightening stuff as usual from that wonderful place.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
Erm… Does Easons sell The Thin Air??

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
George Takei’s facebook page.
KissThisGuy for misheard lyrics. U2′s ‘Shamu the Mysterious Whale’ being a favourite.

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
Joe Rogan has gotten me through hours of London traffic in a smelly van. I am forever in his debt.

Give us a tip for 2015…
Vote Yes and make this a year that goes down in history.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
People falling up or down escalators

What song should we listen to right now?
‘Fluffy’ by Wolf Alice.
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Started Arrested Development again. Spoiler alert. It JUST GETS FUNNIER!

Which app do you use the most?

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
Sorry. Solitaire is about the height of it.

What is your favourite club night of all time?
Mother and Arman Giorgio’s Saturday Stitch Up.

What was the last country you visited and what were you doing there?
America. Texas. Austin. SXSW.

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
GermanHaus. The German HQ at SXSW. Great music, nice beer, efficient.

And finally, if you listen to one new act this week make it…
Le Club by Le Galaxie

Previously on PopLives: Leagues O’Toole, Aoife WoodlockSOAKAll We AreDan FinneganRoisin AgnewJohn Leo GillenEoin CreganBronagh GallagherMartin SharryZoe Ni RiordainEvan WebberCaitriona Ni MhurchuKris NelsonEleanor TiernanPhilip ConnaughtonTanya TagaqRichie EganAlison SpittleRex RyanCharlene LydonAvril StanleyMary NallyColm Mac Con IomaireAnna RodgersTara FlynnJohn ButlerDon WycherleyMaserRubberbanditsJames WolfSinead GleesonOlwen FouéréLe GalaxieCian O’BrienCian Ó CiobhainKatie HollyElaine MaiAisling FarinellaBrendan CantyMelanie MorrisTaylor MacTemper-Mental MissElayenousFez Fa’ananaChris JudgeXnthonyDavid MullaneJo ManganDerek O’ConnorBeardymanLynnette MoranRob DelaneyJulie ChanceConor O’BrienNial ConlanWallis BirdAdrian CrowleyTegan QuinEllie MacnamaraSteve RyanMumblin Deaf RoRick O’SheaGrace DyasMark O’HalloranAmy ConroyLouise McSharryMaeve HigginsRay YeatesNialler9Jeanie FinlayKevin BarryBrigie De CourcyJohn ScottWillie WhiteNiall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.