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Gavin Purcell and Taran Plouzané form Bicurious; a confused, loud, experimental two-piece from Dublin, Ireland and Brest, France. The songs are instrumental but often feature vocal samples from political figures, which aim to bring to light social injustice in Ireland and further afield.
We caught up with guitarist Taran from the band to talk about their origins and what the future holds.
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Bicurious before?
Taran: Two super cool dudes from Ireland (and France) who play heavy instrumental(ish) rock and dress in white.
DP!: How did the band form?
Taran: We met in music college and started randomly jamming together at a college event after party. I was on acoustic guitar, and Gav was playing a couch. We subsequently agreed to meetup and have a real jam with a bass player, but the bass player never showed up and I just plugged into the bass amp!
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Taran: Releasing our début album on July 30th, start touring again around Europe (and possibly elsewhere) and write more songs!
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Taran: I have two kids so I don’t get a lot of time to seek out new music. A lot of my listening happens while I’m driving, and my car only plays CDs. So I tend to only find CDs from already established bands that I like. Recently I got myself a couple of Reuben albums: ‘Racecar’ and ‘In Nothing we Trust’. Really into those at the minute, but definitely not new!
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Taran: And So I Watch You From Afar are a great inspiration to us, because they’re from Ireland and they’ve grown very organically over the last 10 or so years, constantly working really hard at their music and their career as a band. I have a lot of respect for those guys, especially because we’re part of a similar scene.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Taran: Playing the main stage at Knockanstockan was a big one, as the place was absolutely packed and everyone knew the songs and seemed to have a blast. But I think the simple fact of releasing this album next week is going to take the top spot for me!
DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Taran: I’d really like to have a second album ready to be recorded, really let our sound evolve, and gather a broader audience. I’d also love to go on a US tour..
Bicurious‘s debut album, ‘(re)constructed’, is scheduled for release on July 30th.