Interview and performance in Hot Press Chat Room before The Frames’ headlining performance at Electric Picnic.
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Photos: from Hot Press.
Part 1 – Glen speaks about their decision to tour outside of Ireland after the three Vicar St. gigs in February 2006, and the fact that ‘Setlist’ was intended as a document of a moment in time, but turned into what people wanted to hear every time they went to a show.
Part 2 – Joe and Colm speak about what touring Europe and America has been like recently, Glen addresses whether The Frames are just big in Ireland or are they capable of doing it anywhere else.
Part 3 – Glen talks about what it meant to play Marley Park; Rob and Johnny speak about what it was like to join The Frames. Bonus Ringo Starr impression!
Part 4 – Performance of ‘The Side You Never Get to See’.
Part 5 – Glen talks about the tracks that appear on both ‘The Swell Season’ and ‘The Cost’. Colm puts the onus on the audience to say what’s best. Joe talks about song selection for records. Glen discusses being on a major label vs. their own.
Part 6 – The interviewer accuses The Frames of being ‘the pioneers of horseshit’. Glen talks about Donal Dineen inspiring them to go the DIY route for ‘Fitzcarraldo’. Audience members ask questions and things get quickly out of hand. A musician asks advice on gigging, and Glen gives a detailed response by way of sharing what The Frames’ experience was like, finding fans by playing often at Whelan’s in Dublin and The Lobby in Cork.
Part 7 – Performance of ‘People Get Ready’.