Michael C. Hall, star of cult US dramas Dexter and Six Feet Under, will be bringing his band Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum to Dublin for a gig at the Workmans Club on December 8. We asked them the BIG questions . . .

Made up of front man Hall, drummer Peter Yanowitz of The Wallflowers, and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen, who plays with Blondie, the trio play Dublin as part of their European tour.

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They took their name from an idea that Katz-Bohen's four-year-old daughter had for her imaginary band and they are influenced by David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder's '70s disco productions for Donna Summer, '80s new wave dance music, contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice, and the roster of France’s Ed Banger label.

They formed several years ago on Broadway when they met during a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum released their debut album Thanks for Coming in February 2021 and have just released the video to their latest single Nevertheless - a homage to 80’s style synth pop with a video influenced by Ah-ha’s Take on Me and Money For Nothin’ by Dire Straits.

Tell us three things about yourself?

Michael C Hall: I prefer to sleep with a large stuffed octopus. I hold my breath for relaxation. I talk to myself more than average.

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Matt Katz-Bohen: I was born and raised in New York City; Run DMC's Raising Hell was my childhood soundtrack.

Peter Yanowitz: I'm a Virgo/Capricorn/Capricorn. I have a solid shoe fetish, especially for air-Jordan 1s. In Princess Goes Mike and Matt call me 'dream weaver’.

How would you describe your music?

MCH: Rocktronic Gothadelic.

MKB: Giorgio Moroder and Black Sabbath babysitting for Joni Mitchell's niece.

PY: This band has had a dream-like quality since our inception in NYC four years ago. like is this really happening? I have pinch me moments a lot. so, I'd say 'DREAMY’ sounds right.

Who are your musical inspirations?

MCH: Dylan, Talis Scholars, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sigur Rós, Choir of Beirut, Philip Glass, Townes Van Zant.

MKB: Giorgio Moroder, Black Sabbath, Joni Mitchell.

PY: Too many to mention. I love music. So, it’s hard to discriminate but for Princess specifically I’d say Daft Punk, Justice, Kyuss, and Bach, with a little acoustic campfire music thrown in should do it.

What was the first gig you ever went to and the first record you ever bought/downloaded?

MCH: Gig: Bay City Rollers in the second grade, Record: Styx Cornerstone also in the second grade.

MKB: Headbanger's Ball tour with Helloween, Exodus, and Anthrax. First music bought - an early rap compilation.

PY: I saw The Cars in Salt Lake City, Utah and they blew my mind. I think my first record I bought and obsessed over was a 45 of Thompson Twins’ Hold Me Now.

What’s your favourite song right now?

MCH: Deterritory by Young Jesus.

MKB: So, May We Start by Sparks.

PY: Let It Go by Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum. It’s gonna be on our next record which is fkn finished! Let It Go nails this moment and how I’m feeling right now.

Favourite lyric of all time?

MCH: "We always did feel the same, We just saw it from a different point of view" - Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan.

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MKB: "The wonder of this blossoming/depends on fallen leaves" - Michael C Hall, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum.

PY: Anything by Dylan.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

MCH: Palestrina: Missa Brevis -10. Benedictus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars.

MKB: Chopin, Nocturne in D flat major, op 27.

PY: The song birds make.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Princess music is everywhere on all platforms, dig it and u can find us on dumb Instagram etc. @princessgoesofficial.