Folk/indie/alternative Iain Andrew has released his debut album, I Poured Myself Into You. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

Based in Dublin, Iain has been playing music since age 12 but it wasn't until 2019 that he found his voice with his debut EP Everything Is Waiting For You, containing two lo-fi folk songs recorded on an old Tascam cassette portastudio from the 80s.

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This was followed by I Can’t Get Hurt If I’m Alone, another lo-fi EP which garnered some modest success, with the title track reaching over 80,000 streams.

In this earlier work, Iain took a DIY approach, recording alone in his Dublin city apartment to cassette tape. With his latest work, however, long-time friend and audio engineer Peter Ashmore took the reins at Hellfire Studios in the Dublin mountains, co-producing, engineering, and mixing, as well as playing drums.

Tell us three things about yourself . . .

I'm a folk singer from Dublin. I’m a software engineer by day. I’m a huge fan black/death metal music.

How would you describe your music?

Intimate, confessional folk/alternative rock. Sad folk for sad folk.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, Elliott Smith, and Pinegrove to name a few.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

I'm pretty sure it was a metal festival called Cork Winterfest when I was about 16.

What was the first record you ever bought?

I think it was either Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory or Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler.

What’s your favourite song right now?

I'm really loving Derek Ted's new song w the roses.

Favourite lyric of all time?

"The end of paralysis, I was a statuette, Now I'm drunk as hell on a piano bench, And when I press the keys, it all gets reversed, The sound of loneliness makes me happier" - Bright Eyes - Poison Oak.

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

Maybe Two Headed Boy Pt.2 by Neutral Milk Hotel. Just a perfect song.

Where can people find your music/more information?

My debut album I Poured Myself Into You is out now on all streaming platforms. Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Bandcamp. My website and Instagram.