Getting to know 20 Bulls Each
Where are you from and when did you get started?
We’re from Dublin – Ireland, not Dublin Ohio! We started in 2002, and have been at it ever since, line up has changed a little over the years and we’ve recently moved to being a 5 piece band. Hopefully we’ve improved slightly since then too as we were truly terrible at the start.
Who are you and who does what in the band?
Gar – Vocals
Gav – Guitar
Adrian – Bass
Olly – Guitar
Paul – Drums
Olly and Adrian are the new guys, who joined us recently after Gar decided that he didn’t want to play guitar anymore and our last bassist left due to other commitments. Standard issue 5 piece hardcore line up.
How would you best describe the sound?
On a good day we sound somewhere in the middle of a rumble between Sick Of It All, Misfits & Cromags.
Paul said this when I asked, he’s got a better explaination:
“Hard to describe our sound. We all bring somethign different to the band and it all gets melded together so it’s hard for us to pinpoint any one style as sticking out. I guess we sound like hardcore, heavy riffs, shouty vocals, the occaisional melodic sing along bit and some slow stompy parts too.”
Adrian had this to say:
“Journalists are the best in pigeonholing bands so it’s up to them to describe our sound.”
Thanks Adrian, very helpful!
Dream rock moment (real or not)?
Dream rock moment for me would be to play at Reading festival, it’s always something I went to as a kid. Bands would always say that their first time playing Reading was amazing. Maybe someday…
Asked Paul again:
“Real dream rock moment was for me was probably meeting Mackie and John Jospeh when we palyed with them as the Fearless Vampire Killers in the Voodoo Lounge. that was amazing and they were both really really nice blokes. Another Dream Rock moment would be being able to give up my crappy job and being able to do this full time.”
“My dream rock moment, realistic one would be:to make living out of what we’re doing (is that a rock moment?it would rock for me) and unrealistic one would be playing Wembley”
Still got day jobs?
I work in an office, Paul works in a place printing funeral cards, Olly is a part time piercer and film / video maker, Adrian runs ReINKarnated tattoo studio in Dublin and Gar runs a pub called The Thomas House. I fully endorse these two establishments! Come and visit us in either of these places if you’re in Dublin, drink and get tattooed.
No big regrets. You’ve got to make the most of what you have. Adrian wanted to add: “Only regret I have is: I wish I started earlier.”
Oh and I regret that some dick head stole my Fernandes guitar before I had even played a show with it. Bastard.