Movies & TV | Music | 9 months ago

"I did the Late Late for a free hotel and cans"

Following the brilliant news that The Rubberbandits will feature on the Trainspotting 2 soundtrack, Blindboy Boatclub has stated that the video for their song, Dad's Best Friend, will also make an appearance in Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel.

Speaking with Chris and Ciara on 2fm, Blindboy confirmed the good news by saying that the Limerick duo were asked "for permission to use the video in the film", before confirming that their video will "definitely appear" in the sequel.

After the initial good news about their song was announced, Mr Chrome and Blindboy Boatclub said that "All of this became possible since we joined the freemasons. It has allowed us to achieve many goals in the entertainment industry. All it requires is the worship a giant owl and the sacrifice of a ferrets in a fairy fort in Parteen when the moon looks like Marty Morrisey's forehead". Now that's an announcement!

For those of you that are curious, the talented duo were picked to feature on the soundtrack because, in Blindboy's own words "1) Danny Boyle who directs Trainspotting is a fan and , 2) the song that they choose, Dad's Best Friend, is just a class rave tune." We agree 100%.

Given that the original Trainpsotting OST is one of the greatest soundtracks of all time, it's hard not to feel delighted for The Rubberbandits, a thought that Blindboy quickly played down with typical  self-deprecating humour.

"I'm happy, I didn't know how big this news was. The nature of the entertainment industry is that there's nothing but disappointment, so, I'm trained not to get excited about anything until it actually happens", he said.

"The one thing that I'm the most happy about though is that the first track on this album is a remix from The Prodigy. I wouldn't be making music if I wasn't messing around with keyboards as a nine-year-old kid that was listening to The Prodigy. That's all that matters for me. Liam Howlett, who I worship as a producer, is going to hear my tune. My other hero, David Bowie, also wrote the lyrics for Lust for Life, which is great", he added.


"I'm trying to be flexible and realistic about the whole thing. If you want to maintain a decent sense of self esteem and mental health, you can't be taking too much external praise and negativity. What matters to me most is that as a nine-year-old, I was listening to Liam Howlett, and now I'm on an album with him", he said.

We're absolutely chuffed for them. Here's their interview in full.

While you're here, check out Episode 25 of The JOE Show...

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