Watch Little Green Cars on ‘Artist to Watch Live’

Watch Little Green Cars on ‘Artist to Watch Live’

  • Posted: 8/16/2013
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Ireland s Little Green Cars debut album is appropriately titled Absolute Zero the reason being that they wrote a majority of it while in high school, a time when we all felt like zeros at one point or another. Like most stealthy musicians, being detained by school made them want to blow it off even more, so cutting class and doodling in textbooks instead of highlighting the bejesus out of them comes as no shock. The quintet was so committed to their craft they had the notion that having a backup plan could actually deter them in the grand scheme of things.While they don t have any tattoos of Thin Lizzy lyrics on their body, Irish artistry and relationship woes may have had a hand in contributing to some of Little Green Cars heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, not to mention those blissful harmonies. Moments before their Artist to Watch Live performance, which you can watch above, Hive sat down with the quintet made up of vocalist/guitarist Stevie Appleby, bassist Donagh Seaver O Leary, vocalist/guitarist Faye O Rourke, guitarist Adam O Regan and drummer Dylan Lynch at the Studio at Webster Hall to rehash those pre-pubescent days and heavy tear-jerking lyrics.What you guys were like in high school? I ask because your album, Absolute Zero, emulates those adolescent struggles we can all relate to.Stevie: Abnormal. I would have to say I was a weird kid.What do you mean by weird? Adam: Well, we were definitely the only kids who played music at our school. We went to a very athletic orientated school. Stevie and I were kind of the two dorky kids who played guitar, and at lunch breaks we used to write songs together. Then, we met Dyl and discovered that he was secretly a drum aficionado.Stevie: We definitely weren t the most popular kids.Did you make a lot of girls swoon back then?Stevie: No. [Laughs]So is Harper Lee a real person?Stevie: Well, she is a real person, but I ve never met her. I wouldn t say we had a lot of girlfriends or anything. We didn t have a lot of fr

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