HousePlants interview: ‘We are staring at these songs and they are screaming for live shows’

Paul Noonan and Daithí Ó Drónaí hope their collaborative album Dry Goods can soon get the showcase it deserves, in the form of a return to regular live gigging

11th September, 2021
HousePlants interview: ‘We are staring at these songs and they are screaming for live shows’
Paul Noonan and Daithí Ó Drónaí of HousePlants: ‘The songs are, we hope, a slice of defiance and a yearning for a return to joyful and communal experiences.’ Picture: Marc O'Sullivan

Oh no, not another lockdown record! The two members of HousePlants, Paul Noonan and Daithí Ó Drónaí, laugh at the possible perception of their debut album, Dry Goods, as being the result of two high-profile Irish musicians crying on the bathroom floor waiting for their anxiety to fade.

It is anything but. Rather, says Noonan, it was conceived because of the pandemic, but with signature twists: “In some ways, the songs...

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