Interview: Faye O’Rourke of Soda Blonde on starting fresh

The singer grew up in the band Little Green Cars, which saw bidding wars, hit albums and world tours when she was just a teen. Now older and wiser, she and her bandmates have a new project Soda Blonde

27th June, 2021
Interview: Faye O’Rourke of Soda Blonde on starting fresh
Faye O’Rourke: ‘I am a very liberal person, but I will always question things.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

South William Street, recently pedestrianised, is bustling with Edwardian-attired celebrants in straw boaters and bowler hats when I meet Faye O’Rourke for a takeaway coffee on Bloomsday. Friends are waving to one another from a distance; there are pints on wooden picnic tables; people are bumping elbows.

“How are you doing with all of this?” O’Rourke asks, gesturing at the busy street while we figure out the placement of the dictaphone, taking our...

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