Thursday August 6, 2020

The Coronas: ‘Initially we wanted to poke fun at ourselves . . . but then people were dying’

Though it’s only just past its halfway point, 2020 has already been the strangest of years for Dublin rock trio The Coronas – for reasons that need no elaboration

26th July, 2020
Graham Knox, Danny O’Reilly and Conor Egan of The Coronas: the band’s Spotify numbers are up since the pandemic. Picture: Bryan Meade

Covid-19-era interviews are strange. When I go to meet The Coronas in Dublin city centre for this interview, there are no handshakes on arrival or even bumps of the elbow, but rather sheepish waves of hello from across the room, epitomising face-to-face interviews in the new normal. After awkwardly placing the recorder on the desk between Danny O’Reilly and Graham Knox – two-thirds of The Coronas – we retreat back to our two-metre distance, and...

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