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Q&A: Irish band Wild Youth to perform free Belfast gig

Irish band Wild Youth are set to perform a free gig in Belfast this week.

The four piece will take to the stage at Katy's Bar in the city on Wednesday, September 27.

Ahead of their show, the Dublin-based band spoke to the Belfast Telegraph:

Q. What can audiences expect from your Belfast gig?

We honestly can't wait to play to perform in Belfast. Since launching in May we've played some amazing supports to acts like JP Cooper, Niall Horan and Picture This and we've be lucky enough to play big Irish festivals like Longitude, Indiependence and Sea Sessions.

We're four best mates and that seems to create this energy around songs that we're super proud of, so hopefully we'll bring some of that.

Q. How would you describe your particular style of music?

Pop rock with indie elements. We listen to all sorts of music everyday and we try to bring that though as much as possible.

Q. Have you ever performed in Northern Ireland before?

We have individually but not as Wild Youth.

Q. What do you think if the NI audience?

We all talk about gigs in Northern Ireland with nothing but great memories. The crowds are always so warm and receptive

Q. What band/musician do you think everyone should see live?

Coldplay, live, they are just on another level.

Q. What is the best and worst thing about touring?

Nothing bad about touring. We love every second of it and would play every single day if people would show up. Hopefully that happens soon!

Q. If you had to listen to one song on repeat for 24 hours what would it be?

Hotel California by The Eagles

Q. Which of your gigs have been most memorable and why?

Without sounding cheesy, playing live is our favourite thing on earth. We have loved every gig we get to do and feel that we get bigger with every single one.

Q. Would you ever admit to having a favourite member of One Direction?

Absolutely. Niall Horan, we've a massive respect for what he does for young bands and acts.

He is always supporting new music and that's something we have a huge amount of respect for.

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