IrishCentral: Out of all the videos you guys have made which was the most fun to make?
The Rubberbandits: Definitely, "I like to shift girls". I shifted around 23 models that day and RTE had to pay for the pleasure. That song actually even started off as a dare between us, to see if we could get RTE to pay for us to shift girls.
IC: What do you like about being in New York?
TR: Running around Little Italy and recreating scenes from the film "Mean Streets" until the streetlights come on and we have to go home to bed.
IC: What’s the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
TR: A man in a weird costume once gave me a piece of wafer and told me that it was haunted by the ghost of Christ.
IC: Tell me a surprising fact about Limerick?
TR: A Limerick doctor called William Brooke O Shaughnessy introduced the therapeutic use of cannabis to western medicine. Also, Limerick was a soviet state for two weeks in 1919.
IC: Do you guys have any stalkers?
TR: Sometimes in the mornings.
IC: What’s your favorite part of a live show?
TR: When you realise that the audience have come to listen and not shout things at us.
IC: When was the last time you went to confession? How long did it take?
TR: When I was six years of age. I was too young to have done anything wrong so I had to make things up. Subjecting children to confession is an incredibly evil act that sets them up for a lifetime of internal guilt and shame. It also teaches children that they can absolve themselves of wrongdoings without actually taking responsibility for and learning from their actions.
IC: What do you dislike the most about being in America?
TR: It's very vertical.
IC: Boxers, briefs, boxer briefs, or none of the above?
TR: We wear jockstraps, you never know when somebody’s going to kick you in the balls.
IC: Do you have a horse outside?
TR: No we don't have a f*cking horse outside.
The Rubberbandits play at the Mercury Lounge on March 7th.