Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Ireland’s Little Night Violence. Together we discussed the difference between daytime and night time violence, wine, talking with strangers, and so much more!

1. Mustard is grateful to have Little Night Violence join them at Music Shelf. How is everyone doing?

Hello Mustard, a pleasure. Thanks very much for having us. We’ve just released our first album before an album, so things could be worse!

2. Mustard has observed that humans love origin stories. When did Little Night Violence first form?

Little Night Violence met in 2022 and had similar visions and delusions. We decided to get together and create the kind of music that (hopefully) makes listeners feel and hear something different. Maybe even want to see more live music. 

3. They wonder if your violence takes place at a certain time every night? What is the difference between daytime and night time violence? What kind of violence do you partake in?

Our violence usually takes place on Tuesday and Friday nights in the rehearsal studio and on Sunday nights at the famous Roisin Dubh open mic! Daytime violence would be too aggressive for us, night time violence is a softer kind of vibe. We partake in musical violence only – of course – we do not condone other types of violence. 

4. Mustard also observed that violence is typically frowned upon within human society. How would you define your brand of violence?

We are advocates of the little/gentle kind of night violence. For anyone who has been up late at night, trying to sleep and being caught up in their head, thinking endlessly, listening to music? These moments are a bit rough, out of time, but they help us to create, evolve and survive. Dig? 

5. Who (or what) influences Little Night Violence?

To only list a few: John Frusciante, Norm Macdonald, Rory Gallagher, Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Beastie Boys, Big Thief, Ween, Parquet Courts, Kanye, Talking Heads, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Strokes, The Frames, Kings of Leon, Father John Misty, Louis Inglis, and Nightshade

6. What is Little Night Violence’s creative process?

It depends. Clem is known for writing bass lines and keeping us in check. Stephen and Jamie tend to sit with their guitars and noodle in a specific direction until something happens. Afterwards, we all all meet up and jam around the ideas.

7. Did White Cross Cellar’s “Monk’s Red”(12.5% Alcohol content) inspire your latest release?

No, but we’ll have to try that at our next band practise!

8. In the description for the album LNV makes note that before you release your first album “Red Wine Monk” needed to be released first. How does this album work as a prerequisite for future releases?

The Red Wine Monk project helped us to find our own sound and  to relieve the pressure of presenting a ‘perfect’ first album. We worked on this album for a relatively short period of time and tried to stay away from the trap of overworking the songs. We had a lot of fun recording it.

9. Additionally you note this set of songs wouldn’t normally sit together. Could you share more about the concept behind this album and its structure?

We played with different music styles. This first album is fun and slightly different than our initial sound, which was more just guitar bass and vocals, very clean. On Red Wine Monk, we twisted it a bit.

10. What is Little Night Violence’s favorite “Macho Man” Randy Savage wrestling promo? Could you share more about this sample on “Big Breath?”

We like when he deconstructs the male machismo persona, the big strong man. There are many times when macho man shows that the real strength is emotional strength. Also, it’s a bangin’ sample.

11. Little Night Violence gets sixty seconds with strangers. How does Little Night Violence use this time? What do you talk about or do?

We would ask about their familiarity with Norm Macdonald, and vada vada. We would also ask what they do when they’re not working or sleeping, and whether a pint in Cranes Bar is on the cards.

12. You disagree that you are in your girlfriend’s house. Did an actual relationship inspire this track?

*shuffles feet and evades eye contact suspiciously*

13. What is next for Little Night Violence?

We are going on a mini tour of local venues to play songs off the album. And we have some ideas for a music video, so we might experiment with filming that.

Beyond that, we just found a drummer to join the band, so we will be moving on to working on the next release, playing some shows, and just having fun with music. 

14. Do you have any upcoming shows?

We are playing a gig with two other musician friends from Galway in the beautiful All Saints Heritage Centre on the 4th August 2023. Tickets will be available soon.

15. Where can readers listen to your music?

They can listen to our music on Bandcamp ( and Soundcloud (


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