A rare pre-Hats interview with The Blue Nile on Deirdre O’Donoghue’s SNAP! radio show.
As avid Blue Nile fans, we’re constantly scouring the internet for anything (interview, documentary, bootleg footage) related to the cult Glaswegian pop trio. Few interviews exist from their early years so we were surprised to come across this lost recording from 1985 recently released as a part of KCRW’s Bent by Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP! Archives.
“The most influential American DJ you’ve never heard of” Deirdre O’Donoghue hosted Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell, and Paul Joseph Moore on her popular late-night radio show on August 22, 1985. Recorded years before the band released their sophomore album Hats, this interview is likely one of the few early recordings that exists of the band in the United States.
From KCRW: “Deirdre was an early and obsessive fan of the trio, so when they touched down in LA in August 1985, “SNAP!” was one of their only stops. Deirdre talks with the band about the long genesis of their debut, their collective struggle with self-doubt, and their imminent preparations for their second album.”
Stream the interview on KCRW: https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/bent-by-nature/blue-nile
Revisit our writeup on Blue Nile documentary Flags & Fences: https://insheepsclothinghifi.com/flags-fences-a-rare-glimpse-behind-the-veil-of-the-blue-nile/