Niall Breslin —aka Bressie — has confessed that Abba are one of his biggest influences.
In an interview with The Irish Daily Star’s A-men magazine, set to be published on Saturday, September 24, the former Blizzards frontman talks about sport, his music influences and his life in London. And one of the surprises from the chat is his choice in music.
The 6ft 6ins Co Westmeath man says of his debut solo album Colourblind Stereo: “It’s a pop album. There’s no doubt about it. I was big into 80s music when I was growing up, and still am. I’m obsessed with production and obsessed with the songs and the bands, and the culture, the films, the clothes,” he says.
“Bands like Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Gabriel, Huey Lewis and the News. Bands who really didn’t take themselves that seriously, and they absolutely knew what a chorus was — that’s my inspiration,” he says.
Asked who his favourite band is, Bressie says: “The Beach Boys. I love Abba too. Always have. The Name of the Game is one of the best pop songs ever. They’re up there with Lennon and McCartney in my book. I hope they never reform.”
Read the full Bressie interview in A-men, out September 24, and free with The Irish Daily Star.
Check out his single Good Intentions, below. (It's a grower)
Bressie - Good Intentions