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Ahead of Walk In My Shoes day this  Friday, Hot Press have posted their recent interview with Adam.

Walk In My Shoes, an initiative of St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin, is all about raising funds and  awareness of mental health issues facing young Irish people.

As well as talking in depth about the taboos surrounding mental health, Adam also talks about the work he and the band are doing in the studio - and some of the music he's been listening to. He namechecks albums by The Tribes, The Vaccines, The Villagers, The Original Rudeboys and The Maccabees.

'The Tribes album, Baby, is one I keep coming back to. The Vaccines have that garage-y Ramones thing going on, which I’m a sucker for. The Villagers album is great - Conor J. O’Brien is an incredibly talented guy. I made a bit of a connection today at the Walk In My Shoes launch with The Original Rudeboys - they have a lot of energy. A band I really like and got to see in London recently are The Maccabees. They sound quite tough on record, but live are a bit… not wimpy, sensitive!'


So there's five to watch from Adam but while you wait for the next U2 album what five bands are you getting into? What album are you loving right now? Who've you caught live that blew you away? In the comments below,  spread the word on the five acts and five records you're into in 2013.

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Eilis
20 August, 2013
5 favouritest favourites
1. Snow Patrol (Final Straw is awesome!) 2. The Young Dubliners (gotta love Celtic rock) 3. The High Kings (back to those Irish roots!) 4. The Beatles (how can't you love them?) 5. Runrig (from Scotland with pride!) Of course, U2's always the tippity-top band! Can't stop listening to 'Boy'!
magnificat
15 May, 2013
5 sonic pictures
1-beat (king crimson, always the best) 2-san patricio (chieftains & ry cooder, most beautiful record of xxi century) 3-abbey road (beatles, i’m reading the ian macdonald book and i’m in my beatles time) 4-ouroboros (naked truth, the ‘silent way’ of third millenium) 5-axis bold as love (jimi hendrix, jimi is jimi) bye, pierluca
garvs123
12 May, 2013
Perth Aus has some great bands
Since arriving in perth in 2009 I have added a few extra favourite bands, first 2 are local and tt are from over east. 1. Eskimo Joe 2. Birds of Tokyo 3. Temper Trap Though i will never give up on Simple Minds who I met backstage when they played here in Perth and Depeche Mode always soldier on.
madlisa
03 May, 2013
My Five :
1. The Lumineers - gotta support local music. 2. Mumford and Suns - specifically the live album - The Road to Red Rocks. 3. Oasis 4. U2 - it's always on rotation - in fact, even when my iPod is on random, it plays more U2 songs than anything else 5. Muse - it's #2 on the most played songs.
cupcakethecat
01 May, 2013
Bands I love besides U2!
I'm a huge fan of The Chevin from Otley, outside of Leeds, England! I can't stop listening to their debut album Borderland, and they are so amazing live! Their sound has been compared to U2/The Killers/Coldplay/Keane. Must check them out!!! Also love New Jersey band The Gaslight Anthem, they rock! And listening to Zane Carney's solo stuff on youtube, he's so talented; his brother Reeve plays Spiderman on Broadway! I actually found out about Carney because of Bono and The Edge's work with Spiderman, so thanks! I'm also listening to some Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Airborne Toxic Event, Muse, and a great but less well known British rock band Officer Kicks, give them a listen too, they're excellent!
The_Dissident
29 April, 2013
5 Great Albums
Glen Hansard - Rhythm & Reposte IAMX - The Unified Field Dead Can Dance - Live In Concert Ian McCulloch - Holy Ghosts Seasick Steve - Hubcap Music
totspur
28 April, 2013
Hendrix
My 5 bands at the moment are; Muse, Black Keys, Suede, Stereophonics, and I'm listening to a " Best Of" Jimi Hendrix album.
The_Dissident
24 April, 2013
Music be the food of life
Current listening consists of dead can dance - live in concert, iamx - the unified field, Archive - with us until you're dead, depeche mode - delta machine & matchbox twenty - north, I also highly recommend a band called the silent comedy
cornellazar
23 April, 2013
currently listening to ...
Marina and The Diamonds Lana Del Rey Charli XCX
TheU2Kid
22 April, 2013
Like U2... on steroids: The Boom Section
The band I'm listening to is an upandcomer from New York called The Boom Section. www.theboomsection.com They have great melodies and hooks like U2 with a definite crunch like AC/DC Best songs are Find Me, Vegas, Addicted to You and I Fly High Check em out!
popfart
21 April, 2013
My current top five
Lord Huron Ivan & Alyosha Youngblood Hawke Empire of the Sun Vib Gyor
sbrownell
19 April, 2013
The TOP 5 BAnds
U2 are always going to be at the TOP. If not then I question a persons taste in Music but hey. People love what they Love and I fell U2 are the BEST Ever. I do like: Pink Floyed, Bowie, Temper Trap, Tears for Fear but they all 2nd best to U2. This respectfully includes the Beatles and Elvis.
anabel
17 April, 2013
My Top Five
The Airborne Toxic Event, Metric, The Drowning Men, Cowboy Mouth and......U2. Seeing Metric and TATE later this month in HOU.
pascal.heudre
16 April, 2013
BOSTON TERRORISM
Dear U2 Fans pray for Boston when you listen One and Angel of Harlem coming to Boston...
The_Dissident
16 April, 2013
Music be the food of life....
Iamx - the unified field, gin wigmore - gravel & wine, reign wolf aka jordan cook - seven deadly sins, archive - with us till you're dead, the heavy - the glorious dead. I also highly recommend a band called the silent comedy and anything that involves Steven Wilson
gracesrules
16 April, 2013
Dear u2 fans
Please pray for Boston.
buzz27
14 April, 2013
The incomparable...
Helen Marnie of Ladytron who has a solo album coming out in a month and anything by Ladytron...they deserve way more attention than they get,
Chrischi69
14 April, 2013
Gimme five!
1. Snow Patrol 2. still listening to Springsteen..... 3. Florence and the Machine 4. Depeche Mode 6. Trash Can Sinatras
Kevinfenton
14 April, 2013
Top 5 this month...
David Bowie, Suede, Patti Smith, Coldplay, and The National....
vizig
13 April, 2013
Best 5
Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Pepper's, Jean Leloup, Manu Chao, Ariane Moffatt..... But U2 is still on the top of the top!
edwardpillar
13 April, 2013
Luke Sital Singh, Laura Mvula, Stornoway
looking forward...
kevfly82
12 April, 2013
My 5 live & studio right now
5 live: -Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of the Road), The Black Keys (first arena tour in 2012), Metallica (Quebec Magnetic), Pearl Jam (playing Wrigley Field in Chicago this summer), Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (multi-night residencies in NY & LA this year). 5 albums: - 'Circuital' by My Morning Jacket, 'El Camino' by The Black Keys, 'A Thing Called Divine Fits' by The Divine Fits, 'Mojo' by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 'U22 & Edges Picks' by U2
longshotz40
12 April, 2013
Fab 5
U2...,The Cure....Chromatics... she's got a really nice voice and I love Florence and the machine... thanks to U2 when they open up for them in Miami and Stevie Ray Vaughn...he plays kool guitar almost as good as THE EDGE :)
Nikaliptus
12 April, 2013
5 bands I've seen live, thanks to U2
The Script - I first saw/heard them when they supported U2 in Dublin in 2009. Danny (lead singer) won me over with his reaction to the crowd singing 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', and I have now seen them for their own shows 7 more times on various tours, including 2 times this past weekend! The Swell Season/Glen Hansard - After returning home from the Dublin 360 shows, I was devouring all things Irish and happened to pick up a copy of 'Once' on DVD, instantly falling in love with their music, and have since been lucky enough to see them live. (Plus, of course, Bono joins Glen for his annual Xmas Eve busking session in Grafton St!) Elbow - 'One Day Like This' was played over the PA while the U2 crew did final set up/sound checks on the Aussie leg of 360. On the awesomeness of that song alone, I decided to go and see them (twice!) when they toured Aus in 2012, and like The Script and The Swell Season, I now count them as one of my fave bands. Bombay Bicycle Club - Supported Elbow on their Aus tour, which I would never have gone to had it not been for the above story. The Original Rudeboys - These Dublin lads supported The Script on their recent Aussie tour, and as Adam mentioned in the above article, 'they have a lot of energy', which combined with their unique acoustic hip hop sound, won them a lot of fans, including me, and their album 'This Life' has been on repeat pretty much ever since. Special mentions to; Jay-Z who supported U2 on their Aussie tour in 2010, and after an initial negative reaction from a lot of fans when it was first announced, won the crowd over night after night, and if given the opportunity, I would gladly see him again for his own shows. Florence + the Machine whose 'Dog Days Are Over' song was also played over the PA as the U2 crew was setting up in Aus, and who I subsequently saw when she toured last year.
karlswilson
12 April, 2013
Miceal
Tool
citizenoftheplanet
11 April, 2013
One I Keep Coming Back To...
REM, Peter Gabriel, Brooke Fraser, Switchfoot, Bruce Cockburn
jazzyjoesig
11 April, 2013
My 5
Dave Matthews new album, Trey Anastasio, Taylor Swift, Jerry Garcia, Always come back to U2. Eclectic!
colboy
11 April, 2013
High Five
1)Peace - "In Love" 2)Little Green Cars - "Absolute Zero" 3)Suede - "Bloodsports" 4)Palma Violets - "180" 5)Jonny Marr - "The Messenger"
boy2hrzn
11 April, 2013
My Top 5 (at the moment)
Recently I've listened to Sound City - Real to Real (Great soundtrack for Dave Grohl's film), "The Messenger" by Johnny Marr , "Wild Wood" by Paul Weller, "Opposites" by Biffy Clyro and of course "The Joshua Tree"...
bflorendo
10 April, 2013
While I wait. My top 5.
Morning Parade (self-titled) Conditions (Full Of War) Lovedrug (Wildblood) Minus The Bear (Infinity Overhead) Satellite (Calling Birds)
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