Now here’s a face you’ll no doubt recognise from the likes of Misfits and, our all time fave, Game of Thrones. But did you know that Iwan Rheon is also quite the talent when it comes to music too? Yes, away from his ever-creepy portrayal of Ramsey Snow (which is permanently and painfully etched into our memories), Iwan released his third EP Bang! Bang! earlier this year and has recently been treating fans to glimpses of the recording of his debut album via instagram. We can’t help but adore his voice and with our growing excitement surrounding the promise of a full-length album, we threw some questions at Iwan which reveal his love of Radiohead and where in the world (or beyond…) he’d like to perform.
Describe your music in one sentence.
Iwan: Songs that used to live in my head.
Who are your musical influences?
Iwan: Radiohead had a huge impact on me growing up, and still do as an adult. I’m listening to In Rainbows now on the train.
What do you think is the best album ever written?
Iwan: I think that’s an impossible question. At the moment I think it’s In Rainbows….
What’s been your best gig so far?
Iwan: I did a random gig the other week. Filling a slot at a night cause someone pulled out. It was great because there was no expectation so I just played loads of new songs. They’re gonna be on the album I’m working on now.
If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
Iwan: Bod Dylan, Thom Yorke or Laura Marling in no particular order…
Where in the world do you most want to perform?
Iwan: I’d love to play in Cardiff Castle. Or the moon.
What’s your fondest musical memory?
Iwan: Realising I didn’t have to listen to 2 Unlimited and PJ & Duncan because Oasis existed!
You can follow Iwan on Instagram here and we’ll update you all with details of the full-length album when we have them.