Sunday morning? If you’d asked me three years ago, I’d have been up at 1pm, then straight to the pub to drink all day with friends. Since Covid, I’ve had a new dawn. Now I’m at a fancy farmers’ market by 10am for a fresh coconut and health food wrap. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the pub. I’m just trying to be more balanced.
Do you work? Music is a 24-hour business for me; it doesn’t stop for weekends. The other week we did a live session in Abbey Road Studios. It was all quite last minute, so I spent my whole Sunday rehearsing. I like making music any time the world feels quiet, Sunday included. I can just lock into the sound, uninterrupted.
How do you relax? Watching movies, either at the cinema or on my projector at home. Outside music, film is where I turn for relaxation. And with food: I’m vegetarian these days– I try to eat healthier. Through childhood it was always a chicken roast, but now you’ll likely find me munching a beet wellington.
Do you exercise? Again, lockdown changed me. I stopped playing football at 16 and didn’t exercise again until Covid. I can’t stand running, so I started taking daily techno walks: old-school heavy tunes in my ears, I march briskly to the music. There was a point last summer when I’d shaved, had a strong moustache, and sweated a lot – I looked like Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting.
Sundays growing up? I went to Catholic school like most kids in Ireland, but we weren’t religious – church was for weddings, funerals and Christmas. Mostly, I remember Irish TV. We only had four channels – there were cowboy films dubbed with Gaelic, and lots of strange 1970s reruns.
Sunday nights out? I used to go out raving on Sunday nights – that’s when some of the best underground spots were open. They tended to be pretty good, from what I can remember. Now you’ll probably find me at one of London’s late-night Irish pubs. If I can face starting the week feeling ropey, why should Monday morning stop me?
Maverick Sabre’s new album, ‘Don’t Forget To Look Up’ is out on 28 January, and his UK+IRE tour commences on 17 February