Roisin's favourites

Marie Claire magazine recently asked Roisin about her favourite music, films and books. These are the answers she came up with:

I remember going to see Sonic Youth perform when I was 13. They picked up Kim Gordon, threw her into the audience and I thought: 'This is the life for me'. The day after I got mad into music. At the moment, I don't stop listening to disco, especially Danny Krivit's edit of Diana Ross' No One Gets the Prize. I love the fact it's all about struggle; I like the aspiration in all things. Another favourite record at the moment is Back to Black by Amy Winehouse. I think she's wonderful.

The Night of the Hunter with Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters has always been special to me – the river in it reminds me of my hometown of County Wicklow, Ireland. The image of Shelley Winters drowning, with her nightdress flowing in the water, has always stuck with me. That and the bit in Casino, where Sharon Stone sits in the corner of the bank like a mad woman, putting on all these diamonds, are two of my favourite scenes. I also love Reese Witherspoon. There's not exactly classics but I love Legally Blonde and Election and the way she plays those demented characters.

By the age of 15, I'd started my first band. I read The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart and it really got me thinking about life decisions. More recently, I've started reading A Wild Sheep Chase by Hariku Murakami, which has been translated from Japanese to English. The Way We Wore: A Life in Threats by Robert Elms is also brilliant. The writer shares my passion for clothes and music, from Sixties mod culture to punk and New Romantic.

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