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Countless celebrities have been sharing on social media their thoughts, prayers and condolences for the victims of the Barcelona terrorists attacks...

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In the new Hot Press - The Ultimate Electric Picnic Guide

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Emma Stone tops the list of 10 highest-paid actresses

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EXCLUSIVE: Labour's Alan Kelly Opens Up About His Time In Government, Water Charges, Jobstown, and Labour's Future

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Fancy Going Out On The Lash With Jennifer Lawrence?

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Barcelona Attacks: Huge Outpouring of Grief & Solidarity From A-Listers On Twitter

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Young Asylum Seekers In Irish Schools Need More Support

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The track also features guest vocals from Fearghal McKee (Whipping Boy). Irish electronic artist Slow Place Like Home has released a new song called 'Echoes'. It's fizzling drone ...

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Philip Selway to release Let Me Go soundtrack in October

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Daniel Craig denies rumours he will return for another Bond film

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Julien Baker announces release of second album

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This fortnight in the film section, we talk to A Ghost Story director David Lowery

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Music college BIMM Institute Dublin will host an ‘Accelerated Application Day’ for interested students

The popular music college has gone from strength to strength in recent years. BIMM Institute Dublin, part of the BIMM (British and Irish Modern ...

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Damien Dempsey announces two Vicar St, Dublin gigs for December

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EXCLUSIVE: Labour's Alan Kelly Opens Up About His Time In Government, Water Charges, Jobstown, and Labour's Future

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Lisa Hannigan to appear as part of Turning Vampire night

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Chris Brown: "I Felt Like A F****** Monster!"

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PHOTO GALLERY - Glen Hansard at Vicar Street, Dublin

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Jump start your career by becoming a Hot Press Student rep!

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Watch: Trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer starring Colin Farell

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In the current issue: Hot Press meets Betty Blue actress Béatrice Dalle in Paris

To kick off our Legends Series of special interviews with iconic cultural figures – to mark Hot Press' 40th anniversary – Mark ...

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Belle and Sebastian left their pyjama-clad drummer in a North Dakota Walmart

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On this day 40 years ago, Elvis Presley passed away

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Lisa O'Neill coming to Whelans in October

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Gavin James annouces date at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre

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Robert Forster releases new book, announces Dublin Q & A next month

Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster released his new book Grant & I on Monday, August 14.

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Randy Newman announces two nights at Vicar Street next March

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Daniel Craig Confirms He'll Play James Bond Again

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The Government needs to put plans in place now to deal with the prospect of a prolonged weak sterling currency vis-à-vis the euro. There is a real ...

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Book Review: Grace

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Brand New announce album release and return to Ireland

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Watch: Trailer For The Meyerowitz Stories with Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller

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Eimear McBride wins prestigious UK literary award for fiction

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This Mogul Coil: Interview with The Last Tycoon's Dominique McElligott

As her new Amazon series The Last Tycoon debuts, Dubliner Dominique McElligott talks about achieving success on her own terms, while the ...

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Muse lead the charge for Vital, Belfast next Wednesday

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Hot Flavours: Our Tastes and Tipples of the Fortnight

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Watch: Riz Ahmed's spoken word performance on The Tonight Show in wake of Charlottesville violence

Written 10 years ago, the piece has found a new relevance. Plenty of celebrities have come out to condemn the white nationalist protests and violence ...

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Niall Horan is showcasing Irish talent on his world tour

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Watch: Gavin James' first television appearance- on a Brazilian soap opera

Dubliner Gavin James made his first television appearance- reuniting two lovers on the Brazilian soap opera Pega Pega. The romantic scene ...

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Exclusive: Irish singer David Keenan premieres new video 'James Dean'

The 23 year old Irish songwriter has premiered his new video 'James Dean' with Hot Press. Stating that an obsession with words and melody ...

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Watch: Death From Above releases a new music video and announces a new album

The new album Outrage! Is Now will be released September 8th. Death From Above (the band dropped the '1979' from their name on June 6th of ...

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'You Raise Me Up' Makes Chinese TV Blockbuster Charlie Soong

Already one of the songs of the new century, Brendan Graham’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ has been selected as the end title track in a 30-episode epic ...

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In Search of Beatrice Dalle: Hot Press meets Betty Blue actress in Paris

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Watch: Justin Vernon teases new music with studio footage

The frontman for Bon Iver shared footage from a jam-packed, busy studio last night. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has shared a series of Instagram videos shot in the studio, and he appears ...

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Taylor Swift Wins Sum of $1 In Assault Case Victory

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Good News For Star Wars Fans - Han Solo Is Back!

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LISTEN: Wolf Alice Drop New Song

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Wind Down The Summer At Doolin’s Craft Beer & Roots Festival

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Elvis Pop Quiz With A Twist

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Back with his fourth single this year, Belfast's Rory Nellis a delivers a resounding alt-pop effort reflecting on the private thoughts that accompany big life changes. The latest ...

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For One Night Only...Irish spoof film The Middle Finger comes to Light House Cinema

Low on budget and high in laughs, don't miss one night only event. According to Scannain, The Middle Finger tells the story of Dennis, ...

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Ultralife

Impressive offering from London alt-pop duo. The partnership between Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West is a fruitful one. The duo behind Oh Wonder exhibit a natural chemistry ...

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The concert included performances from Future and Jeremih, as well as a message of support from Barack Obama. This weekend saw Chicago's back-to-school ...

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Hangar are hosting an 'I Didn't Get A Ticket' party for those who won't get to see LCD Soundsystem

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Willie Nelson cancels concert early due to health problems

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Deadmau5 gets married

You may now drop the beat and kiss the bride.

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Lorde, John Legend, and more speak out against racism and violence in Charlottesville

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Netflix cancels Gypsy, fans hit back

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Nile Rodgers hospitalised in Toronto

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The Menzingers hit Whelan's, Dublin in January

They play the Limelight 2, Belfast the very next night. Anthemic, scrappy rock band The Menzingers are Ireland bound in the New Year for two gigs in quick succession. They released ...

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Irish punk provocateurs the Sussed reissue their 1981 EP Don't Swim On The East Coast

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Watch: Bruno Mars shares glamorous video for 'Versace On The Floor'

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Badly Drawn Boy Announces Whelan's Gig

After a couple of sold-out Irish shows last year and headline sets at Sea Sessions alongside a sell-out at The Galway Arts Festival, Badly Drawn Boy, or Damon Gough as he’s known to ...

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LISTEN: EDX Drops New Single

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Emotionally resonant indie anthems. Since supporting Brand New on tour when they were just 17, Atlanta alt-rockers Manchester Orchestra have ...

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Colm Skwirbat to play Rory Gallagher songs at the Hot Press Covers Exhibtion.

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Listen to Kesha's new album Rainbow

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Netflix schedules premiere date for next season of The Crown

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An Ode To Conor McGregor

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Laurent Garnier added to Metropolis line-up

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Fangclub break down their new album, as well as talking about supporting Twin Atlantic and Pixies

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Paul Brady announces Irish tour

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Liam Gallagher shares new single 'For What's it's Worth'

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A.S Fanning Announces Dublin gig In Whelan's

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New Drug-Fuelled Feature Film Being Shot In Dublin

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Women's Rugby World Cup:" An Opportunity For Sporting Legacy"

As the Women's Rugby World Cup kicked off here yesterday, one keen rugby player and coach tells Hot Press that the tournament provides a great opportunity ...

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Robert Redford & Jane Fonda Reunite For New Movie

Exactly 50 years since playing newlyweds in ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ Oscar winners Robert Redford and Jane Fonda have come together onscreen again for the fourth time in Netflix’s ...

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M.I.A is the new inspiration of Danish designer Astrid Anderson.

Following a recent collaboration, a new collection produced by the two renowned artists is now available. M.I.A, the London-born singer and music ...

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Liam Gallagher releases teaser of new song "For What It's Worth"

Gallagher tweeted an exclusive a-capella version of the new song today, with promises of more new music coming this week. Having already previewed ...

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Louise O'Neill talks about public and private responses to Asking For It

Louise O’Neill’s second novel, Asking For It, was seen by many as a watershed moment in the national conversation about sexual assault. ...

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You on the Hot Press Cover at Longitude 2017, Friday

It was your chance to get yourself on the cover of Hot Press. If you were at the Hot Press tent on Friday at Longitude 2017, you will be here in this gallery.

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Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Bono's Involvement on DAMN in new interview

The Compton rapper said the U2 front-man was someone with "wisdom and so much knowledge, in music and in life". Kendrick Lamar was interviewed by ...

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Culture Night's 2017 programme is live

The all-Ireland celebration of arts and culture takes place on Friday, September 22. Thirteen years running, the one-night countrywide event is its biggest to date. Over 1,400 venues ...

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Happy Birthday, Whitney Houston

The iconic singer would be 53 today. In one of our more melancholy birthday articles, we're looking back on the career of the late Whitney Houston, who would be celebrating her 53rd ...

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Film Review: The Farthest

Irish director makes awe-inspiring documentary about space and humanity. “When we are children, all we ever ask is ‘Why?’ When we grow up, we realise what we really meant was ...

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The National's Bryce Dessner talks about the Irish artists on their new album and bringing Bon Iver to Cork

Not content with bringing the rest of The National with him, Bryce Desssner has Lisa Hannigan and Justin Vernon lined-up for this year’s Sounds ...

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Watch: Ed Sheeran releases video for 'Bibia Be Ye Ye', which was filmed in Ghana

Ed Sheeran visited Ghana last year to work with two local producers, Fuse ODG and Kill Beatz. The pair produced Sheeran's sunny track 'Bibia Be Ye ...

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Calvin Harris is the highest-paid DJ for five years running

Grammy-winning DJ Calvin Harris is "cash king" of the electronic music world for the fifth year in a row. According to a list published by Forbes of 2017's highest-paid DJs ...

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S Club Party and 5ive are coming to Electric Picnic

Electric Ireland are bringing 90s nostalgia to the 'Throwback Stage' at Electric Picnic. In magnificent press release, EP organisers said: "If Ya Gettin’ Down at Electric ...

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Liam Gallagher says there's "no way" he'll do Carpool Karaoke with "knobhead" James Corden

Gallagher did throw some other words in that sentence that aren't exactly fit for headlines. Even with his new album coming out October 6, there ...

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Seamus Fogarty announces Workman's show this November

The Irish balladeer is set to play Workman's on November 8. Irish alt-folk alchemist Seamus Fogarty will release his new album The Curious Hand on October 6, followed by a show ...

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Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez set for Woody Allen's next movie

The young centric cast will appear in the director's follow up to Wonder Wheel Woody Allen's next project looks like one for the youth. Pop-star ...

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'Doing Things Differently': A Walk Through The Little Museum of Dublin

Hot Press met with The Little Museum of Dublin on a busy day for a chat about the secret of its success, Bono’s extra storage room, and how ...

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Tricky announces new album Ununiform

Tricky returns with his 13th album, Ununiform, which is due for release September 22. The album will be a storming, intricate piece that sees Tricky take perhaps his most radical ...

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Open-Air Concerts at Cloughjordan Amphitheatre this September

Andy Irvine, Don Baker, Brendan Power and Seamie O’Dowd are some of the artists due to play open-air concerts at Cloughjordan Amphitheatre on ...

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Watch: Wyvern Lingo release video for "I Love You, Sadie"

Wicklow trio Wyvern Lingo have released the creative video for their new single "I Love You Sadie". The track has made it onto many a summer playlist this year (including a spot on fellow ...

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Watch: The National Drop New Song

The National have just released the third track from their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Sleep Well Beast’, which is out on 8 September. Here’s the video for the new song ‘Carin ...

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David Letterman Announces TV Comeback

David Letterman, the longest-serving host in U.S. late night television is returning to television for a new series on Netflix. The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has Letterman ...

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Irish Govt Urged To Put Plans In Place To Deal With Hard Brexit

Leo Varadkar’s government is being urged to publish long-promised sectoral plans in light of UK Prime Minister May’s commitment to end free ...

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Number of Cyber Gardaí Drops Despite Growing Threat

As Ireland faces increased risk of attack, new figures given to Hot Press reveal that there has been a decrease in numbers allocated to the Garda Cyber Crime Bureau. In 2016 there were ...

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'Rhinestone Cowboy' and 'Wichita Lineman' singer Glen Campbell dies aged 81

The American country singer has died at the age of 81. One of the defining voices of American folk music, Campbell had a career which spanned over ...

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Bantry to play host to Masters of Tradition in August

A stellar lineup of Irish traditional musicians awaits. Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes ...

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Dublin-based singer Ryan Kelly releases new single 'G.O.N.E'

The young singer released his second single at the end of July. Described by the singer himself (with perhaps a hint of tongue-in-cheek) as being ...

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Watch: Jamie Lawson shares video for recent release 'Can't See Straight'

The single was penned by Ed Sheeran for the Ivor Novello Award ...

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Hozier to play Sofar gig in Dublin for Give A Home

The Wicklow native is the latest to join a stellar lineup - including Ed Sheeran, Esperanza Spalding, and more - playing gigs around the world for a great cause. Sofar Sounds - a network ...

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Daughter return with a new single from the soundtrack to video game

'Burn It Down' is the only song with vocals on the soundtrack It's been 18 months since Daughter dropped their second album Not To Disappear, ...

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The Whole Hog: Urban myths and bad science are influencing public debate

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The Worrying Reaction to Girls Trip's success

In this issue, we review Malcolm D. Lee’s uproarious comedy Girls Trip, a raucous romp about four college friends who reunite in their forties for a wild trip down to New ...

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Watch: The Shins' stop-motion video for 'Half A Million'

The Shins haven't stopped since the release of their latest album Heartworm, which was followed by a batch of tour dates. The Portland-based troupe continue to delight us ...

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Sinéad O'Connor addresses those concerned by her alarming video

According to a new Facebook post, Sinéad O'Connor is safe and surrounded by love. Sinéad O’Connor

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Album Review: Gabby Brady, Talk Horse

Debut solo effort from The Voice star. Dublin-born, Australian-raised and now Wicklow based, Gabby Brady first came to the attention of the masses as part of the Dublin City ...

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Film Review: Baby Driver

Edgar Wright's crime caper is all car chases and cool tunes, little else. Watching Baby Driver, the new car-chase-laden heist flick from beloved cult comedy director Edgar ...

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Leeds Festival boss wants to address gender imbalance in the music industry

A new initiative has been launched to help women in the music industry make it on their own terms. Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival ...

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Fangclub debut album launch at Tower Records

Dublin based trio Fangclub rocked Tower Records with some explosive catchy tunes at the launch of their eponymously titled debut album Fangclub.

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Album Review: Gabby Brady, Talk Horse

Debut solo effort from The Voice star. Dublin-born, Australian-raised and now Wicklow based, Gabby Brady first came to the attention of the masses as part of the Dublin City ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Propeller Palms release video for new single 'Without A Care In The World'

The Waterford collective have today released their latest single with Hot Press. Directed by Colin Shanahan and filmed during the band's ...

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John Smith announces his Headlong Irish tour

Acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith will embark on a tour of Ireland following the release of his fifth album, Headlong. Devon-born Smith dedicated Headlong ...

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Listen: Electronic duo Bicep release 'Glue' from upcoming debut album

Belfast-born house producers Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, aka Bicep, have released a track from their upcoming self-titled album. The pair ...

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2manydjs added to Samhain Festival

The Belgian duo will join Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Mele and Kelly Anne-Byrne at Day 1 of Samhain Festival on October 28. The brothers of 2manydjs first appeared on the scene through ...

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Miley Cyrus announces new album Younger Now

The new record will arrive next Month. Miley Cyrus has announced a new album Younger Now. The follow-up to Miley Cyrus and her dead Petz will be out September 29, according ...

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Craig Gallagher playing the Button Factory, Dublin in November

Craig Gallagher had his start playin Dublin's pub scene, but he looks set to conquer far more than his home turf. His recent Home EP went ...

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The Nerds Are Coming: HBO has been hacked and the culprits are demanding millions in ransom

It seems that HBO needs to replace The Wall with a firewall. Hackers have recently posted a new collection of HBO files. Included in the data dump ...

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WATCH: Wexford’s Gordon Barry unveils video for prize-winning single

After clinching the top prize in Nashville at this year’s International Songwriting Competition, the video for ‘Devil & St. Jesus’ has ...

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And So I Watch You From Afar announce dates across Ireland this winter

The Belfast post-rockers return for four dates across Ireland in December. ASIWYFA will play four dates in Galway, Cork, Dublin and Mayo after ...

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Watch: Trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Mother!

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the film looks like a typically disquieting psychological horror. The iconic auteur Darren Aronofsky last film was 2014's biblical epic Noah, ...

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Irish songwriter extraordinaire Rooty performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Billie Barry alumni has written songs for artists like Britney Spears, One Direction and Bebe Rexha. In another case of "Irish musician made ...

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Josh Kelley plays the Academy 2, Dublin in February

The country-pop songwriter has a new direction and a new album. Josh Kelley first came to prominence with tunes like 'Amazing' and 'Georgia Clay', but a combination of label trouble, ...

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Happy Birthday to The Edge!

It's the U2 guitarist's birthday today, take a look back at the Hot Press interview with the man himself from 2007. Happy Birthday to The Edge! It's been a hell of a summer for ...

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Mystical rappers Shabazz Palaces talk about sci-fi escapism and political criticism

Sci-fi escapism and political criticism are intertwined on Shabazz Palace’s double-whammy of new records. Frontman Ishmael Butler explains ...

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Ruth Negga to star alongside Brad Pitt in Sci-Fi film Ad Astra

Tommy Lee Jones is also set to appear. Oscar nominated Irish actress Ruth Negga is going to be acting alongside Brad pitt in an upcoming Space Epic ...

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Album Review: Raskit, Dizzee Rascal

Excellent effort from UK rap star. Written off in some quarters as an inauthentic, ‘Bonkers’ sellout, Dizzee Rascal’s last album The Fifth was a commercial and critical misstep ...

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Hot Press talks to Bethany Black, star of new trans-themed film Tuesday Night

The Lancashire actress also talks about her parallel career as a stand-up, appearing in Doctor Who and why Donald J. Trump is Arsehole-In-Chief. ...

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Live Report: Kíla and Toots & The Maytals impress at Beatyard Festival

You couldn’t really ask for a more convenient location for a festival than The Beatyard at Dún Laoghaire pier. Hop off the dart, go around the ...

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Danny Healy-Rae Raises Eyebrows Again!

The colourful Kerry TD famously told us here at Hot Press last year that Noah's Ark was "proof" that God was in the charge of the weather. And he's now at it again by telling people that ...

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Sinead O'Connor Confesses To Suicidal Thoughts In Disturbing & Heartbreaking Online Message

The troubled singer has revealed in an emotional video that she is struggling with thoughts of suicide and feels lonely. In the distressing 12-minute ...

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Jim Sheridan’s New Movie Hits A Glitch

Filming of the Oscar winning director's new movie project about the infamous H-Block escape back in ’83 has been postponed at the eleventh hour after financing for it fell through. ...

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Call For Luas Line To Be Opened Up To Cyclists

Luas operator Transdev is being urged to amend its bye-laws to ensure cyclists can use their trams during off-peak hours. In a letter to the Luas operator, Senator Neale Richmond said: ...

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WATCH: Ed Sheeran Interview & Perform With Jamie Lawson

God knows how he finds the time in his ultra busy schedule, but Ed Sheeran has a not only penned the first single off Jamie Lawson’s new album but is also releasing it on his own record ...

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Manic Street Preachers and Le Boom Turn On The Style At Indiependence

Not even a monsoon could stop the Welsh wizards and a clutch of inspired Irish performers from tearing it up on the final day of Indiependence. Report: ...

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Book Review: Science In The Soul, Richard Dawkins

The latest publication by Richard Dawkins is a miscellany from the last few decades, with many of the themes covered more thoroughly in his previous books. Still, the point of this ...

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Rock/rap supergroup Prophets of Rage talk about their incendiary debut album

The debut album from rock-hip hop supergroup Prophets Of Rage is an incendiary state of the nation address. The weekend before I interviewed ex-Cypress ...

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Album Review: Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey

Eerie siren turns her frown upside down. One of the delights of David Lynch’s resurrected Twin Peaks is its conveyor belt of cameos by left-field American songwriters. But amidst ...

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Laura Whitmore Goes Public With New Relationship

The TV presenter and actress has officially confirmed to Hot Press that she's now dating Iain Stirling, who hosts 'Love Island'. The story first made the rounds during the bank holiday ...

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Signs Up For Big Budget Custome Drama

The Cork actor will join the iconic actress Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson in a period drama based on a novel by Henry James, it has just been announced. The film, ...

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Donald Trump Is Planning To Visit Ireland "More Than Once"

The controversial US President has such a grá for the Emerald Isle that he'll probably make several trips over here during his presidency, according to his son. While in Ireland last ...

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Robert Pattinson Refused To, Er, “Play” With A Dog!

The Twilight star has backtracked on claims that he rejected out of hand to show a dog a ‘good time’ for a scene in his new movie, appropriately enough entitled ‘Good Time’! ...

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Jeremy Clarkson Will Be Out Of Action "For Quite Some Time"

The controversial TV personality was rushed to hospital while in Spain during the weekend with pneumonia. He took to his website last night to reassure fans that he's going to make ...

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Ronnie Wood Feels Lucky To Still Be Alive

The Rolling Stones guitarist has revealed how he was prepared to say an emotional goodbye to his young family after he was diagnosed last year with lung cancer. And Ronnie Wood believes ...

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The Coronas and All Tvvins Make It A Day To Remember At Indiependence

There was a very strong Irish flavour to Day Two at the Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown, with Fangclub and Talos also starring in a wet but ...

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Tom Odell and Frank Turner Star On Opening Day of Indiependence

Indiependence has become one of the 'big little' festival events of the year here in Ireland. Stephen Keegan reports on day one of this year's event... ...

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Album Review: Dark Matter, Randy Newman

Vintage effort from cult songwriter. A mini-opera of several movements, documenting the debate between science and religion, examining dark matter, and disproving the theory ...

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Watch: New The Flaming Lips live video

The Flaming lips have released a new live video of their song 'Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung' The new The Flaming Lips live video is a release to promote their current world tour in support ...

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Watch: Toni Cornell, age 12, performs 'Hallelujah' to honour her father and Chester Bennington

Audience members wept as Chris Cornell's daughter Toni sang a heart-wrenching rendition of 'Hallelujah' alongside OneRepublic on a morning ...

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LCD Soundsystem share artwork for American Dream

It's less than a month until LCD Soundsystem release their long-awaited new album, and the band have today shared the album's cover ahead of the occasion. After a seven year hiatus, ...

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Hot Press meets the organisers of Dublin's newest festival, YS Fest

We spoke to the organisers behind Dublin's newest festival YS - Festival 2017, taking place at The Bowery this evening. It’s no secret that ...

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Jamie Lawson announces new album & chats with Ed Sheeran

Plymouth native Jamie Lawson has released details of his upcoming album Happy Accidents, which is due for release September 29. In addition to announcing the new record he ...

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Taoiseach tells Belfast student he 'gets the message' on setting Repeal referendum on the right date

Leo Varadkar was asked about the referendum at a speech in Queen's University Belfast about North/South relationships. The Taoiseach was addressing ...

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Listen: Neil Young releases 'Hitchhiker' from previously unheard acoustic LP

The LP that Young recorded during a single session in 1976 at Malibu's Indigo Ranch Studios is being unearthed September 8. Most of the ten tracks ...

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Album Review: Fangclub unleash their incredible debut album

A stellar debut from Dublin hopefuls promises big things for the future. Dublin trio Fangclub have enjoyed a remarkable rise to fame and acclaim since forming just a few short years ...

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On this day fifty years ago, Pink Floyd released The Piper At the Gates of Dawn

It was on this day, August 4, fifty years ago that Pink Floyd released their debut album, The Piper At the Gates of Dawn. Hailed as one of the ...

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LISTEN: Otherkin release new single 'Come On, Hello'

Ahead of the release of their debut album next month, Otherkin have shared their new single 'Come On, Hello'. The Dublin-based grunge-poppers are on a bit of a roll in 2017. Having opened ...

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LISTEN: The War on Drugs release new single 'Pain'

The Philadelphia indie rock band have shared the latest single from their upcoming album A Deeper Understanding. This will is the fourth single from the band's upcoming album ...

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Film Review: Land of Mine

Oscar-nominated film uncovers shameful piece of WWII history. A shameful piece of World War II history is exhumed in Martin Zandvliet’s empathetic and deeply involving third ...

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Lorde brings high fashion to a lonely island paradise in "Perfect Places" video

Lorde has released a new video for another track off her hit album Melodrama (according to Hot Press, a 9 out of 10), and the new video ...

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Eamonn McCann: What late night American commentators get wrong about Trump presidency

The popular US late-night commentator Bill Maher had a nice phrase for the section of US society represented by Donald Trump: “knuckle-drag ...

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Castlepalooza 2017: 10 acts to see

Hot Press has the scoop on 10 acts at Castlepalooza that you cannot afford to miss Castlepalooza is returning for its 11th year and this one is guaranteed to be another raging success. ...

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Liam Gallagher ends Lollopalooza set after 20 minutes

The singer left fans bewildered when he walked off stage after only playing three songs. The former Oasis star apeared to storm off stage at the Chicago music festival mid-way through ...

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Catch the Hot Press Covers Exhibition before its Dublin run ends!

In case you missed it, Hot Press has been celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year, with the acclaimed Hot Press Covers Exhibition. Hot ...

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One-To-One With Dance Producer Daithi

Ahead of his performance at Castlepalooza this weekend, we caught up with Daithi to talk about the Irish music scene, his live shows, and working in film. Daithí is a man whose reputation ...

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LISTEN: David Rooney releases new single 'Moondust'

David Rooney’s directorial debut sees a marriage of his unique artistic style and his music. Hot Press illustrator David Rooney has taken his versatility up yet another ...

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Brilliant Trees Offer New Single As A Free Download

The Dublin band have just released their second single since reforming after a very long hiatus. The new single 'Summer Song' is from their as yet untitled fourth studio album, which ...

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Arcade Fire Accused Of Plagiarism

It’s hard to believe that one of the most critically acclaimed bands on the go today is being accused of ripping off a struggling Spanish band. But Spanish social media has gone into ...

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Paul Howard Confirmed for Inaugural Jonathan Swift Festival

Join Paul Howard, multi-award-winning journalist, author, playwright and comedy writer, and the man behind the eternally popular Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series, for a special ...

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Urgent Regulation Needed For Rickshaws in Dublin

New laws are urgently required to address the growing concern about the lack of regulation of battery powered rickshaws in Dublin City Centre, says Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin, ...

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U2: The Complete History of Their Live Tours - Vertigo to The Joshua Tree 2017 (Part 4 of 4)

VERTIGO TOUR 2005-2006 When U2 released their eleventh studio album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb in November 2004, Bono described ...

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U2: The Complete History of Their Live Tours - Lovetown to Elevation (Part 3 of 4)

U2 have always put more into the crucible of live performance than almost any other band on the planet, endeavouring to make every tour an artistic ...

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U2: The Complete History of Their Live Tours - War to The Joshua Tree (Part 2 of 4)

U2 have always put more into the crucible of live performance than almost any other band on the planet, endeavouring to make every tour an artistic ...

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U2: The Complete History of Their Live Tours - U2-3/Another Day to October (Part 1 of 4)

U2 have always put more into the crucible of live performance than almost any other band on the planet, endeavouring to make every tour an artistic ...

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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland in talks for plea deal

Billy McFarland, the founder of Fyre Festival who is charged with wire fraud, is in talks with US federal prosecutors to negotiate a plea deal. Assistant ...

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On this day back in 1963, the Beach Boys released "Surfer Girl"- the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote

It was back in 1963 on this summer day that the Beach Boys first release "Surfer Girl"- the track that would introduce the world to Brian Wilson's ...

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Watch: Bruce Willis in the trailer for Death Wish Remake

The Hostel's Eli Roth is directing. Given the virtually everything is being rebooted now, it was only at matter of time before someone took ...

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The Radiators TV Tube Heart album 40th anniversary at The Grand Social

The Grand Social hosted The Radiators for an emotional and nostalgic night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album ...

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Watch: Trailer For Narcos Season 3

Pablo Escobar may be gone but four will take his place. (Some Spoliers ahead) The trailer for the third season of the Netflix's crime drama Narcos has been released Fans of the show ...

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Fickle Friends set to play 14+ gig in the Academy 2

The band recently signed to Polydor Records after years spent going it alone. Indie-pop bright sparks Fickle Friends are on the up-and-up. After 18 months of well-received singles, ...

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Watch: Beautiful new stop-motion video for 'Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution'

Take a stroll through a dystopian future. Father John Misty has released a new music video for the track ‘Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know ...

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Robert Hardy, actor from Harry Potter films and All Creatures Great and Small, has died

After a decades-long career in theatre, television and film, actor Robert Hardy has died at age 91, according to his family. Hardy is best known ...

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Watch: Zola Jesus drops creepy video for track 'Exhumed'

The latest music video from American singer Zola Jesus resembles a cult horror film. The track 'Exhumed' is from the artist's upcoming album Okovi. Resembling the girl who ...

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The biggest ukulele jam in Europe is heading for Dun Laoghaire

Ukulele Hooley will return on August 26th and 27th for its 8th consecutive year Tune up your strings and brush up on your Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. ...

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Justin Bieber shares note about Purpose world tour cancellation

The Canadian superstar has finally broken the silence after he cancelled the remaining 14 shows of his world tour last month. Bieber posted a photo ...

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Imelda May adds an extra Limerick date

The original date has sold out due to popular demand. Imelda May fans will be happy with the news that she will play and extra date in Limerick this October. Popular demand has seen ...

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Happy Birthday, Tony Bennett!

It's jazz crooner Tony Bennett's birthday, and we're celebrating by looking back at our interview with him from 1999. Iconic singer Tony Bennett's smooth vocals are still at the top ...

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On this day: The Beatles played The Cavern for the last time

Back in 1963, The Beatles played their last gig at the place where it all began- revisit our tell-all interview with Paul McCartney from 2002 here. ...

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Listen: Kele Okereke releases duet with Years & Years' Olly Alexander

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has unveiled a new collaboration with Olly Alexander from Years & Years called 'Ground For Resentment'. Okereke ...

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Listen: 'Feelings' by Irish dance act Donal Quinn

Quinn was hailed as one of Today FM's "homegrown Heroes" Ireland's Donal Quinn makes club music bursting with attitude that's ever ready for the dancefloor. Now he's released ...

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Watch: Acoustic duo The Shruggs premiere new video

Featured in Hot Press' "rising acts to keep an eye on", the pair of talented Cork musicians have dropped a fun new single 'Sunny Afternoon' with accompanying music video. The ...

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In the current issue: eight pages full of U2 reports and photos from Croke Park weekend

Roisin Dwyer reports live from Croker, while the party continues with live sessions and special guests at the Hot Press covers exhibition. ...

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In the current issue: Fangclub talk opening for Pixies and recording in haunted studios

It's been a hell of a summer for Dublin trio Fangclub, with the release of their debut album and a support slot for Pixies at the Trinity Series. It's ...

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One-To-One With Dublin Band Tomorrows

Ahead of their appearance at Another Love Story this month, we caught up with Dublin five-piece Tomorrows. Tomorrows are somewhat of a super group up made of members from the now ...

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"A disaster of a film":What the Critics are saying about The Dark Tower

By most accounts The long gestating Stephen King adaption is mess that's uncertain of what it wants to be. Anyone who knows anything about Stephen ...

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Grandmaster Flash star charged with stabbing homeless man to death

It is alleged that the man was stabbed after using a homophobic slur. Nathaniel Glover, also known as Kidd Creole from trailblazing rap group Grandmaster ...

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This fortnight in the film section: Charlize Theron talks Atomic Blonde

Action movie badassery isn't just a boy's game anymore, and this summer Charlize Theron is tearing up the silver screen as new super spy Lorraine ...

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Alan Vega Tribute show broadcasting on Dublin Digital Radio

The Alan Vega Tribute show will broadcast on Dublin Digital Radio tonight, August 3, at 7pm. It’s just over a year since Suicide frontman and co-founder Alan Vega passed ...

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Vivian Campbell to receive this year’s Oh Yeah Legend Award

Vivian Campbell will receive the award at the Mandela Hall, Belfast, on November 11th. Vivian Campbell, who is known for his work with Def Leppard, ...

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Paul McCartney to appear on the new Foo Fighthers album

The former Beetle will play drums on one of the songs. The next Foo Fighters upcoming album Concrete & Gold will feature some interesting guest appearances, from Shawn Stockman ...

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The Coronas Take Over Hot Press with Two Covers!

One of the biggest Irish success stories in recent years, Hot Press gets up close and personal with four Dublin lads who are in the form of their lives. After The Coronas earned ...

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Punk Star Refused Entry To US For Poking Fun at Donald Trump!

You couldn't make this up: the frontman of a British punk band has told how he was refused entry to the US this week after a furious emigration officer ...

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Liam Gallagher Says He Knows Why Noel Is Pissed With Him.

Liam Gallagher reckons that the long-running feud with his older brother can be traced back to the fact that he literally took a piss on Noel’s stereo when drunk and stoned! The ex-Oasis ...

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The Electric Picnic Of The West!

The Secret Village Festival 2017, which has grown to become a highlight of the events calendar in the region, will take place in Ballaghaderreen on the weekend of 12 & 13 August. The ...

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DOP Masterclass with Top Irish Cinematographers

The upcoming WIFT (Women in Film and Television Ireland) Masterclass on 12 August is an exclusive opportunity to gain a greater insight into the craft of cinematography from two leading ...

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Stellar Line Up Announced For Hard Working Class Heroes

Hard Working Class Heroes has just announced a very impressive second round of international industry delegates, including Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis, Made In Chelsea music-supervisor ...

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Sziget 25: The festival of half a million people

Every August, Budapest is the ultimate destination for festival lovers. Here's why... Half a million people. Over one thousand performances. One week. One island. Those numbers ...

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Watch: Queens of The Stone Age cover Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood”

Thier version was a mash-up with the band's own Feel Good Hit of the Summer While playing the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan last weekend, Queens ...

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Watch: Garbage release politically-charged video for 'No Horses'

Scottish-American rockers Garbage envision the outcome of the US political climate in their latest music video. Singer Shirley Manson wears ...

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Canadian noise rockers METZ have released their latest brain-stomping single 'Drained Lake' from the band's forthcoming album Strange Peace. The roaring release, which ...

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The release features remixes from Quinton Campbell and Effy. ‘Higher’ is the latest release from fast-rising Irish producer Phare. His ...

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Bjork announces new album

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Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson and Mick Daly on Ireland tour this September

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Watch: Glass Animals reveal music video for 'Agnes'

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Watch: Randy Newman performs 'Putin' on Late Night with Stephen Colbert

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Behind the scenes of Kathrin Baumbach's photoshoot with The Coronas

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Alabama inmates escape prison using peanut butter

In what sounds like a plotline off of Orange Is The New Black, 12 prisoners walk right out the prison door with help from some creative peanut butter molding. Peanut butter is ...

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Listen: David Crosby's new release 'Sell Me A Diamond'

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Watch: trailer for Call Me By Your Name

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Maika Monroe joins Neil Jordan's The Widow

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On this day, Robert Allen Zimmerman officially became Bob Dylan

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Watch: teaser video for new Ant-Man & The Wasp movie

Marvel releases a short teaser for Ant-Man sequel. The first Ant-Man film hit cinemas in 2015, grossing over $500 million. It’s no surprise then that Paul Rudd will ...

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The Raven Age have announced Dublin and Belfast gigs for October

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Tom DeLonge helped track down alleged kidnappers with Facebook post

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Kanye West sues insurance company over cancelled Saint Pablo tour

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The Dark Tower prequel TV series is in the works

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The Inbetweeners star Greg Davies says rebooting the show is "not an option"

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TV3 adds Gavan Reilly as new political correspondent

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R Kelly cancels gigs in wake of cult accusations

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Patti Smith shares emotional tribute to late playwright Sam Shepard

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Louis Tomlinson Says Justin Bieber Let Down His Fans

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LISTEN: Tom Zanetti Drops New Song Featuring Karen Harding

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Check Out New Music Video From J Hus

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Bandcamp to donate a day's proceeds to a US trans rights organisation

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Former Nirvana bassist releases new single

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The Original Rudeboys' Rob Burch goes solo with new single

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Happy Birthday to Chuck D and Professor Griff

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