The Joshua Tree comes at No. 3 on Irish Album Charts

Following the announcement that U2 will be embarking on an American and European tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking fifth album, The Joshua Tree has sailed in at No. 3 on this week's Irish Album Chart.

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Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin Apologises "Unreservedly" Following Publication Of Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

The publication today by Sir Anthony Hart of the Report into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has been described as "a significant moment for survivors and their families", says the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin.

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Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Moby, Gorillaz: A week of anti-Trump songs

Some of the music industry's biggest artists have voiced their opposition to the incoming President of the United States ahead of his inauguration.

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Arcade Fire Pen Anti-Trump Song

Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples have just uploaded a new song "I Give You Power" onto YouTube, which is being described as an anti-Donald Trump anthem.

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Watch: I Have A Tribe's New Video

I Have A Tribe's new single “After We Meet”, which is taken from the debut album "Beneath A Yellow Moon", has just been uploaded on YouTube.

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The fightback starts here: How we can beat Trump & The Alt-Right in the new issue of Hot Press

We also bring you the Artists, Albums, Gigs, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Travel Destinations and Gadgets of the Year in our Hot For 2017 Special

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In the new Hot Press... Former Socialist Democrat co-leader Stephen Donnelly meets Jason O'Toole.

The Wicklow TD opens up in an extensive and illuminating conversation.

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Watch Brilliant New Video From Little Hours

Donegal duo Little Hours have just released the video for their first-rate new single, 'Water'.

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Irish Trumpet Star Announces Debut Irish Tour

Internationally-acclaimed Irish trumpeter, Niall O'Sullivan, who has played with the likes of Amy Winehouse, has just announced his debut nationwide tour.

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US band The Merry Jaynz Release New Single

Here’s the YouTube video just uploaded for the The Merry Jaynz excellent new single, ‘Frozen Lakes’.

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New single from The Chainsmokers makes it to the top five on the Irish charts

Ed Sheeran still remains on top with "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" at spots one and two. This week on the charts Ed Sheeran stays strong with ...

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The XX debut at No. 1 on Irish Charts

Receiving a glowing review in the latest issue of Hot Press, I See You sees the indie electronic group return to the music scene in style. Still on a high following the ...

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Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States

The President was sworn in at his inauguration ceremony at Capitol Hill less than an hour ago. Speaking for the first time as President, Donald Trump ...

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Live Review: Wallis Bird at Vicar St

Hot Press' Maeve Heslin was at Vicar St to see a love-struck Wallis Bird perform songs new and old. Just a week after receiving a Choice Prize nomination, Wallis Bird bounds ...

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Gorillaz, Margo Price, Fiona Apple, The xx, I Have A Tribe & Matthew E. White star in Free Music Friday

For the day that's in it, we've a couple of songs for The Donald... We know this is the grimmest day in the history of mankind – sadly, there were no ...

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Margo Price talks country music, Snoop Dogg and jail time

Country’s next big thing is a Snoop-loving, Trump-hating former jailbird, whose burgeoning fan club includes Jack White. Stuart Clark meets the remarkable Margo Price. As is ...

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Future Islands announce Iveagh Gardens gig this summer

The Baltimore Band will be heading back to Dublin in July. The synthpop trio have not been seen on these shores since their 2015 Electric Picnic performance. The American group ...

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Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Moby, Gorillaz: A week of anti-Trump songs

Some of the music industry's biggest artists have voiced their opposition to the incoming President of the United States ahead of his inauguration. ...

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Dermot Barrett releases new single 'Spinning Wheels'

The one-time vocalist of Irish band Ten Speed Racer has today released his new single 'Spinning Wheels'. A timely politically conscious song, 'Spinning Wheels' focusses on the vicious ...

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Film Review: La La Land

Magical Musical Explores Art, Ambition, and Love In all art, one has to understand the past in order to appreciate the present, and imagine the future. After Damien Chazelle’s ...

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Legendary composer Ennio Morricone announces last ever Irish concert

The maestro will say his farewell to Ireland before retiring from international touring. World famous Italian film composer Ennio Morricone ...

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Film Review: Split

James McAvoy chews scenery in problematic horror about multiple personalities. M. Night Shyamalan needs a hit. Establishing himself as the Tsar of the Twist with The Sixth Sense, ...

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Margo Price talks country music, Snoop Dogg and jail time

Country’s next big thing is a Snoop-loving, Trump-hating former jailbird, whose burgeoning fan club includes Jack White. Stuart Clark meets the remarkable Margo Price. As is ...

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The Alt-Right: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Trump's Inauguration later today, Kyle Mulholland takes a look at a far-right movement which has been gaining traction in America in recent months. The Irish Times recently ...

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Gorillaz are back with first new music in six years

Gorillaz make their return with new Anti-Trump song and video 'Hallelujah Money'. Today, the Damon Albarn-headed group has shared their new song called “Hallelulah Money,” ...

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The Time to Resist is Now

Ahead of Trump's Inauguration tomorrow, Hot Press reflects on global politics and what the next four years could hold. Where to start? I know I’ve said it before, but Captain ...

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Repeal Project announces upcoming benefit concert

The Repeal Project posted a teaser for the gig, which will take place in the Olympia on April 23, on their facebook this afternoon. The Repeal Project has announced that they will be ...

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What we know about the Trump inauguration

Riverdance's Michael Flatley is the first Irish performer who is in D.C for the inauguration. With the inauguration date steadily creeping closer, Team Trump have been scrambling ...

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In the new Hot Press: An Exclusive Interview with Irvine Welsh ahead of T2 - Trainspotting

A full 21 years after making one of the biggest British cinematic hits of the 1990s, the original cast and crew of Trainspotting have finally ...

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Watch Rupert Grint as a gangster in Snatch trailer

The teaser shows the Harry Potter star taking the role of gangster Charlie Cavendish. Most people just remember Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise. ...

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The Hot Press Interview with Gino Kenny

Dexys Midnight Runners’ hit single may not have been written about him, but there’s lots of reasons right now to chant the name of the People Before Profit TD, Gino Kenny. Chief ...

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Bronagh Taggart talks about The Fall becoming an international hit

Serial killer drama The Fall went out with a terrifying flourish, with career best performances by Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. We talk to ...

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Our Man In Havana - When Manic Street Preachers performed for Fidel Castro

Stuart Clark hopped a plane to Havana in February 2001 to see the Manic Street Preachers perform in front of Fidel Castro. Along with Nicky Wire and ...

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In the new Hot Press... Former Socialist Democrat co-leader Stephen Donnelly meets Jason O'Toole.

The Wicklow TD opens up in an extensive and illuminating conversation. In a wide-ranging and controversial interview in the new edition of Hot ...

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The fightback starts here: How we can beat Trump & The Alt-Right in the new issue of Hot Press

We also bring you the Artists, Albums, Gigs, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Travel Destinations and Gadgets of the Year in our Hot For 2017 Special With ...

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The Hitmen Trio play Wednesday night wedding band showcase in The Porterhouse

Kick-off is 10pm, with quality craft beers to be sampled as well! One of the country’s leading wedding bands, The Hitmen Trio, are playing a Dublin ...

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Lollapalooza to come to Paris this summer

The lineup for the first Paris Lollapalooza has been announced, including performances from Pixies and Lana Del Rey. Lollapalooza has announced that they will continue to expand ...

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Midge Ure announces Irish Tour

Midge Ure makes a welcome return to Ireland for a Nationwide Tour playing 40 years of material from Ultravox, Visage, Rich Kids and solo hits. Shape shifting his way through the UK music ...

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Dublin International Film Festival lineup announced

The fifteenth Dublin International Film Festival will run for ten days from February 16-26, and will include actors and filmmakers from over 35 countries. The full details of the ...

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LISTEN: Pulled Apart By Horses announce release date for new album, share title track

The Leeds-based band will release their fourth album this March. The Haze, which was recorded and produced by Ross Orton in Sheffield, ...

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William Onyeabor, enigmatic funk pioneer, passes away age 70

The groundbreaking synth funk pioneer passed away peacefully in his home. The Nigerian artist died on January 16, according to a statement released ...

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Pixies open up about last year's comeback album

It’s been a stand-out 12 months for Pixies, with a fantastic comeback album to their name and now the ultimate accolade of Hot Press Indie Heroes of the Year. Ed Power ...

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Olaf Tyaransen celebrates the illustrious life of Howard Marks

One of the most notorious drug dealers of the modern era, in almost every way, Howard Marks went against stereotype. He was a highly intelligent, ...

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Stephen Kenny talks Dundalk success and the view from the dugout

Not content with making it three league titles in a row, Dundalk embarked on a history-making European campaign, which resulted in Ireland call-ups ...

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Moment of Ruth - The Rise and Rise of Ruth Negga

Having captivated America with her co-starring role in Loving, Limerick actress Ruth Negga is among the bookies' favourite to win a Best Actress Oscar in February. Stuart ...

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The Other Side of Adele

Adele is an all too rare example of a celebrity visibly retaining their humanity under the spotlight. Ed Power recalls the moment last year when Adele embraced her superstar status ...

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The Open Society - How Panti Bliss became Ireland's accidental activist

In a revelatory interview, Panti Bliss opens up about inclusion, exclusion and matters personal and private. If British and American politics ...

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Catherine McGrath releases video for 'Say You Love Me'

Following the release of her debut EP One, teenage country-pop artist Catherine McGrath has revealed the live video for her cover of Jessie Ware’s ‘Say You Love Me’. ...

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This Thursday: Live at The Liquor Rooms presents ELE and Claire Z

The indie-pop singer and soulful songwriter will play the first Live at the Liquor Rooms of 2017 this week! This Thursday, The Liquor Rooms will ...

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Trumpet star Niall O'Sullivan announces debut Irish tour

The internationally-acclaimed trumpeter will embark on his first tour, "My Funny Valentine," in February. Niall O'Sullivan has played with such acts as Amy Winehouse, Michael ...

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Laetitia Sadier returns to The Grand Social

Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier returns to Dublin with her new 4 piece Source Ensemble. Bubbling synths, kraut pop rhythms and angular guitars all underpin that delicious laconic ...

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Vulpynes release new single 'OCD'

2 piece punk rockers Vylpynes today release their new single 'OCD'. The duo consists of singer/guitarist Maeve and drummer Kaz Miller. Their rock, punk, grunge sound is influenced ...

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Events taking place at Monroe's Live this weekend

Trad music with a Latin twist and a Foo Fighters tribute band provide the entertainment at Monroe's Live this weekend. Arlandria, Ireland’s definitive Foo Fighters Tribute Act, ...

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Girl Band lined up for all-day music festival in London

Dublin-based post-punkers Girl Band will be heading to the Club.The.Mammoth festival three weeks before their headline show at Vicar St in aid of Pieta House. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH ...

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LISTEN: We Cut Corners share new single 'Of Whatever', receive RTE Choice nomination

Dublin duo We Cut Corners begin 2017 by releasing their new track, ‘Of Whatever’, which also goes to radio today. Dublin duo We Cut Corners begin ...

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Game of Thrones prequel series more likely than a spin-off

The head of network HBO revealed why a prequel would be a better choice than a spin-off. The coming end of the Game of Thrones saga will probably ...

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Yeezy Does It - We look back on a seismic year for Kanye West

It’s been a strange 12 months for Hot Press Man of the Year, Kanye West. Ed Power looks back at 365 days of heartache, scandal and sublime art from ...

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A veritable smorgasbord of Irish talent gathered for the latest Hot Press Summit

Crowding round the table were Áine Cahill, Róisín O and assorted members of Fangclub, Keywest, Overhead, The Albatross, The Riptide Movement ...

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Paul Howard opens up about Ross O'Carroll and Irish aristocrats

Olaf Tyaransen catches up with million-selling author Paul Howard, who currently has two new books out at the moment. One is the latest in his satirical ...

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Porn To Be Wild: We meet Magnifica '70 actress Simone Spoladore

Erotic obsession and political repression collide in the groundbreaking Brazilian series, which has catapulted its star to international fame. ...

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Picture This - We look back on an incredible year for the Athy Duo

In the past 12 months, Athy duo Picture This have become one of the biggest bands in the country, whilst also sparking a minor revolution in the music ...

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INTERVIEW: Ex-Pistol Steve Jones talks Malcolm, Sid, Lemmy, Dylan, Chrissie Hynde & Roy Orbison

The punk legend also apologises for the gear he nicked from David Bowie... We knew with him being the founder member of the Sex Pistols that Steve ...

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The Long Goodbye - Hot Press steps inside Prince's Paisley Park compound

Hot Press' Sonja Fagan was among the very lucky group of fans who attended the first public tour of Prince’s legendary Paisley Park compound. ...

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Martha Wainwright talks Leonard Cohen, motherhood and pints of plain in the latest Hot Press

Ahead of her performance at Vicar Street this evening, Hot Press recently caught up with folk-rock singer Martha Wainwright from her home ...

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Output Belfast line-up revealed

Returning for its third year and taking place across the MAC and Oh Yeah Music Centre, Output Belfast is Ireland's largest music conference. Organised by Belfast City Council in partnership ...

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LCD Soundsystem's comeback album will "be done soon"

Frontman James Murphy confirmed that the album would be finished soon, responding to fan inquiries on Facebook. Responding to questions about the album on Facebook, James Murphy ...

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Eurosonic Noorderslag celebrates another successful year

The 31st edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag took place from 11-14 January 2017, welcoming over 40,300 music fans and 4.200 delegates from all over the world to the city of Groningen. ...

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Eurosonic 2017 - Eurosonic 2017, Day 2 - Picture This, Lisa O'Neill, Exmagician, Walking on Cars, Bonzai and Hare Squead

Eurosonic 2017 - Eurosonic 2017, Day 2 - Picture This, Lisa O'Neill, Exmagician, Walking on Cars, Bonzai and Hare Squead.

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Green Day release politically charged lyric video

The new video from the punk band includes images from American history, from the civil rights movement through to the election of Trump. Green Day has released the new lyric video for ...

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U2 rule-out a second Croke Park show

Sadly for fans who missed out on tickets for July 22's homecoming, Bono & Co. won't be doubling up at Croker... Speculation as to whether U2 will play a second Croke Park show has been ...

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Amanda St John announces Irish tour

Northern Irish soul singer Amanda St John will embark on a UK & Ireland tour this February in support of her new single 'Grow'. 2016 was a break-out year for Northern Ireland bred singer/songwriter ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Irvine Welsh On The Election Of Donald Trump

“From a citizen’s point of view it sucks, but from an artist’s point of view it’s fucking great!” says the Trainspotting author. In advance of the imminent release of T2 ...

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Trailer released for Nos Amis, documentary about the attack on Bataclan Theater

Eagles of Death Metal frontman opens up about the night of the attacks for the new HBO doc, which includes interviews with Bono and Josh Homme. HBO ...

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Searchlight Showcase 2017 will take place at The Button Factory this week

Five up-and-coming acts will perform at The Button Factory this Thursday as part of the Searchlight Development Deal to showcase new bands. The ...

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The Young Offenders released on online platforms

Following its release in UK cinemas this weekend to glowing reviews, the Irish box-office smash hit The Young Offenders is now available to view across online platforms in ...

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Run the Jewels to perform live at The Olympia Theatre

Having already surprised us by dropping RTJ 3 on Christmas Eve, the hip-hop duo have pulled it out of the bag again and lined themselves up for a date at the Olympia Theatre this ...

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Therapy? announce Dublin date at Whelan's

Irish metalheads Therapy? will be bringing their Wood & Wire acoustic tour to Whelans, Dublin this April, offering their fans a rare chance to see the band in a different context. The ...

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Watch: Gypsies on the Autobahn release new video for "Hidden"

Cabra band Gypsies on the Autobahn have released a new video for their single "Hidden," which will be available on their upcoming album Born ...

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If you missed out on tickets to the U2 gig, Ryan Air has a solution

If you missed your shot to get tickets to U2's gig at Croke Park, there's always another option. Ryan Air took to Twitter this morning to offer a solution, ...

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The Coronas & Fangclub manager Jim Lawless interviewed at Eurosonic

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High living in the low country: Olaf Tyaransen takes you on a tour of Eurosonic

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Ed Sheeran surpasses chart-toppers Clean Bandit

Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran found himself at the top of the Irish charts this week, with both his new singles at spots one and two. "Shape of You" clocked in at number one, with "Castle ...

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Gig Review: Whelan's Ones to Watch- Night 1

Whelan's Ones to Watch Festival kicked off last night, with performances from Katie Laffan, LAOISE, and Brass Phantoms. Whelan’s is one of the gems of Dublin, and it’s got a well-earned ...

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Booka Brass' Ronán Scarlett tells us why this month's Jameson Bow Street Sessions can't be missed

Booka Brass will be teaming up with rising electronic-soul star Soulé and BARQ for a once-off set of performances at the Sugar Club on January 26. ...

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Listen: 'Nothing Like Us', a collaboration from Filipe Guerra and Lorena Simpson

After three years since their last featuring, Brazilians DJ and EDM performer released a new single about the power of a friendship. Brazilians ...

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Villagers, Ed Sheeran, Trent Reznor, Overhead, The Albatross & St. Vincent star in Free Music Friday

The stellar cast also includes Austra, James Cameron, Iggy Pop, Stephen King & Joe Chester... It’s a just a week to go before the Four Horseman ...

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Exorcist creator William Peter Blatty has passed away

He bequeathes us arguably the greatest horror film of all time... The very sad breaking news is that the man who scared us shitless in the ‘70s with The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, ...

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WATCH: Trent Reznor & Atticus Rose soundtrack The Vietnam War

The landmark TV documentary series premieres in September. Trent Reznor and Atticus Rose have penned two hours worth of new music for The Vietnam ...

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LISTEN: Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse collaborate on 'Gold'

It graces the new Matthew McConaughey thriller of the same name... Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse have collaborated on ‘Gold’, a Leonard Cohen-esque tune that helps soundtrack the ...

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LISTEN: New Stephen King podcast

If you're a fan of the Maine man, step this way... From the Consequence of Sound stable comes The Losers’ Club: A Stephen King podcast. The first, generously endowed two-hour show ...

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Trainspotting sequel soundtrack may just be revealed

Find out the 15 old and new tracks that could be set to feature the T2 album. The Prodigy, Underwolrd, Young Fathers, Blondie, The Rubberbandits and others appear. It seems like the ...

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R. Kelly gives his response to the rumours that he's playing Trump's inauguration

"End. Of. Story." the rapper tweeted late last night. Amid rumours that he's playing at Trump's inauguration, R. Kelly finally released a statement ...

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MUSE NAMED ‘HEADLINER OF THE YEAR’ AT EUROSONIC’S EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS

Matt Bellamy & Co. are going to have to extend their mantelpiece again... The eighth annual European Festival Awards were held on Wednesday night, ...

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Watch: Picture This cover Ed Sheeran in traffic jam video

The Irish pop rock duo decided to take on one of Sheeran's new song. Irish band Picture This tweeted this video of themselves covering Ed Sheeran’s latest single, 'Castle on the Hill' ...

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Paul McGrath & Elton John pay tribute to Graham Taylor who died today

Football has lost one of its true gentlemen... Paul McGrath and Elton John are among those paying tribute to Graham Taylor, the former Watford, ...

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LISTEN: Villagers releases 'Apollo House'

Conor J. has conjured up a beautiful song in support of Home Sweet Home. Conor J. O’Brien has penned a tune in support of the Home Sweet Home initiative, which entered a new chapter ...

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Netflix releases trailer for new original movie iBoy

The sci-fi action film will be released via Netflix January 27. Netflix has released the new trailer for their upcoming film iBoy, starring Bill Milner and Game of Thrones ...

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The Star Wars creator, George Lucas to open a narrative art museum in L.A.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a barrier free museum where artificial divisions between "high" and "popular" art are absent, allowing ...

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Catalan people: David Bowie exhibition comes to Barcelona

Book your Ryanair flights now for May! Currently enjoying a sell-out Tokyo run, the David Bowie is exhibition heads back to Europe for a Museu del Disseny de Barcelona residency starting ...

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Ed Sheeran announces title of new album, full track listing + 'The Fresh Prince' cover

The new album will be released March 3. Continuing with the mathematics theme, Ed Sheeran has announced that his new album will be titled ÷, or Divide. ...

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WATCH: Walking On Cars receive EBBA at Eurosonic

The Dingle indie rockers were presented with the award by Jools Holland... Irish rockers Walking On Cars were among the 10 winners of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (the ...

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Whelan's Ones to Watch kicks off tonight for its seventh year

Upcoming acts include Katie Laffan, WOLFF, and Brass Phantoms. Starting tonight, Whelan's will be hosting its Ones to Watch festival through ...

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Home Sweet Home to accommodate residents elsewhere until Minister Coveney delivers on pledges

A statement has been issued as occupiers leave Apollo House for new locations... It is regrettable that in recent days the state has failed to take ...

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WATCH: St. Vincent makes her directorial bow with gory horror film

The XX will be scaring you witless in February... St. Vincent has posted the trailer for XX, a “wrapping together of four suspenseful stories ...

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"We are staying here," says Home Sweet Home movement

Home Sweet Home held a rally at Apollo House this afternoon, shortly after their application to extend the occupation of the building was denied by the High Court. Earlier today, Home ...

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The RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year nominees have been announced...

Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, this is the one that matters... The nominees for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year have ...

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Watch: Urban Myths's Trailer: a new comedies season by Sky Arts

Carrie Fisher appears in the new UK series in one of her final performances along Joseph Fiennes, Stockard Channing, Brian Cox, Eddie Marsan and ...

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Big Bang Theory cast in talks for eleventh season

With 10 seasons and about 18 million viewers per episode The Big Bang Theory is one of the biggest comedy shows on television. Now there is an update on the future of the show. ...

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Kodaline man Jason Boland has co-produced the debut Otherkin album

He's also been zooming in on Overhead, The Albatross... While the rest of Kodaline (bleedin' slackers!) had Christmas off, bassist Jason Boland ...

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Ed Sheeran reveals album track-listing

Intriguingly, there's a song called 'Galway Girl'... Ed Sheeran has just posted the track-listing for his very eagerly-awaited ÷ (Divide) album. It includes a song called ‘Galway ...

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2fm switch into all Irish mode ahead of Choice Music Prize shortlist announcement

We'll know who's in the running later on today... To celebrate the announcement later on today of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year ...

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Obama uses U2's 'City of Blinding Lights' to open his farewell speech

Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago, the city he considers home, walking out to U2's 'City of Blinding Lights', the very same song he ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Home Sweet Home "disappointed with Coveney’s undermining of his commitments"

The Apollo House occupation may not end tomorrow. Read their statement in full here... The Home Sweet Home Campaign is growing increasingly concerned ...

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Common and The National will play a Planned Parenthood benefit the day before Donald Trump's Inauguration

The show aimed at raising funds for Planned Parenthood will bring along more special guests. A benefit show has been announced for the day ...

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Iman, Mike Garson & Tony Visconti among those paying tribute to David Bowie

The flags are flying at half-mast at HP Towers... Numerous tributes have been paid today to David Bowie on the first anniversary of his death. Having ...

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The Joshua Tree Tour: Dates & Ticket Prices

Having yesterday announced a North American and European tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking album The Joshua Tree, we can now reveal ticket prices ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Zoe Saldana confirms her role in Avengers: Infinity War

The upcoming Marvel adventure will probably bring together as many superheroes as never before. Now Zoe Saldana also confirmed that she will be ...

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Twin Peak new season premiere date announced

David Lynch's acclaimed cult show will return for an 18-episode third season in the spring. The Twin Peaks revival season will premiere with a two-hour special on May 21, with ...

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Keith Donald's one-man show NewBliss is coming to Dublin next month

One of the most renowned saxophone and clarinet players brings his life into stage. NewBliss is an amazing memoir of Keith's musical path, ...

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3 weeks left for artists to apply for 12 Points festival 2017

12 Points festival is looking for emerging Irish jazz or contemporary artists to perform, applications accepted up until January 31. Only 3 weeks ...

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C Duncan announces Ireland live dates in May 2017

New dates for Cork, Dublin and Limerick are added to the tour schedule of the Glasgow singer. Following his shows in January and March, supporting Elbow, C Duncan added nine live dates ...

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BAFTA nominations 2017: La La Land dominates, award-winning Moonlight declines

While Moonlight was considered to be the highest competition for Damien Chazelle's La La Land, it has only been given four BAFTA ...

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: We remember his legendary October '99 visit to the Hot Press Hall of Fame

"Bowie can act alright, so long as he’s singing at the same time," ventured our man Peter Murphy. David Bowie might’ve played as many “secret” ...

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Victory For Home Sweet Home As Apollo House Occupation Set To End

There were dramatic developments on Monday in the occupation of Apollo House, with the activists reaching an agreement that additional hostel ...

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Record shop owner George Murray has passed away

It is with great sadness that Hot Press has learned of the death of George Murray. George was one of the owners of the famous Murray Records chain – which was one of the three big retail ...

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Celebrity fans play Brixton birthday gig

Gary Oldman, Simon Le Bon & Joe Elliott were among those raising glasses last night to David. The Brixton Academy was the setting last night for the ...

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Breaking: Martin McGuinness says Northern Ireland needs fresh elections immediately

In a two page resignation letter, Martin McGuinness said that Arlene Foster must not be allowed to hold an Executive role having been in charge of ...

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Breaking: Martin McGuinness resigns as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness made the announcement during a press conference just moments ago. The Deputy First Minister is stepping aside over ...

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Donald Trump reacts to Meryl Streep's speech

U.S. President Elected says he’s not surprised by Streep’s Golden Globes speech and called the Oscar-winning actress "over-rated" on his Twitter account. Donald Trump has ...

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TDs travel to Egypt to meet Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government

A delegation of TDs, led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, will arrive in Cairo later today to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and the Egyptian government. ...

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'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?' hitmaker Peter Sarstedt has passed away

He jointly shared the 1969 Ivor Novello Best Song Award with David Bowie. Peter Sarstedt, the writer and performer of iconic ‘60s song ‘Where ...

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The Lumineers thrilled to open for U2 in North America

They've been known to bash out a mean 'One' cover... The Lumineers have been talking about getting to open for U2 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington ...

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Peter Murphy cast a retrospective ear over The Joshua Tree

"The Joshua Tree documents a cultural as well as musical watershed, bookended by the band’s momentous homecoming gigs at Croke Park in ’85 and ’87," he wrote in 2002. U2's The ...

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

Bowie saved some of his finest small screen work for the new millennium...

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Julie Feeney loved The Next Day & thought of him as a guiding star

"It's like he's channeling something from somewhere we can't even get to," she reflected. "Straight off, I can tell that it's a masterpiece," the ...

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Golden Globes 2017

It was a night of political messages, passionate speeches - and of course, some whining by Trump, reports Roe McDermott With the inauguration of Donald Trump looming this month, politics ...

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Joe Chester releases video for 'Juliette Walking in the Rain'

Renowned Irish singer, songwriter and producer Joe Chester announces the release of his 5th studio album, The Easter Vigil, for February ...

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: A life in videos...

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Free gigs in Ireland for Syria

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Department of Finance issue response to Home Sweet Home letter regarding NAMA

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