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REVIEW: Blur return with The Magic Whip

Intimate, global, old, new. Blur's long-playing comeback is a remarkably effortless-sounding journey. It's a trick often attempted by the British film industry with mixed (to be kind) results. What do you do with a bunch of beloved ... READ MORE

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HAMSANDWICH DEBUT at number one...
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HAMSANDWICH CLAIM top spot on Indie charts...
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WIZ KHALIFA keeps No. 1 spot on singles chart...
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LISTEN: NEW single from Ryan Sheridan...
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TODAY FM giving away U2 tickets...
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THE FLAWS and more for Monroe's Live...
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LIMERICK GIG for Paul Noonan's Printer Clips...
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GABRIEL BYRNE to pop by Late Late Show...
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DAVID KITT for Dublin...
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HERMITAGE GREEN tour Ireland this summer...
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WATCH: HOZIER calls for marriage equality...
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TIM WHEELER talks Slane past and present...
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THE BIG Break shortlist...
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NO SLEEPING in the trailer for comedy The Overnight...
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DAVID BOWIE book edited by Limerick academics...
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BRESSIE TAKES over the former Pulse Studios complex...
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KODALINE ANNOUNCE extra Big Top date...
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BELL X1 plan acoustic tour of Ireland...
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DOWNLOAD: JESSIE Ware acoustic set...
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HOZIER & David Holmes up for Ivor Novello awards...
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MONSTER IRISH music auction to go up for grabs...
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DOWNLOAD: NEW High Elders remix album...
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NEW NEIL Young album incoming...
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PASSION PIT'S Michael Angelakos on public scrutiny and recovery...
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WE PRESENT the Write Here, Write Now shortlist...
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COUNTDOWN IS on for Derry Jazz And Big Band Festival...
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MUNDY LAUNCHES 'Tea And Cake' events for Marriage Equality...
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NEW TRAILER for Sundance hit Dope...
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AMANDA PALMER for The Academy...
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TONY FENTON tribute gig set for Vicar St...
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OASIS TO reform?...
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SIMPLE MINDS for 3Arena...
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FREE MUSIC Friday...
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LISTEN: NEW Giorgio Moroder track...
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VILLAGERS DEBUT at No.1 on Irish Albums Chart...
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WATCH: KEYWEST - and their Renault Twingos – cover ‘Blame’...
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DUBLIN GEARS up for Record Store Day...
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BRAND NEW for Vicar Street...
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COUNTRYWIDE RECORD Store Day happenings...
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MUNDY ON reuniting with producer Youth...
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VILLAGERS TOP Indie Chart...
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LISTEN: NEW Editors tune...
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SLEEP THIEVES plot Irish summer tour...
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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens gets full trailer!...
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DAMIEN DEMPSEY, The Mighty Stef & more for Judge Roy Beans...
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STEPHEN YOUNG, The Still Tide & Kimberly Ford for Monroe's Live...
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JAMIE CULLUM on working with Pharrell...
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PAUL INCE on 'privilege' of playing with Roy Keane...
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PASSION PIT'S Michael Angelakos on public perceptions of his mental illness...
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THE HOT Press festival special - out now!...
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AVICII & The Gaslight Anthem for Sziget Festival...
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THE HUMAN League for Bulmers Live...
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IN THE New Issue: Film Previews...
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THE MIGHTY Stef, HamsandwicH & more for HMV Record Fest...
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TRIBUTES FLOOD in for late Percy Sledge...
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NEW TRAILER for Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy...
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COLUM MCCANN shortlisted for IMPAC award...
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DISAPPEAR HERE: The Peter Gallagher Story...
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CULTURE VULTURES returns to the Odessa tomorrow...
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MATTHEW E. White: Songs in the Key of Strife...
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PREVIEW FOR Ross Dungan's Before Monsters Were Made...
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MICHAEL PALIN lines-up the Dublin Olympia...
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Game Of Thrones mixtapes, new Muse...

Free Music Friday

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HamsandwicH debut at number one

Stories From The Surface is the biggest-selling album of the week. Another case of the 'Hot Press Cover Effect'? Far be it from us to say so, but Meath indies HamsandwicH, ... READ MORE

School of Rock: The Ballyfermot College of Further Education

For close to 20 years, those hoping to carve out a career in the music industry have found the guidance and education they need at the Ballyfermot ... READ MORE

Kings of the Castle: Lord Henry Mountcharles on the Foos and Hozier at Slane

Lord Henry Mountcharles tells Colm O’Hare why he’s so excited about the Foo Fighters’ impending arrival in Meath, with a seriously hot Hozier ... READ MORE

The Big Break shortlist

Voting is now live, so get listening and select the rising Irish act you think should grace the cover of Hot Press. The contest to become a future Hot Press cover star ... READ MORE

The Answer's new LP track by track

Answer frontman Cormac Neeson runs through the band’s rip-roaring new long-player, Raise A Little Hell. The title of the new album from The Answer couldn’t really make their ... READ MORE

WATCH: Hozier calls for marriage equality

The 'Take Me To Church' singer makes his feelings on the marriage referendum known. We've seen rake of big Irish names lending their voice to the Straight Up For Equality campaign as ... READ MORE

Le Galaxie: The Sky is the Limit

They’ve left their Drive soundtracks by the side of the road and got productive while doing LA by foot. Back with a forward-thinking, streamlined stomper of an album, Le Galaxie ... READ MORE

Tim Wheeler talks Slane past and present

They supported U2 there a decade ago, and are getting a second bite of the Slane cherry courtesy of the Foos. Tim Wheeler tells us why Lord Henry’s gaff is so special. “I’d forgotten ... READ MORE

Saigon You Crazy Diamonds: Viet Cong check in

Arising from the ashes of Women, Viet Cong have transcended their controversial (in some quarters) name with a fantastic debut album and rollicking live tour. Viet Cong’s dark ... READ MORE

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