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Smart, sharp, irreverent, provocative and always well-written and presented, Hot Press is Ireland's most distinctive and indispensable publication.

For over 30 years, Hot Press has consistently rattled the cages of Irish society and broken exciting new ground in contemporary journalism. With an abiding commitment to music at its core, it remains the essential guide to rock, pop, dance and all the best in contemporary music, both nationally and internationally. That means the big names, of course, from U2 to DJ Shadow, but it also means the first coverage of new acts who might one day make big waves of their own.

But Hot Press is also about more than music. Its current affairs, cinema, sport, humour, books, fashion, politics, sex – everything that matters – receive the inimitable Hot Press treatment every fortnight. And in January 2008, an entire issue was devoted to the problem of drugs in Irish society – looking at all angles, from the point of view of the dealers, gardai, politicians and the addicts and their families.

In addition, The Hot Press Interview (much imitated, never equalled) has become a national institution, with a well-deserved reputation for being the most rigorous, incisive and talked-about forum in Irish journalism, as everyone – from UN human rights ambassador Mary Robinson to maverick novelist Will Self, from disgraced politico Charles Haughey to chameleon thespian John Cusack, and from model humanitarian Christy Turlington to Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams – will attest.

Through all of this, one constant remains: Hot Press is a writers' paper, with a thorough commitment to giving space to quality journalism: stuff that's sharp, smart, witty, informed, and, above all, written with style.

That commitment has also been carried through to Hotpress.com, making Ireland's finest music and pop-culture magazine available all over the world – at the press of a button! In addition to the staple Hot Press diet, hotpress.com offers new music to investigate, pop videos to watch, video interviews with a host of Irish and international artists to view, competitions, message boards, the indispensable Hot Press Industry Directory online in full, and the Hot Press Archive – our unrivalled collection of great writing and resource material, going back almost 30 years

Incisive and irreverent...humorous and challenging...sometimes controversial, frequently provocative, always a great read...and with hotpress.com fully interactive – now that you're with us, why not get involved, and become one of the growing Hot Press community!


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