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3806 - Paolo Nutini

3806 - Paolo Nutini
A cover for the ladies – and a number of the fellas, naturally – this fortnight, as everyone's favourite swoonworthy Scottish songwriter Paolo Nutini makes his return to the music scene. Five years on from the release of Sunny Side Up, Nutini is ready to re-enter the fray with Caustic Love. He sits down with Olaf Tyaransen to talk about spending time away from the limelight meeting new friends, how he's not as confident as one would imagine, ignoring the pitfalls of fame and much, much more. Also in this issue, Craig Fitzpatrick catch up with an O2-bound Tinie Tempah, fresh from playing the BRITS where he high-fived Prince William and got in a photo sandwich with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Dylan Moran, currently starring in Calvary (reviewed this issue), gives Roe McDermott his take on religion and why the Irish need to talk. Wallis Bird discusses moving to Berlin and her new dance direction. We travel to SXSW to get all the shots of the Irish contingent. Plus, interviews with DFF, DJ Yoda, Lucius and more. Meanwhile, our Hot Press interview finds us sitting down with Paul McGinley as he prepares for the Ryder Cup. Frontlines finds us attending the premiere of the new series of Game Of Thrones and chatting to TXFM breakfast jock Cathal Funge as the new station goes to air. It's all in the new issue of Hot Press, on sale now!

3805 - The Riptide Movement

3805 - The Riptide Movement
Just a few short years on from their first Hot Press cover, Dublin's Riptide Movement grace the front of the magazine once more, and with good reason. Having just signed a major international deal and boasting a new look and a supremely confident new record, the Lucan lads are ready to take on the world. Through pure hard graft, a flair for working the crowd and some killer tunes, The Riptide Movement have risen from their roots as Dublin buskers to conquer territories as far afield as Russia and India. With their third album Getting Through on the way, the ‘Tide seem unstoppable. Few contemporary Irish rock acts can claim to have as much street creed as the Lucan quartet. More specifically, fewer still can claim as much Grafton Street creed. Also in the new issue we’ve interviews with Raglans, the magnificent John Grant, MC Danny Brown and rising Irish football star James McClean gives his take on online controversy, tattoos and escaping Paolo Di Canio.

3804 - Guy Garvey

3804 - Guy Garvey
Guy Garvey graces the cover of Hot Press this fortnight, as the singer with the Kilmainham-bound band opens up about his gang's hard-living lifestyle. Also on the agenda? New album, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, and facing up to middle age. Our Hot Press Interview star is Andrew Scott, the Dublin actor who's come to worldwide acclaim for his devilish part in the BBC's adored Sherlock. Fame, homophobia and his new film The Stag are all on the agenda. We also have interviews with hot pop property Katy B, the enchanting Anna Calvi and Britain's most exciting art-rockers, Wild Beasts. In Music World, Joan As Policewoman touchingly recalls her relationship with the late, great Lou Reed, we introduce the fast-rising Iceland native Asgeir and we talk exclusively to Hot Press Reader’s Poll Winners,- The Script's Danny O’Donoghue & Lisa Hannigan and much much more.

3803 - Graham Norton

3803 - Graham Norton
As we finally get some spring weather, there's plenty of cause to celebrate as the third Hot Press issue of 2014 hits the stands. Whatever you're giving up for Lent, please don't stop the music, as we've a host of massive acts arriving with their much-anticipated new releases, St. Vincent among them. The lady legally named Annie Clark also opens up to Ed Power for a chat about creativity and bikram yoga as she unveils her astonishing fourth LP. By now, you'll have seen our Graham Norton-fronted new issue. He's one of the biggest TV stars around and, this fortnight, the chat show titan exclusively gives Hot Press his take on RTE's handling of Pantigate and homophobia in Ireland. In a frank interview, the beloved BBC presenter brands the Iona Institute as "idiots" and comes down hard on the "moronic" decision to pay them off. In the Hot Press Interview, we get up-close-and-personal with one of the most compelling sports stars of all time. Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, comes to Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 27 and ahead of his one-man show he tells us about his extraordinary life. On the agenda? Dodging drug tests, embracing Islam in prison, being declared bankrupt, staying sober and… Irish history? "I had no idea how much you guys hate the English!" says the legendary boxer. "My friend told me about Cromwell. That was some bad shit he did."

3802 - Ellie Goulding

3802 - Ellie Goulding
The quintessential good girl gone bad – and we mean that as a compliment – British pop star Ellie Goulding has swapped mumsy clothes and an unassuming air for a sizzling new image and a parade of famous beaus. Speaking exclusively to Hot Press, she opens up about her painful childhood, life in the tabloid glare and why she is prepared to (nearly) bare it all – but on her own terms. Ellie Goulding has been working up a sweat. Her first single, 'Under The Sheets' back in the winter of 2009, introduced to the world a pop singer-songwriter, with a touch of the shy girl next door about her. Ellie was all dewy eyes and languid hair, as if she had emerged straight from English suburbia. And there was a hint of Kate Bush about the music, which mixed synth-pop and folk in a tasteful balance.

3801 - James Vincent McMorrow

3801 - James Vincent McMorrow
Our Hot For 2014 issue is headed up by James Vincent McMorrow, whose Post Tropical album is nailed on to feature on many an end-of-year list. Yes, it's only January but it's that good! Sitting down with Stuart Clark, James opens up on the album's creation, why he chased his muse to Texas, his surprising passion for heavy metal and his hopes for the future. Elsewhere, we painstakingly uncover this year's ones to watch as our Hot For 2014 extravaganza brings you the very best of homegrown and international talent to check out, including interviews with London-based, Limerick-born 'dream grunge' merchants Sisters and Krautrock/Britpop hybrid The Bohicas.

3724 - Lily Allen

3724 - Lily Allen
At the end of a year when the music headlines and charts were dominated by female artists, our cover story takes a look at the big statements made by the likes of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus. We also interview Gabriella Cilmi and Irish stars Laura Izibor and Ruth-Anne Cunningham as they assess how the industry treats women. We have big, big interviews with everyone's favourite East End thespian geezer Ray Winstone as he takes to the seas for new show Moonfleet, returning US sensation Lissie, a reunited Blades and Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enright. As the fluoride debate continues to rage, we look at the secret meetings behind the cover up. Elsewhere, there's an exclusive report on the harrowing aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan from Concepcion, Panay, the heart of the Philippines.

3723 - Colin Farrell

3723 - Colin Farrell
In this issue, we speak to Boy George about his new solo album, we reveal the names of the young journalists who triumphed in our Write Touch competition & we look at the musical goodness heading for five venues around Ireland for the Jagermeister Freezer Sessions. The Hot Press interviews are with Johnny Vegas and Michael Pennington. We have music news from Paul McGuinness, James Vincent McMorrow and Glen Hansard and many more. Party boy turned devoted dad Colin Farrell stars as the alcoholic father of Mary Poppins in Disney's Saving Mr. Banks - he confides in Roe McDermott about his rabble-rousing days, how his children have transformed him, and why he no longer needs the love of the audience. Craig speaks to Jake Bugg before his gig in Dublin's Olympia Theatre and about his new album Shangri La. Over in Frontlines, Bressie and his famous friends on their new Simple Things album, which aims to raise awareness about issues of suicide and mental health.Also, how parliamentary politics affected the recent Dáil 'vote' on a water fluoridation, and HP announces it's participation in the Global Drugs Survey 2014. Over in Critical Mass, we review albums such as Jake Bugg, Boy George, Bouts, Crayonsmith, Oh Land, Lady Gaga, Radical Face and many more..

3722 - The Pixies

3722 - The Pixies
In this issue, we meet the founder of SoundCloud who takes time away from the Dublin Web Summit to chat to us. We also speak to David Kearney, the rising rugby star and Ireland legend Kevin Kilbane talks to us about the Replublic's new management team. The Freezer Sessions kick off soon - we have a run down of some of the acts who may be headed your way. We've the latest Music News wit U2, Chic, Popical Island, Annie Mac, MGMT and much more. We unveil the cream of the student crop in The Write Touch competition, in association with Alcatel OneTouch. Teschno boffin MOBY talks about going sober and recording one of his best records yet. The Hot Press interview is with Alastair Campbell - as Media Advisor to Tony Blair, he was one of the key figures in British political life over a decade. Over in Critical Mass we review albums such as Eminem, Flaming Lips, Rory Gallagher, Willie Nelson, Christy Moore, Horslips, Van Morrison and many more. Our movie reviews include documentary Wikileaks: We Steal Secrets, Broken Song, Short Term 12, Drinking Buddies and In Fear. DVD reviews include: The Great Gatsby, The Irish Pub, Kuma and Foxfire. Book reviews include: Morrissey & Alex Furguson's Autobiographies, No Return Game by Tom Matthews, The Rocky Road by Eamon Dunphy and Anne Sexton speaks to Irish Canadian author Anakana Schofield about her acclaimed novel, Malarky.

3721 - Kings Of Leon

3721 - Kings Of Leon
In this issue, we speak to the hottest newcomer in Irish Rock, Hoozier talks about the hype and finding the strength to follow his own path. Alan McGee explains why he's getting back into rock and roll. Colm Meaney found fame in Star Trek: The Next Generation and has become one of Hollywood's go-to character actors - he gives an exclusive interview! Frontlines include Morrissey who wasn't too chuffed at our review of The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead as he recounts in his new autobiography. Plus, we meet the Irish doctor calling for cannabis to be legalised. The Hot Press Interview is with Eamonn Dunphy, Olaf speaks to Eamonn on his reputation as a hell-raiser, his friendship with George Best and how his controversial attacks on Jack Charlton almost drove him over the edge. Over in Critical Mass we review albums such as Arcade Fire, Cults, Midlake, Katy Perry, Lorde, Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, White Denim, Tinie Tempah and loads more. Movie reviews include Baggage Claim, Ender's Game, Closed Circuit, Philomena and Prince Avalanche and more...

The Best Of Dublin

The Best Of Dublin
The Best Of Dublin includes a comprehensive lifestyle guide, the 60 best places to eat in Dublin, music, nightlife and fashion guides and our contributors' recommendations for entertainment, food, sport, fashion, markets, kids, tours, fun. It is a definitive Dublin handbook for good times. We meet the glamorous MTV presenter, Laura Whitmore, and get her insider's guide to her favourite city. A native of South Africa, Anne Sexton explains why it was love at first sight when she moved to Dublin. We bring you the retail lowdown on Dublin fashion and info on our thriving market scene which offers something for bargain chasers and quirky shoppers alike. The Best Of Dublin also features recommendations from cover star Laura Whitmore, Gerry Fleming, Mo Kelly, Johnny McCaffery, Anton Savage, Kevin Thornton, Maria Doyle Kennedy and loads more.

3720 - Love/Hate

3720 - Love/Hate
In this issue, we speak to former Horslips stickman Eamon Carr about his move into drama; the irish-based team behind a controversial new cartoon talk about playing with comedy fire; and the community struggle with the legacy of devestating pollution. We've the latest music news with Kodaline, Anna Calvi and Miley Cyrus v Sinead O'Connor. Features include: Return Of The Rats, Bob Geldof explains why he is angrier than ever, theatre director Michael Kimmel speaks about the challenge of blending Jeff Buckley and Shakepeare, Stano the experimental musician discusses his new project paying tribute to Dublin and The Hot Press Interview is with Armando Iannucci. Over in Critical Mass we review albums such as HAIM, Birdy, Mazzy Star and more.

3719 - The Strypes

3719 - The Strypes
In this issue, we speak to TD Ming Flanagan about his cannabis legalisation bill; Labour's Emmet Stagg joins the fluoride debate & Trinity College students talk about their work with The Society Of St Vincent De Paul. We also speak to Arthur's Day headliners Biffy Clyro, Ed Power catches up with the indie Anna Calvi and we also profile Jay Z as the world's most influential rapper as he returns to Dublin on October 6th. Olaf Tyaransen speaks to Anton Savage about his adventures in radio, comments on the ups-and-downs recently experienced by Pat Kenny and Ryan Tubridy and discusses his love of speed. Over in Critical Mass, we review new albums from Kings of Leon, Billy Ocean, God Is An Astronaut, Anna Calvi, Moby, MGMT, Jetplane Landing, Polica, Chequerboard and more.

3718 - Emeli Sande

3718 - Emeli Sande
In this issue, we sit down with Emeli Sande and speak to her about breaking America and about coming to Dublin to join in on the Arthur's Day celebrations. We also catch up with The Naked And Famous, Gemma Hayes, Little Matador & The Strypes who celebrated the grand re-opening of HMV Henry Street with a typically raucous in-store performance. Over in Critical Mass, we review new albums from Janelle Monae, Chvrches, Manic Street Preachers, John Mayer, The Naked And Famous, The Weeknd and more.

3717 - Arctic Monkeys

3717 - Arctic Monkeys
In this issue, Alex Turner opens up to Olaf Tyaransen about new record AM, Tina Turner and the bands forthcoming Electric Picnic slot. We give tips on budgeting, studying and accommodation in our Student Survival Guide. Over in Frontlines, Hot Press meets president of the Union of Students in Ireland, Joe O'Connor & Laura Hogan investigates the Cyberbullying epidemic. In Critical Mass, we review Arctic Monkeys, Factory Floor, Bob Dylan, Earl Sweatshirt, The Strypes, Peter Gabriel, Newton Faulkner and more.

3716 - Electric Picnic

3716 - Electric Picnic
In this issue, we give you the ultimate guide to the tenth shindig at Stradbally. Franz Ferdinand, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Robert Plant and Kodaline are just some of the acts to feature in our Picnic special. Roddy Doyle found fame with The Commitments and now is going back to his roots. He sits down with Olaf Tyaransen and discusses the sequel to his break-out novel and reflects on his alleged 'fued' with Louis Walsh. Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, talks about his return to the recording studio and why he can't wait for Electric Picnic. Our Hot Press interview is with Dublin's new Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn who speaks to Olaf Tyaransen about his plans for the city and being part of a political dynasty. Team Hot Press bring you the latest Fluoride debate & Scarface actor Steve Bauer talks to Olaf Tyaransen. Over in Critical Mass, we review Franz Ferdinand, Nine Inch Nails, Bloc Party and more.

3715 - BellX1

3715 - BellX1
In this issue, BellX1 get nostalgic about Music In Mouth's 10th anniversary, worry about the state failures and Angle Tapes of the present day, and look forward to life as wrinkly rockers. Michael Buble reflects on his five-night run in Dublin's O2, Olaf Tyaransen catches up with poet and arts activists Theo Dorgan to discuss his first novel Making Way. Team Hot Press bring you the latest developments in the Fluoride debate & U2 producer Steve Lillywhite talks to Olaf about new RTE reality show The Hit and Dermot Stokes previews the last live outing of the great Wilko Johnson. We also report back from Longitude, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Ennio Morricone and more. In Critical Mass, we review Tired Pony, Ebony Bones, Fuck Buttons and more.

3714 - Vampire Weekend

3714 - Vampire Weekend
Ahead of their upcoming Longitude performance in Marlay Park, we catch up with UK alt. rockers Vampire Weekend, who spill the beans on excellent new album, Modern Vampires Of The City. Also in this issue - we talk to Alt-J about their Mercury-award winning debut, how they're dealing with fame, and what's next for the unassuming foursome. We also catch up with Chvrches, Halves, Tribes - and shoot the breeze with Hollywood royalty: Kevin Spacey fills us in on his latest TV project, House Of Cards. Meanwhile, Donegal manager Jim McGuinness braces himself for the Hot Press Interview! Over in Critical Mass, we review new albums from Jay-Z, Swords, Mayer Hawthorne, White Lies and live performances from Justin Timberlake, Mumford & Sons, and the Groove Festival.

3713 - Bruce Springsteen

3713 - Bruce Springsteen
The new issue of Hot Press is a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band special, covering everything you could possibly want to know about The Boss ahead of his sell-out Limerick, Cork, Belfast and Kilkenny shows! Also in the new mag, we take a closer look at the 'Arthur Guinness Projects'; an initiative which aims to champion the talent of Ireland's innovators and trailblazers… Elsewhere, we catch up with the excellent Duckworth Lewis Method, aka Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh, as latest album Sticky Wickets hits shelves. Check out their fantastic Storeroom Session on hotpress.com too..! Also in this issue, Amanda Palmer reflects on a year of highs, lows and online hate, AlunaGeorge talk big expectations, Editors discuss new album The Weight Of Your Love, Disclosure ponder their massive success. Boxing coach Billy Walsh faces a grilling in the Hot Press interview, while New Yorker Jesse Eisenberg chats about latest release, Now You See Me. Over in Critical Mass meanwhile, we review new albums from Kanye West, CSS and Empire Of The Sun, and live performances by The xx, Azealia Banks and Body & Soul...

3712 - The-Killers

3712 - The Killers
In this issue, we sit down with Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers. The Las Vegas singer opens up about life on the road, his solo career, and that infamous TV run-in with atheist Richard Dawkins. We also catch up with Icelandic alt. rockers Sigur Rós, who spill the beans on new album, Kveikur, while Thomas Mars of Phoneix chats about rediscovering their Gallic identity and finding beauty in the mundane. Elsewhere we meet Haim, Queens Of The Stone Age, These New Puritans and Jagwar Ma. In Frontlines meanwhile, we explore the exciting - but potentially dangerous - world of 3D printing, take a close look at the proposed Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, and assess the implications of the High Court's recent order for Irish ISPs to block PirateBay. In Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Duckworth Lewis Method, Halves, Black Sabbath, Gold Panda and Picture House, and live performances by The Who, Robbie Williams, Neil Young and Bon Jovi at Slane.

3711 - Nick Cave / Katie Laffan

3711 - Nick Cave / Katie Laffan
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet legendary singer, actor and screenwriter Nick Cave. The Aussie star chats candidly about his latest album, the excellent Push The Sky Away, and reveals how he's looking forward to catching up with his oul pal Shane MacGowan at Body & Soul fest! This flip cover also gives Dublin singer Katie Laffan her 'Big Break'; the 17-year-old won our recent competition, run in association with ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, and as such - graces the new cover alongside Mr. Cave! Elsewhere, we catch up with punk icon John Lydon, who waxes lyrical on everything from religion and his decision not to boycott China, to his love of the Stone Roses and of course - Father Ted. We also speak to Dublin act Kodaline, LA crooner Miguel, Waterford band O Emperor, and Irish director Neil Jordan. Over in Critical Mass meanwhile, we've reviewed albums by Mount Kimbie, Beady Eye, Alice In Chains, Austra and Bell X1, and live performances from Forbidden Fruit, Blur, Iron & Wine and A$AP Rocky...

3710 - Kasabian

3710 - Kasabian
In this issue of Hot Press, we're counting down the days to Kilmainham extravaganza, Forbidden Fruit! In fact, we're so excited, we've put together a special supplement, jam-packed with interviews, previews, ones to watch, and even you own lil map! Ahead of their FF performances, we catch up with Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno, who chats candidly about touring, new material, David Bowie's comeback, and of course - watching the snooker with Noel Fielding. We also speak to Chic legend Nile, who looks back over his illustrious - and discotastic - career to date. Elsewhere, UK alt. rockers Everything Everything spill the beans on latest album Arc, while Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys chats about Neon Neon, his collaborative producer project with Boom Pip. In Frontlines, we examine how widespread homophobia is in modern Ireland, meet a lady who's living life to the full despite dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, delve into the incredible - but potentially worrying - world of 3D printing, and continue our investigation into the mandatory fluoridation of Irish water. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we review albums by Laura Marling, The Chapters and O Emperor, and live reviews by Eric Clapton, Beyoncé and Little Green Cars. .

3709 - The National

3709 - The National
In this issue of Hot Press, we catch up with Cincinnati rockers The National as new album Trouble Will Find Me hits shelves. The band reveal they were schooled in the art of rock 'n' roll by none other than Bruce Springsteen and Michael Stipe! Elsewhere, we meet two of Ireland's exciting MMA prospects, Cage Warriors Welterweight Champ Cathal Pendred and Ultimate Fighting Championship favourite, Conor McGregor. The two Dubliners discuss their expertise and explain how they got involved in the world of MMA. Elsewhere, we meet Dublin act Little Green Cars, who discuss debut album Absolute Zero, and Noah & The Whale frontman Charlie Fink who chats about the back-to-basics approach the band took while making latest release, Heart Of Nowhere. We also catch up with Primal Scream, Laura Marling, Ghostpoet and British Sea Power, while over in Critical Mass we've reviewed albums by Deerhunter, Daft Punk, Neon Neon and She & Him.

3708 - Josh Ritter

3708 - Josh Ritter
In this issue, we meet HP fave Josh Ritter, who chats openly about his new album The Beast In Its Tracks and the personal heartbreak that led to its inception. The iPad edition of this issue also features bonus Ritter material - including archived interviews with the Idaho singer, album reviews, photo galleries and video sessions. Head to the App Store for details. In this issue, we also reveal the finalists of the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Big Break competition. The winner will feature on the cover of Hot Press, but we need you to vote for your favourite! Check out the full list and bios of those shortlisted. Elsewhere, we talk to MayKay of Dublin electro-punk act Fight Like Apes. The band recently set up a fundit account with the aim of raising funds towards their new album, but have come under some criticism for setting the target at €20. Here, MayKay voices her thoughts on the issue. In Frontlines meanwhile, Stuart Clark reports back from Cambodia - where he visited with Concern - while former Fine Gael Minister for Finance Richie Ryan is this week's Hot Press Interview. Over in Critical Mass, we review albums by Vampire Weekend, Solar Bears, Tyler, The Creator and live performances by Pink, John Smith and Public Enemy.

Best Of Ireland

Best Of Ireland
The Hot Press Best Of Ireland is the most comprehensive guide to the biggest and best events, attractions, festivals, restaurants, bars, clubs, venues - you name it! - from all around the country. As well as putting together the best things to see and do, we've spoken to famous faces like Julie Feeney, Keith Barry, Terri Hooley and Giovanni Trapattoni - who've shared what they love most about Ireland. Plus, the Ultimate Guide to Shopping, New Irish Faces of 2013, and Bruce Springsteen's Irish Adventure.

3707 - Kodaline

3707 - Kodaline
In this issue of Hot Press, we catch up with Dublin act Kodaline. The four-piece are riding high at the moment, with their track 'High Hopes' currently at No. 1 in the Irish chart. Here, they talk Julian Lennon, Grey's Anatomy and jamming next door to the Pixies… Also in this issue, Lisburn actor and star of current Terri Hooley biopic Good Vibrations, Richard Dormer, reveals what it's like to play a Belfast icon, and explains how he came to star in epic fantasy series Game Of Thrones. As we edge closer and closer (yipee!) to festival season, we've put together a comprehensive guide to the best music and arts events taking place around the country over the next few months. Get yer wellies ready… Elsewhere, we catch up with legendary act Dexys, Belfast rockers And So I Watch You From Afar, alt. folk act Iron & Wine and UK singer-songwriter, Tom Odell. In Critical Mass meanwhile, we've reviewed albums by The Flaming Lips, Wiley, The Spikes, OMD and Frank Turner, and live performances by Johnny Marr, Soak and Bastille.

3705 - The Script

3706 - Bressie
In this issue of Hot Press, we catch up with Mullingar man Bressie as he releases second album, Rage & Romance. The Voice Of Ireland judge opens up about the price of fame, his fight against panic attacks and why he finds it difficult to go out in public. Also in this issue, we meet the legend that is Slash just before he goes on stage at Dublin's Olympia. The guitar god opens up about his love for Rory Gallagher, getting inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and of course - BFF Charlie Sheen! As the excellent Terri Hooley biopic Good Vibrations hits cinemas, we sit down with Belfast man David Holmes, who pulled together the film's soundtrack, while Icelandic act Of Monsters & Men discuss their rollercoaster ride to the top. Meanwhile, in Critical Mass, we review albums by Depeche Mode, Justin Timberlake, The Knife and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and live performances by Primal Scream, Girls Aloud (sniff), MBV and Poliça.

3705 - The Script

3705 - The Script
In this issue of Hot Press, we catch up with Mark Sheehan of Dublin trio The Script, who chats frankly about everything from the band's latest album #3, to why retail giant HMV failed. We also talk to U2 bassist Adam Clayton, one of the famous faces promoting mental health initiative, Walk In My Shoes. Here, Adam reveals his past battles with addiction and depression, and explains why it's important for people battling demons to have an available resource to turn to. Also in this issue, we catch up with Las Vegas rockers The Killers, nine years on from their explosive debut Hot Fuss. We also meet Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, Belfast rockers Girls Names, and continue our investigation into the fluoridisation of Ireland's water. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass we review albums by David Bowie, Daughter, Rhythm Kings, Sude and Devendra Banhart, and live performances by Foals, Lianne La Havas, the Choice nominees, and Little Green Cars.

3704 - David Bowie

3704 - David Bowie
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet David Bowie's Irish friend and musical director Gerry Leonard, who spills the beans on the recent hush-hush recording session that spawned the living legend's forthcoming new album. Also in this issue, former Smiths man Johnny Marr chats about his debut solo album, The Messenger, and reveals how these days he's embracing a clean-living lifestyle! Elsewhere, we catch up with Cork actor Cillian Murphy, who currently stars in Rufus Norris' coming-of-age drama Broken, while this issue also features part two of our fluoride investigation. In Critical Mass meanwhile, we've reviewed new albums by And So I Watch You From Afar, James Blake, Stereophonics and Girls Names, and live reviews from Nick Cave, The Lumineers, Everything Everything and The Killers.

3703 - Once

3703 - Once
In this issue of Hot Press, we catch up with the Grammy winning team behind Once: The Musical, as well as chatting to its original star, Markéta Irglová, who recalls her experience working on the iconic 2006 film. Also in this issue, we meet Sopranos star Joey Pantoliano, who opens up about his past battles with addiction, as well as spilling the beans on his new mental health documentary, No Kidding, Me Too! Elsewhere, UK indie act Everything Everything chat about their latest album Arc, while Ron Sexsmith explains how a health scare a couple of years back influenced his latest release. We also talk to Kildare man Ciaran Dwyer of Americana act Knoxville Morning, and Northern Irish rockers, Axis Of. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Josh Ritter, Atoms For Peace, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and My Bloody Valentine, and live performances from Jake Bugg, Marth Wainwright and Other Voices.

Annual 2012/2013

Annual 2012/2013 - 33% discount!
A look back over 2012 with President Michael D. Higgins, Grimes, The Script, Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, Pat Fenlon, MMOTHS and many more...

3702 - One Direction

3702 - One Direction
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet One Direction's Irish member, Niall Horan. The teen idol opens up about the band's rollercoaster ride to the top - from auditioning on X-Factor to selling a whopping 15 million albums. We also catch up with US rapper Kendrick Lamar, who explains how music was his outlet growing up in the tough neighbourhood of Compton. Elsewhere, we meet Local Natives, Angel Haze and Firehorse, and report back from the Eurosonic festival in Groningen. Over in Critical Mass meanwhile, we review albums by Eels, Ron Sexsmith and Delphic, and live performances by Two Door Cinema Club, Paloma Faith and Matthew E. White.

3701 - Villagers

3701 - Villagers
In the first issue of 2013, we catch up with Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers, who opens up about his fantastic second album, {Awayland}. The singer also offers his opinion on other topical Irish issues like the legalisation of drugs and the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. Also in this issue, we look forward to a year of exciting new acts - both at home and internationally. As such, we've compiled a 'Hot For 2013' list, as well as sitting down with Derry singer Soak, and Denver folk act The Lumineers. Elsewhere, we meet Cavan's finest, The Strypes. The teenage rhythm 'n' blues four-piece just signed a record deal, and will be releasing their debut album shortly. Ones to watch alert! We also meet Golden Globe nominee Hugh Jackman, as epic musical Les Mis hits cinemas. The Ozzie star describes the challenges he faced while preparing for the role.

Sports fans - listen up! In this issue, we catch up with Donegal footballer Seamus Coleman, who spills the beans on his new team, Everton, and newly confirmed Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip, who chats about the challenges lying ahead.

The Best Of Dublin

The Best Of Dublin
The Best Of Dublin includes a comprehensive lifestyle guide, the 50 best dishes to eat in Dublin, music, nightlife and fashion guides and our contributors' recommendations for entertainment, food, sport, fashion, markets, kids, tours, fun. It is a definitive Dublin handbook for good times. Guest restaurant critic Shane MacGowan reveals his top ten Dublin restaurants, Rachel Allen gives her recipe for an ideal Dublin picnic, and Kathryn Thomas describes her perfect Dublin day. i>The Best Of Dublin alsos feature recommendations from cover star Angela Scanlon, Irvine Welsh, Rosanna Davison, Shay Healy, Paul Howard, Ruth Scott, Stuart Clarke, Niall Stokes, Louise Johnston, Daniella Moyles, Abie Philbin Bowman, Ross Lewis and loads more.

3624 - Love/Hate: Christmas Issue

3624 - Love/Hate: Christmas Issue
In this - our bumper Christmas issue of Hot Press - we meet Team Love/Hate. Writer Stuart Carolan and actors Robert Sheehan, Killian Scott, Peter Coonan and Susan Loughnane open up to Roe McDermott about the massively successful Dublin crime drama. This issue also heralds our annual Xmas Round Table summit! Discussing the many events of 2012 with Stuart Clark are The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly, Mick Pope of Le Galaxie, Original Rudeboy Sean, Laura Sheeran, This Club's Johnny and Ryan Sheridan. Elsewhere in this issue, we talk to Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos about his struggle with depression, and catch up with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala about the Ozzie band's latest album. Delorentos meanwhile jet off to Spain with our man Stuart Clark, while Dublin producer Lemonada chats about his latest release. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Sufjan Stevens, Björk and Rihanna, and live performances by Marina & The Diamonds, Band Of Horses and Damien Dempsey.

3623 - Robbie Williams/Play On The Day

3623 - Robbie Williams/Play On The Day
In this issue of Hot Press, Robbie Williams opens up about his latest, chart-topping album, Take The Crown, reminisces on his famous partying days, and explains why becoming a dad has finally tamed him! He's not the only cover star though - this issue also celebrates our four Play On The Day regional finalists; The Calvinists, The Hot Sprockets, In Their Thousands and Protobaby. These four fantastic acts will battle it out for the grand prize later this month. Also in this issue, we catch up with UK singer Jake Bugg. The 19-year-old, who shot to fame this year with his self-titled debut, tells Stuart Clark about his rollercoaster ride to the top. We also meet UK singer Lucy Rose, Dublin rockers Girl Band and Sirkus Sirkuz, aka Derry man Decky McLaughlin. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Julie Feeney, Green Day, Christina Aguilera and Autumn Owls, and live performances by Jack White, Jessie Ware and Animal Collective.

3621 - Damien Dempsey

3621 - Damien Dempsey
In the new issue of Hot Press, we sit down with Dublin bard Damien Dempsey, who chats about writer's block, working with his idols The Dubliners, and latest album; Almighty Love. We also meet sister act Heathers, who have just released their much-anticipated sophomore album Kingdom. The girls talk about their journey to the big time, and how much they've grown up since the 'Remember When' days. Also in this issue, we catch up with Mercury nominees Alt-J, Irish punk act Paranoid Visions and UK comedian Ross Noble.

Over in Critical Mass meanwhile, we've reviewed albums by Jake Bugg, Lupe Fiasco, Tim Burgess, Pierce Turner, Windings and Lucy Rose, and live performances by Radiohead, John Cale, Cheryl and the Hard Working Class Heroes festival.

3620 - Two Door Cinema Club

3620 - Two Door Cinema Club
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet Northern Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club as latest album, the much-anticipated Beacon hits shelves. We also catch up with Icelandic indie folksters Of Monsters & Men, who chat about overnight success, cracking the States, and why everyone thinks they're Irish! Elsewhere, we talk to Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses, while in Frontlines, Adrienne Murphy says it's time for a grown-up abortion debate. In Critical Mass meanwhile, we review albums by Van Morrison, Flying Lotus, No Doubt and Ellie Goulding...

3619 - Mumford & Sons

3619 - Mumford & Sons
In this issue of Hot Press, we speak to a multitude of bands as they prepare to take to the stage on Arthur's Day! First up, it's London alt. folk act Mumford & Sons, who talk about their forthcoming Irish visit, and new album Babel. We also meet UK rapper Example, dance legend Fatboy Slim and rock legends Primal Scream, who will all perform in unknown venues on September 27. Also in this issue, we talk to beatmaker Jamie xx about his band's much-anticipated second album, Coexist, and catch up with comedian John Bishop, who will play an astounding four nights in Dublin's O2 this November as part of his upcoming tour. As the Irish urban scene continues to go from strength, we check out the movers and shakers making slick hip hop and electronica today. Meanwhile, in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Green Day, Muse and Mumford & Sons, and live performances by Leonard Cohen, Lady Gaga and The Script.

3618 - The Script

3618 - The Script
This issue of Hot Press features Dublin act The Script, as well as Bloc Party, Jack Reynor, Chris O'Dowd and Noisettes. Cork broadcaster John Creedon faces a grilling in the HP Interview, while in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Two Door Cinema Club, Animal Collective and Heathers, and live performances by The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Van Morrison.

3617 - Electric Picnic/Robert Smith

3617 - Electric Picnic/Robert Smith
In this issue of Hot Press, we excitedly look forward to Stradbally extravaganza Electric Picnic! We've got interviews with Cure frontman Robert Smith, Manc act Elbow, US band Alabama Shakes, the legendary Patti Smith, and our own Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers, who chats about his highly-anticipated forthcoming sophomore album. This issue is also our Student Special, and as such, we've put together everything you need to know about the 'best years of your life'! From eating healthily on a shoestring budget to cramming for exams to having great (and safe sex), it's every student's go-to guide… The countdown is also on for Arthur's Day, which takes place this year on September 27. We chat to Amy Macdonald and Sharleen Spiteri, just two of the acts set to perform on day. Elsewhere, we meet Orbital, Wild Beasts, Hot Chip and Amanda Palmer, while in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by The Script, Fionn Regan, Ginnels, David Byrne & St. Vincent and Pet Shop Boys.

3616 - Marlay/Tennents

3616 - Marlay/Tennents B
In this special flip cover issue of Hot Press, we preview two of the biggest music events taking place in the country this summer.. first up, we head chat to Kasabian, Maverick Sabre and Rizzle Kicks ahead of their mammoth Marlay Park performance. Then we head north to check out Tennents Vital, where Maverick is also set to perform, alongside Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters and The Stone Roses. After a whopping 16-year hiatus, Ozzie duo Dead Can Dance have reformed to release latest album Anastasis. We chat to one half of the band, Brendan Perry, who explains how Gaelic mythology influenced the long-awaited L.P. We also chat to Maximo Park, Battles and Sharon Van Etten, while communications expert Terry Prone takes a grilling in the HP interview. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Vaccines and Yeasayer, as well as reporting back from Castlepalooza, Liss Ard and Indiependence.

3615 - Bruce Springsteen

3615 - Bruce Springsteen
With Bruce fever still very much lingering in the air following The Boss' two amazing R.D.S. performances last week, Stuart Clark reviews both shows in this issue of Hot Press, and meets Springsteen's right-hand-man, Steve Van Zandt. As the world prepares for the 2012 Olympics, we sit down with Jimmy Magee, Bernard Dunne, Michael Carruth and Ailis McSweeney to discuss Team Ireland's chances in the games. Also in this issue, we meet Tim Burgess ahead of The Charlatans' Castlepalooza performance, while Paul Buchanan, Mick Flannery and Joan As Policewoman chat about heading to Cork's Liss Ard Festival. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we review albums by Plan B, Jessie Ware, Bloc Party, dan le sac and Frank Ocean, and live performances by Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright and Glasgowbury.

3614 - Plan B

3614 - Plan B
Inspired by recent mammoth sales of 50 Shades Of Grey, this issue of Hot Press includes an in-depth feature on 'Sex in Ireland'. In it, we explore all aspects of Irish sexuality - from bondage and polyamory to sexual health, sex work, and how advances in technology are affecting people's sex lives. Also in this issue, we meet UK rapper and singer Plan B. Though he shot to fame with 2010's excellent The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, 28-year-old Ben Drew certainly isn't one to rest on his laurels. He tells Stuart Clark about new album Ill Manors, and its accompanying hard-hitting film; which highlights the grim reality of some of the UK's most disadvantaged ghettos, placing the blame firmly with David Cameron's government. Elsewhere, we talk to Newton Faulkner, Irish singer-songwriter Mark Geary, metal act Gama Bomb, The Gaslight Anthem and Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros' Alex Ebert. Meanwhile, in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Lianne La Havas, Popical Island, J. Roots and R. Kelly, and live performances by The Stone Roses, Florence & Snow Patrol and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

3614 - Plan B

3613 - Stone Roses
In this issue, we bring you a brilliant FREE 16-track CD featuring some of the hottest bands in Ireland, as they gear up for this year’s Glasgowbury Music Festival. The Stones Roses are one of the true legends of modern rock. As they wind up for their Dublin date, Hot Press reveals the inside story of the band’s third coming… Plus, we talk sex eith Ireland’s new gender radicals, and why Giovanni Trapattoni must go.

3612 - Glen Hansard

3612 - Glen Hansard
In the new issue of Hot Press, we meet Dubliner Glen Hansard, who reflects on his rollercoaster ride to Hollywood since the Frames days! Fellower Dubliners The Cast Of Cheers meanwhile spill the beans on latest album Family, while London's Paloma Faith chats about her newest offering, Fall To Grace.

We also meet Richard Hawley, This Club and Paul Brady, while Dublin's Lord Mayor Andrew Montague faces a grilling in the HP interview! Don't forget, this issue is our Galway special, and inside, alt. trade musician Daithí lets us know his favourite spots in the City of the Tribes. Plus, in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Maximo Park, Usher, Bobby Womack and Metric, and live performances by Jay-Z & Kanye, Deadmau5 and Mumford & Sons...

3611 - Euro 2012

3611 - Euro 2012
In this special Cork issue of Hot Press, we give you a full guide to the People's Republic! From interviews with Cork folk like Victor Barry and Bill O'Herlihy to a virtual tour of the city with fellow native Toby Kaar, you won't look back, like! We're pretty excited about Euro 2012 too, and in this issue, we give you a full preview of the event, as well as chatting to Ireland's John O'Shea and Stephen Hunt. We also meet Scissor Sisters main man Jake Shears, who reflects on the band's rollercoaster career to date, while looking forward to the release of fourth studio album Magic Hour. Elsewhere, we meet UK indie act Keane - who return to the fore with latest LP Strangeland - Dublin dance act Bitches With Wolves and US lo-fi duo Best Coast, while Eamonn McCann examines the tragic case of Anne Gillespie, who was murdered by John Gallagher in Sligo in 1988.

Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Glen Hansard, The Cast Of Cheers, The Beach Boys and Hot Chip, and live performances by The Jezabels, The Happy Mondays and Franz Ferdinand.

3610 - Forbidden Fruit

3610 - Forbidden Fruit
In this latest issue of Hot Press, we excitedly look forward to Forbidden Fruit festival, taking place in Kilmainham over the June bank holiday weekend. We chat a whole host of acts set to perform at the event - Beirut's Zach Condon, Kildare producer MMOTHS, US alt. rockers Death Cab For Cutie, Leftfield's Neil Barnes, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Dublin two-piece We Cut Corners, to name but a few! Also in this issue, we meet Charlie Casanova actor Emmett Scanlan and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, while Craig Fitzpatrick reports back from Malawi. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we review albums by PIL, Tenacious D, The Gaslight Anthem, Scissor Sisters, The Cult and Neil Young, and live performances from Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes, SBTRKT, the Camden Crawl and Lianne La Havas.

3609 - The Riptide Movement

3609 - The Riptide Movement
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet Dublin rockers The Riptide Movement, who talk about their long-awaited sophomore album Keep On Keepin' On, obsessive German fans, and of course, why they still love to busk on Grafton St.! New Order legend Peter Hook talks to Stuart Clark about his new book - which recollects the Joy Division glory days and the tragic death of Ian Curtis. As they prepare for their second shot at Eurovision glory, the Brothers Grimes, aka Jedward talk multi-tasking, third album Young Love and taking to the stage with their idol, one Ms. Britney Spears… We also meet Garbage, John Cale and M. Ward, while author Kevin Barry faces the hot-seat in the HP interview. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Rufus Wainwright, Damon Albarn and Beach House, and live performances by Ryan Adams, Katie Kim and the Trinity Ball…

3608 - Aslan/Paul Weller

3608 - Aslan/Paul Weller
In this special flip cover issue of Hot Press, we meet Dublin band Aslan - who are celebrating an astonishing 30 years of making music together - and The Modfather himself, Paul Weller. The former Jam man talks about his new album, fatherhood, sobriety and politics.

Also in this issue, UK trip hop legend Tricky chats about his upcoming tour, which will see him perform 1995's Maxinquaye in its entirety. Following a stellar Vicar St. performance, Spiritualized main man Jason Pierce talks rock 'n' roll nostalgia, while Galway avant garde singer Laura Sheeran discusses latest album What The World Knows. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Jack White, Nicki Minaj and Santigold, and live performances by Andrew WK, Elaine Mai and Liz Lawrence….

3507 - Lana Del Rey

3607 - Lana Del Rey
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet the 'Gangsta Nancy Sinatra' herself, Lana Del Rey. The New York singer talks to Neil McCormack about the heartache that informed her number one album Born To Die. We also meet former Blur man Graham Coxon as he releases latest solo offering A + E. Meanwhile, Crouch End Indie foursome Bombay Bicycle Club talk touring, One Direction and the perils of fame, while Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery chats about his third studio album. In the hot seat this issue is the Mayor of Limerick, Jim Long. Over in Critical Mass, we've reviewed albums by Madonna, No Monster Club and The Riptide Movement to name but a few, and live performances by Drake, Spiritualized and Action Bronson.

3501 - Azealia Banks

3601 - Azealia Banks
In our first issue of 2012, we talk to Harlem rapper Azealia Banks, whose hotly anticipated debut album is due out this month. Speaking of ones to watch, we also give you a definitive Irish and international 'Hot for 2012' list. Elsewhere, we preview The Netherlands' Eurosonic Festival, which takes place between January 11 & 14. Irish acts Bitches With Wolves and Rams' Pocket Radio chat about performing at the Groningen event. We also talk to Sleeper Agent, We Are Augustines, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and The Alabama Shakes, and review albums by Maverick Sabre, The Maccabees and Delorentos.

THE HOT PRESS ANNUAL 2011/2012

Annual 2011/2012 - Snow Patrol
In this year's Hot Press Annual, we cast an eye back over what was a very eventful 2011, looking at albums, gigs, politics and everything in between. We meet Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, the high flying bird himself - Noel Gallagher, Dubliner Imelda May, Laois actor Robert Sheehan, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Shamrock Rovers man Rohan Rickets, comic Dara Ó Briain and many, many more.

Issue 3524 - The Rubberbandits

Issue 3524 - The Rubberbandits
In this bumper Christmas issue of Hot Press, comedy rap duo The Rubberbandits discuss their Limerick roots, Christmas number ones, meeting Ice Cube, being shadowed by journalists, why Duleek is decadent and depraved, and stuffing a flan under Dolores O’Riordan’s door...Singer Sinéad O'Connor chats about life, love, art, music and activism – including her search for a man, her attitude to rock stars and her ongoing war against the Catholic Church. In a relaxed and open interview, comedian Des Bishop claims that women are sexually attracted to comedians, admits to a surprising vice, reveals how the death of his father early this year still affects him and explains the falling out with his mother (now healed) after publishing his memoir… Meanwhile, Phill Jupitus, Thomas Walsh of Pugwash, Lydia Des Dolles, Julie Feeney and Sam Halliday of Two Door Cinema Club take part in our annual Hot Press Round Table, and Murdoc of The Gorillaz tells us the storybehind the songs on their latest 'Best Of' collection.

Issue 3522 - The Coronas

Issue 3522 - The Coronas
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly, who talks about the band's forthcoming third album Closer To You, and explains why he'd never want to go solo. We also talk to man of the moment Ed Sheeran, who recently exploded onto the pop scene with debut album +. The 20 year-old singer talks about his Irish roots, and what it's like to be an overnight success. As they announce their much-anticipated reunion tour, Stuart Clark reports on the rocky journey thus far of legendary Manc act The Stone Roses. Plus, we meet Nicola Roberts, CSS, The Potbellez, Mumford & Sons and Young Guru, review albums by Florence + The Machine, Peter Gabriel and We Cut Corners, and live performances by Britney, Bon Iver and Katy Perry.

Issue 3521 - Noel Gallagher

Issue 3521 - Noel Gallagher
In this issue of Hot Press, ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher talks about his new project The High Flying Birds, the Irish presidency, Morrissey and the Queen, and of course, lil bro Liam! Speaking of the Irish presidential race, in this issue we chat to two more candidates - Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness and Fine Gael hopeful Gay Mitchell. As he releases his second album At Your Inconvenience, UK rapper Professor Green talks about dealing with fame, and the pressure that comes with album number two. We also chat to Irish act The Kanyu Tree, alt. country star Ryan Adams and ex-Thrills man Ben Carrigan. Meanwhile, in Critical Mass, we review albums by Coldplay, Marketa Irglova, Justice and Christy Moore, and live performances by the Hard Working Class Heroes participants, Deus and The Rubberbandits.

Issue 3520 - Lisa Hannigan

Issue 3520 - Lisa Hannigan
In this issue of Hot Press, we chat to Irish singer Lisa Hannigan, as she releases her much-anticipated second album, Passenger. We also meet London-Irish singer Maverick Sabre, Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin and Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee, while taking a look back on the various Arthur's Day gigs that took place around the country on September 22. With HSE cuts looming, we ask how those suffering with mental health issues will be affected, and in the hot seat this issue for the HP Interview is presidential candidate Michael D. Higgins. Meanwhile, in Critical Mass, we review albums by Noel Gallagher, Bjork and Nicola Roberts, and live performances by Ghostpoet, Rihanna and the IMRO Showcase tour.

Issue 3519 - Bressie/Play On The Day

Issue 3519 - Bressie/Play On The Day
In this issue of Hot Press, we meet former Blizzards frontman Bressie, who talks about his solo debut album Colourblind Stereo, getting caught up in the London riots, and how he fantasises about killing Bertie and Biffo... He's not our only cover star though! This issue has four different flip covers - featuring 'Play On The Day' regional finalists Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Mojo Gogo, Zombie Computer and overall winners Leaders Of Men. We interview all four bands, as well as Arthur's Day participants Aloe Blacc, Paloma Faith and Scissor Sisters. Also in this issue, we meet singer/rapper Example, who tells us how he dreams of releasing a No. 1 album, and Mercury-nominated singer Laura Marling, who chats about latest release A Creature I Don't Know. Meanwhile, over in Critical Mass, we review albums by Lisa Hannigan, The Kanyu Tree, Tori Amos, The Waterboys and Wilco, and live performances by

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