Paolo Nutini on getting "adventurous", Tinie Tempah on hanging with Prince William and Brangelina, plus, in the world of film, interviews with the likes of Dylan Moran and Tinie Tempah.
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. He opens up about staying positive when growing up on a council estate, leading a new confident wave of British music and how, sometimes, he'd just like to lead a life of anonymity.
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.
In YourTube, New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby talks about his new show Short Poppies, as well as his former co-stars Chris O'Dowd and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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.
In Critical Mass, we review new releases from SKy Ferreira, Wallis Bird, Paolo Nutini and more, as well as give detailed reports on recent shows from the likes of Wild Beasts and Earl Sweatshirt. As per usual, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
It's all in the new issue of Hot Press, on sale now!
His albums to date have gone ten times platinum, and rising – making Paolo Nutini one of the biggest new stars of the past decade. A proud Scotsman, he also has a close affinity with Irish audiences. Which is why he is looking forward to his upcoming show in Marlay Park – for which he chose the bill himself. Here he talks Scottish independence, dope, songwriting – and lost more besides...Read More
We go mad for the upcoming Marlay Park gigs, interviewing the acts, and also meet the force of nature that is Florence Welch...Read More
Dublin's outdoor spaces are earning their keep this summer with Marlay Park adding Paolo Nutini, Imelda May, Alabama Shakes and former Supergrass man Gaz Coombes to its line-up.Read More
Soulful Scot recruits Joanna Lumley for clipRead More
Paolo Nutini at the 3Arena, November 3rd, 2014Read More
He performed the classic Buzzcocks tune live BBC Radio 1.Read More
The track featured on his 2014 hit album Caustic Love.Read More
Recent Hot Press cover star Paolo Nutini has announced his biggest Irish shows to date. They take place on November 2 in the Belfast Odyssey and the following night in the Dublin 02.Read More
The recent Hot Press cover star debuts at the top of the Irish Album Chart.Read More
With a headline appearance at Electric Picnic just confirmed, hazel-eyed soulboy Paolo Nutini is about to jump back into the pop frontline. He discusses his new album, a troubled contemplation on the meaning of true love, and reveals that, despite rumours to the contrary, he's merrily single.Read More
Honeyvoiced Scot makes soulful comebackRead More
With his third album arriving this week, we present our most memorable encounters with our current cover star down through the years…Read More
The current Hot Press cover star's new album is available to pre-order right now.Read More
In our latest issue's cover piece, the returning artist talks about his ever-lowering tolerance for naysayers.Read More
Will hit the Marquee in JulyRead More
‘Scream (Funk My Life Up)’ hits the internet tele waves.Read More
The Scottish heartthrob offers up a tune from his forthcoming third album.Read More
Paolo Nutini returns to live duty on March 20 when he plays the Dublin Olympia – a gig which is guaranteed to sell-out in nanoseconds.Read More
Hear 'Scream (Funk My Life Up)' now.Read More
Caustic Love, partially recorded in Ireland, is out in April.Read More
Despite selling four million albums and being drooled over by a goodly part of the world’s female population, Paolo Nutini remains one of the most affable, down-to-earth stars around. Ahead of his headline show at this year’s Oxegen Festival, Celina Murphy catches up with the Scottish heartthrob to talk awards, heroes, illegal downloading, Red Bull Jagerbombs – and his new musical direction.Read More
Hot Press cover star opens up about his influences, citing the Kildare folk legend among them and notes the importance of Irish music to his careerRead More
The line-up is starting to look seriously tasty!Read More
Arthur's Day celebrations at the Olympia Theatre, DublinRead More
Belsonic, Custom House Square, BelfastRead More
Following one of the best sing along performances on Oxegen's main stage at the weekend, this ever charming Scot has confirmed two dates in Castlebar and Killarney this September.Read More
An extraordinary talent he may be, but Paolo Nutini is one of the most unassuming and likeable stars to have emerged in aeons. He talks about his Italian heritage, the influence of Damien Rice, marijuana as a source of inspiration and why he avoids blogging like the plague.Read More
Hot Press cover star Paolo Nutini talks to us from behind the scenes of our exclusive photo shoot with Mark Nixon!Read More
It's all part of a major Hot Press interview, out on Thursday January 29.Read More
Fans get up close and personal with the Scottish chart-topper, who stayed later than intended due to the huge crowd!Read More
In what was undoubtedly the longest queue the Signing Tent has seen all weekend, girls went crazy for Mr. Nutini.Read More
The Hot Press Singing Tent at Oxegen will host the likes of Paolo Nutini (pictured), Razorlight, The Virgins, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Blizzards and more...Read More
He will be playing three shows in Dublin and Belfast later this year.Read More
Catch him in Dublin and BelfastRead More
The Scottish singer-songwriter is doling out an early Christmas present to his underage fans.Read More
Nutini reckons his live performances are ‘a more raw and raucous affair’ than his recordings, but this isn’t something which comes across here.Read More
Italo-Scottish crooner Paolo Nutini was raised on chips and deep fried Mars bars, but listening to his swooning torch songs you’d never guess it.Read More