All change at the top, as Lisa McHugh completes an all-Irish top three at the summit of the album charts
Three new Irish albums lead the way on the album charts this week, with Picture This pipping All Tvvins to the top spot.
The Athy pair of Jimmy Rainsford and Ryan Hennessy (pictured above) have enjoyed an other-wordly rise to stardom, and their self-titled EP hitting the top of the album charts is another notable milestone in their incredible story. It's another duo chasing them down, as the equally eponymous effort from All Tvvins sits in second, one ahead of country chanteuse Lisa McHugh.
As discussed in the new issue of Hot Press, the clamour to secure radio support for Irish artists is picking up steam; programmers would do well to look at this week's chart and realise both the quality of our nation's output and the demand from the public.
Last week's chart-topper Christine and the Queens tumbles to No. 5, just behind former bestseller Drake. And while the rest of the chart has an altogether familiar look – Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Walking On Cars all continuing their long-term residency in the top ten – it's still a memorable week for Irish music.
Drunken nights in Athy and sleepless nights in Nashville helped produce Picture This’ stunning debut album. They break down the stories behind their biggest songs, talk about being courted by super-producers in the States, and explain why they’re unashamedly proud of how far they’ve come. “We’re a fuckin’ great band,” they tell Peter McGoran.Read More
Having hit No. 1 on the opening week of their album's release back at the start of September, the Athy duo are back on the top spot once again.Read More
Their eagerly-anticipated self-titled album will be released on August 25.Read More
Picture This are taking over the Olympia Theatre with a set of five sold-out gigs.Read More
The Kildare duo will be the main support act for the 1975 in Ormeau Park on 16 June.Read More
The Athy lads bring our their first new song of 2017.Read More
They have emerged over the past year as one of the brightest new outfits in Ireland ó so it is gratifying to see them take the Song of the Year accoladeRead More
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 business. Not a bad year, all told.Read More
The Irish pop rock duo decided to take on one of Sheeran's new song.Read More
Gucci Mane, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Elbow & Whenyoung are among the supporting cast!Read More
Due to high demand, the Irish band will now perform at the Olympia Theatre for a total five nights in 2017Read More
The band revealed their 2017 tour dates only one week ago. Now, tickets can finally be secured for their UK and Ireland shows!Read More
The announcement came in a creative way over the band's Twitter page the other night.Read More
The announcement couldn't have been more inviting!Read More
Their rapid rise has been unlike any ever seen in Irish music. As their wild ride heads for Stradbally, Picture This discuss their headstrong approach, their crowd-pleasing style, and why you won't catch them behind a velvet rope any time soon.Read More
The Athy duo did not disappoint with their Electric Picnic debut.Read More
The Viral superstars' debut EP is coming August 12Read More
Picture This have added a third and final date to their Olympia Theatre stint for later this year.Read More
Their first date there is now completely sold-outRead More
The Kildare duo have done it again.Read More
Though they’ve only officially released three songs, Athy duo Picture This are now selling out major gigs on the back of several viral videos.Read More
Hint: He was our ginger Christmas cover-starRead More
Kildare duo are joined by Christy Dignam to give a beautiful rendition of Aslan’s ‘Crazy World’Read More