Picture This Take Song of the Year

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 accolade

Picturre This, the bright young outfit from Athy in Co. Kildare, have lifted the Choice Song of the Year prize for ’Take My Hand’.

The song is their signature tune – so far. It was released originally in 2015 and became the band’s biggest hit to date, peaking at No.21 in the Irish charts. However, in many ways, that i deceptive. The video for the track has gone on to amass well over 2 million views on YouTube alone. And their Picture This EP, released in 2016, went straight to No.1 in Ireland. Meanwhile, the band have turned into a national phenomenon, filling venues and generally creating the kind of excitement reserved for those outfits that are likely to go all the way. They appeared on the front cover of Hot Press for the first time in the summer of 2016.

Reports from the US suggest that the band – comprising Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford – have begun to capture hearts and minds there too, so it is all good. Their momentum will certainly be helped by this accolade and the increased exposure and recognition that will follow.

“They are the real thing,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. “They are real musicians, who have a very special way with a pop song. They know the value of a good melody, of harmonies and of the kind of tunefulness that makes for irresistible pop. ‘Take My Hand’ was a fantastic first single, so it really deserves the Song of the Year accolade. But this is only the start for Picture This. Long may their rise continue."

 

Related Articles

Picture This, Richard Thompson, Gaga, Bastille & DJ Shadow star in Free Music Friday

Gucci Mane, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Elbow & Whenyoung are among the supporting cast!

Read More

Picture This add two more Dublin gigs!

Due to high demand, the Irish band will now perform at the Olympia Theatre for a total five nights in 2017

Read More

Picture This tickets on sale tomorrow!

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

In Case You Missed It: Picture This Deliver BIG news for 2017

The announcement came in a creative way over the band's Twitter page the other night.

Read More

Picture This Announce Irish Tour Dates in a Creative Way

The announcement couldn't have been more inviting!

Read More

Picture This - The Secret of their Success

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

More Great Shots of Picture This in the Hot Press Chat Room

Read More

Picture This - Electric Picnic 2016

Read More

Picture This in the Hot Press Chat Room - Electric Picnic 2016

Read More

Picture This break hearts at EP's Rankin stage

The Athy duo did not disappoint with their Electric Picnic debut.

Read More

Picture This No 1. All Tvvins No2 as they storm the Irish Album charts

All change at the top, as Lisa McHugh completes an all-Irish top three at the summit of the album charts

Read More

Picture This' Self Titled EP Coming Out August

The Viral superstars' debut EP is coming August 12

Read More

Picture This add a third show at Olympia after selling out previous two

Picture This have added a third and final date to their Olympia Theatre stint for later this year.

Read More

Picture This announce second Dublin Olympia show in November

Their first date there is now completely sold-out

Read More

Picture This Drop New Video For 'Let's Be Young'

The Kildare duo have done it again.

Read More

Picture This take Ireland by storm

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

Picture This welcome a whopper of a guest for their latest Traffic Jam

Hint: He was our ginger Christmas cover-star

Read More

Irish band Picture This are Traffic Jamming again- this time with The Coronas frontman!

Read More

WATCH: Irish band Picture This do their own version of Carpool Karaoke with a very special guest

Kildare duo are joined by Christy Dignam to give a beautiful rendition of Aslan’s ‘Crazy World’

Read More
 

Advertise With Us


For information including benefits, key facts, figures and rates for advertising with Hot Press, click below

Advertise

Find us elsewhere