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Music | News 100% | 27 Jun 2016
Adele Set to Creep Back Into The Charts After Glastonbury Performance The Hot Press Newsdesk
She headlined the muddiest festival of 2016 and she's now firmly making her way up the charts again.

Music | News 99% |  8 Aug 2014
Ed Sheeran knocks Garth Brooks off the top of the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The flame-haired pop star has dethroned Garth Brooks on the Irish Album Charts, after weeks on top for the country icon.

Charts | Albums 99% |  4 Nov 2016
Irish Music Charts: Leonard Cohen Does it Again! Caitlyn Stewart
For the second week in a row, Leonard Cohen tops the Irish charts!

Music | News 97% | 12 Jun 2017
Ariana Grande's Song Soars Up The UK Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
After she performed 'One Last Time' at One Love Manchester, the song has not only re-entered the charts three years after it was first released... but is now at number two.

Music | News 79% | 24 Aug 2012
Bloc Party's Four claims second place in charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot on its heels is Hot Cakes by The Darkness, entering the charts in third spot.

Music | News 79% |  3 Jan 2011
Villagers rise again in Indie Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Villagers' Becoming A Jackal just missed out on the top spot in the irish indie charts, released on Friday, climbing back to No.2, just behind Tommy Fleming's big selling Going Back.

Music | News 79% |  7 Jul 2017
On the albums charts, Divide is back on top, again The Hot Press Newsdesk
We all thought Divide's days on the top of the charts were over thanks to The Coronas' Trust The Wire, but it appears Sheeran's latest album isn't dead yet.

Music | News 78% | 30 Oct 2015
Adele comeback single hits number one on Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Adele hits the top of the Irish charts followed by Justin Bieber as a close second

Music | News 77% | 28 Apr 2017
Dublin Scientists develop algorithm for knocking Ed Sheeran off the top of the Irish Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
As Ed Sheeran's Divide album enjoys his 8th consecutive week at the top of the charts, a group of pioneering Dublin scientists have made a breakthrough in discovering how he can be replaced at the top spot.

Music | News 77% | 20 May 2009
Lisa Hannigan moves up the UK charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Her debut solo record, Sea Sew, has entered the UK album charts at number 58 since its release on Monday.

Music | News 76% | 25 Nov 2016
Metallica sail in at No. 1 on the Irish Album Charts Peter McGoran
Having spent the weekend releasing a series of music videos for their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, Metallica's publicity machine has seen their 10th album head straight to the top of the Irish Charts on its opening week.

Charts | Singles 76% | 17 Feb 2017
Ed Sheeran remains number 1 of the Irish Single Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The British singer-songwriter keeps defending his place on top of the charts.

Music | News 76% | 14 Aug 2009
Jacko dominates charts, with Florence hot on his heels! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The latest charts show Michael Jackson with a staggering nine albums in the top 100.

Music | News 76% | 14 Jul 2017
"Despacito" is unshakable at number one on the singles charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Little change in the singles charts this week, as the Bieber-featuring version of "Despacito" shows no sign of backing down from number one.

Music | News 76% | 16 Dec 2008
Jeff Buckley may join Alexandra Burke at the top of the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
In a development that is unprecedented in recent years, two different versions of the one song may end up at No.1 and No.2 in charts in Christmas week.

Music | News 76% | 15 Feb 2010
Celtic Woman crashes American CD & DVD charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Celtic Woman, the spectacular Irish music show currently enjoying its sixth sell-out tour of the USA, is the latest Irish act to crack the US charts.

Music | News 76% | 14 Oct 2011
Lisa Hannigan is the new queen of the Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The current Hot Press cover star has dethroned Adele!

Music | News 76% | 12 May 2017
Ed Sheeran tops charts for 9 weeks in a row, gets 10th week free The Hot Press Newsdesk
The unyielding Suffolk singer enters the double digits as his third album, ÷, marks 10 weeks at the top of the Album Charts.

Music | News 75% | 19 Aug 2016
Picture This No 1. All Tvvins No2 as they storm the Irish Album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
All change at the top, as Lisa McHugh completes an all-Irish top three at the summit of the album charts

Music | News 75% | 22 Aug 2014
Sinead O'Connor holds steady on top of the Indie Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The latest Hot Press cover star is sitting pretty for the second week on top of the Irish Indie Album charts.

Music | News 75% | 21 Nov 2011
'You Raise Me Up' tops Swedish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Brendan Graham-penned hit continues to dominate charts worldwide...

Music | News 75% | 20 Jul 2010
Martin Clancy lands a place on the US Billboard Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Martin Clancy has crossed from the indie world into the dance world and stormed onto the American Billboard Charts.

Music | News 74% | 26 May 2017
Irish Charts: Southern English Soft Rock Soloists, Styles and Sheeran, Strike Chords and Shoot to Success...Sign o' the times? The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ed Sheeran sits at No. 1 on the Irish Charts, with Harry Styles coming in at No. 2.

Music | News 74% |  9 Nov 2012
Robbie Williams Top Of The Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Robbie Williams has knocked Taylor Swift off the top of the album charts with his new record Take the Crown.

Music | News 74% | 10 Mar 2017
Every Top 10 single in the Irish Charts belongs to Ed Sheeran The Hot Press Newsdesk
Breaking records and taking names, Ed Sheeran has one again proved that he is the dominant force in the Irish Charts.

Music | News 74% | 28 Jun 2013
Kodaline hang on to top spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The pop-rockers from Swords sit pretty atop the Irish charts for the second week in a row

Music | News 73% | 25 Jul 2014
Arctic Monkeys hold top spot on Indie Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
AM still holds pole position on the Indie charts in a week that also sees the new entries into the Top 20.

Music | News 73% | 16 Dec 2005
Tiernan grabs number 1 slot on video/DVD charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish comedy is a winner this Christmas, with the local DVD and video market exploding in a way that few industry insiders had predicted. And Tommy Tiernan is the king of the scene, grabbing the No.1 spot in the latest Irish charts, in the face of the most intense competition seen in this country yet.

Music | News 73% | 15 Jul 2016
Drake and Calvin Harris Hold Their Ground At The Top of This Week's Single Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Canadian rapper and the American pop starlet haven't budged this week, yet again dominating the top of the charts

Music | News 73% |  3 Jul 2009
La Roux is the highest new entry (apart from MJ) in Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
La Roux is number 7 in the Irish charts

Music | News 73% | 17 May 2011
European charts Jedtastic The Hot Press Newsdesk
‘Lipstick’ is soaring to the top of the charts around Europe following Jedward’s Eurovision spectacle on Friday night.

Music | News 73% |  5 Sep 2014
Derek Ryan debuts at the top of the Indie Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish Country singer-songwriter has made a seismic splash across the Irish Charts this week.

Music | News 73% | 15 Sep 2017
The National top the Irish Charts Peter McGoran
Sleep Well Beast tops the charts on its opening week.

Music | News 72% | 30 Jun 2017
OK Computer makes surge in the Irish Charts on the back of Radiohead's 3Arena gig Peter McGoran
Ed Sheeran tops the albums charts once again and we're running out of things to say about that.

Music | News 72% | 12 Mar 2010
Louis Walsh scores Irish chart double! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jedward are top of the singles pile while Boyzone have the best-selling album.

Music | News 72% | 14 Jul 2017
Ed Sheeran tops Charts on the back of sell-out shows across Ireland The Hot Press Newsdesk
Divide once again tops the Irish Album Charts.

Music | News 72% | 18 Aug 2017
'Despacito' ends its reign as No. 1 on Irish singles charts Kiera Magnetti
After 25 weeks on the charts it seems Irish ears are experiencing 'Despacito' fatigue.

Music | News 72% | 16 Sep 2003
Irish talent shines in album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
As predicted by, David Kitt soared into the charts at number one last week, followed closely behind by The Thrills and Sharron Shannon.

Music | News 72% | 24 Feb 2017
Ed Sheeran is king of the charts for yet another week The Hot Press Newsdesk
Both his new singles show no sign of coming down from the top of the charts, even in their seventh week.

Music | News 72% |  5 Jan 2017
Irish singer Keith Cullen charts stateside with debut single 'Say Something' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin-born singer songwriter Keith Cullen finished 2016 on a high as his debut single 'Say Something' made its way onto the Billboard Charts.

Music | News 72% |  9 Sep 2016
James Vincent McMorrow and The Divine Comedy storm Irish Music Charts Peter McGoran
It was almost an Irish royal flush at the top of the charts this week as James Vincent McMorrow and The Divine Comedy surged into the top three with their new releases We Move and Foreverland .

Charts | Singles 71% |  7 Jul 2017
Despacito Still Top Of The Charts, In Case You Were Wondering Maggie Donahue
It's no shocker that 'Descpacito' is still top of the Irish charts. You can't escape from it.

Music | News 71% | 27 Sep 2013
Katy Perry has done it again! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Miss Perry boasts her third week in a row as queen of the Irish singles charts, fending off her position at the top spot with the defiant single ‘Roar’.

Music | News 71% | 26 Mar 2010
Glee The Music and Lady Gaga at number one this week in Ireland The Hot Press Newsdesk
The charts also make good reading for Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Heathers.

Music | News 70% |  1 Sep 2017
Dua Lipa leads European Border Breakers Charts Anisa Kurtaj
Pop-Goddess Dua Lipa, who made her name via Youtube at the age of 16 has ascended to the top of the European Border Breakers Charts with her song ‘New Rules’.

Music | News 67% | 15 Jul 2016
Drake Keeps Calvin Harris and Rihanna At Bay The Hot Press Newsdesk
Chainsmokers featuring Daya and Jonas Blue featuring J. P. Cooper are the week’s big movers in the Irish charts

Music | News 60% | 16 Dec 2016
Clean Bandit's Rockabye stays strong at number one on the Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
James Arthur, The Weeknd, and of course, Mariah Carey have topped the list as well.

Music | News 59% |  2 Jun 2017
50 years strong, Sgt. Pepper is at the top of the album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
It seems not even the Beatles can dethrone Ed Sheeran this week, though.

Music | News 58% | 24 Mar 2017
Drake enters the Irish Album Charts at No.2 The Hot Press Newsdesk
New playlist More Life fails to budge Ed Sheeran from top spot.

Music | News 57% | 12 Sep 2014
Derek Ryan still dominating Indie Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish singer-songwriter topped the Indies again in a week that saw Interpol announce themselves straight in at number 2.

Music | News 56% | 11 Nov 2011
Florence & the Machine Top Irish Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Buble and Coldplay pushed into second and third slots…

Music | News 56% | 21 Jun 2013
Walking On Cars enter the singles charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Kerry quintet have entered the Irish singles chart at number 12 with their new song 'Two Stones'.

Music | News 56% | 20 Jan 2017
New single from The Chainsmokers makes it to the top five on the Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ed Sheeran still remains on top with "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" at spots one and two.

Music | News 56% | 23 Dec 2011
Damien Rice Returns To Irish Charts With O The Hot Press Newsdesk
Adele is at No.1 but there's a surprise new entry.

Music | News 56% | 23 Jan 2009
James Morrison tops the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
James Morrison is the new Irish No.1.

Music | News 56% | 21 Oct 2016
James Arthur tops the Irish Charts with "Say You Won't Let Go" Abby Steward

Music | News 56% | 18 Nov 2011
Snow Patrol Top the Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Coronas enter the chart at No. 3…

Music | News 56% |  8 Jan 2016
Justin Bieber knocks Adele from atop the album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Down goes Adkins! Down goes Adkins!

Music | News 56% | 16 Jan 2016
Justin Bieber Hogs Top 3 Places in Irish Singles Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Major Lazer also has three tracks in the Top 30 and David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ also makes an appearance…

Music | News 56% |  9 Dec 2016
Little Mix Remain on Top of the Irish Charts Peter McGoran
Glory Days stays in poll position for a second week.

Charts | Albums 56% | 28 Oct 2016
Leonard Cohen tops the Irish charts with You Want it Darker Caitlyn Stewart
Master of morbidity climbs to number 1

Music | News 56% | 25 Nov 2016
Clean Bandit top the singles charts this week The Hot Press Newsdesk

Music | News 55% | 19 Dec 2014
Damien Rice regains top slot on Indie charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
My Favourite Faded Fantasy returns to the summit

Charts | Singles 55% |  9 Dec 2016
Clean Bandit hold their top spot this week on the Irish Charts Caitlyn Stewart
'Rockabye' sticks the landing for another week in the number one position.

Charts | Singles 55% |  3 Oct 2014
It's 'All About That Bass' at Top of Singles Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Girl power dominates the top five.

Music | News 55% | 24 Apr 2015
HamsandwicH claim top spot on Indie charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stories From The Surface debuts at the head of the indie list

Music | News 55% |  3 Mar 2017
Ed Sheeran's still high on the charts, but Coldplay & The Chainsmokers are catching up The Hot Press Newsdesk

Music | News 55% |  9 Jun 2017
Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" inches up the singles charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The former One Directioner's latest single hits number four this week, after his performance at Ariana Grande's massive Manchester charity gig.

Music | News 55% | 19 Dec 2014
Ed Sheeran holds off Hozier on album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The year’s biggest stars are the biggest sellers this Christmas

Music | News 55% | 23 Oct 2009
BUBLÉ Tops Irish Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jack L and The Coronas also perform strongly

Music | News 55% | 17 Sep 2010
The Script Top Irish Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Recent Hot Press cover stars reach number one.

Features | Interview 55% | 30 Apr 2004
Guerillas in our Midst Tanya Sweeney
They’re the unsigned bands who are currently storming the Irish charts with little aid from the mainstream music industry – meet Morello, Transmitter and Ginseng.

Music | News 55% | 17 Feb 2017
Rag'N'Bone Man enters the Irish Album Charts at No. 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The glorious debut album from British soul star shoots straight for the top spot on its first week.

Music | News 55% | 10 Sep 2010
Irish Charts: Villagers and The xx Get Mercury Bounce The Hot Press Newsdesk
Imelda May the biggest winner of all though.

Music | News 55% | 21 Oct 2016
Kings of Leon top the Irish Album Charts Peter McGoran
Cover stars for the latest issue of Hot Press, Kings of Leon now find themselves top of the Irish Albums Chart with their seventh LP Walls

Music | News 54% | 10 Sep 2010
Imelda May Tops Irish Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Singer also sees Love Tattoo return to Top 5

Music | News 54% | 18 Feb 2011
Gaga and Adele top the Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Females dominate across the board

Music | News 54% | 21 Jul 2017
Little change on the singles charts as "Despacito" is (still) number one The Hot Press Newsdesk
Justin Bieber's recent exile from China hasn't stopped his version of "Despacito" from becoming the song of the summer.

Music | News 54% |  8 Apr 2016
Adele's 25 Holds On To The Top Spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The English darling continues to reign over the album charts

Music | News 54% | 26 Jun 2009
Imelda May holds the top spot in Irish charts for second week in a row The Hot Press Newsdesk
Her album is beating off the likes of Bruce Springsteen from the number 1 position

Music | News 54% | 19 Mar 2010
Brady Hits Indie Chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
Paul Brady's Hooba Dooba has debuted in the Irish Indie Charts at No. 3 this week.

Music | News 54% |  3 Mar 2017
Stormzy tops the Irish Charts on his opening week The Hot Press Newsdesk
London grime singer tells competitors to 'Shut Up' as Gang Signs & Prayer enters in at Number 1.

Music | News 54% | 14 Oct 2016
Green Day sail in at Number 1 on Irish Music Charts Peter McGoran
Green Day reach the top spot on the first week that their new album Revolutionary Radio hits the shelves.

Music | News 54% | 27 May 2011
Lady Gaga is queen of the Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Born This Way straight in at the top spot

Music | News 53% |  1 Aug 2014
Garth holds out on top of the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The country star hasn't lost any favour in a week that also sees Ed Sheeran, Milky Chance and Ella Henderson sitting pretty.

Music | News 53% | 29 Jun 2006
IRMA change downloads in charts policy The Hot Press Newsdesk
In one of the biggest shake-ups in chart history here, the Irish Recorded Music Association has announced a change in the way they are compiled.

Music | News 53% |  5 Aug 2016
Christine And The Queens Aren't Going Anywhere The Hot Press Newsdesk
The French sensation holds on to the No.1 spot in the album charts

Music | News 53% | 24 Feb 2017
Ryan Adams' Prisoner hits number 3 in its first week on the album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Human, by Rag'n'Bone Man is still at number one this week.

Music | Interview 53% | 24 Jun 1998
B*Witched: Band Of Hype Or Glory? John Walshe
JOHN WALSHE catches a quick word with Ireland's latest pop sensations B*WITCHED about their meteoric rise to the top of the charts.

Music | News 53% |  9 Dec 2008
Britney almost pips Priests to top spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The battle for the Christmas No.1 seems to be heading in a rather traditional direction, with The Priests climbing back to the top spot in the Irish charts.

Music | Interview 53% | 21 Nov 2006
Big city slickers Deirdre O'Brien
Director whose debut album We Thrive On Big Cities recently got to number two in the Irish charts, are emblematic of the extraordinary evolution of the indigenous music industry in recent years.

Music | News 53% | 29 Jul 2016
Christine And The Queens Stays At Number 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The French sensation holds on to the top spot in the album charts

Music | News 52% |  3 Feb 2017
Ed Sheeran Keeps Control of Irish Singles Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Suffolks' finest stays at number one for the fourth week running with new single 'The Shape of You'.

Music | Interview 52% | 20 Jan 2000
The Masterson s Voice Mark Kavanagh
Mark Kavanagh talks to Paul Masterson, one of the most successful Irish dance artists ever.

Features | Interview 52% |  1 Aug 2014
Ireland in the Streams Stuart Clark
Sony Music’s Annette Donnelly on the restructuring of the charts here to include streams, the new subscription services coming to Ireland and artists getting their just rewards.

Music | News 52% | 21 Nov 2014
One Direction boss Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The boyband shoot straight into top spot with their new release Four

Music | Interview 52% |  8 Nov 2004
O’Rourke On The Wild Side Tanya Sweeney
Paul Brady and Eddi Reader are raving about his work, and his album is surging up the charts – but Ireland’s latest singer-songwriter sensation Declan O’Rourke is still making his own breakfast.

Music | News 52% | 17 Jul 2009
Black-Eyed Peas top Irish singles chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's also a post-RDS bounce for The Boss.

Music | News 52% | 13 Oct 2014
Hozier debuts at number 5 on UK Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
This weekend also saw the homegrown soul singer absolutely nail it on SNL. Check out the performance right here!

Music | News 52% |  6 May 2016
Adele Has Two Albums In The Top 5 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The English darling continues to reign over the album charts

Music | News 52% |  7 Nov 2014
Indie charts topped by Damien Rice The Hot Press Newsdesk
My Favourite Faded Fantasy straight in at No. 1

Music | News 52% | 17 Sep 2010
The xx Top Irish Indie Charts Again The Hot Press Newsdesk
Band continue to benefit from Mercury win.

Music | News 52% | 22 Jul 2016
Christine And The Queens storms to the top of the album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Following a show-stealing set at Longitude, Chaleur Humaine reaches the summit

Music | News 52% | 24 Jul 2015
Ed Sheeran tops album charts with a one-two The Hot Press Newsdesk
+ and x are the best-selling albums in the country ahead of Croke Park gigs

Music | Interview 52% |  6 May 2009
Alone he Stands Patrick Freyne
He’s just knocked Lady GaGa off the top of the UK charts with his banging new single ‘I’m Not Alone’. So why is CALVIN HARRIS so worried about sounding like an oldie chasing after his fading youth?

Music | News 52% |  1 Apr 2016
Adele Keeps Zayn Malik From Claiming The Top Spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The English darling continues to reign over the album charts

Music | News 52% | 18 Sep 2015
Ed Sheeran tops album charts once again The Hot Press Newsdesk
X is at the summit once again

Music | News 52% | 20 Jan 2017
The XX debut at No. 1 on Irish Charts Peter McGoran
Receiving a glowing review in the latest issue of Hot Press, I See You sees the indie electronic group return to the music scene in style.

Music | News 52% | 29 Jan 2016
Adele regains pole position in the Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
25 is back at the summit this week

Music | News 52% | 17 Apr 2015
Wiz Khalifa tops Irish singles charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
'See You Again', taken from the Furious 7 soundtrack, climbs to No. 1

Politics | Frontlines 52% | 10 May 2011
A gruesome twosome Anne Sexton
The most unlikely blind date since Mork and Mindy, Damo and Ivor are currently squatting atop the charts with their dipso, erm, classic ‘Everybody’s Drinkin’.

Music | News 52% |  8 May 2015
Wiz Khalifa tops singles charts once more The Hot Press Newsdesk
'See You Again' is immovable at the summit

Music | Interview 52% |  1 Oct 2004
Heaven knows The Thrills are miserable now... Stuart Clark
The last 18 months have been a hell of a ride for The Thrills, catapulted from the relative obscurity of the south dublin suburbs to the top of the uk charts, rubbing shoulders with Van Dyke Parks and Peter Buck along the way. But are the band suffering from diver’s bends? is that laid-back california-in-my-mind facade starting to crumble? We put on our therapist’s hats and endeavour to find out, if something’s gotta give, what gives?

Music | Interview 52% | 16 Mar 2000
Back On Top Niall Stanage
CARLOS SANTANA has made one of the most amazing comebacks ever. After years in the doldrums, his new album has dominated the US charts, selling over 7 million copies. NIALL STANAGE reports.

Music | News 52% |  6 Mar 2015
Noel Gallagher heads up Indie album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Chasing Yesterday leads the way...

Music | News 51% | 21 Apr 2017
Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" jumps up to the top of the singles charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The new track can't catch up to "Shape of You", but it has reached number four this week.

Music | News 51% | 23 Sep 2016
Nick Cave stays on top of Irish Charts Peter McGoran
Nick Cave's heartfelt new album Skeleton Tree stays at No. 1 on the Irish chart for a second week.

Music | News 51% | 29 Apr 2016
Beyonce tops Prince on Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The late icon has four albums in the top ten, but it's the pop queen's Lemonade that leads the way

Charts | Singles 51% | 18 Nov 2016
Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie Top the Irish Charts Caitlyn Stewart
Not much change for the singles this week!

Music | News 51% | 14 Apr 2017
Imelda May enters in at No. 2 in the charts, while Ed continues to Divide The Hot Press Newsdesk
In with the new this Friday afternoon.

Music | Interview 51% | 30 Jun 2010
Here, there and everywhere Celina Murphy
It took a national ad campaign to make the nation see that there's something very special about Dubliners Ellie and Lousie MacNamara. Now that their outstanding 2008 album Here, Not There has topped the Irish indie charts, Celina Murphy catches up with HEATHERS.

Music | News 51% | 16 Dec 2011
Michael Bublé tops the Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
His yuletide effort sits pretty at #1...

Music | News 51% |  8 Aug 2014
Ella Henderson tops Irish Single Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
'Ghost' remained at top position on a list that also saw Cheryl Cole lose grip and Ed Sheeran make serial entries.

Music | Interview 51% | 12 Dec 2011
Where The Wild Things Are Celina Murphy
Pop rock is getting a pretty bad rap these days, but that hasn’t stopped Dublin foursome The Brilliant Things from taking on the charts with their ambitious self-titled debut album.

Music | News 51% | 10 Apr 2015
Hozier reclaims top spot in Irish Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ed Sheeran and James Bay are held off by Bray bluesman

Music | News 51% | 23 Sep 2008
Kings Of Leon to top UK charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Kings of Leon have confirmed their status as one of the biggest bands in the world 2008-style, in no uncertain terms.

Music | Interview 51% | 30 Mar 2000
Triumph Of The Underdog Mark Kavanagh
Mark Kavanagh on how the relatively unknown Mark McCabe beat the most famous person in the world to the top of the Irish charts.

Music | Interview 51% | 24 Sep 1987
Blue Notes George Byrne
Almost unheralded, in "Raintown" Scotland's Deacon Blue have made one of the year's outstanding albums. Despite extensive critical kudos, however, the first two singles from the album - "Dignity" and "Loaded" - failed to make any inroads into the charts. A third single, the excellent "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" looks as if it might enable Deacon Blue to prise open the door. Nevertheless the band must be perturbed at their relative lack of success to date.

Charts | Singles 51% | 28 Oct 2016
Little Mix tops the Irish charts with hit single 'Shout Out to My Ex' Abby Steward

Music | Interview 51% | 14 Nov 2007
Jack the lad Chris Wasser
Chirpy Londoner Jack Peñate‘s ska-inflected indie-pop is already making an impact on the charts.

Music | News 51% | 22 Feb 2013
Emeli Sandé tops the Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The British R'n'B star hangs on to the No.1 spot for another week...

Music | News 51% |  7 Apr 2017
Bob Dylan's triple CD of covers enters Irish Charts at No. 5 The Hot Press Newsdesk
"Nothing to see here" at the top spot, as Ed continues to exert his command on No. 1 with new album Divide.

Music | News 51% | 12 Feb 2016
Walking On Cars hold off Adele to top Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Having kicked off the year on the cover of Hot Press, the Dingle quintet continue to see to the challenges of Adele, Justin Bieber and Rihanna to stay at the summit

Music | Interview 51% | 14 Dec 1989
Around The World In 300 Days Enya Ni Bhraonain
When Enya s Watermark was released last September, few outside her closest associates could have predicted the runaway success which would ensue. To date, the album has clocked up worldwide sales of over 3 million copies with the Orinoco Flow single topping the charts in many countries, including Britain, Holland Venezuela! To promote her records, Enya undertook a gruelling promotional schedule in which the term globe-trotting took on a new meaning. This is an account of those travels . . . in her own words.

Music | News 51% | 26 Feb 2016
Adele passes Walking on Cars to top album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
After winning four BRIT awards, the record-breaking singer is back at the summit

Music | News 51% | 27 Nov 2015
Adele storms to top of Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's no surprise at the summit of this week's rundown, as even the likes of Justin Bieber, One Direction are left in 25's wake - but it's a fantastic week for Irish acts

Music | Interview 51% |  8 Jan 1997
The South Will Rise Again John Walshe
If there s one cast-iron prediction to be made for 1997, it s that THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH will carry on carrying on up the charts. JOHN WALSHE meets Dave Hemingway and Jacqui Abbot to learn more about life inside the mega band with the low profile.

Features | Interview 51% |  9 Jan 2012
Something For The Weekend Celina Murphy
The last six months have brought some cracking singles, a raucous reception at Oxegen, a club-ready new album and – the top equivalent of Mecca – their very own arena tour. No wonder The Saturdays are a little bit more sparkly-eyed than usual. Hot Press catches up with Tipperary lass Una Healy to talk about topping the charts in 2011, breaking America and the special present she'll be getting in between.

Music | News 51% |  7 Apr 2017
"Shape of You" celebrates its thirteenth week on top of the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamar's new track, "Humble", makes it to number eleven in its first week.

Music | News 51% |  5 Sep 2014
Derek Ryan tops album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Carlow crooner sitting pretty at #1

Music | News 51% | 23 Dec 2014
Christmas charts - how the campaigns fared The Hot Press Newsdesk
The attempts to game the UK festive rundown were largely unsuccessful

Music | News 51% | 28 May 2010
Villagers top Indie charts again The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey has held on to the number two spot, and there's new entries from Katie Melua, Stornoway and Navan man Simon Fagan

Music | Interview 51% | 29 Oct 2013
Breaking Up His Hard To Do Ed Power
They were the musical odd couple who conquered the world – until they woke one morning and realised they didn’t really get on. No sooner had they announced the split, than their album whooshed to the top of the charts. The Civil Wars' Joy Williams contemplates her group’s curious afterlife

Music | Interview 51% | 19 Mar 2004
What Katie did next Danielle Brigham
From studying at the Brit School of Performing Arts and providing backing vocals for Westlife, to her Terry Wogan-facilitated assault on the charts and subsequent elevation to bona-fide star status, former Belfast resident Katie Melua has packed an enormous amount into her 19 years.

Features | Interview 51% |  4 Sep 2012
A Little Bleak of What You Fancy Monica Heck
Heard the one about the stonemason who knocked Madonna off the top of the charts? Ahead of his Liss Ard headline slot Mick Flannery reflects on his success, his pathalogical inability to celebrate it – and plans for a stage version of his first album.

Music | Interview 51% | 31 Jul 2012
A Little Bleak of What You Fancy Monica Heck
Heard the one about the stonemason who knocked Madonna off the top of the charts? Ahead of his Liss Ard headline slot Mick Flannery reflects on his success, his pathological inability to celebrate it – and plans for a stage version of his first album.

Music | Interview 51% |  8 Feb 2012
Flower Of The Mountain Celina Murphy
With a name like Shaefri, this 18 year-old Mayo lass was hardly destined to be an IT consultant, but, luckily, as her debut EP Venture demonstrates, she’s a perfect fit for the pop charts. words Celina Murphy

Music | Interview 51% | 15 Apr 1998
They're fronted by a dead ringer for Xena, Warrior Princess; they've just won the Heineken Hot Press Best New Band Award; and, like inbreeding, they're big in Alabama. They're junkster, and here, deirdre o'neill and graham darcy tell jackie hayden exactly what they've been up to since they first "trespassed" on the American Dance Charts.

Music | News 51% |  8 Aug 2014
Nathan Carter bags two top 5 spots on the Indie Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish country singer slipped into second place ahead of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in a week that sees two top 5 entries for the 24 year old.

Music | News 51% | 14 Sep 2015
Niall Breslin Book Goes to Top of Irish Book Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Having led a discussion at Electric Picnic, the Voice of Ireland coach outpaced both Paul Williams and legendary Irish playwright Sean O’Casey to get to No.1!

Music | News 51% | 13 Jun 2014
Jack White debuts at top of indie charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Lazaretto leads a top three made up of new releases.

Music | News 51% | 28 Apr 2010
AC/DC Crack US Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Iron Man 2 album breaks Billboard Top 5

Music | News 51% | 22 Apr 2016
Mike Denver Pips P.J. Harvey To No.1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The charts have come too early for the Prince effect to kick in properly, but the purple one is back on the basis of one day's sales...

Music | Interview 51% | 31 May 2011
Pills, Ills and Bellyaches Celina Murphy
After a few years out of the limelight, Liverpudlian indie-rockers The Wombats are back and sitting pretty at No. 3 in the UK album charts. But, they tell Celina Murphy, all those big, booming choruses haven’t come easy...

Features | Interview 51% | 30 Jun 2010
Zen and the art of motor-psyche maintenance Peter Murphy
When Cathy Davey's acclaimed third album The Nameless shot to the number one spot in the Irish mainstream and indie charts last month, it marked not just a triumphant return for an artist who'd been dropped by EMI after her critically lauded and commercially successful Tales Of Silversleeve, but a new dawn for independent Irish acts in general. But behind the writing of that album was enough guilt and grief to start a new religion. Here, in her most in-depth and revealing interview to date, Davey talks about how Zen helped her put mind and body back together after her grandmother's death, why daytime radio doesn't serve the people, organised religion is poisonous and modern medicine means we live too long. Oh, and why Crystal Swing just aren't funny. At all.

Music | Interview 51% |  4 Nov 2013
Holy Show The Hot Press Newsdesk

Music | News 51% | 30 Oct 2009
Saw Doctors go top three The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Saw Doctors, one of Ireland's most enduring acts are back in the frame. Their To Win Just Once, The Best Of The Saw Doctors album has debuted at No.3 in the Irish album charts.

Music | Interview 50% |  2 Oct 2012
Making An Example Of Himself Celina Murphy
Conquering the charts is one thing, but for maestro beatmaker Example, who reached his lifelong goal of scoring a No. 1 album last year, staying on top is another matter entirely. Ahead of a very special Arthur’s Day visit, Elliot Gleave talks chart success with Celina Murphy.

Music | News 50% | 22 Sep 2017
Hot Press Cover Stars Foo Fighters top the Irish Charts on their opening week The Hot Press Newsdesk
Concrete and Gold debuts at No.1 this afternoon.

Music | Interview 50% | 14 Jul 2014
Rudimental Interview: The Original Rudimental Boys Ed Power
They owned the charts with the smash ‘Feel The Love’. But Rudimental want to be more than just another pop group. As the Londoners limber up for a headline turn at Longitude Festival, the band’s Amir Amor talks lightning strikes, overnight success and future ambitions.

Music | News 50% |  9 Jun 2017
The Coronas top the charts as Ed Sheeran is finally toppled The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish citizens put their Trust in the Wire this week as The Coronas' stunning new album shot straight to the top.

Music | Interview 50% | 17 Feb 2015
Stranger Than Fiction: Hot Press meet Hudson Taylor Colm O'Regan
With their debut album high in the charts, all is rosy in the world of Hudson Taylor. But as the brothers explain, their success is the culmination of hard work, a long journey and many lessons learned.

Charts | Singles 50% | 23 Jun 2017
Singles charts: charity cover for Grenfell tower fire victims ranks high The Hot Press Newsdesk
Simon Cowell’s star-studded charity cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” makes it into the top twenty-five in its first week.

Music | News 50% |  4 Jun 2010
Villagers top Indie charts yet again! The Hot Press Newsdesk
While Conor O'Brien maintains his spot at the top for the third week running, there are new Irish entries in the form of The Divine Comedy and The Rags

Music | News 50% |  8 Sep 2017
The Script edge out Picture This to top the Irish Charts Peter McGoran

Music | Interview 50% |  5 Nov 2003
Keeping The Home Fires Burning Colm O'Hare
Over the past number of years, Today FM has consistently supported Irish music, playlisting records by local artists and doing in-studio sessions on a regular basis. in the process the station has played an important part in the increasingly impressive chart and sales achievements of irish acts.

Music | News 50% | 25 Jun 2010
Eminem tops the Irish album chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
Katy Perry does the singles honours.

Music | News 50% | 21 Apr 2017
Kendrick Lamar enters the charts at No. 2 The Hot Press Newsdesk
K-Dot debuts one spot from the top with new album DAMN.

Music | Interview 50% |  3 Jan 2006
Dance review 2005 Mark Kavanagh
Annual article: Phil Kieran and DJ Papillion were two of the outstanding names in a fantastic year for dance music, says Mark Kavanagh. Plus the dance charts of 2005.

Music | News 50% |  4 Apr 2005
Celtic Woman make their mark on US charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish quintet Celtic Woman have made an impact with their debut album in the United States

Music | News 50% | 23 Apr 2010
AC/DC top the Irish Album chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's also more good news for Heathers.

Music | Interview 50% | 12 Jan 1994
I did it my way Joe Jackson
Twelve months ago The Cranberries were unknown outside of the hippest rock circles, now with the platinum success of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? they stand as the first Irish band to genuinely crack America since U2. Much of the media attention given to them has focussed on Dolores O'Riordan, a singer whose unique approach to her craft underlines the defiantly independent path the group has trodden all the way to the top of the Billboard charts. Here she talks to JOE JACKSON about what by any standards has been a perfect year. .

Music | Interview 50% | 17 Oct 2003
Josh & Go John Walshe
With Hello Starling Josh Ritter has emerged as one of the finest songwriters who's operating today. John Walshe meets the reluctant hero who's storming the Irish charts.

Music | News 50% |  1 May 2009
Jerry Fish claims top 10 spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
In what is a very strong performance by an independent Irish artist, current Hot Press cover star Jerry Fish has debuted at No.7 in the Irish album charts with his new record.

Music | News 50% |  6 Jan 2017
Little Mix start the year on top Peter McGoran
Little Mix top the Irish Charts on the first Friday of 2017 with Glory Days.

Music | Interview 50% |  4 Feb 1998
Wales Of The Unexpected John Walshe
WHAT IS the connection between The X Files, massive drinking bouts, Man United fans and top ten hits? CATATONIA, that s what. The Welsh guitar popsters are currently nestling in the upper reaches of the charts with their hit Mulder And Scully , and JOHN WALSHE talks to vocalist CERYS MATTHEWS about their meteoric rise to the top.

Music | News 50% | 13 Aug 2016
Justin Bieber Features At No.1 and No.8 in the Irish Singles Top 10 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The prolific Canadian superstar holds down the No.1 slot with Major Lazer – but might just be destined to do the same soon with DJ DSnake...

Music | Interview 50% | 15 Jun 2004
Take nothing for granted Jackie Hayden
The Corrs hit paydirt with In Blue, an album of memorable pop songs that topped the charts in over twenty countries around the world. It gave them the breathing space they needed to re-establish their roots, to live a little and to reassess their purpose as a band. Now, with the release of Borrowed Heaven, they’re back in the music biz frontline – slightly older, considerably wiser, but still with the same hunger to make great and honest records.

Music | Interview 50% | 20 Oct 1993
HE DID IT NORWAY! Siobhan Long
For many years a 'musician's musician', TOM PACHECO is now enjoying the commercial recognition he deserves thanks to a collaboration with Steiner Albrigtsen that's stormed its way to the top of the Norwegian charts. Here, the American singer-songwriter reflects on a remarkable career which has seen him hanging out with Jimi Hendrix and The Doors in New York, taking on the Nashville establishment and finally settling in Ireland where his star is also firmly in the ascendent. Interview: SIOBHAN LONG.

Music | Interview 50% | 18 Sep 2006
The man who came in from the cold Stuart Clark
Champagne corks were popped last week as Snow Patrol joined that elite group of bands who’ve simultaneously topped the charts in Ireland and the UK. It’s all a far cry from the days when their fame was confined to the University of Dundee Students Union bar. Gary Lightbody takes time out from wowing the masses in Dublin and Belfast to tell Stuart Clark about their twisty and turny route to the top.

Music | Interview 50% | 18 Dec 2003
Whole Lotta Love Eamon Carr
30 years after the music was originally recorded, Led Zeppelin topped the record and DVD charts in 2003 with the sound and vision of the band in all their pomp and glory. The guitar hero’s guitar hero, Jimmy Page reflects on the passion for music which inspired him then – and now.

Music | Interview 49% | 21 Jun 2004
Nancy Sinatra Stuart Clark
The still vibrant 64-year-old on why Morrissey’s like Father Frank, why Iraq is like Vietnam, and on her meetings with Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Bono, Phil Spector and a whole Oval Office full of presidents.

Music | Interview 49% | 14 Jul 1993
A Shock To The System Lorraine Freeney
Pigeon-hole them as Belfast hardcore merchants at your peril in the past few months Therapy? have released two classic punk-pop EPs that shook the British charts, and even got them into the pages of teen-bible Smash Hits. As they begin recording their new LP, they take time out to get nervous about Fiile, get angry about the Beatles, and explain why the days of the nine-minute instrumental epic are over. Interview: Lorraine Freeney.

Music | Interview 49% | 14 Jul 1993
A Shock to the System Lorraine Freeney

Music | Interview 49% |  3 May 2006
Sparking mad Craig Fitzsimons
Until recently one of the ultimate indie cult bands, The Flaming Lips have survived the ravages of heroin, acid and a hunting trip with William Burroughs. Now, their new album At War With The Mystics finds them taking their funky psychedelia to strange new places – including the upper reaches of the charts for the first time. Could it be that their moment has finally come? Interviews: Craig Fitzsimons (now) and Peter Murphy (then). additional reporting: Stuart Clark, Ed Power and Jackie Hayden

Music | Interview 49% | 25 Jan 1995
Oh, Sheryl Helena Mulkerns
Don’t let her steal your heart away! sheryl crow: Hot Press Readers’ Love Of The Year and Bob Dylan’s favourite singer-songwriter is the hottest new star in rock'n'roll. Helena Mulkerns charts the singular rise of Kennet, Missouri’s most celebrated slacker country queen.

Music | News 49% | 14 Oct 2011
Full Irish album chart round-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's a new queen in town...

Music | News 49% |  9 Jul 2010
Eminem Holds Onto No.1 Spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Oxegen-bound Eminem has held onto the No.1 spot in the Irish album charts ahead of his appearance on the main stage on Sunday night.

Music | Interview 49% |  9 Feb 1994
The Hurt Inside Joe Jackson
At the time of writing indications are that Tori Amos’ ‘Cornflake Girls’ single will hit the No.1 spot in the British charts this week. Celebrations may indeed be in order – but for Tori right now there are far more burning issues to be talked through and dealt with. In an extraordinarily intimate, open and at times devastatingly honest interview, she talks about the horrific knife-point rape documented in ‘Me And A Gun’, the lingering wounds inflicted on her by the experience and the difficult healing process she has begun – including, she says, accepting the ‘prostitute’ in herself. Along the way she challenges a wide range of assumptions on love, sex, violence, religion, masturbation, feminishm, lesbianism and the main man himself, Jesus Christ. By Joe Jackson.

Music | Interview 49% | 18 Jun 1987
As "With Or Without You" hits No. 1 in the US singles charts, Liam Mackey joins U2 on their biggest - and most successful - American tour to date.

Music | Interview 49% |  3 Oct 2017
From The Archives: The Full Tom Petty Interview from 1989 Liam Fay
Tom Petty’s rock’n’roll journey has been a long and often arduous one. From his early days with The Heartbreakers in the bars of Gainesville, Florida, through his collaborations with people like Bob Dylan and on to his work with one of the most successful supergroups ever, The Traveling Wilburys, his career has been littered with legal battles, personal traumas and even an attempt on his life. With his debut solo album ‘Full Moon Fever’ currently storming up the American charts, he takes a reflective look over the last ten years in the company of Liam Fay.

Music | News 49% | 17 May 2013
Little Green Cars in at No. 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Debut album Absolute Zero tops the charts in its first week...

Music | News 49% | 27 Jun 2017
On This Day in Irish Music History: The Corrs top the UK album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
After spending 30 weeks on the UK album chart, The Corrs went to No.1 on this day with their incredible Talk On Corners. It went on to be the best selling UK album of 1998 spending 142 weeks on the charts.

Music | News 49% | 10 Feb 2017
Elbow debut at Number 1 on the Irish Charts Peter McGoran
The Mancunian alternative rock band knock Ed Sheeran off the album charts this week with their seventh studio album Little Fictions.

Charts | Albums 49% | 11 Nov 2016
Robbie Williams Tops the Irish Charts This Week with New Album Caitlyn Stewart
The English singer is brand new to the charts this week!

Music | News 49% |  7 Oct 2016
Ed Sheeran sits atop the Irish Charts Peter McGoran
Confounding normal protocol by spending 120 weeks in the Irish Charts is one thing, but now the redheaded Yorkshire singer has worked his way all the to the Number 1 spot once again.

Music | News 49% | 14 Sep 2016
Irish Singer Tops the Easy Listening Charts Peter McGoran
In just one week Donna Taggart’s Single “Jealous of the Angels” went viral and it sent her album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Catalogue Charts.

Music | News 49% | 27 May 2016
Drake Holds Calvin Harris At Bay On The Irish Singles Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
'One Dance' keeps dancing at the top of the pile.

Music | News 49% | 22 Mar 2016
Gwen Stefani’s This is What the Truth Feels Like Hits The Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Gwen Stefani tops charts with first album in 10 years, This is What the Truth Feels Like

Music | News 49% |  1 Aug 2014
Arctic Monkeys hold their relentless grip on the Indie Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
AM is in at number 1 in the Irish Indie Album Charts yet again and 2nd and 3rd place also seem to be sewn up by Macklemore and Nathan Carter.

Music | News 49% | 30 Apr 2013
Ryan Sheridan is No.1 in German charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Day You Live Forever is Number 1 in the German iTunes charts.

Music | News 49% | 30 Jul 2010
Frantic Jack crack charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The single 'Hold On' by Edenderry five-piece Frantic Jack single has crashed into the Irish charts at No. 9, the only independent release to enter the charts this week

Music | News 49% | 30 Apr 2010
AC/DC notch up a second week at number one The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Iron Man 2 soundtrack continues to dominate in Ireland.

Music | News 49% | 27 Oct 2009
Irish Teenage Bands Storm Album Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
An album of teenage Irish bands has stormed into the number 13 slot in the Irish compilation album charts.

Music | News 49% | 14 Sep 2009
Rodrigo & Gabriela eclipse The Beatles in the charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Their latest album, 11:11 was the highest new entry in this week's Irish charts.

Music | News 49% |  7 Sep 2009
Jester scream into charts and grab festival spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish band Jester have seen their single ‘Scream’ crash into the Irish singles charts at number 18 after just one week on release.

Music | News 49% | 11 Dec 2008
Enya takes charts by storm The Hot Press Newsdesk
Enya's album And Winter Came has taken the charts by storm all over the world, going Top 20 in no less than 21 countries, in its first three weeks on release.

Music | News 49% | 30 Sep 2008
Celtic Thunder makes Billboard charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Irish vocal group Celtic Thunder have made the Billboard 200 charts in the US with their new Act Two album.

Music | News 49% | 18 Aug 2008
The Script top UK and Irish album charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Move over Abba, Irish 'Celtic soul' lads The Script have torn up the plot across the water, where their debut album has crashed in at Number One in the album charts.

Music | News 49% | 16 Jul 2008
U2 re-masters expected to top charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Coldplay's Viva La Vida is likely to see the end of its current reign at the top of the Irish charts as U2 release re-mastered versions of their classic albums Boy, October and War.

Music | News 49% | 16 Mar 2007
You're A Star contestants dominate Irish charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Making television history, all four semi-finalists from RTÉ's talent competition are represented in the Irish charts today (March 16).

Music | News 49% |  8 Nov 2005
Westlife make history in English charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Westlife have made history by becoming the first Irish act to simultaneously top the UK single and album charts.

Music | News 49% | 11 Oct 2004
Snow Patrol march up US charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Currently on tour in the US, Snow Patrol's Final Straw is moving swiftly up the charts (and their stadium tour may not be too far off)...

Music Review | Album 49% | 14 Sep 2000
Summer Of Love ?? ??
The dance media may be calling 2000 ‘the year of hard house’, but for those of us who aren’t obsessed with inventing new fads, this will always be remembered as the year when UK garage and r’n’b broke out from the underground and stamped its Gucci loafers all over the charts, driving its BMW convertible through the clubbing mainstream and pouring its Dom Perignon all over the charts.

Music | News 49% | 14 May 2010
Cathy Davey Secures Chart History The Hot Press Newsdesk
Singer tops mainstream and indie charts.

Music | News 48% |  4 Sep 2015
Justin Bieber Throws Weeknd Off No.1 Slot in Ireland The Hot Press Newsdesk
No shortage of Bieber Fever on the singles charts as the one-time child prodigy has left Calvin Harris, Walk The Moon and One Direction trailing in his wake...

Music | News 48% | 23 Dec 2016
Clean Bandit Hold Off Weeknd To Secure Xmas No.1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
There were no last minute surprises as Clean Bandit (pictured), Weekend, Neiked and James Arthur battled it out to be the festive No.1. But ‘Fairytale of New York’ went top 10 once again, for its 89th week in the charts overall

Music | News 48% | 20 May 2016
Beyonce Fends Off Drake To Grab Number 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The R&B Queen continues her worldwide reign over the album charts

Music | News 48% | 31 May 2007
3 mobile calls for video downloads in singles chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
The mobile company 3, whose audio downloads are responsible for 13% of the Irish music charts, have called for video downloads to be included.

Music | News 48% |  9 Jul 2010
Katy Perry holds onto No. 1 spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The California Gurl has topped the Irish mainstream charts for the third week in a row with her new single.

Music | News 48% | 15 Jan 2008
Take That to beat Priests to Xmas No.1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Take That have emerged as contenders for the Christmas album of the year, taking over the No.1 slot in the Irish charts from The Priests.

Music | News 48% |  9 Jul 2010
Cathy Davey Reclaims Indie No.1 Slot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey has surged back to the top of the Irish indie charts with The Nameless.

Music Review | Album 48% | 13 Oct 2004
Sabout Colm O'Hare
An old acoustic release from the legendary West African singer and kora player who topped the charts back in ’88 with ‘Yeke Yeke’. On Sabou (The Cause) he goes back to his Guinean roots combining ethnic harmonies, melodies and instruments with his own inimitable songwriting style.

Music Review | Single 48% |  8 Dec 2005
The J.C.B. Song Phil Udell
By rights, this should be an awful novelty record. But ‘The J.C.B. Song’ is actually quite sweet. It is a simple track that looks at the world though a child’s eyes in an adult, lyrical manner. You’ll have heard it all over the place as the momentum gathers to push it to the top of the charts. I have to say that, musically, Christmas wouldn’t necessarily be a poorer place if it gets there.

Music | News 48% | 10 Apr 2006
Gnarls Barkley prompt Irish downloads question The Hot Press Newsdesk
Gnarls Barkley have finally made it to the top spot of Ireland’s official charts, after three weeks at number one in the Irish iTunes chart.

Music Review | Single 48% |  8 Aug 2007
Shut Up And Drive Clare O'Reilly
Currently holding the British and Irish charts hostage with the irrepressible ‘Umbrella’, the Bahamian’s ‘Shut Up And Drive’, while less appealing, is unlikely to halt her chart domination. The song is rockier than previous offerings, and although her voice starts to grate, you have to give the girl credit for the sheer range of car-themed sexual innuendoes she manages to pack in.

Music Review | Album 47% |  2 Sep 2004
Scream Colm O'Hare
Signed to Warner offshoot 14th Floor Records by the man who also signed David Gray and Damien Rice, things are looking good for the Luton DIY star who gatecrashed the charts with his home recorded single ‘Fly’.

Music Review | Single 47% | 16 Aug 2006
I Don't Feel Like Dancing Patrick Gleeson
Ironically (or, more likely, deliberately) it takes all of five seconds before the new Scissor Sisters' single awakens in you the urge to get up and dance like a crazy sugar-filled loon. Elton John plays on the track, which is fitting as it is the most Elton John-sounding song the man never wrote himself – lots of ‘70s glam disco flourishes that should guarantee it a place at the top of the charts.

Music | News 47% |  4 Sep 2015
Ryan Sheridan Blasts To No.1 Ahead of Weeknd and Halsey The Hot Press Newsdesk
It is a busy week in the album charts with six new entries in the Top 20, including the return of Van Morrison and Foals best ever chart position...

Music Review | Single 47% |  2 May 2006
All Of The Above Shilpa Ganatra
The former Eurovision entrant Chris Doran returns with a Don Mescall-penned song, and it’s the meeting of two similar-thinking minds. In that their thoughts were of Ronan Keating, Richard Curtis rom coms, cute puppies, and whatever else is required in making turgid love songs. It’s unfortunate it missed the Mother’s Day rush, but it may just have enough generic appeal to make an mighty impression on the charts anyway. Shame on us.

Music | News 47% | 26 Oct 2012
Taylor Swift Claims Top Chart Position The Hot Press Newsdesk
Taylor Swift has knocked Mumford & Sons off the top of the charts with her brand new album Red.

Music Review | Single 47% | 28 Oct 2005
Happy Sad Phil Udell
In a slightly unfathomable move, the lead single from Hayes’s second album makes its appearance a couple of weeks after that record’s release, by which point it will have become clear that the singer has managed to sidestep that difficult second album problem with aplomb. All of which leaves ‘Happy Sad’ a bit redundant and most probably with little chance of troubling the upper reaches of the charts. Record company tactics aside, though, this is a lovely, warm and fuzzy song that moves the Hayes sound forward, if not in giant leaps.

Music | News 47% | 16 Nov 2012
One Direction debut at Number One The Hot Press Newsdesk
Take Me Home tops the Irish Album Chart.

Music | News 47% |  1 May 2015
Five Irish Albums in Top 10 Niall Stokes
With Hozier, HamsandwicH, Paul Brady, Le Galaxie and Kodaline all doing well, we are witnessing a small boom in Irish music. So how can we ensure that it lifts an even greater number of Ireland’s finest into the charts?

Music Review | Single 47% | 20 Feb 2004
Here she comes Again Paul Nolan
The latest group of Brit indie upstarts make a play for the charts with this uninspired take on ‘60s psychedelia.

  47% | 29 Aug 2003
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Rhode Island native Blu Cantrell stormed into the charts by way of the infinitely catchy, soulful RnB number ‘Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)’.

Music | News 47% | 23 Apr 2008
Utah Saints for Trinity Rooms The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dance duo to play Limerick on May Bank Holiday

Music | News 47% | 20 Jan 2012
Another No. 1 For 'You Raise Me Up' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brendan Graham song hits the top of the Swedish charts – for the second time!

Music Review | Album 47% |  6 Nov 2008
Unexpected Edwin McFee
Cutting to the chase, this album is full of Rihanna b-sides that sound like a carbon copy of everything in the charts right now and are completely personality free.

Music | News 47% | 29 Apr 2016
Sia still reigns on singles rundown The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Australian – with help from Sean Paul – once again tops Mike Posner, Drake and Fifth Harmony on the charts

Music Review | Single 47% | 29 Nov 2006
All Good Things (Come To An End) Shilpa Ganatra
After Ms Furtado’s disappointing attempt to join the generic territory of Timbaland collaborators with ‘Maneater’ and ‘Promiscuous Girl’, it’s good to know he hasn’t completely beaten out of her the very thing that makes her unique. Though he’s still behind the glass wall for this, and it shows by being interchangeable with any old claptrap in the charts, ‘All Good Things’ displays Furtado’s honey-sweet voice in all its glory. It would have been interesting to hear its original form, with Chris Martin from Coldplay guest-starring, but alas, the record company gods intervened.

Music | News 47% | 31 Jul 2015
Ed Sheeran doubles down on chart success The Hot Press Newsdesk
+ and x top the Irish album charts once again

Music | News 46% | 25 Feb 2016
Want to interview Walking On Cars? The Hot Press Newsdesk
They're riding high on the Irish charts with their debut album Everything This Way - now Hot Press is offering one lucky winner the chance to interview one of Ireland's hottest acts for a special feature in an upcoming issue

Music | News 46% |  8 Apr 2016
'Sad Affleck' Meme Helps 'Sound of Silence' Re-enter Top 10 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The folk duo are back in the charts after 50 years

  46% | 18 Nov 2004
Sieze The Day
(20/100 Greatest Irish Albums)
The 100 Greatest Irish Albums
Featuring contributions from Sinéad O’Connor and Brian Eno, Seize The Day entered the Irish charts at number 5 and has gone on to achieve platinum status.

Music | News 46% | 16 Jul 2010
Coronas on top of Indie Chart this week The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Dubliners' Tony Was an Ex-Con is at the top spot, while there are new entries from M.I.A., The Coral and Arcade Fire

Music Review | Album 46% | 22 Aug 2006
This Is Goodbye Barry O Donoghue
The Canadian duo have apparently been in “hibernation” since their 2004 debut left many a jaw dropped. And while the basic elements remain the same – pristine synths, melancholic melodies and that distinctive vocal – there is more meat on their bones now, a new focus on choruses and even more heart-rending moments of icy perfection. The glitch-hop references have faded, the ten songs on offer augmented instead by nods to pure house music, outstanding songwriting, Frank Sinatra (there’s a cover of his ‘When No One Cares’), The Blue Nile… and pop, pop, pop. So maybe this is new ‘new pop’ – a very modern music, adroitly aware electronica with soul, underground music with the controls set for the heart of the charts. Album of the year.

Broadcast | Video 46% | 12 Oct 2015
The Hot Press Storeroom Sessions: Keywest The Hot Press Newsdesk
The band that has hit the top of the Irish charts joins Hot Press for a Storeroom Session

Music | News 46% |  4 Jan 2013
Chart: James Arthur Still Tops the Singles Chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
It's as you were at the top of the Irish singles charts as X Factor winner James Arthur holds on to top spot...

Music | News 46% | 25 Apr 2016
Walking On Cars announce 3Arena date The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Dingle quartet conquered the charts with their debut album, and have now unveiled plans for their biggest headliner yet

Music | News 46% | 26 Sep 2014
Hozier's claims record-breaking number one The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hozier’s debut album has stormed Ireland's Album Charts and is now sitting pretty in pole position, trumping sales figures for the likes of Ed Sheeran along the way.

Music | News 46% | 27 Jun 2007
Kopek single debuts at number 22 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Two weeks after its official release, Kopek’s new single ‘Stop’ has debuted in the Irish charts at number 22, the highest charted independent single of the week.

Music | News 46% |  8 Jul 2016
Beyonce knocks Adele from chart summit The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ahead of her Croke Park appointment tomorrow night, Queen Bey takes the throne, on top of the Irish album charts

Music | News 46% | 22 Feb 2017
Rag'N'Bone Man teams up with Beats by Dre for latest Beats X Beats video The Hot Press Newsdesk
After topping the Irish Charts with his debut album Human Rag’n’Bone Man takes us behind the scenes in the latest instalment of the Beats by Dr. Dre's Beat x Beat series.

Music Review | Album 46% | 28 Sep 2000
Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 Jenny Andersson
Still relatively unknown, Jill Scott is set to raise her profile significantly with this impressive debut which has already entered the charts in the US. A former backing vocalist and songwriter, Scott has collaborated with such acts as The Roots, Common and Will Smith.

Music | News 46% |  8 Jun 2012
Ed Sheeran still on top The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ed Sheeran heads back to the top spot in the Irish album charts

Film Review | Film 45% | 16 Feb 2007
Climates (Ikilimer) Tara Brady
Bearing far more resemblance to the languid rhythms of Iranian cinema than Head On or other recent emanations from the Turkish new wave, Climates charts the slow, painful dissolution of a marriage.

Music | News 45% | 16 Apr 2004
Juliet's Hurricane brewing in Britain The Hot Press Newsdesk
With the radio support of Terry Wogan having a manifest impact on the charts, the climate is ripe for Juliet Turner's live UK assault

Music | News 45% | 29 Apr 2016
Beyoncé Beats Prince To The No.1 Spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Walking on Cars are staying the course, while Sia, Rihanna and 5 Seconds of Summer are among the biggest movers in this week’s Irish charts.

Music | News 45% | 28 Nov 2016
Jeremy Clarkson’s New Motor Show Gives Hothouse Flowers Unexpected Hit Jason O'Toole
Hothouse Flowers are riding high in the iTunes charts with one of their old hit singles – and it’s all thanks to Jeremy Clarkson and Co’s new Amazon online streaming show, ‘The Grand Tour.’

Film Review | Film 45% |  6 Feb 2007
Old Joy Tara Brady
Kelly Reichardt’s reflective and deceptively minor film Old Joy charts two people growing apart against the lyrical backdrop of an Oregon rainforest.

Music | News 45% | 21 Jan 2011
Republic Of Loose presented with IMRO Award The Hot Press Newsdesk
It was in recognition of their latest album Bounce At The Devil reaching No. 1 in the Irish Indie Charts

Charts | Book Chart 45% | 17 Jul 2009
Hot Press based book hits Top Ten The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jason O'Toole's Crime Ink, a collection of material published by Hot Press, hit the Irish Bestsellers Charts today.

Music | News 45% | 22 Dec 2010
Duran Duran are a download hit The Hot Press Newsdesk
New album All You Need Is Now has stormed charts worldwide

Music | News 45% |  6 Jul 2016
Drake's 'Views' Smashes Records by Topping Billboard chart for 9th consecutive week. The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Canadian rapper's album is enjoying the longest run on top of the charts since Adel's '21'

Music | News 45% | 27 Nov 2009
Boyle Grabs Irish No.1 Spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
The battle for dominance of the Christmas market is hotting up, with the runner-up in this year's Britain's Got Talent contest, Susan Boyle, going straight to No.1 in the Irish album charts this week.

Music | News 45% |  5 Jun 2015
Florence + The Machine debut at number one The Hot Press Newsdesk
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful enters the Irish charts – and how!

Music | News 45% | 31 Mar 2011
My Boy by Philomena Lynott hits No. 1 spot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press Books are delighted to announce that My Boy is the top seller in the Non-Fiction Paperback category of the Irish book charts

Music | News 45% | 29 Jun 2012
Jedward top the Irish Album Chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
Plus Westlife shoot back up the charts the same week as their farewell tour.

Music Review | Album 45% | 13 Aug 2002
Dirty Vegas Eamon Sweeney
Dirty Vegas are this summer's bland, mellow dance 'sensation', storming through the Stateside charts in a blaze of boredom.

Music Review | Album 45% | 31 Aug 2000
Funny Because It's True Hannah Hamilton
Over the past year or two, the minty fresh blast of guitary poppy punk in the charts has induced delight among the jilted generation. Green Day, Offspring, Blink 182 et al have all knocked a few teeny bands out of the top ten.

Music | News 45% | 27 Apr 2004
Rory Gallagher live DVD number 1 in Germany The Hot Press Newsdesk
The 'Live at the Rockpalast' series of DVDs seem to be going down well in Germany, with Thin Lizzy's charting at number five and Rory Gallagher's shooting to the top of the music DVD charts

Music Review | Album 45% |  1 Sep 1999
A Place In The Sun John Walshe
Crashing guitars and nice melody lines abound here, as Lit become the latest American power poppers to pound their way across the Atlantic and into the charts.

  45% | 30 Aug 2005
On A Clear Day Tara Brady
On paper, On A Clear Day sounds like a sure-fire bet for dreariest movie of the year. Set in Glasgow (here we go) against a backdrop of mourning, shipyard closure and barfly depression, Gaby Dellal’s debut feature charts Peter Mullan’s quest for post-redundancy dignity by swimming the English Channel.

Music | News 45% | 18 Apr 2017
Lady Gaga releases new single The Hot Press Newsdesk
Following her performance at Coachella, Lady Gaga released a new single that hit number one on the iTunes charts worldwide.

Music | News 45% |  1 Aug 2007
Watching the detectives The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Pigeon Detectives are the latest Northern English upstarts to bother the upper echelons of the charts. Should we care?

Music | News 45% |  2 Sep 2016
Britney Spears' New Album Knocks Lisa Hannigan Off Top Spot Peter McGoran
At Swim spends just one week at the top as Britney Spears climbs straight to Number 1 on the Irish Album Charts.

Film Review | Film 45% | 14 May 2007
Goodbye Bafana Tara Brady
Based on the book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend, the film charts the unlikely friendship between Robben Island’s most famous inmate and the official who censored his letters.

Music Review | Live 45% | 10 Dec 2003
Fleetwood Mac Colm O'Hare
A quarter of a century since they topped the album charts and ruled the airwaves with their distinctive brand of West Coast pop/rock, not much has changed in the Fleetwood Mac camp.

Music Review | Album 45% | 18 Mar 2004
Back on Track Colm O'Hare
Forty years since she belted her way to the top of the charts with a raucous version of the Isley Brothers’ ‘Shout’, the former teen soul singing sensation somehow manages to stave off the ravages of age.

Film Review | Film 44% | 17 Feb 1999
Hilary ... Jackie Craig Fitzsimons
A BIOPIC of the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pre, based on her sister's book A Genius in the Family, this worthy but less-than-pleasant psychodrama charts the parallel lives of supertalented, tortured Jackie (Emily Watson) and her quietly-spoken sister Hilary (Rachel Griffiths).

Music Review | Album 44% |  7 Dec 2004
Irish Son Tanya Sweeney
Robbie Williams has a hell of a lot to answer for. Nowadays, every trained chump in the charts feels that they too can have a stab at credible solo stardom (and bagging an unspeakable amount of money from a major label).

Music | News 44% | 28 Jul 2017
Linkin Park have two albums in the Irish Top 10 following death of Chester Bennington Peter McGoran
Linkin Park's resurgence in the charts comes under the most tragic of circumstances.

Music Review | Album 44% |  9 Nov 2000
Sound Loaded Eamon Sweeney
Let’s face it, we all love the Puerto Rican heart-throb that answers to the name Ricky; well, in small doses. In summer '99, 'Livin' La Vida Loca' lit up the charts as one of the finest sunshine and kookiness hits in recent years.

Music Review | Album 44% | 17 Oct 2005
Piece By Piece Jackie Hayden
Tracks like ‘Nine Million Bicycles’ and ‘Halfway Up The Hindu Kush’ could easily trouble charts the world over; indeed virtually all the tracks are the epitome of radio-friendliness.

Music Review | Album 44% | 28 Jul 1993
Promises And Lies Colm O'Hare
THEY'VE HAD more hits than Madness, were the first reggae group to top the charts in the U.S. (with 'Red Red Wine') and have been the unofficial 'international ambassadors of reggae' for over a decade and a half now.

Music Review | Album 44% | 26 Aug 2005
Secret House Against The World Phil Udell
Buck 65’s last album, Talkin’ Honky Blues, was something approaching a revelation, proof that hip-hop could still be a potent, astonishing force. It was never going to top the charts or thrust its author onto MTV but it did promise much for the future, a promise that Secret House Against The World resolutely fails to deliver on.

Film Review | Film 44% |  7 Nov 2006
The Prestige Tara Brady
Adapted by Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan from Christopher Priest’s novel about two competing magicians in turn-of-the-20th-century London, The Prestige charts the fortunes of suave Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and working-class runt Alfred Borden (Christian Bale).

Music Review | Live 44% | 26 Mar 2007
Just Jack live at the Tripod, Dublin Neil Brennan
Just Jack deserves better than to be dismissed as a one-hit wonder. Given the fickle nature of the pop charts these days, however, there’s a serious risk he might be remembered only for the novelty hit ‘Starz In Their Eyes’.

Music | News 44% |  5 Jul 2016
Greatest Hits: Queen Remains the UK's Biggest Selling Album of All-Time The Hot Press Newsdesk
To those who fear the closing in of pop syndicates like Adele and Ed Sheeran, breathe a sigh of relief as Queen still reign on top.

Music | News 44% | 25 Nov 2016
Campaign launched to get Terry Wogan to Christmas No. 1 Peter McGoran
An online campaign has been launched which, if successful, would see Terry Wogan top the Irish charts in time for Christmas.

Music | Beats + Pieces 44% |  8 Jul 1998
THERE WERE two Irish records ?? ??
THERE WERE two Irish records in the UK club charts simultaneously for the first time ever recently. As Belfast boy Wand’s remix of Dubliner Kerri Ann’s ‘Do You Love Me Boy’ slipped from number 27 to number 29, Northern duo Agnelli & Nelson crashed straight in at number five.

Music Review | Live 44% |  8 Apr 2004
live in Dublin Stuart Clark
Okay, it's not me or any of the other 1300 Ambassador ticket-holders who've been all over the charts like a rash recently, but that doesn't stop Snow Patrol's top 5 breakthrough feeling like a personal victory.

Music | News 44% | 26 Jan 2009
Ireland leads the way with new U2 album The Hot Press Newsdesk
U2's new single 'Get On Your Boots' has shot straight to No.1 in the Irish airplay charts.

Music Review | Album 44% |  9 May 2007
Fantastic Playroom Peter Murphy
Fantastic Playroom sounds exactly like it sounds: often cute, occasionally lurid, always novel, a record with one eye on the alt-style supplements, the other on the charts.

Music | News 44% |  3 Nov 2006
Big Names Mix With Newcomers in Video Hit List The Hot Press Newsdesk
David Kitt [pictured right], The Frank And Walters, The Walls and Royseven are among the artists who have been selected to have their videos made, in a special programme run by New York University, in association with Hot Press. Royseven's recently released debut album, The Art Of Insincerity, entered the Irish album charts at No.17 this week.

Music Review | Album 44% | 11 Aug 1993
Siamese Dream Tara McCarthy
If, as the coolest of the cool are prone to say, grunge is dead, nobody has told it. More importantly, nobody's informed all the common folk who, at least in the States, are pushing Pearl Jam's Ten into its eighty-third week on the Billboard Album Charts.

Music Review | Album 43% | 20 Dec 1980
Kings Of The Wild Frontier Niall Stokes
There's a new star in the charts tonight, and throughout the land there is much rejoicing (especially in some of the more fashionable areas of London). One of punks more pathetic jokes, Adam Ant, forsakes his past of seedy night clubs.

Music Review | Album 43% | 12 May 1999
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too Jonathan O Brien
Since new Radicals, currently the golden-bollocked boys of the American overground, are so fond of irony, they might like the fact that they strongly remind me of all those Scottish and northern English soulboys who dominated the UK charts around 1987-1988 (Hue & Cry, Danny Wilson, Deacon Blue, The Kane Gang, The Blow Monkeys et al).

Music Review | Album 43% | 17 Mar 1999
69 and *I* Jonathan O Brien
IN THE benighted 1980s, the charts were full of whites trying to sound black: anti-rock outpourers like Mick Hucknall, Annie Lennox, Hue ... Cry, Bono, Kevin Rowland, all baring their beige-coloured souls, wasting their time in slavish imitation of James Brown, Curtis Mayfield et al.

Music | News 43% |  1 Dec 2016
Across The Line At 30 TV documentary to be shown on BBC Peter McGoran
The documentary charts the history of the famous show, which has continually championed new music in Northern Ireland for the past 30 years. It will be shown on Monday, December 12 on BBC One.

Music Review | Album 43% |  3 Aug 2007
We'll Live And Die In These Towns Olaf Tyaransen
Having debuted at Number One in the UK album charts last week, it would appear that working-class Coventry trio The Enemy are now officially the next big thing.

Features | Film Interview 43% |  5 Oct 2016
Director Colm Quinn discusses his new documentary Mattress Men Roe McDermott
The film charts the remarkable rise of Mattress Mick and his wingman Paul Kelly.

Features | Reports 42% | 22 Sep 2008
At home with... The Aftermath Colm O'Hare
The Aftermath are the first rock band from Longford ever to hit the charts. But right now, they live in Mullingar, the new happening epicentre of rock’n’roll.

Features | Reports 42% |  6 Jul 2009
Mike’s brilliant career Neil McCormick
Another one from the archives: in a feature from 1987 – as Michael Jackson releases Bad – Neil McCormick charts the phenomenal career of the enigmatic star.

Music | Report 34% |  5 Jul 2011
Fake Blood The Hot Press Newsdesk
Performing on Sunday July 10

Music | Report 34% |  2 Jun 2010
Madness - July 9 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Distinguished by Suggs' irresistible cheeky-chappie phrasing, a night out with Madness is guaranteed entertainment

Music | Report 34% |  5 Jul 2011
Retro/Grade The Hot Press Newsdesk
Performing on Saturday July 9

Music | Report 33% |  2 Jun 2010
Westlife - July 6 & 7 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Twelve years into their astonishing career and pop sensations Westlife are still breaking records.

Music | Interview 32% | 26 Aug 2003
Colin Farrell sings! The Hot Press Newsdesk
No, we're not taking the piss. Click below to hear a 30 second sampler of the star belting out a cover of 'I Fought The Law' from the soundtrack of his latest movie, Intermission...

Music | Interview 32% | 30 Aug 2008
The Italian job Jason O'Toole
A collaboration with the sultry Italian singer JustCarmen has propelled Ireland's '60s hit machine, The Bachelors, back into the limelight.

Music | Interview 32% | 24 Jun 1998
Young, Free And Hit Single Barry Glendenning
The release of her second album Blue Planet should prove beyond all reasonable doubt that DONNA LEWIS is no One Hit Wonder. Interview: BARRY GLENDENNING.

Features | Commentary 32% | 16 Mar 2000
The Self-Righteous Brother Barry Glendenning
He may have been beaten out of sight by Robson & Jerome, Wet Wet Wet, Lionel Richie and Unchained Melody , but Chris De Burgh was the undisputed star of Channel 4 s Top 10 Hits: Love Songs. BARRY GLENDENNING reports.

Music | Interview 32% |  8 Nov 2016
Interview with Matt Simons Abby Steward
After a sold-out gig at Whelans on Friday, Matt Simons of "Catch and Release" fame spoke to Hot Press about his music and his experience in Dublin.

Politics | Frontlines 31% | 27 Mar 2012
DCFE Students In Pioneering Link-Up With Nielsen Jackie Hayden
A DCFE initiative will provide a boost for Irish acts, while offering students an insight into what’s involved in releasing an album. words Jackie Hayden

Music | News 31% | 30 Aug 2013
Finbar Furey straight in at No. 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Thanks to his participation on The Hit on RTE, Finbar Furey has gone straight in at No. 1 with the song 'The Last Great Love Song'

Music | Interview 31% | 10 Jul 2007
Shikari on camping Kilian Murphy
Love them or despise them, there’s no denying that blogger faves Enter Shikari are the hottest thing in teen rock. Just don’t call them emo!

Music | Interview 31% | 16 Apr 1997
Return of the Mack Colm O'Hare
The sky s the limit for mackerel sky. Interview: COLM O HARE

Features | Interview 31% |  1 Nov 2004
Hot Off The Press: Stuff That Ain't True Joe Donnelly
The Thrills blamed for after-match riot, the word 'me' has been banned from songtitles that will be played on RTE, and who'd win a fight between Paddy Casey and Glen Hansard.

Music | Interview 31% |  5 Feb 2014
Sweet Seventeen: Interview with Niamh Crowther The Hot Press Newsdesk
A serial winner of talent competitions Niamh Crowther has drawn comparisons with Adele and Kate Bush. And she's very definitely got youth on her side...

Music | Interview 31% | 29 Apr 1998
C'mon Billie John Walshe
john walshe catches a word with London's latest pop sensation, songstress Billie Myers.

Music | Interview 31% |  2 Aug 2005
Winter wonderland Phil Udell
Hit singles, festival shows, radio play. It’s all happening for The Blizzards.

Politics | Frontlines 31% |  2 Nov 2010
Reeling and Rocking Valerie Flynn
Another decade, another series: Hot Press goes behind the scenes of cult TV show Reeling in the Years to find out what’s going to make the final cut in Reeling in the Noughties.

Music | News 31% | 15 Aug 2016
Blossoms score UK No. 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Self-titled debut from the Stockport rockers tops the chart

Music | Interview 31% | 13 May 2002
Parle's a singer Hannah Hamilton
A little bit country, a little bit pop and, once upon a time a whole lot of Kylie - Hannah Hamilton meets rising irish star Luan Parle

Music | Main Event 31% |  9 Mar 2009
UPDATED: U2 announce tour details The Hot Press Newsdesk
As their album reaches the No.1 spot in the UK and Ireland, U2 have announced details of their 360° Tour, which is being sponsored by Blackberry.

Music | Interview 31% |  8 Jun 2012
Cork Of The Walk Gráinne Aylward
They’re the fresh new kids on the Cork music scene. The Empire Lights discuss hit singles, Michael Jackson and their plans for global domination.

Features | Interview 31% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: May Jackie Hayden

Music | Interview 31% | 10 Feb 2004
Big in Lithuania Colm O'Hare
The unusual story of how Dubliner Erica Jennings found success in the Baltics.

Features | Interview 31% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac: December Jackie Hayden

Music | Interview 31% | 21 Nov 2006
Music Ireland '06 live acts The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Live Stage sizzles with Music Ireland's collection of groups

Features | Interview 31% | 19 Apr 2006
At Home With...Dave Fanning Shilpa Ganatra
It’s hard to believe, we know, but occasionally Dave Fanning likes to put his feet up and switch off from the outside world. Who would have thought, though, that he’d have such an interest in kitchen renovation?

Music | Report 31% | 28 Aug 2017
COUNTDOWN TO ELECTRIC PICNIC: The Enduring Legacy of A Tribe Called Quest Paul Nolan
One of the most influential hip hop groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest are sure to produce a barnstorming performance.

Music | Interview 31% | 11 Jul 2008
The smartest guys in the vroom Hannah Hamilton
The hype parade doesn't interest Carlow's finest, 79 Cortinaz. Whether it's cold-calling record stores or hand delivering CDs, they'd rather take a grassroots journey to the top.

Music | Interview 31% | 29 Mar 2001
Dum Dums With(out) A Bullet Stephen Robinson
Josh Doyle of power pop outfit the Dum Dums gives Stephen Robinson his best shot

Music | Interview 31% | 10 Feb 2012
Born To Be Wild Ed Power
After 10 years of being indie also-rans, The Maccabees have just produced a bona fide Britrock classic. Ed Power discovers how it all went right.

Music | Report 31% |  2 Jun 2010
Kenny Rogers - June 20 The Hot Press Newsdesk
A pop-country superstar, Rogers has also proved himself a formidable business entrepreneur, actor and photographer

Music | Interview 31% | 25 Aug 1993
All told, the last ten action-packed years have seen Mary Black release nine solo albums - from her eponymous debut Mary Black through to the recent chart topper The Holy Ground. Here Chris Donovan takes a retrospective look at what's on offer - and concludes that herein lies the true meaning of the words Black Magic.

Music | Interview 31% | 10 Dec 1997
White-boy soulsters daryl hall and john oates have returned to keep America safe for accomplished, slick R n B and they re still packing in the punters after all these years. Interview: colm o hare.

Music | Interview 31% | 17 Nov 2009
Return to the Planet of the Apes Celina Murphy
Following up one of the biggest dance choons of 2008 couldn’t have been an easy task for cosmically-minded production duo SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. Maestro primate number one Jas Shaw puts it down to a little bit of crafty collaborating and a lot of vintage *nsync records.

Music | Interview 31% | 13 Apr 2000
Holding Tight Colm O'Hare
COLM O HARE talks to EMBRACE frontman DANNY McNAMARA about the band s new album, their fondly remembered Glastonbury performance and being told to sound more like Shed Seven .

Music | Report 31% |  2 Jun 2010
Tony Bennett - July 8 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Over six decades Tony Bennett has had a major influence on countless singers across various genres, including, notably, Elvis Costello and k d lang

Music | News 31% |  6 Aug 2010
Coronas Third week at the top The Hot Press Newsdesk
New entry from Best Coast, while Temper Trap remain in the top 20 for their 51st week

Music | Interview 30% |  4 Oct 2006
Crooner with a view Colm O'Hare
He’s one of the hottest young talents around. So why is James Morrison sick of the song that made him famous?

Music | Interview 30% | 12 Sep 2005
On The Revs 2005 Tour: 79 Cortinaz  
79 Cortinaz will be playing the Star, Laois on 23 September with The Revs. Here's a little background on the hand-picked support...

Features | Interview 30% | 25 Jul 2006
The revolution starts here Neil Brennan
The end of an era for the music industry, or the beginning, as digital downloads become eligible for the Irish Top 50 singles chart.

Music | Report 30% |  2 Jun 2010
Mamma Mia! - July 20 - August 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mamma Mia! is a fun-filled musical built around the poptabulous hit songs of the amazing Abba

Features | Interview 30% |  9 Oct 2006
We did it our way Jackie Hayden
With the publication of U2 By U2, the band have finally got to tell the story of their success from their own perspective. It’s got some great pictures too.

Music | Interview 30% |  7 Dec 2000
Midas Touch John Walshe
Who the hell are Powderfinger and why are they about to take over the world? John Walshe found out.

Music | Interview 30% |  5 Nov 2009
The Mighty Flynn The Hot Press Newsdesk
She first caught our ears as the breathy vocalist covering ‘Let’s Dance’ on the Ballygowan ad, but Miss Paula Flynn now has her own album of original songs on release.

Music | Interview 30% | 14 Jul 2008
The Chart of Noise Jackie Hayden
Noise terrorists Paranoid Visions have had their first hit record after 30 years. Is this mere carelessness or part of a cunning plan to subvert the nation?

Music | Interview 30% | 24 Aug 2011
Once You Pop, You Can't Stop Celina Murphy
The Wanted on fans, reality TV and Irish charm.

Broadcast | Video 30% | 16 Jun 2015
The Hot Press Storeroom Sessions: Amazing Apples The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Galway 5-piece knocked into Hot Press for an atmospheric performance.

Music | Interview 30% |  8 Nov 2005
Ahoy me hearties! Louise Hodgson
Music piracy has far worse consequences than the deprivation of multi-millionaires.

Music | Interview 30% |  7 Jun 2006
A spring in his zep Colm O'Hare
Among the finest vocalists in the history of rock, the former Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant will bring something very special to the Cork bill.

Music | Interview 30% | 17 Jan 2001
Prior to their recent Dublin gig, THE BLUETONES talked to NADINE O REGAN about the fickleness of fame, artistic integrity, America and the dangers of sausage sponsorship!

Music | Report 30% |  2 Jun 2010
Al Green & Michael McDonald - June 19 The Hot Press Newsdesk
One of the biggest selling gospel and soul stars of the '70s performs with a staple of US FM radio soft rock

Music | Interview 30% | 26 Oct 2000
The Hitman Bites Back Colm O'Hare
PETE WATERMAN, one third of the famous Stock, Aitken and Waterman team, defends himself. Interview: Colm O'Hare

Music | Interview 30% | 24 Oct 2003
"We the dream team" Danielle Brigham
Danielle Brigham meets the hottest graduates from the school of Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent

Music | Interview 30% | 29 Sep 1999
Four Play John Walshe
Dublin-based hip-hop collective Fourfront include a former US3 rapper and an AA Roadwatch presenter in their ranks. John Walshe gets the lowdown.

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Sep 2001
Staind Up! Colm O'Hare
AARON LEWIS of US rock outfit staind tells COLM O'HARE how his band once blew Limp Bizkit's fuse

Features | Interview 30% | 21 Feb 2007
The demolished man Joe Jackson
Set in Dublin on the day that Ballymun flats were demolished, Danny and Chantelle (Still Here) is a modern love story for a modern Ireland, says playwright Philip McMahon.

Music | Interview 30% | 18 Feb 2011
Plastic Fantastic Roe McDermott
They’re the YouTube sensations who have parlayed a novelty hit into a proper pop career. The Rubberbandits talk about riding, rhyming and the fashionista potential of plastic bags.

Music | Interview 30% | 23 Jun 2011
Southern man Colm O'Hare
Gregg Allman is a true American music legend, steeped in the country, blues, gospel and soul of his Deep South birthplace. Both as a solo artist and as a key member of the Allman Brothers Band, he has survived five decades of performing and recording despite enduring the kind of tragedies that would sink most musicians.

Music | Interview 30% | 17 Jan 2007
Fish upon a star Mark Kavanagh
Fish Go Deep frontwoman Tracey Kelliher lifts the lid on the house outfit’s smash anthem, ‘The Cure And The Cause’.

Music | News 30% | 29 Jul 2016
Major Lazer's 'Cold Water' Feat. Justin Bieber Jumps To Number 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Canadian pop star's return has seen him go straight to the top of the singles chart

Music | Interview 30% | 16 Jul 2002
Hardcore kornography Hannah Hamilton
Are Korn manic metalheads or make-a-wish foundation, charity-supporting nice guys? It's a little of both, actually

Music | Interview 30% | 25 Sep 2002
Sweet things Paul Nolan
Although still in their teens, the career of English popsters the Sugababes has been more eventful than most bands twice their age. Co-founder Mutya Buena tells us how they pulled through the dark times and why she’s pleasantly shocked at the NME’s coverage of the band

Music | Interview 30% | 12 Mar 2002
La belle époque Peter Murphy
Extinguisher in hand, Peter Murphy cautiously approaches, but finds himself charmed and disarmed by Bellefire

Music | Interview 30% |  1 Sep 2005
Archive artist of the fortnight: David Gray The Hot Press Newsdesk
We couldn't help it. So taken are we by David Gray's masterpiece of a new album that we've dug out some of the really special moments!

Music | Interview 30% | 22 May 2003
Lady boys Patrick Hedlund
Having done serious box-office damage in the States, Our Lady Peace are now looking to conquer Europe. Mainman Raine Maida tells Patrick Hedlund why failure is not an option

Music | Interview 30% | 10 Nov 2003
Ways To Go Colm O'Hare
A sister group whose family name begins with ‘C’ – little wonder that The Conways are being compared to you-know-who. Find out what’s different about the Sligo foursome.

Music | Interview 30% | 14 Apr 1999
Turning on the Style Eamon Sweeney
The Stylistics have, over the course of a 30-year career, notched up no less than 25 US Top Ten hits. Now they re coming to Dublin. By EAMON SWEENEY.

Music | Interview 30% | 28 Oct 2002
Papa do preach Hannah Hamilton
Papa Roach’s Dave Buckner (above, second left) on the ‘Screamco’ movement, maturity and the band’s latest opus Lovehatetragedy

Music | Interview 30% |  6 Aug 1997
MAC S BACK! Peter Murphy
1980s heroes Echo And The Bunnymen have pulled off the seemingly impossible - they ve made a credible, well-received comeback. Interview: peter murphy.

Music | Interview 30% | 21 Feb 2003
What Coolio did next Paul Nolan
Still most famous in this part of the world for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, la rapper Coolio has certainly kept himself busy in the eight years since that hit. Movies, charity work and an appearance on Open House are all in a day’s work for the artist formerly known as Artis Leon Ivey Jr.

Music | Interview 30% |  9 Mar 2004
Double chop kooky Eamon Sweeney
A brace of new albums from Lambchop suggests the soundbyte generation is ready for something more substantial. Eamon Sweeney talks it out with Kurt Wagner.

Politics | Frontlines 30% | 14 Apr 2010
Born Snappy Colm O'Hare
Back in the late ‘70s Colm Henry was house photographer to an up-and-coming Dublin combo called U2. Ahead of a new exhbition of his photographs of the band, he talks about their early years, and how the fab four were always learning.

Music | Interview 30% | 21 Mar 2006
Electroclash of the Titans Colm O'Hare
They were one of the bands that kick-started the synth-rock revolution. Now, The Human League are finally basking in the acclaim they deserve.

Features | Commentary 30% | 17 Jan 2002
Old Hayden's Almanac 2002 Staff Writer
The future in nifty twelve-point type, summoned for you out of the ether by the Oracle of Hot Press, the redoubtable, all-powerful, spookily omniscient, scarily prescient, frighteningly knowledgeable but really quite friendly when you get to know him, Old Hayden. Read it and live better

Music | Report 30% |  2 Jun 2010
Blondie - June 24 The Hot Press Newsdesk
One of the New Wave’s most commercially successful act's, Blondie was distinguished by style icon Debbie Harry’s bittersweet vocals

Music | Interview 30% | 25 Apr 2006
A brighter shade of Pale Jackie Hayden
Well, skip a light fandango if it isn’t The Pale, back with a new EP after the long absence that followed their massive contribution to the Irish rock scene of the early nineties. The Final Garden sees them re-emerge as a sturdier yet looser musical unit than of yore.

Music | News 30% | 16 Jan 2015
Brendan Graham and Sumi Jo combine for Korean hit The Hot Press Newsdesk
Legendary Irish hit-maker and opera star set for success with 'Moon Flower'

Music | Interview 30% |  8 Sep 2006
Zane in the membrane Shilpa Ganatra
Having MTV and Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe in your band can be as much a curse as a blessing, according to New Zealand homeboys Breaks Co-Op.

Features | Interview 30% | 15 Jun 2015
Gareth Murphy Interview Roisin Dwyer
Gareth Murphy’s Cowboys and Indies charts the decline of the music industry – but, he argues, it’s not all doom and gloom.

Music | Interview 30% |  2 Oct 2014
Ella Eyre talks to Hot Press Olaf Tyaransen
Dubbed the ‘British Beyonce’, Ella Eyre has whooshed to the top of the charts via high-profile hook-ups with Rudimental and Naughty Boy. But can she cut it on her own?

Music | Interview 30% | 30 Jul 2014
Safe Harbour – Big September Interview Craig Fitzpatrick
The road has been a long one for Big September, but this summer they arrived at the top of the charts. The indie quintet talk loss, overcoming addiction, keeping the faith and the warm embrace of Bray.

Music | Interview 30% |  3 Dec 2013
Hot Press Meets Boy George Stuart Clark
He’s topped the charts, spent time in the clinker and ran the gamut of tabloid drug infamy. Somehow Boy George is still here and about to drop a cracking new solo album. He talks about his unlikely love affair with inner city Dublin (he has family there), the exquisite heartache of overnight success and how he’s survived a lifetime of fast-lane turmoil.

Music | Interview 30% | 31 Jul 2013
Hot Press Meets Naughty Boy Ed Power
As Naughty Boy, Shadid Khan has topped the charts, produced Emeli Sande's smash LP and proved there is life after Noel Edmonds. Ahead of Oxegen, he discusses his remarkable rise...

Music | Interview 30% | 28 Mar 2013
Hot Press meets Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro Jonny Rothwell
Scottish alt. rockers Biffy Clyro released an ambitious double-disc album, Opposites, to widespread acclaim earlier this year. Within weeks it topped the charts. Ahead of their Dublin O2 gig, Jonny Rothwell talks to lead singer Simon Neil about his attraction to the dark side and his affinity for Irish fans...

Features | Interview 30% | 28 Feb 2013
Arc Angels Craig Fitzpatrick
Tired of mind games, Everything Everything now look to tug the heart strings. Singer Jonathan Higgs talks big gestures, inertia in rock, living forever as a computer and, as Arc rockets up the charts, admits that he's not too embarrassed to purchase a record with his face on the cover.

Music | Interview 30% | 25 Oct 2012
Strike it Plucky Dave Hanratty
Back from hiatus and ready to rock once more, Matchbox Twenty have just topped the charts Stateside. Guitarist Kyle Cook explains how his move behind the desk helped shape his band’s first record in ten years.

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Sep 2012
Back To The Bloc Celina Murphy
Between solo records, fooling the press and penning his first novel, it’s a wonder that Kele Okereke had the time to reform Bloc Party, who with their fourth album, have just cemented their status as one of Britain’s finest guitar bands. With the record in question riding high in the charts, the frontman opens up to Celina Murphy about splitting up, getting back together and everything in between.

Music | Interview 30% | 30 May 2012
That'll Be The Day! Celina Murphy
It’s true what they say; it’s a long way to Tipperary, especially when you’ve come via LA, Wembley Arena and the top of the charts. After five years as the green-eyed Irish beauty in heart-stealing pop phenomenon The Saturdays, Una Healy is plotting a homecoming gig in her old haunt of Thurles… and she’s bringing the other five (yes, five!) Saturdays with her.

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Jun 2011
Stars in their eyes Edwin McFee
Armed with an album that looks set to steamroll its way into the charts and hearts of the world, Edwin McFee meets up with NI’s latest success story The Japanese Popstars to talk about mainstream acceptance, signing to a major label, why Lisa Hannigan isn’t as bad a dancer as you’d imagine, and the joys of working with The Cure’s Robert Smith.

Music | Interview 30% | 29 Nov 2010
Rumer At The Top Stuart Clark
With a back-story straight out of a lurid true life documentary, soul-jazz sensation Rumer certainly has a lot to talk about. With her debut album storming the charts she talks about the shock of discovering the true identity of her father, her years in the wilderness as a struggling singer-songwriter and coming to terms with the fact her number one fan was slap happy British politician John Prescott.

Music | Interview 30% | 22 Mar 2010
Mad, Ballad & Dangerous to Know Jackie Hayden
Suddenly it’s safe to listen to Irish ballads again. The once-moribund genre has been rejuvenated by The High Kings who are currently playing to full houses and their second album Memory Lane is nestling in the charts. Jackie Hayden gets the how and the why from the band’s Martin Furey.

Music | Interview 30% | 10 Feb 2010
Bite Club Peter Murphy
As their long-awaited second album crashes into the US charts at number one, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig talks about Afro-beat, their love of The Edge’s guitar playing and their debt to the great soundtrack composers – and explains that the charges of cultural carpetbagging rested at their doorstep are unwarranted.

Music | Interview 30% | 23 Sep 2009
His Grime Has Come Celina Murphy
Tinchy Stryder is the fast-talking Star In The Hood who’s pretty much dominated the charts in 2009 with a nagging brand of infectious hip hop. Hot Press caught up with the Prince Of Grime to see if we can figure out his formula for Number Ones.

Music | Interview 30% |  8 Sep 2008
Believe the hype Anne Sexton
They’ve been heralded as the biggest thing in Irish rock since U2 – a prediction that proved prescient when The Script romped to the top of the charts with their debut album.

Music | Interview 30% |  7 Mar 2008
Her Amy is true Craig Fitzsimons
She's the multi-platinum artist you won't read about in the tabloids. AMY MACDONALD explains how she managed to top the charts without becoming famous.

Music | Interview 30% |  5 Apr 2006
What the Doctors saw Phil Udell
Fifteen years since they first topped the Irish charts, The Saw Doctors remain one of this country’s most successful bands. So why do so many people still consider them a novelty act?

Music | Interview 30% |  7 Jan 2005
Slash & Burn Stuart Clark
Having undergone a punishing regime of drink, drugs and debauchery during Guns N’ Roses’ heyday, few thought that iconic guitar-slinger Slash would ever again venture out into the mainstream rock arena. But having put together a motley crew of collaborators in Velvet Revolver, he’s now back at No. 1 in the album charts and rocking harder than ever.

Features | Interview 30% |  9 Nov 2004
Strange Tales & Practical Magic Peter Murphy
Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, the epic Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is putting new blood into new magic, not to mention proving something of a sensation on the bestseller charts.

Music | Interview 30% | 25 Jun 2004
Born to be Wilde Stuart Clark
A year ago they were being paid fifty quid a gig, now they’re one of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet and about to take the Oxegen main stage by storm. A pun loving Stuart Clark discovers how Franz Ferdinand have become Top of the Fops.

Music | Interview 30% | 12 May 2004
Operation rock and awe starts here.. Stuart Clark
Having dominated the charts here for the past ten years, Ash are gearing up for a full-scale invasion of America. Stuart Clark dons his hard hat as Tim, Mark, Rick and Charlotte tell him about their new record of mass destruction Meltdown, and the A-list celebrity company they’ve been keeping in the city of angels.

Music | Interview 30% | 30 Mar 2004
Incoming... Chris Donovan
While 2004 has not been an especially spectacular year to date, there is good reason to believe that rocks big guns are likely to deliver the kind of records that will revive spirits in the industry. Chris Donovan previews some of the albums that are likely to top the sales – and the critical – charts before 2004 is out...

Music | Interview 30% | 30 Mar 2004
Incoming... Chris Donovan
While 2004 has not been an especially spectacular year to date, there is good reason to believe that rocks big guns are likely to deliver the kind of records that will revive spirits in the industry. Chris Donovan previews some of the albums that are likely to top the sales – and the critical – charts before 2004 is out...

Music | Interview 30% | 15 Mar 2004
Go ahead punks, make my day Phil Udell
One minute you’re playing tiny little clubs, the next you’re all over MTV like a rash. Phil Udell charts the rise and rise of The Offspring.

Music | Interview 30% | 11 Mar 2004
Go ahead punks, make my day Phil Udell
One minute you’re playing tiny little clubs, the next you’re all over MTV like a rash. Phil Udell charts the rise and rise of The Offspring.

Music | Interview 30% | 22 Sep 2003
The Story of O Tanya Sweeney
With a self-recorded and self-released album – called simply O – Damien Rice has emerged as a major force in Irish music. But that’s just the start of it: the record is now in the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K., and with the kind of momentum he has generated, the feeling is that it might just go all the way.

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Sep 2001
Tupac Shakur and the bloody history of U.S. hip-hop Peter Murphy
It is five years since rapper TUPAC SHAKUR was gunned down on the streets of las vegas in a gangland-style shooting that took place on September 7, 1996. Since then he has become the subject of one of modern music’s most bizarre death cults, as he continues to sell millions of records and to top charts all over the world. but behind his death lies a story of hip-hop babylon – a sordid tale of intrigue, egos, drugs, sex, intimidation, violence – and, almost by the way, some great and enduring music. By PETER MURPHY

Music | Interview 30% | 21 Jun 2001
Nu-metal breakdown Phil Udell
LIMP BIZKIT are a rock'n'roll phenomenon. Notching up in excess of 20 million album sales over the past two years, they're in the vanguard of the nu-metal movement that has seen guitar rock reclaiming its place at the top of the singles charts. In Madrid to catch the band live, PHIL UDELL first hears passionate words from the frontman, FRED DURST. But, amid a welter of controversy, the raging music is put on hold as Limp Bizkit's show in the Spanish capital is cancelled – an ominous foreshadowing of the events that will see their UK, German and Irish dates also sensationally cancelled

Music | Interview 30% | 20 Jul 2000
Jubilee Lines Eamon Sweeney
With Lights Of The City, underground faves JUBILEE ALLSTARS have finally made the album they ve always talked about. And they re still talking about disappearing Dublin, real Irish pop, love songs, dinner parties and much more. words: EAMON SWEENEY. Star Charts: Declan English

Music | Interview 30% |  8 Jun 2000
Keeping His Cool Colm O'Hare
A new compilation album charts DONAL LUNNY s extraordinary musical journey to date but Colm O'Hare finds that the COOLFIN founder still has his eye fixed firmly on challenges to come

Music | Interview 30% | 28 Apr 1999
Wave Goodbye, Say Hello Nick Kelly
Once he cleaned up in the charts, now he s cleaned up himself. Bruised but unbroken, MARC ALMOND is back and busy on all fronts. And, whisper it, there s even talk of SOFT CELL reforming. Interview: NICK KELLY.

Features | Commentary 30% | 29 Apr 1998
It's been 33 years since Belfast girl Ruby Murray topped the UK charts with 'Softly Softly'. Since then, the female singers from the North have rarely scored internationally. Dana last hit the top 50 in '79. Newry stomper Clodagh Rodgers wowed Eurovision in '71 with her hot pants and a rendition of the oompah crowd-pleaser 'Jack In The Box'. And, er, that's about

Music | Interview 30% | 18 Mar 1998
one from the heart Joe Jackson
Siobhan MacGowan s debut album Chariot confirms that the sister of you-know-who is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Here she tells Joe Jackson how her music charts an emotional journey from darkness into light. Pix: COLM HENRY

Music | Interview 30% | 29 Oct 1997
a man of the people Nick Kelly
As soul-pop heavyweights M People gear up for another assault on the charts and a brief Irish tour, Nick Kelly shoots the breeze with their well-travelled Mancunian music maestro, Mike Pickering.

Features | Commentary 30% |  3 Sep 1997
NOT ALRIGHT mama Joe Jackson
In the second and final part of his exploration of the Secret Sexual History of Elvis Presley, joe jackson describes the king s prowess as a peak performer, reveals the great loves of his life, and charts his sordid, sad and ultimately tragic decline and fall.

Music | Interview 30% |  5 Feb 1997
The Hippy Hippy Shake Richard Brophy
RICHARD BROPHY talks to MICHAEL WELLS of TECHNOHEAD, who burst into the charts last year with the magnificent I Wanna Be A Hippy .

Music | Interview 30% |  6 May 1996
The Secret History of the Cranberries Stuart Clark
In the second and final part of an extended interview with Limerick's very own Fab Four, STUART CLARK travels back in time to their humble beginnings and charts their extraordinary transformation into one of the supergroups of the 90s. From shiny pink tracksuits to shiny platinum discos, here's the whole unexpurgated story.

Music | Interview 30% |  6 Oct 1993
Buffalo Stance Lorraine Freeney
With a herd of their fellow Bostonians stampeding the charts and a fine new album Big Red Letter Day to their credit, BUFFALO TOM seem especially primed to cash in on the commercial success that has been dangled teasingly in front of their faces for years. But are they too normal to be rock 'n' roll stars? LORRAINE FREENEY tracked the band in London with that very question in mind.

Music | Interview 30% | 16 Jun 1993
What about Bob? Lorraine Freeney
Lorraine Freeney charts the progress of Bob Mould's power trio Sugar

Music | Interview 30% | 12 Aug 1990
Shocked and Stunned Michael O'Hara
And that s just the band! Galway s finest, The Stunning, take time out from sticking pins in themselves as their debut album Paradise In The Picturehouse finds itself perched atop the Irish charts to explain the secret of their success to an attentive Michael O Hara, who undergoes a road to Damascus experience en route.

Music | Interview 30% | 10 Aug 1989
Valentine Days Helena Mulkerns
Dublin is a shithole basically! that's the opinion of Kevin Shields, one of the two Irish members of My Bloody Valentine, who quit the fair city six years ago because of what they saw as the stifling atmosphere of the place. Since then they've lived and gigged all over Europe and their 1988 album Isn't Anything has put them on top of the critical approval lists and independent charts. Here, taking a break from their US tour, the band reflect on their art, their careers and what they see as the general awfulness of the Irish music scene. Interview: Helena Mulkearns

Music | Interview 30% |  1 Dec 1988
Get Your Yeah Yeahs Out! Bill Graham
From small-time ramshackle punk'n'Irish troubadours to 'international touring act' in the space of six incident-packed years, The Pogues have not only produced music to consistently surprise and delight - they've put it in the charts too! With the help of band members Phil Chevron and Jem Finer, Bill Graham examines The Pogues' enigma in advance of the outfit's impending Christmas single 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' (phew!) and their seasonal show at The Point Depot in Dublin.

Music | Interview 30% | 10 Mar 1988
This Is The Story Cathy Dillon
Christy Dignam of Aslan has never been one to pull his punches and, as a result, controversy has dogged the band with every new public utterance. Now as their debut album Feel No Shame nestles at the top of the Irish charts, in an in-depth interview he attempts to set the record straight, on his attitude to U2, poverty, drugs, groupies, his personal life and the macho implications of the band s image and music. Sceptical Eye: Cathy Dillon

Music | Interview 30% | 22 Sep 2008
Mild at heart Lauren Murphy
He's been painted as a loud-mouthed yob but The Courteeners' Liam Fray is actually a complete sweetheart - so long as you don't ply him with liquor and encourage him to slag his rivals.

Music | Interview 30% |  3 Jul 2006
Thai-dyed and legless Ed Power
Following the implosion of Suede, drummer Simon Gilbert quit the rock'n'roll business and moved to Thailand, only to hook up with a pair of fellow ex-pats, making big music under the Futon banner.

Music | Interview 30% |  6 Jul 2011
The sharp of things to come Fiona Sherlock
Having released his debut mixtape, The Travelling Man, late last year and collaborated with Professor Green in January, Wexford rapper Maverick Sabre is getting his sunblock and wellies ready to play Europe’s biggest festivals this Summer.

Music | Interview 30% |  8 Mar 2011
Ringing The Changes The Hot Press Newsdesk
Eric Bell, guitarist with the classic three-piece line-up of Thin Lizzy, reflects on their big breakthrough, and why he felt he had to leave the band.

Features | Interview 30% | 15 Apr 1998
Candid Carrott Barry Glendenning
jasper carrott's days as a director of Birmingham City FC may be long gone, but despite having some 20 successful years in the comedy business behind him, there are still some people out there who haven't forgiven the Brummie for his 1975 single 'Funky Moped'/'Magic Roundabout'. Interview: Barry Glendenning.

Music | Interview 30% | 25 May 2000
Come Into The Garden Colm O'Hare
Come Into The Garden Colm O'Hare meets Fionnuala Sherry, the only Irish person to win the Eurovision for Norway and half of new age superstar group Secret Garden

Music | Interview 30% | 21 May 2007
The sweetest thing Ed Power
Soul sister Candie Payne may have Wayne Rooney’s accent but her music is pure Motown.

Music | Interview 30% |  9 Dec 2004
Idaho-ho-ho Colm O'Hare
With the huge success of his sophomore album and a brand new masterwork in the offing, 2004 has been a capital year for US singer-songwriter and adopted son of Eire, Josh Ritter.

Music | Interview 30% | 26 Feb 2002
The book of Revelations Nadine O Regan
Donegal three-piece The Revs have in two short years become one of the country's most successful independent outfits, but, as Nadine O'Regan discovers, the majors are beckoning

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Aug 2003
How To Win Fans And Alienate Record Companies Hannah Hamilton
Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws is not your archetypal rock star. Instead of pouring his pennies into a shiny red cock-on-wheels with a black leather interior, this sensibly-minded young buck claims the best way to travel is, in fact, the humble bicycle.

Music | Interview 30% |  1 Sep 2011
Oh Land Of Hope & Glory Paul Nolan
She’s the latest female pop star with a taste for the avant-garde. Don’t go calling her the new Lady Gaga though.

Music | Interview 30% | 17 Dec 2008
Christmas with the Wombats Edwin McFee
The Wombats' Dan Haggis waxes lyrical on working with Les Dennis and tells us why he'd like Paul McCartney under his tree this year.

Music | Interview 30% | 13 Aug 2007
Top of the sops Ed Power
In the late 90s, Travis made touchy-feely earnestness fashionable. Now they’re back to reclaim their sob-rock throne.

Music | Interview 30% | 16 May 2012
Brun-eyed girl Ed Power
Vivacious Nordic sensation Ane Brun on working with Peter Gabriel, covering Arcade Fire and riding in a car with Jose Gonzalez.

Music | Interview 30% | 26 Jun 2007
Age shall not weary him Colm O'Hare
He’s been a producer for Costello, a son-in-law to Cash, and written a bevy of classics in his own right. Meet Nick Lowe....

Music | Interview 30% |  4 Mar 2002
Doctoring the house Barry O Donoghue
How Charles Webster got on song. By Barry O’Donoghue

Music | Interview 30% | 15 Mar 2001
Sweet Mystikal Jenny Andersson
JENNY ANDERSSON meets Michael Tyler, the US rap star who is now setting his sights on Europe

Music | Interview 30% | 24 Nov 2006
The thrill of Tara Colm O'Hare
Fresh from her War Of The Worlds experience, Tara Blaise is re-releasing her debut album – with an additional four tracks for good measure.

Music | Interview 30% | 23 Apr 2007
The gaul of some people Meg Duffy
From punk princess to MTV starlet to French warbler, it’s been a long strange journey for Belinda Carlisle. But right now, what she really wants to do is open a donkey sanctuary.

Music | Interview 30% | 17 Aug 2000
Up And Adams! Colm O'Hare
Colm O'Hare looks forward to BRYAN ADAMS tearing the roof off Slane. If it had a roof, that is

Music | Interview 30% |  2 Nov 2004
Return of the mack Barry O Donoghue
Having scored huge chart success with the dance anthem ‘Maniac’, acclaimed Irish DJ Mark McCabe is now broadening his musical horizons with his intriguing debut album, Music From The Fourth Place.

Music | Interview 30% | 25 May 2000
IARLA O LIONAIRD has a new star-studded solo album out but the Afro Celt Sound System continue to teach him that music can be enjoyable and not just sublime . Interview: Colm O'Hare

Music | Interview 30% | 30 Jan 2004
Franz in high places Stuart Clark
Never mind CD:UK, Top Of The Pops and Later With Jools – you really know you’ve made it when the phone rings and it’s Sparks telling you they love you. Stuart Clark hears about the irresistible rise of Glasgow hotshots Franz Ferdinand.

Music | Interview 30% | 12 Nov 2002
Wheeler dealers Hannah Hamilton
If you like your guitar music loud, lively and lewd enough to come accompanied by porn and strippers, then Trucks are right up your street

Charts | Albums 30% | 18 Nov 2016
Leonard Cohen's You Want it Darker Reclaims Top Position Caitlyn Stewart
In the face of stiff competition from Ollie Murs and RobbieWilliams, the late, great Leonard Cohen has stolen the Number One slot.

Music | Interview 30% | 24 Jan 2007
Leaders of fem Tara Brady
All-girl punk quartet The Hedrons channel the spirit of riot girl but add a delicious tang that is all their own.

Music | Interview 30% | 14 Sep 2000
Cutting The Mustard Eamon Sweeney
EAMON SWEENEY talks to Naimee Coleman about Donal Lunny, Siniad O Connor and her chart-bound rendition of Duran Duran s Ordinary World

Music | Interview 30% | 15 Apr 1998
rob thomas is cautiously optimistic that his multi-million selling outfit, matchbox 20, will not succumb to the Hootie syndrome. Interview: colm o'hare.

Music | Interview 30% | 29 Sep 1999
It Never Rains But It Pours Colm O'Hare
COLM O HARE speaks to Fran Healy and Dougie Payne of TRAVIS about ongoing success, irritating Radiohead comparisons and avoiding the nightmare of 9-5 existence.

Music | Interview 30% | 11 Jul 2013
Hot Press Meets Disclosure Celina Murphy
Flaunting a triumphant mix of pop, garage and deep house, two baby-faced brothers from Surrey are challenging electronic music stereotypes – and landing oodles of chart hits while they’re at it! Celina Murphy catches up with the older half of brother act Disclosure...

Music | Interview 30% | 21 Jul 2003
Slaves to the rock Hannah Hamilton
Rock over Rage Against The Machine and tell Soundgarden the news – Audioslave are determined to go one (or one million) better.

Music | News 30% | 29 Jul 2013
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis back on top of Indie album chart The Hot Press Newsdesk
The American rapper and his collaborator swap places with Bell XI at the top of the Irish Indie album chart

Music | Interview 30% | 22 Nov 2004
Ure A Star Colm O'Hare
As rock’n’roll’s finest get ready to remake ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ Colm O’Hare talks to the man who kickstarted it and numerous other hits, Midge Ure.

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Music | Interview 30% | 26 Nov 2009
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Music | Interview 30% | 17 Apr 2003
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Never mind The Buckleys, this is The Clancy Brothers: Barry McCormack keeps it real.

Music | Interview 30% | 10 Sep 2003
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Today FM DJ Ian Dempsey sought his listeners' help to compile a scorching summer compilation.

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Music | Interview 30% | 18 Jan 2012
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She’s already an eccentric treasure in her native Australia and now she’s ready to take on the world. More importantly, Megan Washington is ready to conquer Ireland.

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Features | Commentary 29% | 10 Jun 1998
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Music | Interview 29% | 16 Nov 2005
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Music | Interview 29% | 30 May 2014
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Music | Interview 29% |  4 Oct 2006
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She’s a second cousin to a Sultan of Ping but Susan Bluechild’s sad torch songs are a million miles removed from the indie mainstream.

Music | Interview 29% | 23 Aug 2006
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Music | Interview 29% | 23 Oct 2003
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Music | Interview 29% | 27 May 2014
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Music | Interview 29% |  5 Sep 2005
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Music | Interview 29% | 25 Aug 2003
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Music | Interview 29% | 17 Oct 2005
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Features | Interview 29% | 23 Jun 2014
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Features | Interview 29% |  8 Dec 2005
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Music | Interview 29% | 25 Jun 2008
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Music | Interview 29% |  7 Jun 2006
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Music | Interview 29% |  5 Jan 2015
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Music | Interview 29% | 21 Aug 2014
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Music | Interview 29% |  1 May 2003
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Features | Interview 29% | 17 Nov 2004
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Music | Interview 29% | 11 Nov 2013
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Music | Interview 29% | 19 Sep 2013
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Music | Interview 29% | 28 Apr 1999
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Music | Interview 29% | 11 May 2000
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Music | Interview 29% |  6 Sep 2017
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Music | Interview 29% |  7 Jun 2012
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Music | Interview 29% | 14 Sep 2000
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Music | Interview 29% |  9 Mar 2004
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Music | Interview 29% | 30 Aug 2006
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Music | Interview 29% | 17 Aug 2000
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Music | Interview 29% |  6 Mar 2003
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Music | Interview 29% |  5 May 2017
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Features | Commentary 29% |  8 Nov 2002
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Music | Interview 29% |  4 Dec 2003
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The supposed one-hit wonders who are now big – no, make that massive – in Japan, Underworld are celebrating ten years of stream of consciousness, musical collages and, er, the greyhound form book.

Music | Interview 29% |  1 Aug 2012
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Music | Interview 29% | 25 Jul 2003
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Music | Interview 29% | 24 Nov 1999
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Music | Interview 29% | 29 Nov 2010
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Music | Interview 29% |  8 May 2003
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Music | Interview 29% |  8 Jun 2000
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Music | Interview 29% | 14 Jan 2005
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Features | Commentary 29% | 15 Dec 1993
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Music | Interview 29% | 20 Mar 2014
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He's the small town Iceland native who is conquering the world - to his ongoing astonishment. Ásgeir talks success, attuning to the demands of English language and explains how being recognised freaks him out

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Aug 2004
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Music | Interview 29% | 18 Mar 2009
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Music | News 29% |  2 Mar 2015
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Music | Interview 29% |  5 Mar 2008
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They've been the 'nearly' band of British rock for half a decade now. Might Delays' hour finally be at hand?

Music | Interview 29% | 17 Feb 1999
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Music | Interview 29% |  7 Oct 2003
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Music | Interview 29% | 20 Apr 2016
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Features | Commentary 29% | 24 Jun 1998
Irish teen popsters B*WITCHED last month became only the seventh act in chart history to see their debut single go straight in at Number One in the UK Top 40. Are they the latest great white hope for pop music, or simply a troupe of over-hyped cod-ceili dancers? And what does all this signify for the Irish music industry as a whole? peter murphy reports.

Music | Interview 29% | 11 Apr 2012
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They knock out a critically-adored album every year, they pack out venues from Texas to Toyko, and, just in case you need any more convincing, One Direction are fans; the unsinkable Bombay Bicycle Club chat to Hot Press about the perils of fame.

Music | Interview 29% | 21 Jul 2006
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They’ve sold millions of records but don’t expect to find Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton breaking out in a grin. Unless England have been stuffed at football.

Music | Interview 29% | 22 Aug 2006
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Their name comes from a Hindu meditation technique but The Chakras are indie rockers of the old school.

Features | Interview 29% | 18 Jan 2012
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In 2011, stars didn’t come much bigger than Adele and Bon Iver. Now meet a band who’ve already got both artists in their fan club. The Alabama Shakes are a soulful blues and rock outfit from – you guessed it! – Alabama, who’ve already earned themselves a devoted following, despite forgoing every pop trend in the book.

Music | Interview 29% | 17 Jan 2017
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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.

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Nov 2010
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They’re one of the most buzzed about dance acts on the planet right now. So what the hell are The Count and Sinden doing signing with indie mainstay Domino?

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Nov 2006
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Venturing across the pond for his first London headline show since his days with A House Dave Couse was delighted, and not a little surprised, to play to a packed house. Might his stop-start solo career finally be gathering momentum?

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Music | Interview 29% |  7 Jun 2006
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Art Garfunkel's appearance at Cork's Live At The Marquee, crowns an extraordinary career.

Music | Interview 29% |  6 Jul 2000
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Music | Interview 29% | 29 Mar 2001
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Music | Interview 29% | 27 Jan 2010
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Music | Interview 29% | 27 May 2002
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Music | Interview 29% | 14 Jul 2016
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Music | News 29% | 11 Nov 2016
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Music | Interview 29% |  2 Aug 2001
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Music | Interview 29% | 28 Sep 2000
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Music | Interview 29% | 26 May 1999
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Music | Interview 29% | 22 Jul 1998
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John Walshe talks to the most exciting British band of the year, the decidedly Latin-monikered Gomez about their meteoric rise to fame and how shaggy-haired studenty types are suddenly going for the boy band look.

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Mar 2001
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Music | Interview 29% | 13 Feb 2012
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As one fifth of The Spice Girls, Melanie C had already sold 55 million records by the time she was 24, not to mention the 12 million she flogged afterwards as a solo artist. These days, things are a teensy bit harder, but the artist formerly known as Sporty reckons girl power is still alive and well

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Jun 2006
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Music | Interview 29% | 20 Sep 2017
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Politics | Frontlines 29% | 25 Jun 2008
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With heroin use spreading beyond Dublin, the country faces a new outbreak of drug addiction. But does the government have the will to tackle the crisis before it spins out of control?

Features | Interview 29% | 23 Oct 2015
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Ahead of his eagerly-awaited Sligo Live appearance, Rufus Wainwright talks opera, fatherhood, and why the new Pope makes him optimistic.

Features | Interview 29% | 31 Aug 2006
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The Dublin Theatre Festival is fast approaching its 50th anniversary, but the organisers haven’t let anticipation of next year distract them from the task in hand. There’s a rake of quality shows to check out over the coming weeks, from Ibsen to Leonard Cohen.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Sep 1993
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Music | Interview 29% | 21 May 2002
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Music | Interview 29% | 24 Jun 1998
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Italian-born multi-instrumentalist antoni o'breskey considers Ireland to be his spiritual home, so much so that he changed the spelling of his name just for us. siobhán long finds out more.

Features | Interview 29% |  4 Mar 2010
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Features | Interview 29% | 16 Oct 2006
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Features | Interview 29% |  3 Mar 2009
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The suggestion that Roy Keane lost the dressing-room at Sunderland has been questioned by England legend Peter Beardsley who also talks about Paul Gascoigne’s woes, Paul McGrath and the tackle that gave the world a glimpse of his tackle!

Music | Interview 29% | 22 Feb 2005
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Music | Interview 29% | 27 Oct 1999
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Music | Interview 29% | 29 Oct 2013
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Music | Interview 29% | 19 Mar 2008
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He helped invent synth-pop and is famous for his huge open-air shows. Now Jean-Michel Jarre is going back to basics to reprise his landmark Oxygene album.

Features | Interview 29% | 10 Jun 1998
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Music | Interview 29% | 26 Aug 2011
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Wonderland on tears, Perez and chart success.

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Jul 2008
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Politics | Frontlines 29% | 10 Nov 2010
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Music | Interview 29% | 20 Mar 2014
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With Katy B's second album set to be a major hit, the singer talks about the emotional pain that informs her music and why, as per the LP title, it's better to be a redhead.

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Sep 2000
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Music | Interview 29% | 14 Jul 2016
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Having made a complete cult of himself for the past decade, Kurt Vile is starting to enjoy the same mainstream success as his former employers, The War On Drugs.

Politics | Frontlines 29% | 23 Apr 2014
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Music | Interview 29% | 25 Mar 2015
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Eight years after Modest Mouse hit number one in the US, frontman Isaac Brock confesses of recording the follow-up: “I wanted a meal and built a restaurant.” Now armed with two new albums, he’s wondering: “Do I get paid still? Does that still go on?!”

Features | Interview 29% | 12 Oct 2010
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Music | Interview 29% |  6 Dec 2001
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Music | Interview 29% | 13 May 1998
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Features | Interview 29% | 21 May 2007
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The legacy of a punk great is scrutinised in a new documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten. Filmmaker Julien Temple explains what motivated him to make a movie about his old friend.

Music | News 29% |  5 Aug 2016
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Music | Interview 29% | 21 Feb 2006
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Jackie Hayden looks back over the career of the legendary soul singer Wilson Pickett who died last month, and talks to Andrew Strong about the man’s impact on his own career.

Music | Interview 29% | 27 Apr 2000
NICK KELLY talks to MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY about Radiohead comparisons, groupies, prog rock and witnessing Dave Grohl do karaoke.

Features | Interview 29% | 20 Jul 2015
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Wolf Alice were in no rush to release their first album, the outstanding My Love Is Cool. Ahead of hitting Longitude, frontwoman Ellie Roswell reveals why the band believe it was worth the wait.

Features | Interview 29% | 25 Oct 2001
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DISCO PIGS stars, CILLIAN MURPHY and ELAINE CASSIDY, tell CRAIG FITZSIMONS about how they were drawn to the intense relationship and Cork patois of Pig and Runt

Music | Interview 29% | 26 Jan 1994
Mary Coughlan returns to Midnight At The Olympia on February 4th, but this time it's with an unreserved optimistic outlook, and the determination to put all her troubles behind her. Interview Lorraine Freeney

Music | Interview 29% |  9 Jun 2008
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Fresh from meeting Ringo, Zutons frontman Dave McCabe pitches up in Dublin, wondering if `Valerie' brought about some bad juju for Amy Winehouse.

Music | Interview 29% | 21 Nov 2006
The doors of perception Neil Brennan
Nope, it’s not a Jim Morrison tribute; it’s an initiative which sees musicians such as The Blizzards, Neosupervital, Julie Feeney, Roesy and Brian Palm design a special set of doors.

Music | Interview 29% | 18 May 2005
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Based in Glasnevin and founded by producer Mark Hadfield, businessman Chris Hehir and Brian McFadden, Chilli Studios proves that home digital recording hasn't yet usurped state of the art commercial studios.

Music | Interview 29% | 23 Nov 2000
Driving Range John Walshe
John Walshe catches up with American hardcore act At The Drive-In on the eve of their debut Irish performance.

Features | Interview 29% | 20 Oct 2009
I'd Father Jack Jackie Hayden
One of the most hotly anticipated events at the Galway Comedy Festival is the show featuring stand-up comedian from the characters of Father Ted. Jackie Hayden talks to the evening's host Frank Kelly, a.k.a Father Jack.

Music | Interview 29% | 25 Aug 2017
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Features | Commentary 29% | 24 Jun 1998
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Stuart Clark argues that - far from being dead - all is fine with the devil's music.

Music | Interview 29% |  9 Nov 2010
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She’s been beaten up and bruised by the record industry but now, after a multitude of set-backs, Luane Parle is finally getting her career on track. She talks about the long road to redemption.

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Apr 1998
Matthew B Good! Richard Brophy
He's resident DJ at Mr. C's End club, records for the End label, runs his own Plank stamp, and, with fellow co-Ender Layo makes some rather fine music as the Usual Suspects. He's Matthew B, and he's here to talk to Digital Beat. Interrogating the suspect: Richard Brophy.

Music | Interview 29% | 30 May 2014
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They’re the last great rock group of their era, with a devil-may-care outlook and a store of cracking anthems. But as the sea sessions bound Dandy Warhols mark their 20th anniversary, Courtney Taylor isn’t inclined to look back

Music | Interview 29% | 25 Jan 2011
Fiddler On The Hoof Roe McDermott
He’s the electric fiddle playing bad boy who claims Foals as an influence and found fame via-reality television. No, you haven’t seen anyone quite like Daithí Ó Drónaí before!

Music | Interview 29% | 24 Jan 2008
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He’s the classic indie shyboy who quit music to become a bingo announcer because he can't bear the rock 'n' roll gossip mill. Now Jens Lekman is back with his finest album yet words.

Features | Interview 29% |  8 Jul 2009
Flame academy Peter Murphy
She's the red-haired electro-pop debutante of the year. La Roux frontwoman Elly Jackson talks about her love of the 80s and tells us why Blur were the only decent rock band of the past 20 years.

Music | Interview 29% | 27 Jun 2002
Rock of ages Jackie Hayden
The best of times and the worst of times - we give you 25 defining moments in irish music (and a little bit more into the bargain!)

Music | Interview 29% | 30 Mar 2000
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At the tender age of 20, he s already the most successful Irish DJ ever. Mark Kavanagh chats to Fergie, the first Irish DJ tipped for Premier League superstardom.

Music | News 29% | 25 Nov 2009
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Music | Interview 29% |  9 Jul 1997
Roo are confident, savvy and unflinching in their aim to make remarkable music. There s something about their looks and attitude that remind you of George Best in 68: blessed with handy skills and unfazed by older, less talented rivals. Roo are the best new prospect from these parts. They can be funny, too.

Features | Interview 29% | 12 Aug 2003
On The Beat Jackie Hayden
Early this month Beat 102-103 opened for business as ireland's first regional radio broadcasting station covering Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary. according to the beat manifesto the station is targeting the 15-34 year old age group with “an upbeat and entertaining programme schedule provided by young presenters, with the aim of giving the youth of the region a service to reflect their tastes and attitudes.

Music | News 29% | 23 Aug 2013
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Katy Perry's new track 'Roar' has gone straight in at No. 1 in the Irish singles chart while Samantha Mumba lands first hit in a decade thanks to RTE show

Music | News 29% | 23 Aug 2013
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Katy Perry's new track 'Roar' has gone straight in at No. 1 in the Irish singles chart while Samantha Mumba lands first hit in a decade thanks to RTE show

Music | Interview 29% | 31 Mar 1999
On The Wings Of A Dove Olaf Tyaransen
Olaf Tyaransen talks to Graham Cruz of DOVE about the band s desire to be another Irish pop success.

Music | Interview 29% | 13 Aug 2003
History In The Making Eamon Sweeney
A compilation, a new album in the works, more distressing rumours about Richey and the prospect of the greatest football song ever – Eamon Sweeney finds Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers with plenty to talk about

Music | Interview 29% |  4 Nov 2002
Up the Walls John Walshe
The Walls are about to embark on their most extensive Irish tour yet, including their biggest Dublin gig to date at the ambassador and may be about to finally break the bank

Features | Interview 29% |  9 Sep 2010
Keeping It Surreal Anne Sexton
Evoking the surrealism of Flann O’Brien and the social heft of John McGahern PAUL MURRAY’s Skippy Dies has been hailed an instant classic and bagged a Booker Prize long list nomination. The author looks ahead to his spoken-word appearance at Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 29% | 10 May 2002
You Beauty Stephen Robinson
Kevin Rowland, whose Dexy's Midnight Runner's album Don't Stand Me Down has just been re-released in a radically new version tells Stephen Robinson "Never say never" when asked about a possible Dexy's reunion

Features | Interview 29% | 17 Nov 2015
Scott Cooper Interview Roe McDermott
Black Mass director Scott Cooper on why his biopic of notorious criminal Whitey Bulger is a very different kind of gangster flick.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Nov 2007
Heaven knows they're legendary now Paul Nolan
Key players in the Smiths’ extraordinary saga, Johnny Marr and Stephen Street recall those heady days.

Music | Interview 29% |  3 Oct 2002
Reborn happy Barry O Donoghue
Surviving the exit of Darren Emerson, as well as various personal traumas and professional challenges, Underworld have re-emerged with their most positive album yet in 100 Days Off

Music | Interview 29% |  5 Jul 2001
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JAMES KELLEHER meets OUTKAST at Creamfields

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Feb 2006
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Drifting somewhere between the mosh-pit and the avant-garde Mogwai are back to their apocalyptic finest.

Music | Interview 29% | 23 Jun 2004
A long, strange trip Colm O'Hare
Sole survivors of Madchester, The Charlatans now find themselves courted by Bowie and The Stones. Tim Burgess explains their longevity.

Music | Interview 29% | 18 Mar 1998
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UK white hopes mansun have toned down their visual image but their music remains as defiantly maverick and angular as ever. Interview: deirdre cartmill.

Music | Interview 29% |  7 Mar 2002
Funk soul brother Eamon Sweeney
Eamon Sweeney raps about the state of hip-hop with De La Soul's Maseo

Features | Interview 29% | 29 Nov 2001
Spook who's talking Craig Fitzsimons
How Terry Zwigoff created the universe: behind the scenes of instant cult classic Ghost World

Music | Interview 29% | 30 Jan 2006
Prince of Darkness Stuart Clark
The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins is sick of being wilfully misqouted by unscrupulous scurvy hacks.

Music | Interview 29% | 27 Aug 2002
The wisdom of Solomon Sam Healy
Soul legend Solomon Burke waxes lyrical about a new album that sees him aided by a stellar cast including Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, The Blind Boys Of Alabama... and one hundred pieces of fried chicken

Features | Interview 29% |  6 Jun 2012
Chris Almighty! Paul Nolan
The vibrant Leeside comedy scene has a new young man in a hurry. Ahead of his first visit to Edinburgh Chris Kent talks about cracking them up down south.

Music | Interview 29% |  4 Apr 2005
Sweden Lowdown Steve Cummins
Donegal rockers The Revs have been ensconced in Malmo’s prestigious Yellow Studios for the last three months working on the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Suck. Steve Cummins joins the group in Malmo for an exclusive listen to what many expect to be their breakthrough album.

Music | Interview 29% | 27 Apr 2006
The green, green class of home  
This year’s Heineken Green Energy festival has something for every music lover. Whether anthemic stadium rock (Snow Patrol) is your thing or you enjoy boisterous pop (Kaiser Chiefs), it’s a festival packed with sonic treats.

Music | Interview 29% | 25 Oct 2001
Back to the garage Phil Udell
Being dropped by a major has helped THERAPY? relocate their soul. The result is shameless – “a very simple punk rock’n’roll record,” says ANDY CAIRNS proudly. Interview: PHIL UDELL

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Feb 2010
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He’s Tom Baxter’s kid brother, huge in France and Peter Gabriel is such a fan he signed him to his record label. Ladies and gentlemen meet CHARLIE WINSTON, the latest UK crooner set to capture Irish hearts.

Features | Commentary 29% | 15 Sep 1999
Opening Eyes Jimmy Lacey
JIMMY LACEY reports from New York on the impact of Stanley Kubrick s final film, Eyes Wide Shut.

Features | Interview 29% |  5 Aug 2004
At Home With Philomena Lynott Colm O'Hare
The mother of Philip Lynott has seen her home in Dublin double as a place of pilgrimage for fans of the Irish rock legend – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Apr 1998
Having survived their initial mauling at the hands of the British music press, Asia-obsessed psychedelists KULA SHAKER have returned for a second innings. Frontman CRISPIAN MILLS lays off the poppadoms for long enough to chat to JACKIE HAYDEN about his band's new album, Strangefolk.

Features | Interview 29% | 23 Jun 2009
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He may have just re-launched his stuttering acting career with a charming Ken Loach rom-com but that’s not to say Eric Cantona has lost any of his zen instructability.

Music | Interview 29% |  6 Jul 2006
Rimes scene investigation Ed Power
Hurricane Katrina may have broken Mississippi native and country-pop starlet LeAnn Rimes' heart, but she has no interest in preachifying politics.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Dec 2011
Agnes’ Day Ed Power
She’s come from nowhere to be a European-wide chamber pop phenomenon, a veritable Bjork for the dinner party set. But Agnes Obel confesses that overnight success has come at a heavy price.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Jan 1997
spring IN HIS STEP Mark Kavanagh
Mark Kavanagh s tip for the top in 97 is his former partner Tim Hannigan, aka MISTER SPRING.

Music | Interview 29% | 18 Aug 2010
Glam Overboard Tara Brady
When glam popsters Slade released a movie in 1974, they were widely assumed to have made a Hard Days Night-style lark. In fact Slade In Flame was an acid-bath satire of the music industry. Singer Noddy Holder looks back at the controversy.

Music | Interview 29% | 25 May 2000
The Water Of Life Jackie Hayden
Inspired by a renewed interest in Christianity, MAIRE BRENNAN of CLANNAD has spread her solo wings again. It s better to be addicted to faith than to drugs, she tells JACKIE HAYDEN

Music | Interview 29% | 20 Aug 2002
Ideal home exhibition Kim Porcelli
Dave Couse and Fergal Bunbury of Dublin's greatest lost band, A House, recall the way they were

Music | Report 29% |  4 Apr 2014
Inside Track: Emmet Scanlan Olaf Tyaransen
Having relocated to London in 2011, Limerick-born singer-songwriter Emmet Scanlan is re-launching his music career with his band What The Good Thought. He tells Olaf Tyaransen about their new single ‘From The Inside Out’.

Music | Interview 29% |  1 Jun 2006
Rabbi with a cause Ed Power
Matisyahu is a rapper with a difference. As a Hassidic Jew he lives a strictly orthodox lifestyle. Whatever you do, don’t describe his music as ‘heeb-hop’.

Features | Interview 29% | 17 Apr 2002
The G force Tara Brady
Aiii! Tara Brady traps Ali G indamoviehouse

Music | Interview 29% | 27 Feb 2013
Hot Press meets Knoxville Morning Maeve Heslin
Ciaran Dwyer of alt. folk act Knoxville Morning talks road trips, German record deals and the burgeoning Newbridge music scene with Maeve Heslin...

Music | Report 29% | 17 Jan 2011
Talk of the Townes Greg McAteer
In which our correspondent sings the praises of the late great Townes Van Zandt.

Features | Interview 29% | 21 Sep 2006
How to get ahead in advertising Louise Hodgson
He is best known as a musician and a songwriter, but Nick Kelly has a parallel career as a very successful advertising ‘creative’. So much so, that he was recently asked to be a judge at one of the advertising industry’s big international events, the annual Shark Awards.

Music | Interview 29% | 26 Mar 2009
Some like it HOT Colm O'Hare
Metal superstar Justin Hawkins talks about his favourite guitars and explains why his new outfit, Hot Leg, are even better than The Darkness.

Features | Interview 29% |  2 Aug 2001
Race with the devil Liam Mackey
When DAVID DONOHUE set out to make a television documentary about horse racing he had no idea of just how high the stakes would become. Reporting: LIAM MACKEY

Music | Interview 29% | 20 Oct 1993
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Once an unwitting part of the punk movement, Squeeze have survived the vagries of fashion to become pop elder statesmen, Stuart Clark takes a trip down south London way and swaps a few yarns - but not spit - with Glenn Tilbrook.

Music | Interview 29% | 19 Jul 2001
Tool And The Trade Stuart Clark
US chart-topping rockers tool like nothing better than hob-nobs, baiting journos and calling their children after prog rock bands. stuart clark shares the chocolate biccies

Features | Interview 29% | 24 Feb 2004
With a little help from my friends Colm O'Hare
There are no guarantees of success in the music biz, but if you have what it takes there is plenty of expert help available to ensure you give it your best shot.

Politics | Frontlines 29% |  2 Apr 1997
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Shakespear s Sister siobhAN FAHEY makes her acting debut in a powerful new short movie that goes to the heart of the Dublin heroin epidemic. Here, she tells craig fitzsimons about the legitimate highs of working in both music and film.

Politics | Frontlines 29% | 23 Jan 2007
Irish politics: The next generation Craig Fitzsimons
With elections to the Dáil and the Seanad on the way, 2007 is likely to throw up a fresh generation of political contenders. Craig Fitzsimons casts an eye over some of the young guns likely to make a splash.

Music | Interview 29% | 26 Apr 2011
Be Here Now Ed Power
She’s been labeled the Queen of Dubstep, but Katy B is just an old-fashioned pop singer at heart. The Brit school, her Irish roots and nicking tents at the Electric Picnic are all on the agenda as she meets Ed Power

Music | Interview 29% |  7 Nov 2011
Bringing Sexy Back Ed Power
Having lost ground with their extremely difficult second album, CSS have come up with a new record, La Liberación, which returns them to the top of the electro-rock pile. Ed Power talks new beginnings and catsuit chic with Lovefoxx.

Music | Interview 29% | 17 Nov 1988
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From a darkened studio in Artane to the bright lights of Top Of The Pops and beyond that 'Orinoco Flow' has taken Enya and all who sail with her on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. Niall Stokes joins the key figures as the flow swells into a torrent of success and is pleased to report that nobody on board is in danger of losing their bearings.

Music | Main Event 29% | 27 Oct 1999
The City Of a Thousand Videos Stuart Clark
MTV EUROPE President BRENT HANSEN on why Dublin is the choice for their 1999 Awards Ceremony. Interview: STUART CLARK

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Feb 2011
Here Comes The Fuzz Ed Power
You know him as the custodian of the biggest beard in indie rock. But there’s a lot more to Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam than heroic facial hair.

Music | Interview 29% | 19 Feb 1997
Why are the Spice Girls animals ? Why would Crispian Kula Shaker benefit from a hefty spell of National Service? And why should you never trust a hippy? These are just some of the burning issues that Dr. Alex Paterson of The Orb would like to address. Oh yeah, and he also talks about his band s ace new album Orblivion, as well as his exotic, not to say erotic, yesteryear escapades on the road with LL Cool J and Motvrhead. Our man with the shiny black Panasonic tape recorder: jonathan o brien.

Politics | Frontlines 29% | 17 Nov 1993
After an initial reluctance to tell the outside world about his predicament, author and poet PAT TIERNEY this year went public about his HIV-positive status, and encountered a far more compassionate response than he had anticipated. Interview: LORRAINE FREENEY

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Nov 2016
Deady Does It: An Interview with Brian Deady Peter McGoran
A supremely talented songwriter who counts Nile Rodgers among his fans, Cork musician Brian Deady discusses his excitement about the re-release of his blistering second album, Non-Fiction.

Features | Commentary 29% |  8 Jun 2000
2FM Comes Of Age Jackie Hayden
2FM is 21! JACKIE HAYDEN and CHRIS DONOVAN provide an overview to the nation's longest running and most influential music station.

Features | Interview 29% |  6 Jul 2007
In the chick of it Tara Brady
Cecilia Peck, director of music documentary-political travelogue Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing reminisces about her Dingle childhood and explains what it’s like being part of a great Hollywood dynasty.

Music | Interview 29% | 19 Jul 2005
The Blunt Truth Steve Cummins
Piano-man James Blunt is a crooner with a difference. A former soldier, he’s witnessed real horrors first hand.

Music | Interview 29% | 22 Aug 2016
Interview with All Tvvins: the talented duo discuss their debut album and musical influences Colm O'Regan
As their debut album hits the shelves, Lar Kaye and Conor Adams stand on the brink of stardom. Colm O'Regan meets All Tvvins.

Music | Interview 29% |  9 Sep 2009
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When we catch up with Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan on a fine August afternoon, he’s bracing himself for a grueller of an autumn schedule that will begin with a handful of festival appearances – including an Electric Picnic set – and culminate in full-on month-long European and US tours. Reading dispatches from the band’s recent blogs, it’s apparent that the landscape of modern touring is far from Beat Generation romance and way closer to a Ballardian landscape of endless petrol stations, motorways and ferry docks.

Features | Commentary 29% |  1 Mar 2001
Something's Rotten In The State Of Pop Peter Murphy
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Features | Commentary 29% | 10 Jun 1998
And it will! colm o'hare reports on the crucial role being played in live music by the Irish Music Rights Organisation.

Features | Commentary 29% | 27 May 1998
And it will! COLM O'HARE reports on the crucial role being played in live music by the IRISH MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Dec 1994
The Boyz In The Bubble Joe Jackson
Boyzone are, irrefutably, Ireland s first ever bona fide Pop gods. Reviled by many but dreamed about, screamed at and lusted after by far, far more, they are the men boys of the moment. Joe Jackson meets Louis Walsh and John Reynolds, the Svengalis behind Boyzone, and asks Steve, Shane, Ronan, Mikey and Keith what it s like when every female alive wants to shag you senseless. As if he doesn t know.

Music | Interview 29% |  6 Jul 2006
Finger pickin' good Colm O'Hare
Melbourne born virtuoso classical guitarist John Williams is best known for a pair of unlikely chart hits, one with fusion outfit Sky, the other being 'Cavatina', the theme to Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter. But beyond the pop spectrum he's enjoyed a long and distinguished career.

Music | Interview 29% | 28 Sep 2004
No sleep ‘til Christchurch Colm O'Hare
Exhausted following her prolonged spell on tour, Bic Runga is keen to make it back home to New Zealand for some well-earned r’n’r. but not before she discusses the vagaries of life, love and pop stardom.

Music | News 29% |  5 Jan 2015
Hozier cracks UK singles top ten... finally The Hot Press Newsdesk
It took 23 weeks, but the Bray man has broken into the top ten across the Irish Sea

Music | News 29% | 15 Jul 2016
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Music | Interview 29% | 25 Jul 2003
The Wolverhampton wanderer Eamon Sweeney
From Timeless to Celebrity Big Brother to stopping Esso, and all points in-between – is it any wonder Eamon Sweeney has to ask if the real Goldie would please stand up

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Sep 2011
Chief concerns Craig Fitzpatrick
Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson puts aside footballing differences to discuss new Chiefs album The Future Is Medieval with Craig Fitzpatrick.

Music | Interview 29% | 23 Jan 2017
HOT FOR 2017: We meet rising Cork artist Lyra Peter McGoran
For many years a struggling singer-songwriter in London, the use of Cork singer Lyra’s music in a high-profile TV campaign now has her being mentioned in the same breath as Enya and Sinead O’Connor.

Music | Interview 29% | 19 May 1993
Stuart Clark talks to Radiohead Stuart Clark
I can't say I'm exactly in the Ester Rantzen-league when it comes to caring for other people but something I've just said to Ed O'Brien hasn't so much pricked my conscience as stuck a dirty great big hole in it.

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Dec 1994
The Boyz in the Bubble Joe Jackson
Boyzone are, irrefutably, Ireland’s first ever bona fide Pop gods. Reviled by many but dreamed about, screamed at and lusted after by far, far more, they are the men – boys – of the moment. Joe Jackson meets Louis Walsh and John Reynolds, the svengalis behind Boyzone, and asks Steve, Shane, Ronan, Mikey and Keith what it’s like when every female alive wants to shag you senseless. As if he doesn’t know.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Jan 2007
Got the Radiators on Colm O'Hare
27 years after their classic Ghostown, The Radiators have returned with a blistering new album Trouble Pilgrim.

Music | Interview 29% | 23 Jun 1977
Radiators Keep Falling On My Head Mike Cannon
Bet You Thought We Were Going To Use A Silly Headline. We Are. Radiators Keep Falling On My Head.

Music | Interview 29% |  4 Feb 1983
Liam Mackey reviews "War"

Music | Interview 29% |  5 Aug 2004
Keane as Mustard Tanya Sweeney
You might say they’re like Coldplay or Travis. But there’s more to Keane than meets the eye.

Music | Interview 29% | 14 May 2008
Fright club Paul Nolan
Panic At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie talks about channelling The Beatles, recording at Abbey Road and the influence on their music of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Jan 1986

Music | Interview 29% | 28 Mar 2006
Young soul rebels Jackie Hayden
Bob Geldof recently received the freedom of the city of Dublin. But three decades ago, when Geldof first crashed the Irish entertainment scene, with his band, The Boomtown Rats, he was a thorn in the side of both politicians and priests in a notoriously conservative country.

Features | Interview 29% | 12 Sep 2006
Movies and shakers Patrick Gleeson
When not sleeping late or trying to score free beer, students like nothing better than to kick back and watch a movie. In fact, it is thanks to students that many films have gained a permanent place in the pantheon. Here are some stude faves from the annals.

Features | Interview 29% | 21 Jul 2015
Alabama Shakes Interview Ed Power
Their first album was an overnight phenomenon. Second time around, blues sensations Alabama Shakes are determined to do things on their own terms, they tell Ed Power.

Music | Interview 29% |  5 Jul 2001
Dan the man Barry O Donoghue
He’s the producer behind Gorillaz and he’s been hip-hopping since ‘rapper’s delight’. BARRY O'DONOGHUE meets DAN THE AUTOMATOR

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Feb 2004
Dreaming of a white summer Stuart Clark
Things are on the up and up for Snow Patrol whose long-overdue commercial success means they’re now getting matey with pop divas, soap stars and footballers. Gary Lightbody tells Stuart Clark how it all went right.

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Jun 2015
Of Monsters And Men Interview Paul Nolan
They captured the hearts of Irish music lovers with their spirited debut album. With their second LP on the way Hot Press travels to Iceland to speak exclusively to chart-topping folk rockers Of Monsters and Men.

Music | Interview 29% | 28 Mar 2006
Out of the trap Jackie Hayden
The emergence of The Boomtown Rats inspired a new generation of in-your-face Irish bands who re-energised an Irish music scene that has become moribund and predictable.

Music | Interview 29% | 28 Aug 2012
Shaking All Over Ed Power
As they prep for an Electric Picnic headline slot Alabama Shakes talk life, death and being the year's biggest buzz band.

Features | Interview 29% | 25 Sep 2009
The Big Pink Tara Brady
The sex lives of flamingos may seem an unusual premise for a Disney nature film but documentarians MATTHEW AEBERHAND and LENDER WARD weave cinematic magic from this most unlikely of source materials.

Music | Interview 29% |  2 Mar 2000
Kelly's Heroes Barry Glendenning
Is the time right for Welsh rock n rollers STEREOPHONICS to cash in on their Brits Best Newcomer award of 1998? It is, explains a frustrated KELLY JONES to BARRY GLENDENNING, but only if they can get out of this fucking airport.

Music | Interview 29% | 20 Jul 1978
Searchlight On The Future Niall Stokes
On the surface, it might seem that Thin Lizzy have their eyes and hearts and minds on only one thing- the present.

Music | Interview 29% | 21 Jul 1978
Live And Dangerous Niall Stokes
Searchlight On The Future. View From The Rear: Brian Downey. Occasional Angles: Phil Lynott. In the middle: Niall Stokes

Music | Interview 29% | 14 Oct 2011
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She was the overnight sensation ten years in the making. As she prepares to make her way to Sligo Live KT Tunstall talks about how it’s getting ever harder to sell records, speaking her mind about Shakira and being splashed all over the tabloids.

Music | Interview 29% | 31 Jul 2007
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Interpol have rejected the road of excess for the palace of wisdom, despite having shared a studio with Axl Rose.

Music | Interview 29% |  2 Oct 2012
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Boasting sales of 16 million albums, 18 million singles and counting, Canadian chameleon Nelly Furtado dominated pop in the noughties with her highly-marketable, shapeshifting sound. Now, after a six-year absence from chats and yet another trip to the drawing board, she's back. Celina Murphy finds out how on-stage meltdown helped the Grammy-winning singer get her groove back.

Music | Interview 29% | 26 Jan 1994
HEY, BARNES! Stuart Clark
He may be able to put more bums on stadium seats down under than INXS but elsewhere no one seems to give a XXXX about Jimmy Barnes. That could all be about to change though as Stuart Clark discovers when he has his hand broken by Australia's best-kept secret.

Music | Interview 29% |  3 Feb 2016
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Walking On Cars are one of Ireland's most popular acts, despite not having an album to their name. As they prepare to unleash Everything This Way, they discuss humble beginnings, rapid development, and sky high ambitions.

Music | Interview 29% | 11 Feb 2005
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It’s that time of year when gongs are being dished out. Guest columnist Rossa O Snodaigh of Kíla makes the case for a change of emphasis. Plus news, gossip and all that jazz.

Music | Interview 29% | 22 Aug 2002
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With the last broadcast up for a Mercury and Slane just around the corner, Jimi Goodwin of Doves is happy to enthuse about Planxty, U2, The Streets and Sean O'Hagan. Just don't call his band "the new Radiohead"

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Dec 1999
The Good Seed Colm O'Hare
COLM O'HARE talks to IAN BROUDIE about Liverpool, Ringo Starr and the new Lightning Seeds album.

Music Review | Single 29% |  5 Jul 2002
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Music | Interview 29% | 10 Oct 2016
Didn't She Do Dwell : an interview with Wallis Bird Colm O'Hare
Although she hints that it may be her musical swansong, Irish singer Wallis Bird’s new album, Home, is her strongest record to date.

Features | Interview 29% | 19 Feb 2014
Independent Woman: Hot Press meets Sam Mumba Olaf Tyaransen
Having sold over four million copies of her debut album, Samantha Mumba’s pop career spectacularly imploded. The ex-Louis Walsh charge is now mistress of her own destiny and making a comeback record in LA with R ‘n’ B royalty.

Music | Interview 29% | 17 May 2013
Hot Press meets The Stranglers Rory Stokes
Controversial, irreverent, combative, they were the punk band you couldn’t ignore. As they approach their 40th anniversary, The Stranglers remain as vital as ever. Singer and bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel talks exclusively to Hot Press about his difficult relationship with ex-frontman Hugh Cornwell, drummer Jet Black’s health woes and their place in British rock history...

Music | Interview 29% |  8 Dec 1999
Its A Mad Mad Mad World George Byrne
GEORGE BYRNE speaks to CATHAL SMYTH of MADNESS, now re-entering the fray with a new album.

Music | Interview 29% |  5 May 2010
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Plan b, a.k.a. Ben Drew, has reinvented himself with The Defamation of Strickland Banks, an album that at times sounds like a soul quadrophenia.

Music | Interview 29% |  3 Feb 1999
Hardcore Trouba-dour Peter Murphy
TRACY CHAPMAN S eponymous debut album was one of the biggest sellers of last year more than ten years after its release. She spoke to PETER MURPHY about her life before and after fame, that album and the race issue.

Music | Interview 29% | 24 Jun 1998
If my thoughts-my dreams could be seen, they,d probably put my head in a guillotine Joe Jackson
Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Lewis Carrol may all be touchstones for the muse of sinÉad lohan, but this is one talented and increasingly successful singer-songwriter who definitely does things her way. joe jackson meets a self-confessed "spacer". Pix: Mick Quinn

Music | Interview 29% |  6 May 2003
All you need is here Colm O'Hare
You’ve never seen them like this before. Now available on DVD with extra features and footage, the new edition of The Beatles Anthology is as close to a definitive visual tale of the band as we’re ever likely to get. Producer Chips Chipperfield tells Colm O’Hare how it came together

Music | Interview 29% | 12 May 2006
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She’s New Zealand’s biggest musical star. For her new album, Bic Runga retreats from sunny pop songs in favour of an introspective sound inspired by the death of her father.

Music | Interview 29% |  4 Aug 1999
Human On The Inside Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy meets Chrissie Hynde who talks about fame, feminism and musical loyalty .

Music | Interview 29% |  3 Oct 2011
Ooh, Matronic! Craig Fitzpatrick
Scissor Sister Ana Matronic discusses flattery through imitation, marriage, and why their underperforming latest record might be their best.

Music | Interview 29% | 18 Oct 2005
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Now better than ever, The Revs look back with distaste on their earlier career.

Music | Interview 29% | 16 Apr 2007
No use in Brian over spilt milk Paul Nolan
He may have lost his record deal but Brian McFadden is optimistic about the future. And no, he doesn’t plan on getting back with Kerry.

Music | Interview 29% | 15 Dec 2005
Xmas marks the spot Greg McAteer
Christmas is nearly upon us – and so are a host of mouth-watering concerts.

Music | Interview 29% | 28 Jul 2003
Calling out around the world Colm O'Hare
An Irish band who don’t entirely fit in at home, Relish can console themslves with a great new album Karma Calling, and an international fanbase that stretches from the U.S. to Japan.

Music | Interview 29% | 10 Dec 2002
Traditional values Sarah McQuaid
Gossip, news, gigs and new releases from the world of trad and folk music

Music | Interview 29% |  6 Dec 2001
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At a time when the British hip-hop scene is again witnessing extreme violence, COLM WALSH meets MC HARVEY of SO SOLID CREW and discovers how the problem is affecting the UK garage scene

Music | Interview 29% |  3 May 1995
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Stuart Clark – himself a black belt in origami – discovers how The Ramones and kickboxing chinese detectives have helped Ash to overcome their sordid heavy metal past and become Top of the Chops.

Features | Interview 29% |  3 Nov 2010
Taxi To The Dark Side Peter Murphy
Fresh from a tiff with Matt Cooper, the dean of literary noir, James Ellroy, talks about the obsessions that have fuelled his life and work.

Music | Interview 29% | 29 Jun 2006
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Musical trends come and go but the blues continues to thrive. In Ireland, the scene is now stronger than ever. With her reputation growing internationally, Mary Stokes talks about her role as a performer - and her friendships with numerous blues legends. Oh, and Van Morrison's birth sign!

Features | Interview 29% | 30 Mar 2011
I've Been Immortalised As An Idiot Roe McDermott
Neil McCormick’s quest for rock and roll fame has been chronicled in the comedy rock movie Killing Bono. He talks to Roe McDermott about the making of the movie, why Bono told McCormick to kill him – and how naked women and goats played a part in his job interview for Hot Press…

Features | Interview 29% | 20 Jan 2010
Clive Owen has enjoyed unexpected A-List status thanks to his performances in the likes of Children Of Men, Closer and Inside Man. But as he tells Tara Brady ahead of the release of his new movie The Boys Are Back, for him it’s still all about the script.

Music | Report 29% | 12 Oct 2010
American Pastoral Greg McAteer
US country stalwart Kevin Welch is set to bewitch Ireland with his unique style of atmospheric acoustica.

Music | Report 29% | 12 Oct 2010
American Pastoral Greg McAteer
US country stalwart Kevin Welch is set to bewitch Ireland with his unique style of atmospheric acoustica.

Music | Interview 29% |  6 Nov 2002
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With the launch of a commemorative series of Irish postage stamps celebrating four of the nation's most important rock legends, we revisit some of the seminal moments in the careers of Phil Lynott, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison and - first - U2

Music | Interview 29% |  2 Jun 2011
Talk About XX Baby The Hot Press Newsdesk
He’s the behind-the-scenes beat boffin behind Mercury-winners The xx. Here, Jamie xx talks about the experimental vein running through his work and tells us why Britney Spears has gone cutting edge...

Music | Interview 29% |  7 Sep 1994
The COCKY REBELS Tony Clayton-Lea
Noel Gallagher and Paul Arthurs of Oasis talk about their staggering rise from being unemployed no-hopers to Top Ten chart act striving to outshine T.Rex, The Beatles and Neil Young to name but three and show Tony Clayton-Lea how to order a peanut.

Music | Interview 28% | 22 May 2012
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Ahead of their Dublin stop-off this week, The Damned’s Captain Sensible talks to Stuart Clark about longevity, mad Argentine football games, Lemmy and the difficulties of teaching Sid Vicious the bass.

Features | Commentary 28% | 16 Jul 1987
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As his singular contribution to the birthday party, guest writer Elvis Costello offers a handful of stories from his ten years on the beat, which serve to illustrate why, in his own words, “I’d rather be a folk music fan than a teen idol.”

Features | Interview 28% | 29 Jul 2014
Some Like It Goethe - Manic Street Preachers Interview Craig Fitzpatrick
Truly at their best on the trans-European thrill-ride that is Futurology, Manic Street Preachers refuse to become irrelevant. At his sloganeering best, Nicky Wire talks about our ‘whitewash culture’, scaring the BBC and why Morrissey should head for the ballot-box.

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Jul 2006
Gray's Anatomy John Walshe
David Gray on music, football, James Blunt, Babyshambles and his new musical direction... or not.

Music | Interview 28% | 15 Mar 2001
Phar out James Kelleher
Some tales from the Pharcyde

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Aug 2011
Into the heart Marcel Anders
Now three years in the media spotlight, musical force of nature and icon to a generation of young women Adele opens up about the making of 21, bad relationships and being single.

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Mar 1983
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Features | Commentary 28% | 15 Dec 1993
Did you ever find yourself wondering ‘Where have I heard that song before?’ Well, Andy Darlington may be able to help as he trawls through the tangled undergrowth of that increasingly common phenomenon: The Cover Version

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Nov 1999
Immortal Soul Peter Murphy
PETER MURPHY meets MACY GRAY, the latest heroine of modern r'n'b. Under discussion: raunchiness, Billie Holiday comparisons and life in LA.

Music | Interview 28% | 11 Jul 2008
How the Knowle west was won Stuart Clark
Trip-hop legend Tricky on how he's falling in love with Europe, why he's dying to work with Kylie and why if you live in a rough part of the UK, it's best to carry a knife.

Features | Interview 28% | 22 Feb 2011
Starting Afresh Celina Murphy
You may recognise this baby-faced entrepreneur as one of the mainstays of the independent Irish music scene, but Dylan Haskins is now hoping to bring his D.I.Y. attitude to Dáil Éireann.

Music | Interview 28% |  3 Feb 1999
The Domino Effect Nick Kelly
DOMINO RECORDS has released some of the most essential music of the 90 s by the likes of Sebadoh, Palace Brothers, and Elliott Smith. NICK KELLY talks to lynchpin Laurence Bell and one member of the label s current roster, Stephen Pastel of The Pastels.

Music | Interview 28% | 21 Sep 1994
The Kids Are Alright Colm O'Hare
After suffering from a particularly nasty bout of 'difficult second album' syndrome, GOATS DON'T SHAVE have come up trumps with a record that's destined to take them way beyond their present cult status. PAT GALLAGHER tells COLM O'HARE how they managed to avoid becoming the world's first folk techno band and why doing-it-yourself is definitely the best policy.

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Feb 2011
Bob Geldof - Years Of The Rat Niall Stokes
In the first part of a major interview conducted at last year’s Music Show in the RDS, BOB GELDOF talks candidly about life as an illegal immigrant in Canada, how the Boomtown Rats took on official Ireland and then went on to duke it out with the Pistols and The Clash, and what triggered his involvement in Live Aid. Plus, a look back at Bob and the Rats on the cover of Hot Press.

Features | Commentary 28% | 26 Apr 2001
Selling Ireland by the sound Jackie Hayden
New technology, and an ever-expanding global market, has changed the face of Irish songwriting. report: jackie hayden

Music | Interview 28% | 16 Dec 1996
Great slogans, great scams, great music and wreckless eric too. 20 years after the label first saw the light of a record shop, richard balls gets some of the key players to reminisce about the glory days of stiff records.

Music | Interview 28% | 23 Aug 2010
Never Mind The Buttocks Ed Power
In the middle of the noughties, Scissor Sisters were the biggest, gayest thing in pop. Then they came down with writer’s block and vanished for five years. Now they return to a music scene that has changed utterly...

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Apr 1981
U2 COULD BE IN L.A. Charlie McNally
Charlie McNally sees U2 launch their U.S. Invasion.

Features | Interview 28% | 14 Jan 2003
Talkin’ turkey Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark meets Dustin, the turkey who’s not just for Christmas and gets the gobbledigook on 2002

Features | Interview 28% |  8 Jun 2000
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants Andy Darlington
He s the Godfather of TV-Astronomy. He s not only the size of a minor planet, he even has one named after him. He knows all the secrets of Life, the Universe and Everything. He is Patrick Moore. And now he tells Andy Darlington about his Flying Saucer Close Encounter , his musical input into 2001: A Space Odyssey, why there are no Skating Rinks on the Moon and much more groovy cosmic stuff

Music | Interview 28% | 28 Mar 2008
London Girl Paul Nolan
Still in her second decade, Adele is about to go stratospherically huge.

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 25 Aug 2011
Is Japan doing enough to protect its citizens? Raf Diallo
Following the leak at the Fukushima reactor, there is a growing feeling that a slow-burning catastrophe may be unfolding. US professor Alexis Dudden insists that something must be done.

Music | Interview 28% | 22 Aug 2003
1 Thrill Communication Olaf Tyaransen
It sounds like the stuff of hype and overnight success – from struggling garage band to next big thing and accolades from noel gallagher, morrissey and bono – but even at an average age of 23 The Thrills have paid their dues. Olaf Tyaransen hears how the summer’s hottest band went from worshipping whipping boy to having beck’s da play on their debut album.

Music | Interview 28% | 11 Nov 2014
The Gospel According To John - We meet John Lydon Stuart Clark
Scores are settled, myths busted and records seriously straightened in John Lydon' new Anger Is An Energy autobiography.

Features | Interview 28% |  7 Feb 2002
Cruise control Craig Fitzsimons
Craig Fitzsimons hears Tom Cruise's take on his latest big screen blockbuster, the Cameron Crowe directed Vanilla Sky

Music | Interview 28% | 27 Aug 2013
Hot Press meets Fatboy Slim Stuart Clark
EDM be damned – Norman Cook is looking forward to treating Stradbally to a good old-fashioned acid house rave. Dr. Who, Calvin Harris, the Olympics, and fellow Picnic-ers David Byrne and Giorgio Moroder are all on the agenda as he meets fellow half-centurion...

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 13 Nov 2007
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He predicts rocky times ahead for the economy and says the housing boom is unsustainable. But what’s really troubling David McWilliams is all the flak his latest book has attracted.

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Nov 1999
This Is Aslan George Byrne
GEORGE BYRNE joins the stars of stage turned stars of screen at the CORK FILM FESTIVAL as one band's star-crossed story takes another unexpected turn. Snaps: GEORGE BYRNE.

Music | Interview 28% | 16 May 2013
Hot Press meets Noah & The Whale Maeve Heslin
As London nu-folk act Noah & The Whale get set to release fourth album Heart Of Nowhere, frontman Charlie Fink sits down with Maeve Heslin to discuss nostalgia, filmmaking, Twitter... and Stag parties!

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Aug 1999
The Revered Al Green Karl Tsigdinos
The High Priest of Soul, AL GREEN is one of the greatest singers this century has known. Coinciding with his recent trail of magnificent shows in Dublin, the mercurial Rev granted this exclusive interview to KARL TSIGDINOS. Pics: Bernard Walsh.

Music | Report 28% | 23 Jun 2011
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There are literally hundreds of acts to see at Oxegen 2011. Here, the Hot Press collective goes for broke, picking the ones that you really must not miss during the three day bonanza

Features | Interview 28% | 25 Jan 2005
Old Hayden’s Almanac 2005 Jackie Hayden
It’s the guide Ladbrokes, the Central Bank, Mystic Meg and Mark Lawrenson turn to at the start of each year – Jackie Hayden’s cultural, sporting and political forecasts for the forthcoming twelve months.

Music | Interview 28% | 28 Aug 2012
Boys Will Be Boys Celina Murphy
Between charming our pants off with their last album, Build a rocket boys!, performing at the London 2012 closing ceremony to an estimated global audience of 750 million, and releasing their long-awaited B-sides collection, art-rock titans elbow simply couldn’t be in a better position to steal the show at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Jun 1998
*Rock Is Dead* Joe Jackson
Boyzone boss LOUIS WALSH goes off with a pop. Interview: JOE JACKSON

Music | Report 28% | 25 Jun 2007
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Music | Interview 28% |  1 Nov 2012
Goin' Underground Olaf Tyaransen
The JD Set is a well-established part of the music calendar. This year there was a difference as the bands taking part visited a rudely-named cave to knock out a racket. Olaf Tyaransen caught up with headliners The Vaccines...

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Jul 2007
Spare the Rod, spoil the child Dave Fanning
One of the finest white soul voices Britain ever produced, Rod Stewart reminisces about the sozzled Faces days, discusses Bob Dylan, his penchant for blondes, and recalls the thyroid cancer that almost robbed him of his voice seven years ago. [oops this was mis prompted as oxegen video interviews in our e-zine - they're here ]

Music | Interview 28% |  7 Mar 2011
Great Scott Peter Murphy
The co-creator of Lizzy’s trademark dual guitar sound, Scott Gorham remains one of the all-time great rock ‘n’ roll players. Here he talks to Peter Murphy about the other guitarists who’ve passed through the ranks, getting into scraps with Philo and Lizzy’s proud legacy.

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Jun 1998
"ROCK IS DEAD" Joe Jackson
Boyzone boss louis walsh goes off with a pop. Interview: joe jackson.

Features | Commentary 28% | 11 Jan 1995
JACKIE HAYDEN, the great sage - and scourge - of this fair isle fondles his crystal ball and reveals all...

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Feb 1994
With 1993 going down as the year that Irish rock finally emerged from U2’s shadow, HOT PRESS takes an introductory look at four of the rapidly emerging outfits that are poised to make headlines and sell bucket–loads of records in ’94. Schtum, Ash, Joyrider, Compulsion.

Music | Interview 28% | 15 Dec 2000
Louis Walsh Joe Jackson
As the management force behind Boyzone, Westlife and Samantha Mumba, LOUIS WALSH is Ireland s Mr. Pop. In a candid interview with Joe Jackson he talks about his relationships with his acts, the ones that got away, the importance of the producer, the uselessness of critics and why he s unlikely to end up managing Van Morrison. Portraits: Cathal Dawson

Music | Interview 28% |  7 Jul 1999
The People's Choice John Walshe
In an age when hype springs eternal, DAVID GRAY is that rare phenomenon a success story scripted by the fans rather than the industry. And a distinctly Irish success story at that. A certifiable platinum-selling box-office blockbuster in this country, the Welsh singer-songwriter still awaits a similar eruption of Gray fever in Britain, Europe and America. But his latest album, White Ladder, could be the record which tells the world what Ireland already knows. Now as he prepares to wow the faithful at Galway s Big Beat festival, JOHN WALSHE presents the inside story of the best kept secret in the west. Pics Mick Quinn

Music | Interview 28% |  4 May 1984
Morrissey of The Smiths has taken the place of both Duran Duran and the Thompson Twins, single-handedly wiping them out, at least on my one increasingly [used] cassette. When I told him whose conversations we were taping over he said, "Good. I'll talk louder then." Not a man to be taken lightly.

Music | Main Event 28% | 14 Apr 1999
Rave On, Van Morrison Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy sees the man they call The Man showcase his new album in the intimate confines of Ronnie Scott s club in London.

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Nov 2002
No messin’ with the g-man Jackie Hayden
Rory Gallagher was the real deal, a hard-rockin’ blues devotee whose live act, at its heady peak, was one of the best in the world

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Feb 2003
Profit and goss account Jackie Hayden
His decision to take care of business may have been a turning point but, at heart, Kieran Goss remains primarily preoccupied with his guitar and his pen.

Music | News 28% | 19 Sep 2014
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The UK pop trio's 2013 debut If You Wait jumped from 4th to 1st position on the Irish Indies this week.

Music | Interview 28% | 25 Aug 1993
The BLUE ANGELS have waited a long, long time for the release of their debut album Coming Out Of Nowhere. Now that this occasion has finally arrived the big question is: what next? TARA McCARTHY talks to SHANE O'NEILL

Music | Interview 28% | 16 Aug 2001
Full circle Liam Mackey
With their biggest dates ever in Ireland looming, LIAM MACKEY dips into voluminous hotpress archives and selects a small sample of what the paper said about U2 over the years

Music | Interview 28% | 15 May 2003
The big eye candy mountain Phil Udell
Crossing over without compromise: Alesha Dixon of Mis-Teeq directs Phil Udell to the Holy Grail and explains her concept of artistic responsibility

Features | Interview 28% | 17 Jan 2006
Stop making cents Tara Brady
He brought the plight of the Guildford Four to the silver screen and shot a weepy film about the Irish diaspora. Now Jim Sheridan has made a movie with the sultan of bling, rap star 50 Cent. It’s all Bono’s fault, he tells Tara Brady.

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Feb 2006
The black stuff Greg McAteer
Frances Black has returned to her folk roots and released her most extraordinary record yet.

Music | Interview 28% | 14 Nov 2011
Seeing Red Celina Murphy
He’s the success story of the year and not even your humble Hot Press know-it-alls predicted it – scruffy song and guitar man Ed Sheeran may have just signed his first record deal six months ago, but he’s already shifted a million singles, with album sales not far behind. Celina Murphy meets the 20 year-old folk-rapper to talk fans, Lego and sneaking into Beyoncé’s album launch.

Features | Commentary 28% | 24 Nov 1999
Talking 'Bout My Generation.. Eamon Sweeney
A response to Peter Murphy's 'Young People of Ireland . . . I Loathe You'. By Eamon Sweeney.

Music | Interview 28% | 26 May 1999
Thar He Blows Again! Peter Murphy
MOBY is back with a new album, Play! PETER MURPHY met him to talk about hip-hop, his image and degenerate art world parties.

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Nov 2013
Hot Press meets Kacey Musgraves Craig Fitzpatrick
She hates “truck songs” in her country music, wrinkles her nose at Taylor Swift mentions and pens odes to smoking weed and gay best friends. Meet Kacey Musgraves from Golden, Texas, as she takes on Europe for the first time...

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Apr 2007
Love live the kings Paul Nolan
Now on their third album, Kings Of Leon have rubbed shoulders with Bob Dylan, U2 and the Pixies, and can count Led Zep and the Rolling Stones among their fans.

Music | Interview 28% | 30 Nov 1994
State Of The Art Craig Fitzsimons
Craig Fitzsimons meets Jimmie Dale Gilmore, possessor of a unique high ’n’ lonesome voice and yet another great product of the Lone Star State who, belatedly, is experiencing a modicum of stardom himself.

Music | Interview 28% | 13 Jun 2002
Dillonology Peter Murphy
Can Cara Dillon sell her unique brand of folk music to fans of The Strokes? Rough Trade believe she can, and so does Peter Murphy.

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Apr 1987
Enya: The Latest Score Bill Graham
ENYA: THE LATEST SCORE From the Gweedore family that gave the world Clannad, another success story in the making. Enya,whose new album featuring music for the forthcoming TV series The Celts , is already making waves months before the programme itself goes on air, is joined by producer Nicky Ryan for a three-way conversation with Bill Graham. Pix:Colm Henry.

Music | Interview 28% | 25 Jun 2012
Brady's Bunch Niall Stokes
He’s one of the outstanding Irish songwriters of the modern era. Now Paul Brady is taking fans and newcomers alike on an intimate journey, with an album chronicling some of his favourite career moments. Here, he looks back over his extraordinary 45 years in the business, argues that the emerging generation has shot itself in the foot and, controversially, takes the Government to task in relation to copyright

Features | Interview 28% | 30 Apr 2004
Portrait of the Martial Artist Tara Brady
Painter, sculptor, composer and, of course, the all-action hero who got everyone kung-fu fighting. Tailor made for a part in Kill Bill, renaissance man David Carradine discusses his eventful life and times.

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Jun 2014
The Horrors Interview: Everything Is Illuminated Craig Fitzpatrick
As The Horrors continue their winning streak of daring yet accessible albums, Craig Fitzpatrick meets the beat and the voice of the band. While drummer Joe Spurgeon warns against pressing his singer for lyrical explanations, Faris Badwan talks about bad first impressions and how he’s “the worst liar in the world.”

Music | Interview 28% | 11 Dec 2012
Return Of The Clown Prince Chris Wasser
Robbie Williams has enjoyed stratospheric success, both with Take That and as a chart-topping solo artist. But he's also experienced the dark side of stardom, wrestling with a variety of demons – and suffering the occasional knock-out blow. Now, with the release of Take The Crown he's determined not just to reclaim his title as pop's heavyweight champion, but to do it in style.

Music | Interview 28% | 30 Jun 2004
Tossing the Orb Tanya Sweeney
After 15 years and seven albums of premium electronica and blissful live shows, Orbital are shutting down all systems.

Music | Interview 28% | 22 Sep 1988
Nearly a decade after the release of their debut single, U2 are widely regarded as the No. 1 rock band in the world. But the album and the film "Rattle And Hum" depict another kind of reality entirely. Larry, Adam and The Edge talk to Niall Stokes.

Music | Interview 28% |  1 Mar 2001
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BILL WHELAN has been given a Lifetime Achievement award by IMRO. JACKIE HAYDEN outlines the career of the man behind Riverdance

Music | Interview 28% |  2 Jun 2017
FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2017: Bon Iver Interview Ed Power
Bon Iver tells about his youthful days in Galway and the inspiration for 22, A Million He's the world's biggest indie star- a contradictory figure who feels intensely uncomfortable in the spotlight, yet has Kanye West on speed dial. Now Bon Iver is returning to Ireland for a headline performance and an evening of curated music. But what makes this enigma tick- and how has his deepening unease with fame impacted his music? Ed Power attempts to uncover some of the answers...

Music | News 28% | 25 Nov 2011
Westlife Greatest Hits at No. 1 The Hot Press Newsdesk
This week’s chart sees 3 new entries in the top slots…

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Oct 2004
Metallica KO Tara Brady
A superb new documentary offers an intriguing portrait of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Tara Brady meets the film's director Joe Berlinger (pictured, left with Bruce Sinofsky).

Music | Report 28% | 13 Dec 2010
Woman's heart - Still beating fast Jackie Hayden
The first Woman’s Heart compilation was released in 1992, spawning an international multi-million sales phenomenon. Now the concept is back with a special CD set Then And Now that links the artists from that ground-breaking release with the latest generation of Ireland’s female singers.

Music | Interview 28% | 13 Aug 2003
Sons Of A Preacher Man Stuart Clark
How do four clean cut, church-going kids turn into one of the hottest rock ’n’ roll acts on the planet? Kings Of Leon explain all.

Music | Interview 28% |  7 Jan 2003
Those charming men Eamon Sweeney
The Smiths: the band who helped re-write the book of guitar rock, the indie darlings who became mainstream legends, the dream of a group which gave the world the unique reality of Morrissey. guitarist Johnny Marr recalls the thrilling heyday of Manchester’s finest.

Music | Interview 28% | 15 Nov 1995
Young At Art Siobhan Long
At just 23, Siniad Lohan is one of the brightest prospects to have appeared on the Irish music scene for some time, with the Woman s Heart stars taking her to their collective bosom not to mention her acclaimed debut album which is nestling comfortably in the Top 10. Siniad an scial: Siobhan Long.

Music | Interview 28% | 21 Jul 2009
The Chic of Some People Stuart Clark
He helped invent disco, funk, r 'n' b and hip-hop. And when he wasn’t changing the face of popular music, Chic leader NILE RODGERS found time to chin-wag with pop’s best, bravest and weirdest. Here he talks about hanging with David Bowie, Slash and Madonna and reveals his oft-overlooked hippy leanings.

Music | Interview 28% | 12 Oct 2000
telling it like it is Joe Jackson
Having already conquered Ireland and the UK, SAMANTHA MUMBA is poised to join Britney and Christina at the top of the American pop chart. Not bad for someone who two years ago was fired from a panto by Twink! Now, with her new album Gotta Tell You ready for release, the Dublin singer talks candidly to JOE JACKSON about drugs, sex and the break-up of her parents marriage

Music | Interview 28% | 18 Jun 2003
The Celtic warrior Eamon Sweeney
From strange days coming second in a yoghurt-sponsored competition and playing awful gigs sandwiched between boy bands, Damien Dempsey, with a little help from Shane, Sinéad and Christy, has survived and thrived. Eamon Sweeney meets a rap balladeer with a hit album, a social conscience and more than a few stories to tell.

Music | Interview 28% |  5 Aug 1998
The Sound Of The Suburbs Jonathan O Brien
JONATHAN O’BRIEN (real name) meets WREKKED TRAIN DAVE (not real name) of the LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS (real name) and finds out how CLAUDIO GENTILE (real name) fits into their chaotic scheme of things.

Music | Interview 28% | 27 Apr 2000
Biz And Tell George Byrne
Music journalist-turned-publicist KEITH ALTHAM has spent more than 35 years behind the scenes with the likes of The Who, Rolling Stones, Small Faces and Van Morrison. His new book reveals (almost) all. Interview: GEORGE BYRNE.

Features | Interview 28% | 17 Jul 2015
Interview with Longitude Headliners alt-J Craig Fitzpatrick
You can count Woody Harrelson and Yoko Ono as fans, while they can’t understand why their mate Miley Cyrus gets a hard time for enjoying sex and weed. Against all odds, alt-J have become A Very Big Deal in rock music. But, as Gus Unger-Hamilton explains, they’ve had no help from the Illuminati…

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Oct 2012
Naked Ambition Ed Power
She deserves to be as big as Florence + the Machine. So why is big-eyed pop goth Natasha Khan – aka Bat for Lashes – still a cult singer? With her most anticipated album yet on the way, she talks about her rivalry with Welch, her bouts of self-doubt and her decision to pose (almost) nude on the cover of the new record.

Features | Interview 28% |  5 Aug 2008
Brunker Mentality Jason O'Toole
Over a pint of lager, Amanda talks about her debut novel, kissing girls, losing her virginity and explains why it's hard to find a straight man in Dublin.

Music | Interview 28% |  8 Jun 2000
JULIET TURNER seems to have turned an emotional corner with her more effervescent new album Burn The Black Suit. Here she talks to COLM O'HARE about faith, hope and songwriting

Features | Interview 28% | 17 Jan 2006
Old Hayden's almanac Jackie Hayden
An exclusive foretaste of all the wonders 2006 has in store.

Features | Interview 28% |  1 Dec 2009
Albion Rover Olaf Tyaransen
He’s the theoretical physics graduate turned comedian who conquered mainstream TV. Now Dara O Briain has published his first book, Tickling The English, part tour diary, part travelogue, part historical/sociological treatise. Here he talks about the myth of national identity, the loneliness of the long distance comedian, drink as a creative laxative... and that infamous Tommy Tiernan Electric Picnic interview.

Features | Interview 28% | 19 Oct 1994
It is every boy's wildest fantasy (bar, perhaps, Brett from Suede) to make a living playing with a fantastically successful football side. Craig Johnston was there, saw that and quit while he was ahead. But he has continued to make his dreams real. Gerry McGovern meets the kangaroo who won't be tied down, sport.

Music | Interview 28% |  3 Nov 2010
The Banagher Boy Jackie Hayden
Once mobbed as an Irish hybrid of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and George Best in his folk singer days, Johnny McEvoy went on to a lucrative career in the Irish folk-country scene. With a new single recorded with Sharon Shannon, and an RTÉ documentary about his life, he looks back on the highs and lows of the eventful career of a performer who was once called Liam Zimmerman

Music | Interview 28% | 15 Dec 1993
With her superb new album Kelly’s Heroes, SANDY KELLY has established herself as Ireland’s undisputed Queen of Country Music. She has also consolidated her status as an international star of the highest calibre. Report: COLM O’HARE

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Jul 1997
HORSE SENSE Peter Murphy
Although john squire and his new band The seahorses have taken something of a critical mauling following the release of their album Do It Yourself and some less-than-sparkling live shows, the former Stone Roses axeman is surprisingly unperturbed as peter murphy finds out.

Features | Interview 28% | 27 Aug 2013
Hot Press Meets Franz Ferdinand Stuart Clark
They’ve been away a while but now Franz Ferdinand are exploding back into action, with perhaps their leanest, meanest record yet. Frontman Alex Kapranos talks about early success, playing to thousands of stoned Americans and explains why he thinks Twitter trolls should be named and shamed...

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Oct 2006
Jackula's back Craig Fitzsimons
The big time came knocking but Jack L said, "No thanks, I’d rather do my own thing." In a revealing interview, he explains why he’d rather be an underground star and tells of how melancholy gets him out of bed every morning.

Music | Interview 28% |  7 Jun 2013
Hot Press meets Nile Rodgers Stuart Clark
He’s worked with Bowie and Madonna and helped invent hip-hop. For his latest adventure Chic’s Nile Rodgers has hooked up with Daft Punk for the defining smash of the summer, Get Lucky. He talks about this most unlikely of comebacks, his brushes with ill-health and what he learned from a pre-fame Madge.

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Jun 2002
It was 25 years ago today The Hot Press Newsdesk
That was now and this is then. Hot Press puts the question, "where were you in 1977? and what have you been up to since?"

Features | Interview 28% |  1 Aug 2002
Persistence of vision Tara Brady
The Moviehouse’s regular screengazers choose 25 essential celluloid classics from a quarter century of world cinema

Music | Interview 28% |  1 May 2002
Mixed grill: Ash The Mixed Grill
You cook them, we serve them up in the Q&A cantina. At the table to answer the questions posed, in our second serving this fortnight, by members of Ash

Music | Interview 28% | 13 Aug 2004
The year of the Cathy Tanya Sweeney
After all the hype and a certain number of raised eyebrows, Cathy Davey is finally ready to go on record. Just don’t ask her about ‘paying her dues’.

Music | News 28% | 27 Nov 2015
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'Sorry' displaces 'Hello' at No. 1

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Dec 2001
Ron Wood Stuart Clark
He’s jammed with Bob Dylan, partied with Keith Moon, sued The Byrds, traded spiky tops with Rod Stewart, had close encounters with Presleys Reg and Elvis and played "name that key" with John Lee Hooker, but arguably the best moment in his life was when he was named small breeder of the year. RON WOOD, the man who would be the queen mum of rock 'n' roll, tells a mean tale. Words: STUART CLARK. Pictures ROGER WOOLMAN

Music | Interview 28% | 31 Aug 2000
THE YOUNG GUNS Niall Stanage
JJ72 are being cast as the great new hopes of Irish music. Intense, passionate and melodic, their music has captured an increasing number of fans. With a single in the UK Top Thirty and a debut album about to hit the shelves, they tell NIALL STANAGE how good they are and how good they want to be. Portrait of the Artists As A Young Band: MICK QUINN

Music | News 28% | 12 Aug 2011
Jedward kick Adele off the top The Hot Press Newsdesk
Victory has debuted on the top of the Irish album chart, leaving Adele's 21 at No 2.

Music | News 28% | 22 Sep 2016
The Weeknd shares new track ‘Starboy’ with Daft Punk Peter McGoran
The Canadian R&B singer/songwriter has unveiled the first track from his second album, also title Starboy, this morning.

Music | Interview 28% |  1 Jul 1990
Stones On A Roll Andy Darlington
Andy Darlington travels to Manchester to meet the Stone Roses, an outfit who’ve progressed past the point of being just a band to become something altogether bigger...

Music | Interview 28% | 25 Nov 2003
Broadening Her Horizons Colm O'Hare
From pioneering ambient-trad with Clannad, through to her brand new concept album 'Two Horizons', Moya Brennan can now look back on 30 years of lending her voice and harp to some of the most distinctive music ever to come out of Ireland.

Music | Interview 28% | 14 Jul 1993
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Known for his hyperactive - even threatening - live performances, Iggy Pop is sure to deliver one of Féile '93's most invigorating performances. Here, with an overview of the ex - Stooge's unconventional career, Hot Press prepares you for what's to come.

Features | Interview 28% |  2 Apr 2003
Dave Fanning Olaf Tyaransen
One of the most familiar faces and voices in Irish broadcasting, Dave Fanning has interviewed just about every rock and movie star worth knowing. But here Olaf Tyaransen goes behind the public image to unearth some of his more secret history: working with the disgraced “Captain” Cooke; nude interviewing with U2; getting ripped off by the nanny; and much more.

Music | Interview 28% | 26 Mar 2002
Fallin' to the top Matt Diehl
Currently the hottest female property in music, Alicia Keys has come a long way from the little girl whose first record was kermit's 'it's not easy being green'. Admittedly, she's had some serious assistance from heavy friends - including music biz mogul Clive Davis - but mainly she can thank her own prodigious talent and spirit of independence. Matt Diehl hears how Alicia Keys came to share the grammy limelight with U2

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Jun 1998
When Pulp released the obsessively carnal This Is Hardcore, it was widely touted that the band's main mover, Jarvis Cocker, had lost the plot entirely. But Pulp are back on the road now and Cocker is in fine form - as eloquent when talking about pornography and sex as he is reflecting on the vagaries of the press and his relationship with his father. Interview: peter Murphy.

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Jun 1998
When Pulp released the obsessively carnal This Is Hardcore, it was widely touted that the band's main mover, Jarvis Cocker, had lost the plot entirely. But Pulp are back on the road now and Cocker is in fine form - as eloquent when talking about pornography and sex as he is reflecting on the vagaries of the press and his relationship with his father. Interview: peter Murphy.

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Oct 1993
Wall of Sound Olaf Tyaransen
The Stunning's new EP, Deja Voodoo, features cover versions of Beatles, Byrds, Dylan and Captain Beefheart tracks. But what about the more intriguing and embarrassing records that lurk within Steve Wall's collection? Olaf Tyaransen investigates and unearths a few surprises like The Goons, BBC sound effects albums, and ...Barry White?!

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 14 Mar 2016
A Kick Up The '80s Craig Fitzsimons
The music was fine & the fashion crazy- but there was still a whole lot wrong with the world during the bleak decade that the '80s became. We select a major news event from each year, to give a flavour of just how grim things were- alleviated by the occasional smidgeon of good news...

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Oct 1987
A Pilgrim's Progress Damian Corless
In Dublin recently to lend his support to the AIDS Action Alliance all-star Olympic Ballroom bash, Tom Robinson took time out to reflect on his Spokesman For A Generation past, his nervous breakdowns, his sexual re-orientation and his re-embracement of the Quaker faith

Music | Interview 28% | 28 Aug 2008
Desert Storm Anne Sexton
From the depths of the Sahara, Afro-beat dervishes Tinariwen sing about war, politics and religious strife – in a way you've never heard before.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Dec 2004
HP-7 Round Table Summit Stuart Clark
Never mind figgy puddings and partridges in pear trees, there’s some serious seasonal business to be done as the annual HP-7 summit gathers in the crucible of cultural discourse that is The Central Hotel’s Library Bar.

Music | Interview 28% | 21 Jun 2002
Johnny come home Stuart Clark
It was a Jubilee ago that The Sex Pistols exploded onto the world stage and changed music forever. Except little has changed, according to John Lydon and that's why he's back

Features | Interview 28% |  7 Mar 2012
The Brendan Voyage Jackie Hayden
One of the key panelists at The Music Show at the RDS on February 25 and 26 will be Brendan Graham, internationally-acclaimed Irish songwriter, former IMRO chairman and fervent champion of the rights of songwriters and composers. Here he looks back over the highs and lows of his extraordinary songwriting career, and reflects on the challenges affecting today’s songwriters.

Features | Commentary 28% | 14 Dec 1994
Naff Off ?? ??
No, it's not the overworked Hot Press subs finally snapping beneath the strain of a hectic production schedule but a finely argued debate by our finest writers on the phenomenon of naff. What is naff? Are you naff and if so how do you go about rectifying matters? Read on and be saved . . .

Music | Interview 28% | 12 Jan 1994
Skin Trade Siobhan Long
With the release of their debut album, My German Lover, Hada to Hada's tenure as one of Ireland's best-kept musical secrets may well be over. Siobhán Long talks to Keiran Duddy and Belinda Morris about the craft of song-writing and the dedication that made the album possible.

Music | Interview 28% | 12 Dec 2002
Mumba one with a bullet Olaf Tyaransen
Pop star, movie star, UNICEF youth ambassador – Samantha Mumba has already packed a lot into her young life (including a secret boyfriend!) and the stakes are constantly being raised

Music | Interview 28% | 29 Sep 1999
Simon Says Colm O'Hare
SIMON FOWLER of OCEAN COLOUR SCENE speaks to Colm O'Hare about the band s new album, his outing at the hands of the tabloid press, and hanging out with Noel Gallagher.

Music | Interview 28% | 28 Sep 2009
New Young Tony Club Peter Murphy
The Coronas were about a week into their 2008 American tour when they realised Colonel Kurtz was driving the bus. They can laugh about it now, oh yes. Sat around a table in the Library Bar on the eve of the release of their second album, the foursome – singer Danny O’Reilly, guitarist Dave McPhillips, bass player Graham Knox and drummer Conor Egan – are still young and hardy enough to take it in their stride.

Music | Interview 28% | 23 Mar 2005
Kelly Watch The Stars Jackie Hayden
With the release of his second solo album, Running Dog, Nick Kelly has cemented his reputation as one of the leading contemporary songwriters in Ireland. Here, the former Fat Lady Sings frontman talks to Jackie Hayden about the break-up of one of Dublin's most respected bands, financing his solo career through the largesse of his fanbase – and the ongoing joys of artistic independence.

Music | Interview 28% | 14 Jul 1993
THE IN CROWD Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark encounters the sound of '90's Irish dance in the shape of the widely praised Sound Crowd.

Music | Interview 28% | 29 Sep 1999
The Tudor Age George Byrne
RICHARD THOMPSON s new album Mock Tudor consolidates his position as one of the most articulate and influential songwriters around. GEORGE BYRNE met him.

Music | Report 28% | 17 Nov 1993
Church & General - Celebration Concert Jackie Hayden
On Tuesday 23rd November, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Church & General Insurance Company present The Celebration Concert, featuring an extraordinary array of Ireland's finest contemporary songwriting and composing talents. In this four-page special, Jackie Hayden explores the background to the event and we profile the leading players.

Music | Interview 28% | 25 Jun 2012
This Will Be The Last Time... Colm O'Hare
After 14 years and 20 million album sales, Westlife will bring the curtain down on an amazing career with two dates at Croke Park this month. In one of his last major interviews as a member of the band, Kian Egan talks about their lively relationship with Simon Cowell, the impact of Brian McFadden’s dramatic departure in 2004 and why this was the right moment to end it all.

Politics | Frontlines 28% | 12 Jan 2006
Corporate takeover Rory Hearne
Corporations are now targeting the young – in our schools, of all places.

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Aug 1997
Virgin Territory Sarah McQuaid
From Donegal to London and beyond, altan s breathtaking music continues to win new converts. As the band showcase material from their latest album, Runaway Sunday, at the international headquarters of Virgin Records, mairiad nm mhaonaigh tells sarah mcquaid: It s all about letting it rip.

Music | Interview 28% | 16 Jun 1993
'COCKS AWAY! Stuart Clark

Music | Interview 28% |  9 Jun 1978
Rory Gallagher - Pressing Ever Onwards Niall Stokes
When Rory Gallagher hits the stage at this year's Macroom festival gig, it'll be his last appearance in Ireland, a year that has seen him forgo some of the spotlight he's enjoyed over the previous ten years in Britain and Ireland in particular.

Music | Report 28% |  4 Jun 2010
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The tent's pitched, the acts are booked and this year's Live At the Marquee extravaganza by the Lee looks set to outstrip all previous years in terms of variety and pulling power...

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Mar 1997
Two Nick Kellys, there s only Two Nick Kellys Nick Kelly
The most momentous journalistic event of the decade nay, the millennium has come to pass. They said it could never happen, but after months of careful pre-planning and tense negotiation, nick kelly has finally interviewed NICK KELLY. Here, the Stars Of Heaven fan remorselessly grills the former Fat Lady Sings mainman about his long sabbatical from the music industry, his perception of modern culture, and his cracking new album Between Trapezes. Pix, gimmicky t-shirts and unfeasibly large trousers: mick RAGING PUFF QUInn.

Music | Interview 28% | 18 Jun 2004
One from the heart Hannah Hamilton
The dark, romantic Raining Down Arrows is the latest milestone in the creative liberation of Mundy, a man whose thoughts on love, friendship and connecting with the audience are at the core of his music.

Music | Interview 28% | 18 Aug 1999
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay Kevin Barry
. . . or overlooking Fountainstown beach in Co. Cork, anyway. METISSE have everyone talking, owing to the sheer unique nature of their music. KEVIN BARRY met them.

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Mar 2012
Mortars Of Invention Olaf Tyaransen
When dreams of breaking the UK didn’t pan out The Walls decided to break all the rules and do things their own way. The former Stunning men have followed the same unconventional path ever since.

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Jun 2005
Walls Of Sound John Walshe
Having survived a couple of years of bad luck, The Walls are back and are feeling – and sounding! – better than ever.

Music | Interview 28% | 30 May 2007
Bring the noisemaker Peter Murphy
Jinx Lennon is a true original, a rock'n'roll outsider whose music throbs to the pulse of rural Ireland. Here he talks about attending cocktail parties with David Norris and explains why Dundalk just might be the strangest town in Ireland.

Music | Interview 28% | 26 Oct 2004
He was Ireland's answer to Bob Dylan Jackie Hayden
On the release of a double CD retrospective of his forty years as a performer-songwriter, Johnny McEvoy talks to Jackie Hayden about his early days as Ireland’s answer to Bob Dylan, meeting the great man himself, supporting and introducing The Rolling Stones, defending The Wolfe Tones, not apologising for the troubles in the North, U2 and the key albums that have inspired him.

Music | Interview 28% | 23 Feb 1989
Elvis Unmasked Neil McCormack
Out from behind the grease-paint that adorns his face on the cover of Spike, Elvis Costello emerges to talk about the music that runs in his family from big-band to speed-metal, his much-touted Irish connection, working with Paul McCartney, his contempt for much of today's pop music and the feelings that inspired his death-wish for Margaret Thatcher.

Music | Interview 28% | 15 Sep 2003
Return To Paradise Eamon Sweeney
During the heady days of Italia ’90, The Stunning provided the unofficial soundtrack to the nation’s summer-long party, playing a series of uproarious shows around the country and treating the top-ten like their local. thirteen years later, having just re-released their classic album, Paradise In The Picturehouse, the group reflect on what a long, strange trip it’s been and why they’re not ready to hang up their guitars just yet.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Nov 1999
Wowed By Bowie Stuart Clark
A new album, an exclusive gig and opinions on Velvet Goldmine, the Internet and life, love and happiness. STUART CLARK meets the legendary DAVID BOWIE.

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Jul 2001
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Eamon Sweeney
It is hardly a surprise to learn that the fifth Super Furry Animals’ album was due to be christened Text Messaging Is Killing The Pub Quiz As We Know It.

Features | Interview 28% | 14 Sep 2016
Picture This - The Secret of their Success Colm O'Regan
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.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Aug 2009
Go With The Flo Paul Nolan
She’s shaping up to be one of the break-out stars of 2009, with a number one album and a Mercury Prize nomination to her name. We catch up with Florence And The Machine’s Florence Welch, who talks about becoming an overnight sensation, reflects on her bizarre childhood and explains why her most controversial song really isn’t as contentious as it’s made out to be.

Music | Interview 28% | 12 Jul 2005
Flying Solo, Free As A Bird Niall Stokes
She learned her craft with the Wild Oscars and Kaydee, and more recently featured on the John Hughes album Wild Ocean. Now, Tara Blaise has taken flight with the release of her debut album Dancing On Tables Barefoot – a record that unveils an impressively free-spirit and a desire to live life to the full.

Music | Interview 28% |  5 Jan 2017
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Hot Press was granted an audience with the Thin White Duke in 1999 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stuart Clark still hasn't calmed down after meeting his childhood hero in U2's Clarence Hotel...

Music | Interview 28% |  1 Dec 1993
The Children of Lir Jackie Hayden
They may have been one of the most consistently hotly-tipped bands in Ireland over the past three years but Lir are still mere babes in the great rock’n’roll scheme of things. It’s ironic then that they should so often be accused of harking back to the ’70s. Interview: Jackie Hayden

Music | Interview 28% | 16 Apr 1997
LOUIS, LOUIS! Joe Jackson
Having had his fill of Eurovision and being ripped-off on the Irish circuit, louis walsH went for broke with the boys who would be boyzone. Now he can afford to speak his mind. JOE JACKSON is all ears.

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Jul 2007
Fables of the Reconstruction Dave Fanning
Now venerated members of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, REM are back stronger than ever before.

Music | Interview 28% |  6 Mar 2003
Marr's attacks Eamon Sweeney
Although dissatisfied with mainstream media and wary of having his own work pigeonholed, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr revels in his role as elder statesman to a generation of maverick musicians and is no less proud of his new album, Boomslang.

Music | Interview 28% | 12 May 2003
Nina Simone remembered Andy Darlington
Farewell to the high priestess of soul

Music | Interview 28% | 24 Jun 1998
What A Guy Peter Murphy
Having learned his trade with Muddy Waters and just about any other blues legend you care to mention, BUDDY GUY has long since become one himself. On the eve of his showcase gig in Dublin's Olympia, he tells PETER MURPHY of his struggle to pass the blues torch on to another generation.

Features | Commentary 28% | 29 Oct 2002
Cork rocks Mark McAvoy
With preparations well underway for Cork city’s hosting of the European City Of Culture festivities in 2005, the indigenous music scene is already rising to the challenge

Music | News 28% | 11 Mar 2014
LISTEN: Duke Dumont Single The Hot Press Newsdesk
‘I Got U’ out next week

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Sep 2004
The heat is on Kim Porcelli
Following the huge commercial success of Set List and ‘Fake’, The Frames look poised to ascend to rock’s premier league with the upcoming worldwide release of the Burn The Maps album. Kim Porcelli joins the band on the day of their triumphant show at Marlay Park to discuss the pros and cons of pop-stardom, the departure of dave odlum, the abiding influence of mic christopher, and the challenge of creating their most eagerly anticipated record yet.

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Feb 2005
When We Were High Kings Colm O'Hare
They toured the world throughout the ‘70s, earning rave notices from Bono, The Edge and Melvin Bragg, upsetting the clergy, terrifying the American public in the company of Blue Oyster Cult and the J Geils Band and out-glamming even Bowie with their flamboyant sartorial taste. With a new DVD on the way and much speculation about a possible tour, legendary Celtic rockers Horslips here talk to Hot Press about a decade of adventure, decadence and great music.

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Jan 2002
Ash! Bang! Wallop! Kim Porcelli
They came, they saw, they conquered - again. Ash's comeback kid Tim Wheeler looks back over a spectacular year. Angel interceptor: Kim Porcelli

Music | Interview 28% | 17 Nov 1993
STILL CURED Jackie Hayden
He may indeed be from Limerick but if you think you’re going to get a subheadline that mentions bringing home the bacon, acting the ham or even being on the pig’s back, then you’re sadly mistaken. Instead we’re going to keep things simple. Mick Hanly has just released a new album entitled Happy Like This. What better occasion for Jackie Hayden to visit him in his Kilkenny home and look back over his career to date, and to remember the days when he hadn’t a sausage (would you cut the crap, please? – Ed)? Pix.: Brendan Fitzpatrick.

Politics | Frontlines 28% |  4 Feb 1998
CARL PERKINS 1932-1998 Andy Darlington
Carl Perkins, the rock pioneer who wrote Blue Suede Shoes and no less than four songs for the Beatles, is dead. ANDY DARLINGTON remembers his career from Sun Records and the legendary Million Dollar Quartet , through to Johnny Cash s Live At San Quentin . . . and a movie knife-fight with David Bowie

Music | Interview 28% |  8 Jun 2006
The big guns: Cork's musical legacy Mark McClelland
Mark McClelland was a feature and music writer for Cork's Evening Echo for four years. Here, he presents his top ten most significant musical acts to emerge from Cork.

Music | Interview 28% |  4 Apr 2003
The nu biggest metal band in the world Stuart Clark
They may not be that just yet but if current plans for global domination go according to the script Linkin Park will be very soon. Stuart Clark travels to London to hear the band’s new album Meteora and finds that American rock’s hottest property are surrounded by the kind of security normally reserved for Michael Jackson

Music | Interview 28% | 20 Aug 2014
A Piece Of His Mind - Morrissey Interview Stuart Clark
In a world exclusive interview, MORRISSEY talks about the personal and global politics fuelling his World Peace Is None Of Your Business album; explains why the end is nigh for the Royal Family (and possibly Jamie Oliver); also treats us to his thoughts on Messrs. Blair, Assad and Behan and reflects fully for the first time on his health problems.

Music | Interview 28% | 21 Sep 1994
Together again, together again Lorraine Freeney
The tears have stopped falling – because those who bitterly mourned the demise of The Go-Betweens soon discovered that what they got instead was a double-helping of the weird genius which had inspired the band in the shape of solo albums from Grant McLennan and Robert Forster. With both of them releasing new records and working on a film script together, everything seems to be coming up roses. Why Lorraine Freeney even got to see a breathtaking reunion gig . . .

Music | Interview 28% | 19 Feb 2015
Inherent Voice: Una Foden interview Craig Fitzpatrick
Una Foden of The Saturdays has taken on a new role coaching young hopefuls on The Voice Of Ireland. In a career-spanning interview, the Tipperary star talks songwriting, the struggle to succeed – and how women’s place in pop has never been stronger...

Music | Interview 28% |  1 Sep 1999
A Lad In Slane Peter Murphy
The rise and fall and rise of Robbie Williams. By PETER MURPHY.

Music | Interview 28% |  2 Feb 2007
Writer's bloc Peter Murphy
Recorded in the bucolic splendour of County Westmeath, Bloc Party's second album is a labyrinthine concept album about urban living. Better to take a risk, says frontman Kelé Okereke, than to repeat yourself .

Features | Interview 28% |  3 Nov 2010
The Importance Of Being David Olaf Tyaransen
One of the leading lights in Irish music since the 1970s, Dave Fanning has led the life, brilliantly heading up the rock posse in RTÉ and rubbing shoulders with a vast array of music legends. Back in pole position on RTÉ 2fm’s night-time schedule, he has seen off rivals elsewhere to remain at the centre of the broadcasting action. With his autobiography just released, it’s time for a natter. As ever with the man they call Fanning, what we get is a remarkably open and honest exchange

Features | Interview 28% | 18 Jun 2007
The best of the rest The Hot Press Newsdesk
Full profiles on Faithless, Antony & The Johnsons, Slayer, The Who, Bell X1, Status Quo, The Flaming Lips, 50 Cent, Madness, Christy Moore, Elton John and Lionel Richie.

Music | Interview 28% | 10 Jun 1998
Boy to Man Joe Jackson
The trauma of his mother's death; the joy of his marriage to Yvonne; the truth about his sex life; the pressures of growing up in public; the importance of peer respect; the offers of a solo career; and how America might hold the key to keeping boyzone together. In his most personal and revealing interview to date, ronan keating talks to joe jackson

Music | Report 28% | 23 Feb 2011
Gary Moore (1952-2011) An Irish Legend The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ireland lost one of its greatest guitarists last weekend with the passing of the legendary Gary Moore. Here, friends and colleagues pay their respects to a uniquely talented musician.

Music | Interview 28% | 14 Apr 2009
The sew must go on Adrienne Murphy
Her split with Damien Rice caused headlines around the music world. Now Lisa Hannigan is taking her first steps as a solo artist with a wonderfully ethereal debut album, Sea Sew. She talks to hot press about the end of her partnership with Rice, her hopes for the future and the influence of romantic entanglements on her powerfully feminine songwriting.

Music | Interview 28% | 18 Oct 2007
O'Sullivan's Travels Adrienne Murphy
From the backstreets of Waterford to a place on the podium next to the Beatles, Gilbert O'Sullivan lived an extraordinary life. Now 60, he looks back on his rollercoaster career.