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News: Absolute Bowie, Europe’s Finest David Bowie Tribute, announce three nights at The Academy

2017-11-17 15:16:00


Absolute Bowie will rock The Academy for three nights in January 2018, to celebrate the life of David Bowie on the second anniversary of his passing.

News: The Divine Comedy Announce New Live Album & Autumn Tour News

2017-11-17 13:44:00


The Divine Comedy have today announced that their new live album, Loose Canon, will be available to buy from November 22.

News: IMRO calls for establishment of National Music Strategy to protect the rights of musicians

2017-11-16 12:20:00


Following a briefing at Buswells Hotel, which laid out the contribution of the music industry to the Irish economy, Labour TD Joan Burton, The Stunning's Steve Wall, and IMRO Chairperson Eleanor McEvoy backed the calls for the establishment of a National Music Strategy to foster the growth and stability of the music industry.

News: Nada Surf announced for Whelan's early in 2018

2017-11-16 10:33:00


Nada Surf have added new dates to their tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of the seminal album Let Go.

Album: Album Review: Lankum reinvent the folk wheel with Between The Earth And Sky

2017-11-14 13:14:00


Alternative state of the nation address from Dublin crew.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Pale Rivers' 'My Own Comeback'

2017-11-14 12:36:00


Pale Rivers have today shared their new single 'My Own Comeback'.

Book Review: June Caldwell talks about sexual fantasies, unexamined desires, and the latest Winter Papers

2017-11-14 12:01:00


With the new edition of arts anthology Winter Papers hitting the shelves, featured author June Caldwell discusses sexual fantasies, unexamined desires, and all that’s good in contemporary Irish fiction.

News: Paddy Hanna releases new single 'Mario Lanza'

2017-11-14 10:32:00


Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna today reveals “Mario Lanza”, another track from his forthcoming album due for release in 2018.

News: Wiley announces Olympia Theatre date

2017-11-14 10:10:00


Wiley has announced a live show at The Olympia Theatre on February 20, 2018.

News: Iron Maiden announce Belfast arena show for summer 2018

2017-11-13 13:07:00


Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their 16th studio album The Book Of Souls, IRON MAIDEN will take to the road again in 2018 with a series of arena and festival shows in Europe on the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Little Hours' 'Later On'

2017-11-13 12:20:00


Little Hours released their newest single on Friday, November 10, as well as announcing their biggest headlining show to date next March.

News: Paul Weller announces third and final Olympia Theatre date

2017-11-13 12:08:00


Due to demand Paul Weller has announced a third and final Olympia Theatre date on 12th February 2018.

News: WATCH: Eminem performs new single 'Walk On Water' at MTV EMAs

2017-11-13 11:49:00


Eminem performed his new single at the event in Wembley Arena last night, with Skylar Grey replaces Beyonce in singing the chorus.

News: ELO announce Dublin & Belfast dates for 2018

2017-11-13 10:28:00


Following their triumphant performances in 2016, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced today that they will be returning to Europe for an extended run of shows in 2018.

Reports: Hot Press and Creative Ireland Join Forces For Ireland’s Biggest Ever Writing Competition For Students

2017-11-10 17:05:00


Hot Press has joined forces with Creative Ireland to launch a new national writing competition, which will allow young students to reflect on the influence of social media.

News: Irish punk provocateurs The Sussed re-issue 1981 EP Don't Swim On The East Coast

2017-11-10 16:46:00


The 4-track EP has been remastered and is available to purchase now.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Zali releases new single 'Girls Like Us'

2017-11-10 15:55:00


Zali's newest release is a celebration of strength in the face of heartbreak.

News: Columbia Mills release debut album A Safe Distance To Watch

2017-11-10 15:35:00


Following on from a trio of critically acclaimed singles this year, including 'Head Start', 'This City Doesn’t Feel Like Home To Me', and 'Battles', Bray indietronica quintet Columbia Mills have finally released their debut album, A Safe Distance To Watch.

News: Warner Bros. awards scholarship to Irish film student

2017-11-09 15:49:00


As part of an ongoing project of investing in skills and training for the creative industries, Warner Bros. has awarded its fourth scholarship to an Irish film student.

News: Little Green Cars announce two January shows at The Pavilion

2017-11-09 12:23:00


Following on from a string of sold out shows at The Grand Social in December, Little Green Cars will shake off January blues with two shows at The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire.

Entertainment News: Caitlyn Jenner to appear on this Friday's Late Late Show

2017-11-09 11:35:00


The high-profile reality TV star will be on the sofa with Ryan Tubridy on Friday evening.

News: Niall Horan receives standing ovation at Country Music Awards

2017-11-09 11:03:00


Niall Horan had his introduction to America's Country Music Awards last night, performing on stage with Maren Morris.

News: WATCH: Hot Press Launches New Irish Music Series, with Orchid Collective in Ep. 1

2017-11-08 18:06:00


A new blog and live performance series, hosted by Valentina Magli, will highlight the superb calibre of emerging acts in Ireland – and lots more besides.

News: Moulettes announce Dublin show as part of Preternatural tour

2017-11-08 17:46:00


The English art-rock band will play at Whelan's on December 12, as part of a full UK/Ireland tour.

News: John Cooper Clarke announces Whelan's date

2017-11-08 13:38:00


Speaking exclusively with Hot Press, the English punk poet announced that he'd be playing a headline show in Dublin this April.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Able Archer's 'Driving With The Lights Out'

2017-11-08 10:51:00


Dublin's most capable five-piece are back with a new track, set to be released this Friday.

News: A new festival focusing on female jazz and experimental artists is happening in Dublin this month

2017-11-08 10:32:00


BAN BAM is a new one-day festival from Improvised Music Company with a focus on female artists in jazz and improvised music.

News: Michael McDonald announces Vicar Street show for 2018

2017-11-07 11:38:00


The former Doobie Brother will play in Dublin next March.

News: What's your favourite gig from the last 20 years? Tell Ticketmaster and you could win a Gift Card

2017-11-07 11:18:00


Ticketmaster are celebrating 20 years in Ireland, and they've got some prizes to give away.

Frontlines: On the ground in Myanmar: Concern's Kieran McConville reports from the refugee crisis

2017-11-06 16:48:00


Over half a million Rohingya have been forced to flee Myanmar due to ethnic cleansing. Concern’s Kieran McConville talks to Stuart Clark about the horrors they’ve experienced, and the worsening refugee crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh.

News: Notorious achieves biggest opening weekend of 2017 at the Irish Box Office

2017-11-06 16:27:00


Audiences have been flocking to see the documentary, which traces Conor McGregor's rise to the heady heights at the top of the UFC.

News: Niall Horan enjoys second week at top of Irish Charts

2017-11-03 17:45:00


The former One Direction star continues to blaze a solo trail for himself, as newcomers also make their way up the charts.

Reports: Bowe Bergdahl, subject of popular Serial podcast, avoids jail time

2017-11-03 17:09:00


The US Army soldier will be spared prison time despite deserting his Afghan outpost in 2009, a judge has ruled.

News: Orchid Collective premiere video for new single 'L.A.Z.Y'

2017-11-03 11:33:00


The Dublin band's newest single, which was released in October, was recorded with Declan Legge and features mixing credits from Grammy Award-winning producer Brian Malouf.

News: The Script to headline 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC

2017-11-03 10:23:00


RTÉ 2FM and MCD have announced the return of The 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of The ISPCC, which will take place at 3Arena on December 19, 2017.

News: First Look: Orchid Collective release video for new single 'L.A.Z.Y' tomorrow

2017-11-02 16:01:00


Having unveiled the song last month, Orchid Collective have given us a teaser for 'L.A.Z.Y's music video, set to be released November 3.

News: First Look: Orchid Collective release video for new single 'L.A.Z.Y' tomorrow

2017-11-02 14:28:00


Having unveiled the song last month, Orchid Collective have given us a teaser for 'L.A.Z.Y's music video, set to be released November 3.

News: Upcoming gigs at Munroe's Live

2017-11-02 13:20:00


Shake off the November blues with good music in the cosy confines of Munroe's,Galway.

News: BREAKING: Gorillaz announce Malahide Castle gig

2017-11-02 12:13:00


Gorillaz are coming to Dublin this June 9.

Interview: Rick O'Shea talks about making the move from 2fm to RTÉ Gold

2017-10-31 14:59:00


Long-time 2fm presenter Rick O’Shea is making the move to RTÉ Gold. He talks about embracing the classics, his first embarrassing foray into music, and why the digital radio revolution is just beginning in Ireland. Interview: Peter McGoran

News: U2's Songs of Experience: Tracklist and album photos revealed

2017-10-31 14:04:00


The tracklist appears to have been revealed, ahead of the album's release date early this December.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Touts' new single 'Bombscare'

2017-10-31 10:33:00


Sounding like the best thing in punk rock at the minute, Touts are the Derry-based three piece that you need in your life.

News: Kygo announces 3Arena date

2017-10-31 10:16:00


Norwegian DJ Kygo has announced a show at the 3Arena for February.

News: Niall Horan enters the Irish Album Chart at #1 with debut solo album Flicker

2017-10-27 14:01:00


The former One Direction singer outsold nearest competitor, Pink, by 3 to 1.

News: U2 charity tribute album The Joshua Tree - New Roots is out now

2017-10-27 11:52:00


U2's masterpiece has been re-imagined by the cream of contemporary Irish talent.

News: Aine Cahill releases new single 'Blood Diamonds'

2017-10-27 11:14:00


The Cavan singer has unveiled her newest single this morning, October 27.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Declan O'Rourke's 'Poor Boy's Shoes'

2017-10-27 11:00:00


Declan O'Rourke's new album is out today, October 27.

News: Tears For Fears' Rule The World Tour coming to Dublin, with very special guest

2017-10-27 10:39:00


The first leg of tour of Tears For Fears' tour will include a Dublin date this May.

News: Morrissey for 3Arena this February

2017-10-27 09:38:00


The Smiths singer will perform at the 3Arena on February 20.

News: UCD students vote overwhelmingly to impeach SU President Katie Ascough

2017-10-27 00:16:00


A huge majority of students have voted to impeach the current president, Katie Ascough.

Previews-And-Trailers: WATCH: Trailer for new sweeping American epic drama Mudbound

2017-10-26 16:16:00


Masterful filmmaker Dee Rees vividly captures the 1940s American South in the film Mudbound, based on the international bestselling novel by Hillary Jordan.

News: Award music documentary to air on Today FM

2017-10-26 16:04:00


‘1977: The Year Irish Music Was Reborn’ will air on Today FM this Bank Holiday Monday.

News: Will Stratton announces Workman's show at The Vintage Room

2017-10-26 14:40:00


The American singer-songwriter comes to Dublin this November.

News: Live Nation team up with Irish promoter to take control of legendary Isle of Wight festival

2017-10-26 12:39:00


A joint venture between Denis Desmond, head of Gaiety Holdings in Ireland, and global music promoter Live Nation, has received the go-ahead to take control of the Isle of Wight (IoW) music festival.

News: Eminem teases new album Revival

2017-10-26 11:07:00


Slim Shady appears to have launched an elaborate teaser campaign for his newest album.

News: Phil Coulter announces nationwide tour

2017-10-25 17:37:00


Phil Coulter celebrates 52 years of music this year and embarks on a 27-date nationwide tour.

News: In the new Hot Press: The Definitive Story of The Waterboys

2017-10-25 15:53:00


The legendary Irish/Scottish folk rock band are the new Hot Press cover stars.

News: Metropolis Festival: Stage Times, Sitemap & Afterparties

2017-10-25 15:37:00


Metropolis returns this Bank Holiday Weekend! Here's the full breakdown of what's happening across the weekend.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Tracks of the Day: 8 of the Best From Chic and Nile Rodgers

2017-10-25 13:52:00


Ahead of their 3Arena show tonight, here's a rundown of some of Chic's greatest ever songs.

News: National Concert Hall among the main beneficiaries of capital funding boost

2017-10-24 16:35:00


The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced additional capital funding in 2017 for cultural bodies totalling over €1 million. This ties in with Pillar 3 of the Creative Ireland programme on investing in our creative and cultural infrastructure.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Wolff's new single 'Freak Like Me'

2017-10-24 15:55:00


Ahead of his show this Friday at the Sin É Dublin, here's the newest single from Johnny Stewart, aka Wolff.

Reports: Northern Ireland abortion law being challenged in High Court

2017-10-24 12:48:00


Starting from today, Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are to go under scrutiny from the UK's highest court. This case is being broadcast live.

News: Walk The Moon set for The Academy this April

2017-10-24 10:25:00


Following the release of their new single, 'One Foot', Walk The Moon have announced a new album and a headline show in the Academy Dublin this April.

News: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce Dublin show

2017-10-23 17:19:00


Australian psych-rock mouthful, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, are set to return to Dublin this February.

News: Gomez celebrates 20th Anniversary of Bring It On at Olympia Theatre

2017-10-23 11:35:00


20 years on from their Mercury Prize-winning debut Bring It On, Gomez will perform a special show at The Olympia Theatre.

News: Bradley Walsh 'thrilled' to be starring in new Doctor Who

2017-10-23 11:08:00


The Chase host is one of a number of cast announcements which have been made for the sci-fi show today.

News: Brian Fallon announces Belfast and Dublin shows with band The Howling Weather

2017-10-23 11:00:00


New Jersey based singer-songwriter Brian Fallon has announced headline shows at The Limelight 1 and Olympia Theatre next March.

News: Flight of the Conchords tour coming to 3Arena

2017-10-23 10:35:00


As part of their first headlining Irish and UK tour in seven years, Flight Of The Conchords are bringing their ingeniously named … Sing The Flight Of The Conchords tour to Dublin’s 3Arena this March.

News: New Year Festival announces Dublin 2017 programme, with Kodaline headlining

2017-10-23 10:19:00


Now in its fourth year, New Year’s Festival Dublin has announced a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2018.

News: Pink becomes first solo female artist to top the Irish Charts in 2017

2017-10-20 17:30:00


Beautiful Trauma, the American singer-songwriter's first album in five years, is an instant hit with Irish fans.

Interview: Baroque pop group Elm talk about Hard Working Class Heroes and the emergence of a new sound

2017-10-20 16:30:00


A year-long hiatus led to the renaissance of ELM, one of the freshest talents on the Irish music scene. The band lay their cards on the table as they talk about recent adventures, excursions in the States, and “killing each other to get the songs right”.

Interview: Hot Press meets one of Dublin's finest emerging acts, Fontaines

2017-10-20 16:26:00


Everything about Fontaines is authentically Dublin, from the accents and the songs, to the passions and inspirations. They chat about punk, poetry, and embracing their own voice.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Saoirse Casey's 'Tiger'

2017-10-20 12:06:00


The 20-year old Irish musician is fresh off the back of playing her first headliner at Whelan's last night.

News: Soulé releases video for new single 'What Do You Know'

2017-10-20 11:25:00


Having already hit more than half a million plays on Spotify in just a few short weeks, the Balbriggan girl has finally released the visuals for new single 'What Do You You Know'.

News: Niall Horan adds second 3Arena show, releases debut album Flicker

2017-10-20 10:57:00


On the same day that Niall Horan releases his debut album, the singer has penned in a second 3Arena show due to phenomenal demand.

News: Sam Smith announces headline show at 3Arena this March

2017-10-20 10:41:00


The British soul singer will perform at the 3Arena this March.

News: Future Islands return to Dublin this summer

2017-10-20 10:33:00


Future Islands and "a full line-up of special guests" will play at Donnybrook stadium, Dublin next June.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Jester's 'Little Run Down'

2017-10-19 14:39:00


Ahead of their EP launch in Thurles this weekend, here's the latest single from Tipperary band Jester.

News: DJ Jazzy Jeff comes to Halo, Galway

2017-10-19 14:26:00


DJ Jazzy will head to Galway this Saturday, October 21.

News: Eamonn Campbell's family release statement following his tragic passing

2017-10-19 11:08:00


The former member of the Dubliners passes away this morning.

Interview: Sorcha Richardson talks songwriting, touring with Imelda May, and returning home

2017-10-19 10:38:00


Having straddled both sides of the Atlantic for nearly a decade, Irish singer-songwriter SORCHA RICHARDSON is back in Dublin for an extended stay. She tells PETER MCGORAN why it’s never been a better time to be home.

News: Lena Headey is the latest actress to share story of encounters with Harvey Weinstein

2017-10-17 17:47:00


The Game of Thrones star is the latest actress to come forward with a story about the film executive, all of which have taken on a chilling pattern.

News: New one day festival brings together some of Ireland's hottest emerging acts

2017-10-17 16:10:00


Inaugural Castlefest gig kicks off on October 28, with The Blizzards, Little Hours & Chasing Abbey all headlining

News: LISTEN: Elaine Mai releases new single 'When I Go'

2017-10-17 15:46:00


Ahead of a brief tour around Ireland, Irish electronic musician Elaine Mai has released her new single 'When I Go'.

Reports: Homage To Catalonia: Where to now for the separatists?

2017-10-17 15:08:00


Following a divisive and independence referendum, which the Spanish Constitutional Court has deems void, Catalonia is entering a period of profound uncertainty. Peter McGoran speaks to British journalist Aine Doris, who has lived and worked in Barcelona for the past 15 years.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Conor Mason's 'Falls To Ground'

2017-10-17 12:07:00


Hugely talented Derry man Conor Mason welcomes in autumn with his allegorical new track 'Falls To Ground'.

News: Hennessy Lost Fridays returns to the RHA Gallery this Friday, with Columbia Mills & Come On Live Long

2017-10-16 16:03:00


RHA’s Hennessy Lost Friday returns for its final instalment of 2017 on Friday, October 20.

News: Zara Larsson's Olympia Theatre gig has been cancelled this evening

2017-10-16 12:46:00


The Swedish singer was due to play her headline show at the Olympia Theatre, but had to cancel the gig because of Hurricane Ophelia.

Reports: Comedians, writers and friends react to death of Sean Hughes

2017-10-16 12:32:00


The legendary comedian passed away this morning, with many prominent comedians voicing their respects.

Reports: Irish comedian Sean Hughes dies, aged 51

2017-10-16 12:07:00


The comedian, who rose to fame in the '90s from appearances on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and his own sitcom Sean's Show, passed away this morning.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: 1000 Beasts' 'Got This Feeling'

2017-10-16 11:52:00


1000 Beasts are an alt-electro/pop project that collaborates with different artists on every release.

News: Irish composer releases incredible tribute version of Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down'

2017-10-16 10:28:00


Composer and music producer Glen Austin conceived the rendition with his band, New Airs.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Rosborough's new single 'Burn Blue'

2017-10-13 12:44:00


The Derry-based singer-songwriter has released his new single today.

News: Bryan Adams announces 3Arena date for the summer

2017-10-13 10:29:00


Bryan Adams will embark on a UK & Ireland arena tour this summer, including a show at 3Arena, Dublin on 21 May 2018.

News: Green Day to release greatest hits album God's Favourite Band

2017-10-12 17:39:00


Having released their last LP Revolution Radio, almost a year ago, Green Day have announced their next release: the humbly titled God’s Favorite Band Greatest Hits LP.

News: While accusations of assault continue to come out, Harvey Weinstein pleads for 'second chance'

2017-10-12 17:10:00


ABC reports that Harvey Weinstein is hoping for a second chance after several women came forward with accusations of sexual assault and harassment over three decades.

News: Mary Stokes to perform at Cork Jazz Festival

2017-10-12 16:04:00


Following her recent dynamic performances in The Sugar Club as guest vocalist with Whole Lotta Zepp, Mary Stokes takes her band to Cork for her annual appearance at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Reports: Former Irish Justice Minister calls for Egypt Ambassador to expelled until Ibrahim Halawa is released

2017-10-12 14:06:00


A former Irish justice minister has called for Egypt's ambassador to be expelled from Dublin unless Ibrahim Halawa is released from a Cairo jail.

News: WATCH: Wyvern Lingo get political with their incredible video for 'Out Of My Hands'

2017-10-12 13:32:00


Railing against the apathy and cynicism directed towards those who want a better world, Wyvern Lingo's newest single is a clever montage of archive film footage and modern day footage from Irish protests and from the refugee crisis engulfing Europe and the middle east.

News: Hot Press Track of the Day: Jealous of the Birds' 'Goji Berry Sunset'

2017-10-12 13:03:00


As Other Voices heads North this October, we look at one of the most exciting artists coming out of Belfast.

News: Gary Barlow announces Irish dates for 2018

2017-10-12 12:09:00


The former Take That star is coming to Ireland this May.

News: Overhead, The Albatross for intimate show at Workman's Club this Christmas

2017-10-12 10:43:00


The five piece instrumental band will play an intimate show to stave off the Christmas blues.

News: Seal announces Olympia Theatre show for 2018

2017-10-12 10:29:00


British soul legend Seal has announced tour dates for 2018 in support of his tenth studio album Standards, including a show at The Olympia Theatre.

News: In The New Hot Press: The Killers speak out on Trump, Vegas, Bono & Bowie

2017-10-11 16:41:00


Back with their chart-topping fifth album, The Killers are Hot Press cover stars this fortnight!

News: Hot Press Track of the Day: Orchid Collective release new single 'L.A.Z.Y'

2017-10-11 15:03:00


The Dublin band's newest release was recorded with Declan Legge and features mixing credits from Grammy Award-winning producer BrianMalouf.

News: Government's budget a 'disappointment' for the Arts sector, claims National Campaign for the Arts

2017-10-11 12:49:00


The National Campaign for the Arts has expressed disappointment that Government rhetoric has not been translated into investment.

Interview: COVER STORY: The Full Picture This Interview

2017-10-11 11:48:00


Drunken nights in Athy and sleepless nights in Nashville helped produce Picture This’ stunning debut album. They break down the stories behind their biggest songs, talk about being courted by super-producers in the States, and explain why they’re unashamedly proud of how far they’ve come. “We’re a fuckin’ great band,” they tell Peter McGoran.

News: Eminem destroys Trump with four minute freestyle for BET Awards

2017-10-11 11:15:00


Marshall Mathers' bite is back, and he's got his sights on POTUS.

News: Terry Crews shares story of sexual assault following Harvey Weinstein revelations

2017-10-11 10:53:00


Following multiple woman coming forward with stories of sexual assault by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews has come forward with his own shocking story.

News: Don McLean announces 4 dates at Vicar St

2017-10-11 10:40:00


The acclaimed singer-songwriter has announced that he will play 4 Nights at Dublin’s Vicar Street in May.

News: Pursued By Dogs release new track 'Whiskey Ruin', announce Whelan's gig

2017-10-10 17:16:00


South Dublin electronic quartet Pursued by Dogs has shared their new single 'Whiskey Ruin', ahead of a Midnight Hour performance at Whelan's on Thursdaty, October 12.

News: British rapper Dave announces Academy show, releases new single 'Question Time'

2017-10-10 16:48:00


The South London hip-hop artist will perform at The Green Room on November 24.

News: New Nile Rodgers documentary, How To Make It In The Music Business, airs on BBC

2017-10-10 16:19:00


Nile Rodgers will take viewers through his musical legacy in a three-part series which will air on BBC4 this October.

News: WATCH: Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp's descent into hell with new music video for 'SAY10'

2017-10-10 15:28:00


Manson's latest single comes from his new album Heaven Upside Down.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Joseph J. Jones releases new single 'Crawl', embarks on Irish tour

2017-10-10 15:01:00


Shot through with soul, 'Crawl' is the ferocious new track from British singer-songwriter Joseph J. Jones.

News: New Report from IMRO examines Contribution of Music to Film and TV Sectors in Ireland

2017-10-10 13:17:00


The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) has published a report which examines the contribution of Irish music to the success of the film and television sectors in Ireland.

Interview: #MentalHealthWeek: Artist Joe Caslin, On Humanising The Conversation Around Mental Health

2017-10-10 12:33:00


Artist Joe Caslin’s latest work aims to humanise those who are dealing with mental health crises. He explains why he wants to dismantle the stigma surrounding the issue.

News: Elbow announce 3Arena date this February

2017-10-10 12:04:00


Elbow have announced their live return with a performance at 3Arena, Dublin this February 2018 with very special guest John Grant.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Ailbhe Reddy's 'The Tube'

2017-10-09 12:45:00


Following a stand-out performance at Electric Picnic last month, Ailbhe Reddy released her new single on Friday, and it's been captivating us all weekend.

Frontlines: Investigative journalist Martin Dillon reflects on writing during the Troubles and his life on the edge

2017-10-06 18:04:00


MARTIN DILLON has just released a fascinating new memoir, Crossing The Line: Life On The Edge. The Belfast-born investigative journalist talks about exposing State collusion during the Troubles, his brushes with death, upsetting Ted Heath and befriending Van Morrison.

Frontlines: Investigative journalist Martin Dillon reflects on writing during the Troubles and his life on the edge

2017-10-06 17:45:00


MARTIN DILLON has just released a fascinating new memoir, Crossing The Line: Life On The Edge. The Belfast-born investigative journalist talks about exposing State collusion during the Troubles, his brushes with death, upsetting Ted Heath and befriending Van Morrison.

News: Wyvern Lingo address 8th Amendment with new single 'Out Of My Hands', announce headline gig for 2018

2017-10-06 13:14:00


Wyvern Lingo release their most politicised song to date.

News: Denis O'Brien-owned radio group bans Irish Times journalists from appearing on air

2017-10-06 12:12:00


Communicorp has banned Irish Times journalists from appearing on its shows, after the newspaper refused to apologise for, or to retract, an article by senior writer Fintan O'Toole, criticising one of hte company's stations, Newstalk.

News: Sound of Belfast Festival programme launched

2017-10-06 11:22:00


The November festival will return for its fourth year, having been launched at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast yesterday afternoon.

Track Of The Day: IRISH PREMIERE: Malojian releases new album Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

2017-10-06 10:36:00


Hot on the heels of last year's This Is Nowhere, Stevie Scullion (Malojian) has today released new album Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home.

News: Full Statement: BARE in the Woods explain 2017 cancellation and promise festival in 2018

2017-10-05 16:12:00


The organisers behind the festival, which was cancelled suddenly in 2017, have released a full statement clarifying their reasons and promising a new festival next year.

Interview: Josh Ritter: On making music, weathering storms, and returning to Ireland

2017-10-05 13:41:00


With the release of his stellar new album, Gathering, Josh Ritter has reasserted his place in the pantheon of great American songwriters.

News: Lessons must be learnt from previous 8th Amendment referendum, say 1983 campaigners

2017-10-05 13:19:00


Leaders from the 1983 abortion referendum campaign have today (05.10.17) shared their key lessons for those in favour of repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

News: Little Green Cars announce three intimate Dublin shows this winter

2017-10-05 12:18:00


Little Green Cars have today announced three intimate shows for The Grand Social Dublin this December where they will treat fans to material old & new.

News: Beth Hart announces Vicar Street show next year

2017-10-05 12:09:00


The American singer-songwriter will be making her way to Dublin next April.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track(s) of the Day: John Deery & The Heads share new album Nothing Permanent Lasts

2017-10-05 10:22:00


Officially launched at the Nerve Centre in Derry, John Deery and The Heads' third studio album Nothing Permanent Lasts was created with the crowdfunding help of over 100 people.

News: Imelda May announced for Sligo Live

2017-10-04 14:44:00


Imelda May will headline Sligo Live Festival's Friday night later this month.

Interview: Paul Carrack reflects on an extraordinary career

2017-10-04 14:09:00


A member of legendary acts Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics, Paul Carrack has also played with The Smiths, Eric Clapton and Elton John, as well as enjoying significant solo success. Ahead of his Olympia Theatre show, Peter McGoran spoke to the musician about his extraordinary career.

News: Roger Waters Announced For Dublin Gig

2017-10-04 13:26:00


Aiken have announced that Roger Waters will play the 3Arena Dublin next June.

News: Aiken will announce a HUGE concert tomorrow morning, and we think we know who it is

2017-10-04 12:42:00


Aiken will make an announcement about a huge concert tomorrow morning, Thursday October 5, at 8am.

News: WATCH: The trailer for three new Louis Theroux documentaries

2017-10-04 12:32:00


One of the world's greatest interviewers is back with his new series Dark States.

News: Phoenix announce Olympia Theatre date

2017-10-04 11:21:00


After the release of their new album ‘Ti Amo’ and an incredible performance at Electric Picnic, Phoenix have confirmed further live dates for spring 2018 which takes in some key regional shows across the UK and Europe.

News: Honor Heffernan to launch album at Button Factory this Thursday

2017-10-04 11:05:00


The acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer Trevor Knight will debut their Dorothy Parker-inspired new album, The Whistling Girl, with a cabaret and speakeasy-style show at the Button Factory, October 5.

Interview: Wolf Alice talk politics, production, and pulling out the stops for Visions of a Life

2017-10-03 14:50:00


After the runaway success of their debut LP, indie heroes Wolf Alice worked hard to avoid difficult second album syndrome. They talk politics, production, and pulling out the stops for Visions Of A Life.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: And So I Watch You From Afar unleash new track 'Dying Giants'

2017-10-03 14:01:00


Northern Ireland's And So I Watch You From Afar have announced a new single titled 'Dying Giants' from their forthcoming record The Endless Shimmering.

News: 'Brexit Live' Panel at Olympia Theatre to feature Tony Connelly, Fintan O'Toole, Alison Cowzer & Lise Hand

2017-10-03 10:40:00


Inspired by the publication of Tony Connelly’s Brexit & Ireland, Penguin wants to highlight through vigorous debate and discussion the most pressing challenges Brexit will pose to Irish people across all sectors of life, from business to healthcare to agriculture and more.

News: Tom Petty 'still clinging to life' despite previous reports that he had passed away

2017-10-02 23:12:00


Conflicting reports have emerged about Tom Petty's condition.

News: UPDATE: Tom Petty has died at the age of 66

2017-10-02 21:10:00


The singer suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to a Malibu hospital last night.

News: Tom Petty rushed to hospital after being found in cardiac arrest

2017-10-02 21:00:00


The 66 year old singer was was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night after suffering a full cardiac arrest, TMZ reports.

News: EXCLUSIVE: Sludge-doom band Elder Druid premiere their new album with Hot Press

2017-10-02 17:46:00


The Northern Irish five-piece will officially release Carmina Satane on October 6.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press' 10 Best Irish Releases From September

2017-10-02 12:45:00


We take a look at some of the best Irish releases from last month.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Neddy Arkins's 'Fxckin' You'

2017-10-02 11:52:00


Neddy Arkins, formerly a member of Original Rude Boys, has released his new single 'Fxckin' You'.

News: Anne-Marie announces Olympia Theatre show

2017-10-02 10:45:00


The 'Rockabye' singer has announced a headline show for this March.

News: Picture This are back on top of the Irish Charts

2017-09-29 16:02:00


Having hit No. 1 on the opening week of their album's release back at the start of September, the Athy duo are back on the top spot once again.

News: Catherine McGrath releases video for 'Talk Of The Town'

2017-09-29 13:19:00


The young Northern Irish country singer has released the music video for he new single 'Talk of the Town'.

News: In Tua Nua embark on first Irish tour in nearly 30 years

2017-09-29 13:01:00


The Irish band are playing at Whelan's tomorrow evening (September 30), before heading to Dundalk, Carlow, Cork, Waterford and Mullingar.

News: Jamie Lawson releases new album Happy Accidents

2017-09-29 12:47:00


Jamie Lawson has released his second album on Ed Sheeran's label.

News: Father John Misty announces extra date for Vicar St due to demand

2017-09-29 12:34:00


Due to demand Father John Misty has announced an extra date for Vicar St on 29 May 2018. Tickets are on sale now

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Nathan O'Regan releases new single 'Like Never Before'

2017-09-29 12:27:00


Hailing from Cork, the young singer has releases his new, anthemic single today.

News: Dua Lipa adds second Olympia Theatre show due to demand

2017-09-29 10:37:00


Having sold out her April 10 date at the Olympia Theatre within minutes, Dua Lipa has added a second show at the venue.

News: WATCH: Grizzly Bear release new music video for 'Losing All Sense'

2017-09-28 14:31:00


Grizzly Bear have shared a new video for their song 'Losing All Sense'.

News: Aislinn Logan to perform at The Tara Building this Saturday for Hard Working Class Heroes

2017-09-28 14:09:00


One of the best acoustic folk artists emerging from Belfast at the moment, Aislinn will perform at The Tara Building as part of this year's Hard Working Class Heroes.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Premiere: NC Grey releases debut EP Magic

2017-09-28 11:44:00


Dublin-based soul and jazz singer NC Grey has premiered her incredible new EP with Hot Press today.

News: The 6th Annual March For Choice takes place this Saturday, September 30

2017-09-28 11:20:00


The March For Choice will begin at the Garden of Remembrance and descend on Dail Eirean for the 6th time, to demand the right for Irish women to choose.

Comedy: Foil, Arms & Hog announce 7 night Vicar St residency this winter

2017-09-28 11:07:00


Former children and regular eaters Foil Arms & Hog return to Vicar St for 7 nights with their new show Oink.

News: WATCH: U2 share video for new single 'You're The Best Thing About Me'

2017-09-27 17:20:00


Having released their new single two weeks ago, U2 have today shared the music video for 'You're The Best Thing About Me'.

News: IN THE NEW HOT PRESS: The Full Story Of How Picture This Went From The Dole To No. 1

2017-09-27 15:38:00


They might not have shone academically, but that didn’t obstruct the rise of Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford to music stardom...

News: Radiohead and Hans Zimmer provide new track for BBC's Blue Panet II

2017-09-27 12:05:00


Some of the fruits of Radiohead's collaboration with Hans Zimmer have been revealed.

News: Stranger Things 2 & Mindhunter among Netflix's big October shows

2017-09-27 11:23:00


Stranger Things Season 2 will be available from October 27.

News: Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler 'seeking immediate care' as band cancel remaining tour dates

2017-09-27 11:00:00


Aerosmith have been forced to cancel the remainder of their tour dates as Steve Tyler is "seeking immediate care" due to suffering "unexpected medical issues" which have led to the band cancelling the remainder of their tour.

News: Arctic Monkeys working on new album, announce 2018 for release date

2017-09-27 10:35:00


The follow-up to AM is on its way.

News: Abortion Rights Campaign Cautiously Welcomes Stand-Alone Referendum Date

2017-09-27 10:25:00


The Abortion Rights Campaign welcome the news that the referendum will be in the first half of the 2018.

News: Game of Thrones live concert coming to 3Arena

2017-09-26 17:36:00


Using state of the art technology, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will take fans of the acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning HBO show through the Seven Kingdoms in a new, immersive experience.

News: WATCH: Ryan Tubridy interviews Hillary Clinton for this Friday's Late Late Show

2017-09-26 16:33:00


Hillary Clinton will be on RTE's Late Late Show this Friday.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Mickey Joe Harte shares new song 'For The Broken Hearted'

2017-09-26 12:29:00


The former Eurovision star has shared the video for his new track 'For The Broken Hearted'.

News: Susan O'Neill shares new track 'Our Mother is Begging to Breathe'

2017-09-26 11:14:00


The Irish singer-songwriter has shared the new song as she continues her American tour.

News: Wild Beasts announce final Dublin show before breaking up

2017-09-26 11:04:00


The band hinted in their break up message yesterday that a final round of shows might be the perfect way to say farewell.

News: David Bowie collaborators announce worldwide 'Celebrating David Bowie' tour

2017-09-26 10:31:00


After performing critically lauded shows earlier this year, Celebrating David Bowie is back for 2018 with a brand new Bowie show spanning his entire career.

News: Father John Misty returns to Dublin to headline Vicar St show this May

2017-09-26 10:18:00


Following a stunning show in the Electric Arena tent at Electric Picnic, Father John Misty will return to Dublin this summer.

News: Stereophonics announce March 2018 Dublin and Belfast dates

2017-09-26 10:10:00


The Stereophonics have announced two new Irish shows, as well as revealing that their new album Scream Above The Sounds will be released October 27 on Parlophone Records.

News: Mike Brookfield to launch new album this Tuesday at Whelan's

2017-09-25 17:20:00


The Irish blues rock artist is getting set to launch his new album Brookfield at Dublin's hallowed music venue on September 26.

News: Wild Beasts announce break up

2017-09-25 12:58:00


Following their headliner at Castlepalooza and a summer of indie-socked festival sets, the English band have made the announcement that they are breaking up.

Interview: The Hot Press Intereview with USI President Michael Kerrigan

2017-09-25 10:42:00


A business graduate from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Michael Kerrigan is President of the Union of Students in Ireland. In an exclusive interview, he shares his views on funding for education, no platforming at universities, the importance of consent classes – and why students are more political than they’ve ever been.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Brass Phantoms release new single 'Indigo'

2017-09-22 11:41:00


Indie rock/post-punk outfit Brass Phantoms have released their brand new single 'Indigo' today.

News: Ed Sheeran releases new single 'Perfect'

2017-09-22 11:34:00


Ed Sheeran has released the lyric video for his new single 'Perfect'.

News: Niall Horan shares video for 'Too Much To Ask'

2017-09-21 17:50:00


The single is taken from his debut album Flicker, which is out on October 20.

News: Aidan Gillen to celebrate 20 years of Mojo at Triskel Christchurch Cinema

2017-09-21 16:49:00


Triskel Cinema Patron Aidan Gillen will appear in person at Triskel on Saturday 23rd September to celebrate the 20th Anniversary ofMojo, in which he starred.

News: The Academic announce Vicar St show

2017-09-21 16:30:00


After spending the majority of this year making waves in the US, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic return for what will be their first and only Irish headline show of 2017, at Vicar Street on November 4.

Book News: Former Hot Press Art Director Neil McCormick to release debut novel

2017-09-21 15:54:00


A former Hot Press Art Director, a movie critic, and a long-term Daily Telegraph columnist, Neil McCormick is set to release his debut novel, entitled #Zero.

News: Bruce Springsteen releases live album in aid of Hurricane Relief

2017-09-21 10:25:00


Proceeds from the live record will benefit MusiCares’ hurrican relief fund.

News: Lisa Hannigan Announces Irish Tour

2017-09-20 17:24:00


Lisa Hannigan is set to tour Ireland this Autumn, with dates in Wexford, Clare, Limerick, Cork and Belfast.

News: Alabama 3 announce Dublin and Belfast shows

2017-09-20 15:19:00


Legendary Brixton blues rockers Alabama 3 have announced headline shows in Dubin and Belfast for 2018.

News: LISTEN: Marilyn Manson releases new song 'KILL4ME'

2017-09-20 15:06:00


Manson is gearing up for the release of his tenth album.

Reports: Dublin Theatre Festival to open with play about forced marriage that will resonate will modern times

2017-09-20 11:43:00


The Suppliant Woman, thought to be written 2,500 years ago, will open the 60th Anniversary programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Pale Waves' 'Television Romance'

2017-09-20 11:19:00


Pale Waves have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Television Romance’.

News: Shania Twain announces 3Arena date

2017-09-20 09:13:00


Having stolen the show at Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park earlier this month, multiplatinum, multi-award winning Shania Twain announces 6 unmissable UK & Ireland arena dates for autumn 2018 - the first time Shania has toured here in 13 years!

News: LISTEN: Morrissey releases new single 'Spent the Day in Bed'

2017-09-19 16:36:00


Morrissey takes a not-so-subtle jab at the media with his latest.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Wild Youth's new single 'Lose Control'

2017-09-19 10:25:00


'Lose Control' is the second single from rising Irish Stars Wild Youth.

News: Blues Rock band Crojayn conquer Leaving Cert to release sophomore EP

2017-09-15 17:09:00


Crojayn, a young four-piece blues rock band from Cork City, have launched their second EP Sun House in ‘An Spailpín Fánach’, Cork today, September 15.

News: The National top the Irish Charts

2017-09-15 16:24:00


Sleep Well Beast tops the charts on its opening week.

Film: Film Review: IT

2017-09-15 12:04:00


"You'll float too" with this masterful adaption of Stephen King's classic horror story.

News: Kygo collaboration with U2 finally drops

2017-09-15 11:18:00


Norwegian DJ Kygo has remixed U2's new single 'You're The Best Thing About Me'.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: The Burma release new single 'Sucker For Stars'

2017-09-15 10:26:00


One of our 'Hot For 2017' bands, Cork-based The Burma have premiered their new track with Hot Press today.

News: Newstalk has suspended George Hook

2017-09-15 10:10:00


Following controversial comments he made about rape, George Hook has been suspended by his employers.

Reports: Hot Press journalist makes moving pleas for HSE to provide immediate care for autistic son in Facebook video

2017-09-14 16:28:00


Adrienne Murphy has made a moving video asking for the HSE to take action against her family's "brutalising" living conditions.

News: The Secret Things release cover of PJ Harvey's 'Down By The Water' for transgender charity

2017-09-14 14:21:00


L.A. based rock trio The Secret Things are set to release a new music video & perform a concert benefiting LGBTQ non-profits ‘It Gets Better Project’, ‘TransLatina Coalition’, and ‘TeenLine’

News: 12 Shortlisted NI Albums Announced For The Northern Ireland Music Prize

2017-09-14 11:24:00


Twelve albums have been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize In Association With Blue Moon 2017.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Warsaw Radio debut new single 'Whispers'

2017-09-14 10:40:00


Ahead of its release on Octoer 27, Warsaw Radio gave us a first listen of their stunning new single 'Whispers'.

Reports: 'It just fucking breaks my heart' - Dave Grohl talks rock suicides, divided America and new Foo's album in the new Hot Press

2017-09-13 16:35:00


Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl fronts the cover of the newest issue of Hot Press!

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Session Motts premiere new single 'Back in the Day'

2017-09-13 13:48:00


Dublin's best named trio give an exclusive listen of their new single 'Back in the Day', which will be released on September 15.

News: Rusangano Family announce Irish tour this winter, with some exciting support acts

2017-09-13 13:05:00


The hip-hop trio will be making their way to Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork this November and December.

News: Fans will now have to wait even longer to seeing Star Wars: Episode XI following Abrams announcement

2017-09-13 12:42:00


The Last Jedi may only be a few months away, but fans will have to wait even longer to see the final instalment of the current Star Wars trilogy.

News: The Corrs are back with new album Jupiter Calling

2017-09-13 10:28:00


Produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnet, The Corrs' new album will be released on November 10th on East West Records.

News: WATCH: Radiohead release video for 'Lift', featuring Thom Yorke stuck in a lift

2017-09-12 17:21:00


The video was recently shot for the band's recently released OKNOTOK collection, but the song dates back to 1997.

News: NO ENCORE announce live show for Whelan's

2017-09-12 16:07:00


Overhead, The Albatross, Daithí and Elaine Mai will perform at the special live recording of the Irish music podcast on September 28, as part of the inaugural Dublin Podcast Festival.

News: Mary Coughlan walks out of Newstalk over George Hook comments about rape

2017-09-12 13:43:00


The backlash against George Hook continues to mount, days after he made his controversial remarks about rape victims.

Reports: National Library to launch ‘Photo Detectives’ exhibition

2017-09-12 12:48:00


The National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s National Photographic Archive will launch ‘Photo Detectives’, its first community-sourced exhibition of photographs and stories, at 12:30pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 13th September at the National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The exhibition will be officially launched by Sabina Higgins.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Rackhouse Pilfer's 'Lost in a Feeling'

2017-09-12 12:21:00


The Irish-Americana & alt-Country folk band have released the new single from their forthcoming album Solar Lunar.

News: RTÉ returns to Dublin Castle for free open-air concert at Culture Night 2017

2017-09-12 12:05:00


Following the success of last year’s centenary special, Culture Night with RTÉ returns to Dublin Castle with a free three-hour open-air concert which will be broadcast live on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-10pm on Friday 22nd September.

News: Sounds from a Safe Harbour about to set sail

2017-09-12 11:05:00


Sounds from a Safe Harbour returns to Cork City this weekend, bringing music, dance, visual art and conversation, to over 60 venues across Leeside. We spoke to Bryce Dessner of The National, one of the event curators, about the festival.

News: Saint Sister to open for The National at Cork Opera House this weekend

2017-09-11 17:46:00


Sounds from a Safe Harbour comes to Cork this weekend and truly some of the finest Irish and international acts are scheduled to perform in the city.

News: WATCH: Rubberbandits release poignant video for new song about male suicide

2017-09-11 11:16:00


The Rubberbandits have today released their new song 'Sonny', which tackles the problem of increased suicide rates in Ireland.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Rory Nellis premieres new single 'Friend Of A Friend'

2017-09-11 11:10:00


One of the country's most compelling songwriting voices in the country, Belfast songsmith Rory Nellis has established himself as a very rare breed of artist with his wonderfully-woven brand of folktinged alt-pop which brims with extraordinary harmony and heart.

News: David Rooney To Play Dolmen Theatre

2017-09-08 14:54:00


The singer songwriter, whose debut album was produced by Declan O’Rourke, will be backed by pianist Jay Wilson

News: Minister Naughten launches broadband plan connecting 115,000 regional homes and businesses

2017-09-08 11:45:00


Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has unveiled plans to deliver world-class broadband network for regional Ireland

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Basciville release new single 'Diving Hour' ahead of nationwide tour

2017-09-08 11:15:00


Basciville have released their anticipated new single 'Diving Hour' ahead of their nationwide tour starting this September.

Travel: Student Special: Where to travel on budget

2017-09-08 10:32:00


Whether it’s saving on air fares or choosing a cheap and cheerful destination, Peter McGoran brings you the top ways of seeing the globe on a student budget.

News: Judah & The Lion announce UK album release and two Olympia Theatre gigs

2017-09-07 17:44:00


Following the UK release of their second studio album on October 27, Judah & The Lion will play two gigs at the Olympia Theatre in November.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: An exclusive listen to Hermitage Green's new single 'Lion's Share'

2017-09-07 12:52:00


Irish folk-rockers Hermitage Green are back with their roaring new single, 'Lion's Share'.

News: George Michael single 'Fantasy', featuring Nile Rodgers, released posthumously

2017-09-07 11:08:00


First recorded by the superstar in the late ‘80s, 'Fantasy' was intended to feature on George Michael’s second solo album, the multi-platinum, worldwide smash Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1.

News: Square Pegs to perform at Sin É this Friday, September 8

2017-09-06 17:55:00


The lads will play homage to the sound of Chicago Blues, 50′s R&B, New Orleans Blues at Ormond Quay on Friday evening.

News: WATCH: St. Vincent discusses new album MASSEDUCTION live via Facebook

2017-09-06 13:53:00


St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark - has announced her new album, ‘MASSEDUCTION,’ to be released October 13 on Loma Vista Recordings.

News: WATCH: The full-length trailer for upcoming Grace Jones documentary, featuring Olympia Theatre live footage

2017-09-06 13:29:00


Bloodlight and Bami, gives us an insight into the Jamaican star's public and personal personas.

News: U2 release new single 'You're The Best Thing About Me' today

2017-09-06 13:02:00


'You’re The Best Thing About Me', the first single from the band’s highly anticipated 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, is released today.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Cormac O Caoimh premieres new song 'Silence and Sound'

2017-09-06 12:17:00


The highly acclaimed Cork singer-songwriter has debuted his new track with Hot Press.

News: Steely Dan concerts to go ahead despite Walter Becker's death

2017-09-06 11:32:00


The Steely Dan concerts at 3Arena, Dublin will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday 28th October (sold-out) and an extra concert date on Monday 30th October, 2017.

Interview: On the road with JP Cooper

2017-09-06 10:35:00


JP Cooper talks touring with The Script, overnight success, and why an Irish crowd gave him one of the best gigs of his life.

News: Holger Czukay, bassist with Can, dies aged 79

2017-09-06 10:18:00


The bassist with the German krautrock band was found dead in his apartment this morning.

News: Electric Picnic boss Melvin Benn speaks about drug-testing facilities and improving gender equality at festivals

2017-09-03 19:14:00


The Festival Republic Director took questions from the media this afternoon on the final day of Electric Picnic.

News: Elbow play special Other Voices gig

2017-09-03 18:53:00


The Mancunians "floated on a tide of sweat" inside a heaving Other Voices hall.

Reports: TV3 confirm Ireland's Got Talent at launch of new season

2017-08-30 15:02:00


Lucy Kennedy will present the first season of the talent show, with Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, comedian Jason Byrne and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage as judges.

Travel: Cork tops list for 'Most Culturally Vibrant City' among 168 European cities

2017-08-29 17:16:00


Dublin and Galway were also named among the best cities in Europe for culture and creativity.

Interview: COUNTDOWN TO ELECTRIC PICNIC: Hot Press chats with Annie Mac about gender equality and safe-testing at festivals

2017-08-28 13:24:00


One of the biggest DJs in the world is returning to her home soil for EP this September. Hot Press caught up with Annie Mac for a candid chat about her recent projects, improving gender diversity at festivals – and why we need to get serious about safe drug-testing zones. Interview: Peter McGoran

News: Everything Everything announce Olympia Theatre show

2017-08-25 11:27:00


Following the release of their fourth album A Fever Dream, Everything Everything have announced a UK and Ireland tour making a stop off at The Olympia Theatre, February 28.

News: COUNTDOWN TO ELECTRIC PICNIC: International ones to watch

2017-08-25 10:33:00


Ten international acts to check out at Electric Picnic.

News: Sean Rooney premieres soulful debut single 'Everest High'

2017-08-24 12:06:00


'Everest High' is the first single from Longford musician Sean Rooney.

News: Pixies Manager Joins Industry Line-up for Hard Working Class Heroes

2017-08-24 11:57:00


Hard Working Class Heroes has just announced its final round of international industry delegates.

News: Web Summit founder discusses relationship with Taoiseach and homelessness problem in Dublin

2017-08-22 17:44:00


Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Irish tech company Web Summit, spoke about his support for the anti-corruption bill, his relationship with Leo Varadkar, and the exploitation of the homelessness problem at a press event this morning.

News: Robert Plant announces Bord Gais Energy Theatre show

2017-08-18 10:15:00


The former Led Zepplin frontman will play two Irish dates this December.

Live: Glen Hansard Live: ‘Oceans of Passion’ at Vicar Street

2017-08-16 18:06:00


Time and time again, Glen Hansard has proved himself to be a folk troubadour who can win over crowds and give them a hell of a lot more than they bargained for. In a 3-hour set that went from glorious, crescendoing folk rock to concertina-led intimate Irish ballads, Hansard’s symphonic, many-faceted exploration of his career was a wonder to behold.

News: Countdown to Electric Picnic: The Hot Press Chatroom is back and better than ever

2017-08-16 16:51:00


The famous couches are ready for the journey to Stradbally – and our guestlist is already looking rather tasty.

Book News: Robert Forster releases new book, announces Dublin Q & A next month

2017-08-16 11:07:00


Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster released his new book Grant & I on Monday, August 14.

News: Randy Newman announces two nights at Vicar Street next March

2017-08-16 10:44:00


Randy Newman has confirmed a return to Dublin to play Vicar St in 2018 on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March.

News: Countdown to Electric Picnic: The Hot Press Chatroom will once again be packed with special guests

2017-08-15 17:12:00


Phil Jupitus, Annie Mac, The Strypes and John Connors are just some of the guests that we'll have on the Hot press sofa at Stradbally!

News: Muse lead the charge for Vital, Belfast next Wednesday

2017-08-15 16:43:00


Muse will headline probably the best one-day rock line-up you're likely to see anywhere this year!

News: Exclusive: Irish singer David Keenan premieres new video 'James Dean'

2017-08-15 13:22:00


The 23 year old Irish songwriter has premiered his new video 'James Dean' with Hot Press.

News: WATCH: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor stars in trailer for IRA prison escape drama Maze

2017-08-14 18:19:00


Maze tells the story of the mass break out of 38 IRA prisoners from one of Northern Ireland's maximum security facilities.

News: For One Night Only...Irish spoof film The Middle Finger comes to Light House Cinema

2017-08-14 16:42:00


Low on budget and high in laughs, don't miss one night only event.

News: Nile Rodgers hospitalised in Toronto

2017-08-14 11:44:00


The Chic singer was scheduled to play at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Sunday night.

News: Fangclub enter the Irish Charts at No. 5 with stunning debut

2017-08-11 15:05:00


Fangclub's blistering debut LP makes it into the top 10 on its opening week.

Interview: Fangclub break down their new album, as well as talking about supporting Twin Atlantic and Pixies

2017-08-10 15:22:00


It may have been in the pipeline for three years, but FANGCLUB have finally released their self-titled debut album. The Dubliners tell PETER McGORAN about haunted recording studios, showing up the big labels, supporting the likes of Twin Atlantic and Pixies, and why they’re already gearing up for album No. 2.

Frontlines: Louise O'Neill talks about public and private responses to Asking For It

2017-08-09 16:41:00


Louise O’Neill’s second novel, Asking For It, was seen by many as a watershed moment in the national conversation about sexual assault. She talks about public and private responses to the book, as well as the upcoming stage adaption, premiering in Cork next year.

News: 'Rhinestone Cowboy' and 'Wichita Lineman' singer Glen Campbell dies aged 81

2017-08-08 22:13:00


The American country singer has died at the age of 81.

News: Dublin-based singer Ryan Kelly releases new single 'G.O.N.E'

2017-08-08 17:39:00


The young singer released his second single at the end of July.

News: And So I Watch You From Afar announce dates across Ireland this winter

2017-08-08 13:02:00


The Belfast post-rockers return for four dates across Ireland in December.

News: LISTEN: Otherkin release new single 'Come On, Hello'

2017-08-04 12:37:00


Ahead of the release of their debut album next month, Otherkin have shared their new single 'Come On, Hello'.

News: LISTEN: The War on Drugs release new single 'Pain'

2017-08-04 12:20:00


The Philadelphia indie rock band have shared the latest single from their upcoming album A Deeper Understanding.

News: Newton Faulkner announces new album Hit The Ground Running and shares title track

2017-07-31 15:36:00


The English folk-rock singer will release his sixth studio album in a month's time.

News: Aiken issue statement about fake tickets following ZZ Top and Brian Wilson concerts

2017-07-31 14:42:00


Aiken were once again forced to issue a statement warning fans about buying tickets from secondary sites following problems at ZZ Top and Brian Wilson gigs last week.

News: Other Voices add exciting new acts for Electric Picnic

2017-07-31 12:24:00


Talos, New Jackson, Jack O'Rourke, Ailbhe Reddy and more confirmed for Other Voices.

News: Bell X1's Paul Noonan announces solo dates this autumn

2017-07-31 11:52:00


Bell X1's frontman will perform at several locations in Ireland throughout October and November, with special guest Maria Kelly.

News: Public Service Broadcasting headline the Body & Soul Stage at Electric Picnic

2017-07-28 17:11:00


Electric Picnic is just under a month away and the Body and Soul stage have released their stage line-up for this year's festival.

News: Linkin Park have two albums in the Irish Top 10 following death of Chester Bennington

2017-07-28 15:47:00


Linkin Park's resurgence in the charts comes under the most tragic of circumstances.

News: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon team up for new Boston-set crime drama

2017-07-28 12:23:00


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are set to work together on a gritty new crime drama for American cable TV channel Showtime.

News: LISTEN: Belle and Sebastian release new single 'We Were Beautiful'

2017-07-28 11:08:00


The stalwart Glasgow indie-rockers return with new single

News: LISTEN: Arcade Fire's new album Everything Now is out now

2017-07-28 10:51:00


The Canadian band's fifth album has dropped today.

News: Sinéad O'Connor being sued by former manager for breach of contract

2017-07-28 10:35:00


The singer's long-term manager, Fachtna Ó Ceallaigh, is reportedly suing her for €500,000.

Book Interview: Northern Irish writer Nick Laird examines violence and religion at home and abroad in new novel Modern Gods

2017-07-27 15:40:00


In Nick Laird’s latest novel, Modern Gods, one of this generation's finest writers ventures into new territory to examine the stories we tell ourselves to deal with faith, love, grief and death. He talks about cults in the Pacific, the peculiarities of his home country, and why he’s never been afraid of causing offence. Interview Peter McGoran

Interview: Tash Sultana: On busking, touring, and why music keeps her going

2017-07-27 15:25:00


Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana first shot to international stardom with her viral single ‘Jungle’ last year. She talks about the rigours of touring, her busking background, and recovering from drug-induced psychosis. Interview: Peter McGoran

News: Mundy announces 'Jelly Legs 21' tour this October

2017-07-26 14:08:00


The Irish tour will coincide with the re-issuing of his debut album.

News: Arcade Fire return to Dublin in April!

2017-07-20 15:09:00


Malahide Castle apparently wasn't enough for the French-Canadian rockers.

Interview: The Full Hot Press Interview with Eleanor McEvoy

2017-07-18 16:33:00


Recently elected as the Chairperson for the Irish Music Rights Organisation, Eleanor McEvoy talks about her fears for the music industry, battling with the tech giants – and her new album, based on the work of the great songwriter and supporter of the United Irishmen, Thomas Moore.

Interview: The Strypes talk about their new album, worldwide touring, and tackling the music industry

2017-07-17 17:04:00


Sharp-dressed young men The Strypes talk about the trials and tribulations of being in a rock band, joining the Hot Press’ 40th Anniversary celebrations, and stitching together their most accomplished album to date, the incredible Spitting Image. Peter McGoran joins the dots…

Comedy: Tommy Tiernan announces new dates for Under The Influence Tour

2017-07-17 13:25:00


From Athlone to Ballinsloe, Tommy Tiernan is bringing his tour all over Ireland this autumn.

News: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra flies the flag in China

2017-07-17 11:46:00


The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will perform in China’s prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in the venue’s final concert of its summer season on Sunday, July 23.

News: Julien Baker announces date at Whelan's

2017-07-17 11:14:00


The Tennessee acoustic-blues musician will be heading to Dublin this November.

News: Longitude Saturday: A Weeknd To Remember

2017-07-16 09:47:00


He was almost upstaged by All Tvvins – but The Weeknd delivered a performance to remember at Longitude yesterday.

Interview: Session Motts' lead singer Keeley Moss talks unsolved murders, the haunting past, and her passion for music

2017-07-14 12:05:00


Keeley Moss, one of the driving forces behind hot new Dublin act Session Motts, talks about her fixation with the past, her passion for music, and how an unsolved murder case in Northern Ireland captivated all her attention.

Frontlines: Behind The Mask: Hot Press speaks to the Belfast author who tells the inside story of the UVF

2017-07-12 16:42:00


The news that the DUP have secured £1 billion from the UK public purse for Northern Ireland’s infrastructure and health services may be welcome. But a new book from academic, and historian, Aaron Edwards argues that the legacy of violence and paramilitarism poses problems that even money won’t wash away.

Live: Live Report: Bell X1 at the Trinity Summer Series

2017-07-10 13:49:00


Much like Trinity College itself, Bell X1 are a long-standing Irish institution. A reputation for humbleness, ingenuity, and consistently brilliant live shows has meant that the band are still thriving after nearly 20 years in the business...

News: Israeli musicians appeal to Thom Yorke: Cancelling Radiohead show will disrupt Israel’s ‘business as usual’ facade

2017-07-04 16:15:00


A group of Israeli artists have penned an open letter to Thom Yorke asking him to reconsider breaking the boycott and performing in Tel-Aviv this month.

Comedy: Comedian Tom Allen set for the Laughter Lounge

2017-07-03 13:47:00


The English comedian will be Dublin bound this October.

News: OK Computer makes surge in the Irish Charts on the back of Radiohead's 3Arena gig

2017-06-30 17:33:00


Ed Sheeran tops the albums charts once again and we're running out of things to say about that.

Reports: Hot Press tries out the new Sony Xperia XZ Premium

2017-06-06 10:23:00


Hot Press recently travelled to Portugal to review Sony’s latest smartphone and try out some of its innovative new features. Here’s what we found.

Interview: FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2017: Alee Will Rock You- Interview with Eoin French, aka Talos

2017-05-31 16:34:00


Boasting a graceful falsetto and an incredible minimalist sound, groove technician Eoin French, aka Talos- has set himself apart with his debut album, Wild Alee.

Interview: Beautiful Day: An Interview with Ruba Shamshoum

2017-05-25 14:52:00


Ahead of the launch of her new album, Beauty Spots, Palestinian singer/songwriter Ruba Shamshoum discusses her unique array of musical influences, the effects of singing in Arabic and English, and moving from the Middle East to Ireland.

Frontlines: What Could A Hard Brexit Mean For The Border Counties?

2017-05-19 10:43:00


As the UK braces itself for a snap general election which will play a part in determining the kind of Brexit we can expect, Peter McGoran travels to Monaghan, where uncertainty about the possibility of a hard border is leaving people on edge.

Album: Album Review: Fiction Peaks, Citizen

2017-05-18 10:41:00


Ambitious and eclectic debut from hot Dublin outfit

News: LISTEN: Steve Wickham premieres second single from new album Beekeeper

2017-05-17 11:42:00


'Fractured' is the newest release from one of Ireland's finest, and most accomplished, musicians.

Interview: Soulé talks music, trouble-making and living the good life

2017-05-03 13:34:00


Rising Irish star Soulé discusses being one of the hottest young acts in the country and bagging a Choice Prize nomination for her first single 'Love No More'. In addition, we talk to her manager Ivan Klucka – who is also co-founder of music production group Diffusion Lab – about what it takes to make it in the music industry.

News: Music Cork – An Unmissable Business and Networking Opportunity

2017-04-28 15:45:00


Taking place over three days in May, Music Cork will create a unique opportunity in Ireland to listen to some of the best industry professionals talk about their work and experiences, see the best new talent perform and enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and delegates over three days of intimate social gatherings and shows.

News: Belfast duo SKYMAS premiere new single 'Bubbledub'

2017-04-25 15:41:00


One of the country's most compelling live outfits, Belfast duo Martin Corrigan (ex-Alloy Mental) and Nick Todd, AKA SKYMAS, are an act that aim straight for the sonic jugular.

Interview: Thor Harris talks dealing with depression, new music and punching Nazis

2017-04-25 11:31:00


We caught up with Austin-based musician, painter and activist Thor Harris ahead of his performance at the Drogheda Arts Festival at the end of April.

News: LISTEN: Steve Wickham premieres his new single 'Stopping By Woods'

2017-04-25 10:51:00


The Sligo musician gives an atmospheric reimagining of one of Robert Frost's most ambiguous and haunting poems.

Travel: Hot Travel: Budapest

2017-04-24 16:11:00


Frequently cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest has become famed as much for its thermal baths and exotic nightlife as it has for its chequered history and cultural heritage. Peter McGoran explores.

Album: Album Review: BNQT, Volume 1

2017-04-21 15:51:00


Lukewarm debut from indie collaborators

Interview: Festival Special: Bell X1 get set to rock Trinity this summer

2017-04-21 15:13:00


Bell X1’s Paul Noonan is returning to Trinity College this July over 20 years after he first walked through its doors as a student. Ahead of the band’s headlining show there, as part of the brand-new Trinity Summer Series, he talks about memorable festival experiences, how the band cope with touring, and why American customs refused to leave him alone…

Reports: The Essential Festival Guide: August - October

2017-04-20 13:34:00


With the festival season about to kick into gear, we've assembled a comprehensive guide to the country's top events this summer.

Interview: The Coronas talk new album, worst gigs, and a festival-filled summer

2017-04-20 13:15:00


Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly lets us in on his best and worst festival experiences, and recalls his backstage encounters with Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire.

Reports: The Essential Festival Guide: July

2017-04-19 12:19:00


With the festival season about to kick into gear, we've assembled a comprehensive guide to the country's top events this summer.

Album: Album Review: Mark Lanegan, Gargoyle

2017-04-18 17:00:00


Impressive outing for alt-rock veteran

Reports: The Essential Festival Guide: June

2017-04-18 16:49:00


With the festival season about to kick into gear, we've assembled a comprehensive guide to the country's top events this summer.

News: LISTEN: Soulé releases new single 'Troublemaker'

2017-04-14 11:46:00


Good Friday for everyone, with new releases from Kendrick and rising Dublin star Soulé.

Album: Album Review: Future Islands, The Far Field

2017-04-07 16:04:00


Triumphant effort from US indie heroes

News: Imelda May announces 3Arena date as her new album goes on sale today!

2017-04-07 10:06:00


Lauded by Bob Dylan and a fair few people this side of the Atlantic, Imelda May releases her new single Life. Love. Flesh. Blood today and plots 3Arena date in December.

Album: Album Review: Eamonn Dowd, Dig Into Nowhere

2017-04-06 16:30:00


Irish rock veteran gets his folk groove on

News: Ibrahim Halawa set for court appearance today as Enda Kenny makes plea for his release

2017-04-05 13:06:00


The case of the 21 year old Irish-Egyptian will go before the court in Egypt again today.

News: Rodrigo Y Gabriela announce 2 Dublin dates this July

2017-04-05 10:28:00


Rodrigo Y Gabriela have just announced details of two headline shows this July at The National Concert Hall and The Academy.

Interview: Chuck Berry: The Irish Connection

2017-04-04 13:22:00


Famously cantankerous in person, Chuck Berry’s legacy will be his seminal influence on modern rock’n’roll. One man who saw both the good and bad sides of the American singer was Irish guitarist Bill O’Brien, who supported Berry on a European tour.

News: Nick Kelly to play shows in Dublin and Cork this week

2017-04-04 12:45:00


The former lead singer of The Fat Lady Sings will play in Whelan's and the Friary in the coming days.

News: The Drums live at Whelan's

2017-04-04 12:13:00


The Drums have announced a new album, "Abysmal Thoughts", and a comprehensive tour, which will take them to Whelan's this October.

News: James Arthur for 3Arena

2017-04-03 10:11:00


James Arthur today announced that he will perform at the 3Arena this November to support his new ablum Back From The Edge.

Live: Live Review: Run The Jewels at The Olympia Theatre

2017-03-31 11:49:00


“Not from the same part of town, but we both heard the same sound coming.”

News: Radiohead played their first show of 2017, here's what we can expect when they come to Dublin

2017-03-31 10:14:00


The band mined their back catalogue as they performed at the American Airlines Arena in Miami – and came up with a few surprises.

News: LISTEN: Our Krypton Son streams new album Fleas & Diamonds

2017-03-30 17:30:00


Chris McConaghy, aka Our Krypton Son, is back with his sophomore release.

News: WATCH: The first trailer for Netflix original War Machine starring Brad Pitt

2017-03-30 16:07:00


War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michôd and will be released globally on May 26.

News: WATCH: Trailer released for Ian Paisley & Martin McGuinness biopic The Journey

2017-03-30 15:10:00


Dodgy accents and hammy dialogue aplenty in this trailer for the true-to-life story about how the Sinn Fein and the DUP leasders finally put their differences to one side.

News: Fiction Peaks confirm album release party at Grand Social next month

2017-03-30 13:59:00


The Dublin indie shoegazers want to share their new album in style.

Interview: Barking Up The Right Tree - The Story Behind The Joshua Tree Album Cover

2017-03-06 13:52:00


A graphic artist and a musician in his own right, Dublin born Steve Averill has designed every album cover for U2, from Boy to Songs of Innocence. Here, Steve recollects how the seminal cover of The Joshua Tree was created – and emphasises the fresh relevance of the album today.

Interview: Jazz percussionist David Lyttle talks about his West Coast residency and working with hip hop's finest

2017-03-06 13:41:00


A genre-defying musician and composer, David Lyttle is set to make the most of a grant he recently won from the Arts Council NI.

News: Brian Deady looks ahead to Jameson Bow St. Sessions

2017-03-03 17:47:00


Brian Deady and a select few artists will be performing at The Academy, Dublin on March 16 as part of Jameson Bow St. Sessions. Complimentary tickets can still be applied for!

News: Brian Deady looks ahead to Bow St. Sessions this month

2017-03-02 16:25:00


Brian Deady and a select few artists will be performing at The Academy, Dublin on March 16 as part of the Bow St. Sessions. Complimentary tickets can still be applied for!

Interview: Life In The Fast Lane - The Full Gypsies On The Autobahn Interview

2017-03-01 15:42:00


With their long awaited debut album having dropped last Friday, highly touted Dublin rockers Gypsies on the Autobahn discuss sibling rivalry, in-band bust-ups, writing great songs & overcoming family trauma.

News: Irish Travellers to finally get formal recognition as an ethnic minority

2017-03-01 12:55:00


Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to make the announcement in the Dáil this evening.

News: Longitude Headliners Announced

2017-03-01 12:34:00


The wait to find out who will be headlining Longitude 2017 is over.

News: Electric Six announced for Dublin and Belfast

2017-03-01 12:15:00


The Detroit comedy rock band are taking another trip to Ireland.

News: WATCH: London Grammar perform 'Big Picture' on The Late Show With James Corden

2017-03-01 11:28:00


The trio have started 2017 by giving us a few tasters of what to expect from their upcoming third album.

News: Exclusive: Jack O'Rourke debuts his new single 'Naivety'

2017-02-24 11:31:00


Jack O'Rourke, the Leeside musician who has been lauded by the likes of Tom Waits and Bill Withers, has released the newest single from his debut album Dreamcatcher.

Interview: Reddy To Start: An Interview With Alibhe Reddy

2017-02-22 15:19:00


Dublin-based singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy talks stage-fright, infatuation and her captivatingly honest EP Hollowed Out Sea.

News: Agnes Obel announces headline show at The Olympia Theare

2017-02-20 11:20:00


Agnes Obel has announced new 2017 dates, including a show at The Olympia Theatre this June.

Album: Album Review: Menace Beach - Lemon Memory

2017-02-17 17:35:00


DISAPPOINTING EFFORT FROM GRUNGE-INFLUENCED LEEDS OUTFIT

Reports: Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather reach agreement for billion dollar Las Vegas bout

2017-02-14 10:25:00


The 'Notorious' UFC fighter flew to the USA yesterday, reportedly to make a deal with the undefeated boxing champion after months of intense negotiations.

Travel: Hot Travel: Charleston, South Carolina

2017-02-13 16:00:00


Having received accolades such as “America’s Friendliest City” and “World’s Best City” in recent years, Charleston – once at the centre of America’s bloody Civil War – has morphed into the living, beating heart of the Deep South.

News: Elbow debut at Number 1 on the Irish Charts

2017-02-10 17:42:00


The Mancunian alternative rock band knock Ed Sheeran off the album charts this week with their seventh studio album Little Fictions.

News: Kings Of Leon announce third and final 3Arena date

2017-02-10 17:18:00


Due to phenomenal demand, Kings Of Leon have added a third and final Irish date at Dublin’s 3Arena on July 4.

News: Jamiroquai release new single 'Cloud 9'

2017-02-10 13:46:00


Having announced the release of their first album in seven years, Automation, Jamiroquai have shared new single 'Cloud 9' from the album.

News: Prince's music will return to streaming services this weekend

2017-02-10 13:20:00


Prince's back catalogue returns to Spotify, Apple Music, Other Streaming Services this Sunday, in tandem with the Grammy Awards ceremony.

News: Sligo-based musician Claudia Schwab sets off on nationwide tour

2017-02-10 10:06:00


The composer and musician, who is originally from Austria, will kick off her nationwide tour next week.

News: Jazz supergroup Dinosaur live at The Sugar Club this month

2017-02-09 15:37:00


Highly active throughout the UK music scene, Dinosaur will touch down at The Sugar Club to kick off their 8-stop Irish tour.

News: WATCH: The New 52 release new single and announce Dublin headliner

2017-02-09 12:56:00


'Good Intentions' is the latest single from the band's new albu Let Me Sleep.

News: WATCH: David Lyttle releases video for new single 'Detour'

2017-02-09 10:32:00


The Northern Irish jazz and hip-hop artist has released the latest single from his MOBO-nominated third album Faces.

News: Rosie Carney shares cinematic music video for 'Awake Me'

2017-02-08 13:25:00


The Donegal singer/songwriter's confessional new song, which was released late in January, lifts the lid on issues like depression.

News: RTÉ Choice Music Prize: Full Line-Up Announced

2017-02-08 12:43:00


The final line-up for this year's RTÉ Choice Music Prize Live Event, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2fm, with The Divine Comedy and Lisa Hannigan being confirmed.

News: Cat Power live at Vicar St this March

2017-02-08 10:08:00


Acclaimed singer-songwriter Cat Power has today announced a headline show for Dublin’s Vicar St on 16 March 2017.

News: Nella will perform a live set at The Grand Social tomorrow

2017-02-07 10:23:00


The Dublin singer, whose music was featured in the soundtrack for the World of Warcraft: Legion film, will play an intimate set at The Grand Social on Wednesday, February 8.

News: WATCH: The first trailer for Stranger Things Season Two

2017-02-06 15:46:00


Stranger Things returns to Netflix Halloween 2017.

Live: Live Review: Sarah Neufeld at Bello Bar

2017-02-06 15:31:00


Armed with an arsenal of technology, Sarah Neufeld might appear to be just one person, but her impressive live set suggests otherwise. She is a modern-day one woman band with a refined and commanding sound. Even in the cramped space of the Bello Bar, the touring Arcade Fire violinist proved that she had the gift of being able to transport the crowd into previously unexplored musical realms.

Report: Ticket Touting: Noel Rock Is Planning A Bill To Address The Issue In Ireland

2017-02-06 14:53:00


U2, Radiohead (pictured), Coldplay, Guns N’Roses, Ed Sheeran: some of the biggest musical acts in the world are set to descend on Irish soil in 2017, for sell-out shows. But with tickets being offered on re-selling sites at exorbitant prices, the momentum towards anti-touting legislation is building.

Interview: The Heartbreak Kid - An Interview with spoken word poet Emmet Kirwan

2017-02-03 12:53:00


Poet Emmet Kirwan’s viral hit ‘Heartbreak’ is a powerful comment on the struggles faced by working class Irish women.

News: Mel C adds Dublin and Belfast dates to her tour

2017-02-03 10:21:00


The former Spice Girl will play two shows in April.

News: Kings of Leon are coming to the 3Arena

2017-02-03 10:15:00


Multi-platinum selling rock band Kings Of Leon have announced a Dublin date at 3Arena this July with very special guests are Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

News: BBC Three Acquires RTÉ2 series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope

2017-02-02 17:26:00


RTÉ2's comedy-drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope written by acclaimed screenwriter Stefanie Preissner, has been acquired by the British broadcaster.

News: Bulmers Live adds Hot House Flowers and The Riptide Movement to its summer series

2017-02-02 15:55:00


Bulmers Live at Leopardstown have announced two more Irish acts as part of its 2017 summer series.

News: Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will score new Daniel Day-Lewis film

2017-02-02 13:34:00


Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jonny Greenwood, the triumvirate who worked together for 2007's incredible There Will Be Blood, are teaming up again for Anderson's new film.

News: Orbital confirmed as first weekend headliner for Forbidden Fruit

2017-02-02 11:04:00


Having already announced that Bon Iver would curate the stage show at the festival's Monday night, Orbital have now been confirmed as the second headliners of the three day festival.

News: LISTEN: London Grammar unveil their second new song of the year

2017-02-02 10:52:00


'Big Picture' comes exactly a month after the band released 'Rooting For You', their first original music in three years.

News: The Rolling Stones are tipped to headline Croke Park this summer

2017-02-02 10:07:00


Unconfirmed reports suggest that the defiant rockers will play a headline show at Croker this summer, following U2 ad Coldplay's sell-out gigs.

News: LISTEN: Blondie release new single 'Fun' as band announce new album Pollinator

2017-02-01 15:51:00


Blondie will release their first album in three years this May, wit new single 'Fun' being released today.

News: Future Islands announce new album, share a taster of the first single

2017-02-01 11:22:00


Ahead of their show at Iveagh Gardens on July 6, Future Islands have announced the release of their fifth studio album, The Far Field, on April 7 2017. The Baltimore-based trio’s first single from the LP can be heard online today.

News: Grammys 2017: Who's performing and who's boycotting the Awards

2017-01-31 13:40:00


With Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West reportedly planning on boycotting the 59th Grammy Awards, we bring you the full list of who'll be performing on the night.

News: LISTEN: Four Tet creates playlist of music from Trump's banned countries

2017-01-31 11:28:00


London producer Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, shared the playlist yesterday, featuring songs by artists from the seven countries banned from entering the United States under President Trump's Executive Order.

News: Saint Sister Live at The National Concert Hall

2017-01-31 10:59:00


Following on from their stunning performance at Dublin’s Christchurch last year, Saint Sister make their highly anticipated return to the live circuit this June for their biggest show to date – Live at The National Concert Hall.

News: Set photos give first glimpse into Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis' London fashion film

2017-01-31 10:22:00


The reunion of the masterful, three-time Oscar-winning actor and the critically acclaimed director will be the first since There Will Be Blood was made over ten years ago.

News: Prince's catalogue of music to hit all streaming services on February 12

2017-01-31 10:04:00


"The switch gets turned on for everybody during the Grammys"

News: WATCH: Lisa Hannigan releases video for 'Undertow'

2017-01-30 17:37:00


Lisa Hannigan has today released the video for 'Undertow', the latest single from her new album At Swim.

News: Purple billboards suggest that Prince's music is heading back to Spotify

2017-01-30 17:17:00


Ahead of the Grammy Awards ceremony, where a major tribute to Prince has been planned, purple Spotify billboards seem to suggest that the late singer's music could be returning to the streaming site.

News: Chris Haze set to release new EP We Are One next month

2017-01-30 16:02:00


The Galway musician is gearing up to release a five song EP which will feature his acclaimed singles 'Let Us Be Heroes' and 'I'll Run'.

News: WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch cameos in new single from Elbow

2017-01-30 15:36:00


Ahead of their feature in next week's issue of Hot Press, watch the visuals for Elbow's new single 'Gentle Storm' from their upcoming album Little Fictions.

News: The 1975 will play two shows in Ireland this summer

2017-01-30 14:01:00


The Manchester indie rockers will headline at Belsonic in Belfast and Malahide Castle in Dublin this June.

News: The Answer announce new single and UK & Ireland tour

2017-01-30 13:33:00


Following the recent success of their much heralded and critically acclaimed studio album Solas, The Answer are pleased to announce the first radio single from that record, 'In This Land'.

News: HOT FOR 2017: International acts looking to break through this year

2017-01-30 12:48:00


Our final day of rounding up the international acts most hotly tipped to succeed in 2017.

News: Innovative guitarist Preston Reed heading to The Grand Social

2017-01-30 11:52:00


Widely considered one of the best guitarists in the world for his two-handed playing style and integration of percussive techniques, Preston Reed will be bringing his unique style to The Grand Social this February.

News: Gavin James to play show at historic King John's Castle in Limerick

2017-01-30 11:26:00


The announcement came this morning and makes Gavin James the second act lined up to play at Munster's newest music venue in 2017.

News: The 1975, The Chainsmokers and Cream Classical Live are heading to Belsonic this summer

2017-01-30 11:03:00


The 1975, The Chainsmokers and Cream Classical have all been confirmed for the June gigs at Belfast’s Ormeau Park.

News: Dream pop band The Radio Dept are coming to Dublin

2017-01-30 10:44:00


The Swedish group will headline Whelans, Dublin on April 19.

News: Dublin's first Alternative Cello Festival will take place next month

2017-01-30 10:04:00


The inaugural "Spike" Cello Festival is a three-day programme of cello-related events taking place from February 10 to 12 2017 in various venues across Dublin.

News: Paul Weller set to release first ever soundtrack album

2017-01-27 16:37:00


For the first time in his long career Paul Weller has recorded a full film score for new release Jawbone.

Reports: Russell Brand announces Irish tour

2017-01-27 12:02:00


Russell Brand will be heading back to Ireland in the Spring of 2018.

News: Síomha releases stunning video of her brand new track ‘Fly!’

2017-01-26 16:39:00


Following the success of her last single, Clare singer, songwriter and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va), has released a live video of her brand new track ‘FLY!’

News: IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards - date and nominations announced

2017-01-26 16:22:00


the ninth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards will take place on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) HQ in Dublin.

Book News: Karl Geary's debut novel released with Harvill Secker

2017-01-26 12:36:00


Titled Montpelier Parade, the novel was released on January 5.

News: BARE in the woods announces House of Pain and Mike Skinner as first headliners

2017-01-26 12:19:00


Hip-hop legends House of Pain will play their first Irish show for six years, while The Streets frontman Mike Skinner is also lined up for the festival in Portarlington.

News: Kid Karate unveil new single 'No Way'

2017-01-26 11:47:00


Having released their self-titled album on Spotify back in April, Kid Karate are ready to share their latest sounds with the world in the form of brand new single, 'No Way'.

News: The first Jameson Bow St. Session of the New Year takes place tonight!

2017-01-26 10:05:00


Featuring a mouthwatering line-up of three brilliant young acts, soul supremos Barq and Soulé will hook up with Booka Brass at the Sugar Club this evening.

News: Rubberbandits to headline at The Academy

2017-01-25 17:44:00


Following their cameo in Trainspotting 2, Rubberbandits will be taking to the stage in Dublin’s Academy for their first live headline performance on February 4, 2017.

News: Anti-ticket touting legislation expected to sail through Dáil with cross-party support

2017-01-25 16:47:00


Speaking exclusively with Hot Press, Fine Gael TD, who created the Bill to clamp down on reselling tickets for higher prices, confirmed that the legislation has cross-party backing and that the Taoiseach has "no objection" to it being pursued.

News: Soulé talks with Hot Press ahead of her Jameson Bow St. Sessions performance

2017-01-25 17:00:00


One of the most exciting new artists on the Dublin music scene, Soulé will join Booka Brass and BARQ for a very special show at The Sugar Club, tomorrow, January 26.

News: Sir The Baptist set for Workman's Club

2017-01-25 14:53:00


Hip hop’s holiest lyricist will be making his way to Workman's this April.

News: AVA Festival line-up announced

2017-01-25 14:11:00


The AVA Festival and Conference will take place on June 2-3 in Belfast's T13 warehouse at the Titanic Quarter.

News: LISTEN: Father John Misty unveils name of new album and shares title track

2017-01-24 16:01:00


Joshua Tillman's new album will be his third under stage name Father John Misty and will be his follow up to 2015's I Love You, Honeybear.

News: Neil Diamond announces Dublin and Belfast dates

2017-01-24 12:42:00


Neil Diamond has today announced a 50th anniversary European tour, with dates in Dublin and Belfast this October.

News: Ewan McGregor refuses to appear on Good Morning Britain over Piers Morgan comments

2017-01-24 10:20:00


The Trainspotting star has made clear that his refusal to appear on Good Morning Britain is because of host Piers Morgan's comments about the women's marches taking place in protest of Donald Trump's Inauguration.

News: Graham Hopkins to host Drum Clinic Tour

2017-01-24 10:05:00


The former drummer from The Frames and Therapy? will be touring around six intimate venues for an intimate hang out and drum clinic.

News: Rosie Carney deals with mental health issues on new song 'Awake Me'

2017-01-23 17:24:00


The Donegal singer/songwriter's confessional new song lifts the lid on issues like depression.

Live: Live Review: Bell X1 at The Olympia Theatre

2017-01-23 16:58:00


Bell X1 played the first of two headline shows at the Olympia Theatre this weekend. Hot Press was there on Friday, January 20.

Frontlines: DUPed Again: How an unassuming heating initiative brought down Northern Ireland's government

2017-01-23 13:30:00


Nicknamed “cash for ash” or “burn to earn”, the public outcry surrounding a failed heating initiative in Northern Ireland has thrown the country into turmoil and prompted fresh elections, following the collapse of government.

Interview: HOT FOR 2017: We meet rising Cork artist Lyra

2017-01-23 12:59:00


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.

News: Dana Masters' Sugar Club date rescheduled

2017-01-23 10:51:00


Due to a scheduling conflict Dana Masters has had to reschedule her forthcoming 17 November headline show at The Sugar Club, Dublin to 9 February 2017. All tickets purchased remain valid for the new date.

News: Belle and Sebastian set for Iveagh Gardens

2017-01-23 10:14:00


Scottish Indie Pop legends Belle & Sebastian return to Dublin this summer to perform for the very first time in the stunning surroundings of the Iveagh Gardens.

News: The Coral and The Lost Brothers pay tribute to Townes Van Zandt

2017-01-23 10:06:00


Following their album release before Xmas, The Lost Brothers, Bill Ryder-Jones and Nick Power (The Coral) are paying tribute to Townes Van Zandt on the 20th anniversary of his death with their version of 'Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold'.

News: The XX debut at No. 1 on Irish Charts

2017-01-20 15:43:00


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.

News: Future Islands announce Iveagh Gardens gig this summer

2017-01-20 12:01:00


The Baltimore Band will be heading back to Dublin in July.

News: Dermot Barrett releases new single 'Spinning Wheels'

2017-01-20 11:19:00


The one-time vocalist of Irish band Ten Speed Racer has today released his new single 'Spinning Wheels'.

News: Gorillaz are back with first new music in six years

2017-01-19 17:11:00


Gorillaz make their return with new Anti-Trump song and video 'Hallelujah Money'.

News: Midge Ure announces Irish Tour

2017-01-18 16:40:00


Midge Ure makes a welcome return to Ireland for a Nationwide Tour playing 40 years of material from Ultravox, Visage, Rich Kids and solo hits.

News: LISTEN: Pulled Apart By Horses announce release date for new album, share title track

2017-01-18 12:41:00


The Leeds-based band will release their fourth album this March.

News: William Onyeabor, enigmatic funk pioneer, passes away age 70

2017-01-18 12:08:00


The groundbreaking synth funk pioneer passed away peacefully in his home.

News: Laetitia Sadier returns to The Grand Social

2017-01-17 16:25:00


Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier returns to Dublin with her new 4 piece Source Ensemble.

News: LISTEN: We Cut Corners share new single 'Of Whatever', receive RTE Choice nomination

2017-01-17 13:04:00


Dublin duo We Cut Corners begin 2017 by releasing their new track, ‘Of Whatever’, which also goes to radio today.

Interview: Picture This - We look back on an incredible year for the Athy Duo

2017-01-17 11:51:00


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.

News: Martha Wainwright talks Leonard Cohen, motherhood and pints of plain in the latest Hot Press

2017-01-17 11:01:00


Ahead of her performance at Vicar Street this evening, Hot Press recently caught up with folk-rock singer Martha Wainwright from her home town in Montreal.

News: Output Belfast line-up revealed

2017-01-17 10:29:00


Returning for its third year and taking place across the MAC and Oh Yeah Music Centre, Output Belfast is Ireland's largest music conference.

News: LCD Soundsystem's comeback album will "be done soon"

2017-01-17 10:09:00


Frontman James Murphy confirmed that the album would be finished soon, responding to fan inquiries on Facebook.

News: Amanda St John announces Irish tour

2017-01-16 15:48:00


Northern Irish soul singer Amanda St John will embark on a UK & Ireland tour this February in support of her new single 'Grow'.

News: Run the Jewels to perform live at The Olympia Theatre

2017-01-16 12:41:00


Having already surprised us by dropping RTJ 3 on Christmas Eve, the hip-hop duo have pulled it out of the bag again and lined themselves up for a date at the Olympia Theatre this March.

News: Therapy? announce Dublin date at Whelan's

2017-01-16 12:30:00


Irish metalheads Therapy? will be bringing their Wood & Wire acoustic tour to Whelans, Dublin this April, offering their fans a rare chance to see the band in a different context.

News: Twin Peak new season premiere date announced

2017-01-10 13:42:00


David Lynch's acclaimed cult show will return for an 18-episode third season in the spring.

News: Record shop owner George Murray has passed away

2017-01-09 17:22:00


It is with great sadness that Hot Press has learned of the death of George Murray.

Reports: Breaking: Martin McGuinness says Northern Ireland needs fresh elections immediately

2017-01-09 15:09:00


In a two page resignation letter, Martin McGuinness said that Arlene Foster must not be allowed to hold an Executive role having been in charge of the Renewable Heating Initiative and that new elections must be held in Northern Ireland.

Reports: Breaking: Martin McGuinness resigns as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland

2017-01-09 14:50:00


Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness made the announcement during a press conference just moments ago.

Reports: TDs travel to Egypt to meet Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government

2017-01-09 12:43:00


A delegation of TDs, led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, will arrive in Cairo later today to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and the Egyptian government.

News: Joe Chester releases video for 'Juliette Walking in the Rain'

2017-01-09 10:32:00


Renowned Irish singer, songwriter and producer Joe Chester announces the release of his 5th studio album, The Easter Vigil, for February 24 2017. The album is preceded by the single 'Juliette Walking in the Rain', with the video for the new single being released this morning.

News: David Rooney releases new single 'Ladder to the Sun'

2017-01-06 17:51:00


Designer of the cover for Hot Press' 2017 Annual, David Rooney has proved time and again that he is a multi-talented man. Today David releases his new single 'Ladder to the Sun' from upcoming album Bound Together.

News: Little Mix start the year on top

2017-01-06 17:40:00


Little Mix top the Irish Charts on the first Friday of 2017 with Glory Days.

Interview: DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: Enda Walsh opens up about Lazarus, fever dreams and Bowie's final days

2017-01-06 15:36:00


Enda Walsh was guest of honour at The Sugar Club to discuss working with Bowie as co-writer of the successful Broadway show Lazarus.

News: The Script release politically conscious new track

2017-01-05 17:50:00


Mysteriously taking to Twitter to announce that "something big is happening at 5.30pm", the band released a snippet of a new song beside the hashtag #TheScriptUnite

News: WATCH: BBC unleash biting satire with Real Housewives of ISIS sketch

2017-01-05 17:31:00


A new BBC sketch comedy show Revolting spoofs the "Real Housewives" franchise and ISIS terrorist group in its first episode.

Book News: Lisa McInerney unveils the cover for her new book The Blood Miracles

2017-01-05 15:44:00


The Galway-born writer unveiled the cover of the book and announced that it would be released this April.

News: Konflikt will play at Fibber Magee's this month

2017-01-05 13:27:00


Slovak rockers Konflikt are heading to Fibber Magee's as part of their 25th anniversary tour.

Reports: Public consultation on using e-cigarettes as a means to quit smoking announced

2017-01-05 12:59:00


The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has commenced a national public consultation on a health technology assessment of smoking cessation interventions.

News: Foo Fighters to spend 2017 recording new album

2017-01-05 12:09:00


The Foo Fighters' short-lived hiatus appears to be over as the band prepare for a number of live dates across Europe this year and now have plans to record a new album.

News: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me soundtrack to be reissued

2017-01-05 11:09:00


Released on 'cherry pie' vinyl, the Twin Peaks soundtrack looks like the perfect thing to get people in the mood for the return of David Lynch's cult classic.

News: Grace Jones Film set to gain UK and Irish cinema release

2017-01-05 10:35:00


Grace Jones - The Musical Of My Life will be screened later this year.

News: Joe Chester announces release of new album The Easter Vigil

2017-01-05 10:06:00


Renowned Irish singer, songwriter and producer, Joe Chester, has today announced the release of his fifth studio album, The Easter Vigil.

Reports: Department of Finance issue response to Home Sweet Home letter regarding NAMA

2017-01-04 17:01:00


Following yesterday's march to the Department of Finance for the purpose of handing in a letter to ask for NAMA buildings to be opened for the homeless, the Department issued a response.

News: DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: We speak to the director of Bowie in Dublin documentary

2017-01-04 15:57:00


Linda Sharkey, who has spent the better half of the year involved with the David Bowie Tribute Festival happening between January 5-10, worked on a special documentary titled Dubh Star tracing Bowie's time in Dublin.

News: A Bowie Exhibition will take place throughout the month of January

2017-01-04 14:09:00


In order to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of rock icon David Bowie The Dome Exhbition Space at St. Stephen's Green Centre are have announced that there will be an exhibition of paintings and sculptures depicting the man himself.

News: Read Brian Eno's stark and poignant New Year message

2017-01-04 12:17:00


Brian Eno has shared an extensive New Year message, urging the public to push for social justice and equality.

News: Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Florence and the Machine to appear in Terence Malick music drama

2017-01-04 11:44:00


Song To Song will also feature an ensemble cast, with Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale all expected to star.

News: Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar all lined up for Coachella 2017

2017-01-04 10:08:00


One of the largest festivals in the world, Coachella yesterday announced their star-studded line-up for April 2017.

News: LISTEN: The xx release new single 'Say Something Loving'

2017-01-03 17:26:00


Less than two weeks before the arrival of their third album I See You, The xx have released their new track 'Say Something Loving'.

News: LISTEN: London Grammar return with new single 'Rooting For You'

2017-01-03 17:03:00


London Grammar have released their first original material since 2013.

News: WATCH: windings release video for new single 'Boring'

2017-01-03 16:27:00


The new single is the third track to be released from the band's fantastic fourth album Be Honest, Fear Not.

News: HOT FOR 2017: Davis release debut EP Simple Words, Complex World

2017-01-03 14:52:00


Following the release of their debut single 'Eager' last month, Davis have today released their first EP Simple Words, Complex World.

Reports: Apollo House protesters march to Leinster House with petition to open NAMA buildings for the homeless

2017-01-03 13:44:00


Apollo House protesters today marched to the Department of Finance buildings to deliver a petition to Michael Noonan asking him to open empty NAMA buildings to accommodate the homeless of Ireland.

News: Ed Sheeran will release new music this Friday

2017-01-03 11:37:00


Ed Sheeran left a pretty strong hint on Facebook on Sunday that new music would be released on Friday.

News: HOT FOR 2017: David Kitt's new album Yous is available on Bandcamp for one week only

2017-01-03 10:57:00


Legendary Irish singer David Kitt released Yous in September 2016 and has made it available for one week only to kick off the New Year.

News: Listen: Bruce Springsteen open up about depression, dads and The Donald

2017-01-03 10:38:00


Bruce Springsteen talked with Marc Maron on his podcast "WTF", following the release of his memoir Born To Run last September.

News: Ruth Negga wins Rising Star Award at Palm Spring International Film Festival

2017-01-03 10:11:00


The Irish actress, who has achieved international acclaim for her role in Loving, picked up the award at the ceremony last night.

Reports: Enda Kenny Delivers Christmas Message

2016-12-23 15:29:00


Taoiseach Enda Kenny addressed domestic and international issues in his annual Christmas address.

News: Arctic Monkeys confirm they are working on new album

2016-12-23 12:30:00


The Sheffield band were spotted together in their hometown over the last few days, prompting rumours that they might be working on a new album.

News: Watch: Dame Helen Mirren sums up 2016 in Christmas message

2016-12-23 12:01:00


"We can all agree that 2016 has been a big pile of shit."

News: WATCH: Home Sweet Home Activists Give Statement Following High Court Ruling

2016-12-21 17:20:00


A dramatic day at the Four Courts saw Judge Gilligan rule that the occupiers of Apollo House must vacate the premise by January 11.

Reports: BREAKING: High Court grants order for Apollo House to be vacated

2016-12-21 16:00:00


The occupiers will have to leave the building by January 11.

Reports: Protesters Gather to Support Home Sweet Home at the Four Courts

2016-12-21 10:33:00


Apollo House currently faces legal action against their occupation of NAMA-owned Apollo House to accommodate the homeless. They will be in court from 10.30am.

Interview: Two Door Cinema Club talk bust-ups, make-ups and new album Gameshow

2016-12-20 17:12:00


The lads from Two Door Cinema Club chatted with Hot Press as their third album hit the shelves.

News: Hozier, Kodaline and Christy Dignam join Glen Hansard for Rooftop Gig to support Home Sweet Home

2016-12-20 14:25:00


Earlier this afternoon, many of the high-profile Irish musicians who had pledged their support to the occupation of the NAMA-owned Apollo House turned up for a lunchtime gig on the roof of the building.

News: Red Hot Copy Peppers Tonight at The Grand Social

2016-12-20 12:31:00


The real thing has cancelled, but the tribute act are raring to go.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: We Cut Corners

2016-12-19 17:40:00


The fantastic duo that is We Cut Corners joined Kathrin Baumbach in November for a photo shoot ahead of the release of their new album The Cadence of Others.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Voxx

2016-12-19 17:33:00


Another one from our BeKreativ series, Voxx came to the Hot Press studios back in the summer.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: The Riptide Movement

2016-12-19 17:23:00


Our animal-whispering photography team took this photo of The Riptide Movement back in early September.

Gallery:

2016-12-19 17:17:00


Taken in the Dean Hotel as part of our BeKreativ Photo Series, we got Irish instrumentalist Jeremy Hickey into some unusual positions - all in the name of experimentation and creativity.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Pixie Geldof

2016-12-19 17:08:00


Hot Press met Pixie Geldof at the RTE Radio Centre where she took a break from recording her debut album I'm Yours to speak with us.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Michael Conlan

2016-12-19 16:59:00


The Hot Press team travelled north to catch up with Michael Conlan ahead of the Rio Olympics during the summer.

News: THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Jay McInerney on James Joyce, Mick Jagger and Literary Succes

2016-12-19 15:39:00


Olaf Tyranansen caught up the with acclaimed American author Jay McInerney in October.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Killian Scott & John Bradley

2016-12-19 14:07:00


Love/Hate's Killian Scott and Game of Thrones' John Bradley teamed up for this photo shoot back in March, ahead of their new film Traders.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: John Halligan TD

2016-12-19 13:47:00


We met with the current Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation back in August for an interview which provoke more than its own slice of controversy...

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: James McClean

2016-12-19 13:40:00


James McClean's face made our cover for the 2016 Euro Special back in June.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Archbishop Eamonn Martin

2016-12-19 13:25:00


The Primate of Ireland spoke with Hot Press in May at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.

Gallery: THE 12 PHOTOS OF XMAS: Christy Dignam of Aslan

2016-12-19 13:09:00


Speaking with us for the Hot Press Interview back in October, this portrait of the famed (and occasionally infamous) Irish rocker is one of our photos of 2016.

Interview: BEST OF 2016: Steve from Windings shares his top picks of 2016

2016-12-19 12:59:00


The Limrocker from Windings gives us his six top picks from the year that was.

Reports: Thousands of People Have Pledged Their Money and Time to the Home Sweet Home Campaign

2016-12-19 12:20:00


Over 2,000 people have raised nearly €100,000 in just four days.

News: Something Happens Announced as First Act for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2017

2016-12-19 12:07:00


The Irish pp-rock band will be heading to Leopardstown this summer.

Video: Watch: Illustrator David Rooney Tells the Story Behind Hot Press Annual Cover

2016-12-19 10:56:00


Award-winning artist David Rooney has illustrated for Hot Press for many years and delivered a special cover for our 2017 Annual.

News: Deftones Confirm Two Shows at Vicar St Next Spring

2016-12-19 10:22:00


The California alt-rockers are heading to Vicar St next May.

News: Jess Glynne Announced as First Headliner for Belsonic 2017

2016-12-19 10:07:00


Chart-topper Jess Glynne and electronic duo AXWELL / INGROSSO were announced as the first headliners for Belsonic, Belfast next summer.

Reports: Glen Hansard talks about Apollo House on The Late Late Show

2016-12-16 22:46:00


Glen Hansard spoke with Ryan Tubridy about the occupation of Apollo House on The Late Late Show this evening.

News: The Creators set for The Grand Social this Monday

2016-12-16 17:39:00


R&B supergroup mark launch of new single with a headline show at The Grand Social.

News: Leonard Cohen is back at the top of the Irish Charts

2016-12-16 17:26:00


You Want It Darker is back where it belongs on the Number One spot.

News: Phil Collins Returns to Ireland After 12 Years

2016-12-16 17:12:00


Phil Collins has announced a stadium show in Dublin for this summer!

Interview: BEST OF 2016: Niamh from HamsandwicH gives her Six of the Best from 2016

2016-12-16 13:20:00


Niamh Farrell, lead singer of the indie rock five-piece, HamsandwicH, tells us what she was listening to and watching in 2016.

Interview: BEST OF 2016: Johnny Cronin gives us Six of the Best from 2016

2016-12-16 12:49:00


Aftermath singer Johnny Cronin (pictured on the far right) gives us his take on 2016, offering up his favourite track, album, gig, film, TV show and book of the year. May contain swearing.

Reports: New legislation makes it illegal to drive under influence of drugs

2016-12-16 11:52:00


Legislation has been passed which makes it illegal for motorists to drive while under the influence of cannabis, cocaine or heroin.

Reports: Brexit, Band Aid and The Boomtown Rats All Featured as Bob Geldof Visited Dublin University Law Society

2016-12-16 11:22:00


Singer, songwriter and political activist Sir Bob Geldof visited Trinity College University Law Society (Law Soc) yesterday to receive the prestigious Praeses Elit award.

News: Here's the line-up for The Late Late Show tonight

2016-12-16 10:34:00


Louis Walsh, Aslan, Glen Hansard and British actress Miriam Margoyles will all be on the couch tonight with Ryan Tubridy.

News: Protesters have taken over a vacant NAMA building and opened it for the homeless

2016-12-16 10:08:00


The coalition, named ‘Home Sweet Home’, includes Hozier, Liam O Maonlaí and Damien Dempsey.

News: Beatyard 2017 Launches with 2-for-1 Early Bird Weekend Passes

2016-12-15 17:35:00


It may be winter outside but plans for summer festival favourite Beatyard 2017 are well underway, with early bird tickets going on sale today.

News: Glen Hansard to Open 2017 Events Programme at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

2016-12-15 16:53:00


The 2017 programme at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy will open with a special concert on Saturday 14 January – an intimate solo show with Oscar and Grammy-winning Irish singer-songwriter, Glen Hansard.

News: Davis Release Video For New Song 'Eager' Today

2016-12-15 14:00:00


The new single is taken from Davis' upcoming EP Simple Words, Complex Worlds, which will be released on January 3.

Reports: Arts Council of Northern Ireland Honours Four Major Artists

2016-12-15 11:37:00


A dancer, a musician, a composer and a writer have each been presented with Major Individual Awards (MIA) from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the highest honour bestowed by the agency that is responsible for the development of the arts in the region.

News: Industry Spat Breaks Out Over Irish Airplay Bill

2016-12-15 10:56:00


Leading Irish promoter Pat Egan has reacted angrily to a tweet by Gilded ALM’s Dave O’Grady. Egan is one of the leading lights in the Right To Airplay Campaign, which is seeking greater airplay for Irish music on all Irish radio stations.

News: BREAKING: Bon Iver Announced as First Headliner for Forbidden Fruit

2016-12-15 10:24:00


The Festival will take place this year at the Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham between June 3-5.

Reports: F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio hosts Janet Mullarney’s Solo Exhibition

2016-12-15 10:01:00


A major solo exhibition of dramatic works by one of Ireland’s top contemporary and highly-acclaimed artists, Janet Mullarney, has officially opened at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge.

Reports: People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny Gives It To Us Straight in the Hot Press 2017 Annual

2016-12-14 17:48:00


In his most in-depth interview yet, in the new Hot Press Annual 2017 (out tomorrow Thursday 15, December), People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny discusses the personal reasons that drove him to put together his historical Bill to make cannabis legal for medicinal purposes. He also honestly states that he still smokes marijuana and that he has tried other “recreational drugs” in the past, such as Ecstasy.

Reports: The Bar of Ireland Releases Statement Expressing Concern Over Ibrahim Halawa

2016-12-14 17:12:00


With news that Irish-Egyptian prisoner Ibrahim Halawa's trail has been delayed for the 17th time in three years, The Bar of Ireland has today released a statement expressing their concern over his detention.

Drugs: New Research Methods Are Helping Us Understand Drug Usage Patterns Across Europe

2016-12-14 14:25:00


Antwerp overtaking London as "cocaine capital" and Methamphetamine making its way into Finland are just some of the things we learnt from new data on European drug usage habits.

News: Malojian releases video for 'This Is Nowhere (Aren't You Lonely)'

2016-12-14 13:40:00


The title track from Malojian's third album - which was nominated for the Northern Ireland Music Prize - has been given some snazzy, backstage-with-the-band visuals.

News: BBC are planning Planet Earth III before David Attenborough turns 100

2016-12-14 12:52:00


The BBC are reportedly keen to enlist David Attenborough to present a third series of Planet Earth before he turns 100.

News: Vibe for Philo 2017 Will Take Place in The Workman's Club This January

2016-12-14 12:18:00


Vibe for Philo is the annual celebration of the life and work of Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott. Vibe #31 will be titled "Saga of the Ageing Orphan".

News: Radio Garden let's you tune into the globe

2016-12-14 11:38:00


A new interactive website let's you listen to local radio stations from all over the world - perfect of Irish ex-pats looking to hear the sounds of home.

News: Saint Sister release stunning visuals for 'Tin Man'

2016-12-14 10:59:00


The Irish atmosfolk duo released the video for their new single 'Tin Man' this afternoon.

News: Illustrator David Rooney Designs Special Cover for Hot Press Annual

2016-12-14 10:44:00


Award-winning artist David Rooney, who was chosen to illustrate the world-renowned "1916 Portraits and Lives” project and whose works features in the Royal Hibernian Academy, has created a special cover for Hot Press' 2017 Annual. We'll be unveiling the full cover on Instagram at 3pm...

News: indiependence: First Three Acts Announced

2016-12-14 10:21:00


The first three acts heading to Mitchelstown in August have been announced this morning.

News: Green Day to Produce New Punk Rock Documentary

2016-12-13 17:45:00


Ahead of their concerts in Dublin and Belfast next June, Green Day have announced that they will be part of a new documentary focussing on punk rock in the U.S.

News: Lyra, Heathers and Wyvern Lingo Added to The Ruby Sessions This Evening

2016-12-13 17:13:00


Three more fantastic Irish acts will join The Riptide Movement at Doyle's tonight.

Frontlines: Ibrahim Halawa's Trial Delayed for 17th Time

2016-12-13 15:56:00


The trial of Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for a 17th time today – his 21st birthday.

News: Moxie and Tír na nÓg Billed For New Venue Magistorium

2016-12-13 15:08:00


Trad finds a new home in Dublin, as Number Twenty Two presents two gigs at 'Magistorium' on St. Anne's Street this Christmas.

News: The Riptide Movement Will Play The Ruby Sessions in Aid of Simon Community

2016-12-13 14:37:00


The band made the announcement on their Twitter page earlier this afternoon.

News: Breaking: Housing Minister to Freeze Rent Hikes in Dublin and Cork

2016-12-13 12:42:00


Housing Minister Simon Coveney is set to announce a move today that would tackle the renting crisis affecting Ireland’s two largest cities.

News: Bowie snubbed as Coldplay win BBC British Artist of the Year Award

2016-12-13 12:23:00


The man who once turned down a Coldplay collaboration request, saying, "It's not a very good song, is it?" finished runner-up behind the London four-piece.

News: Ed Sheeran is Back on Social Media, Prompting Rumours About a New Album

2016-12-13 10:54:00


Exactly one year after having left Twitter - down to the exact minute - Ed Sheeran posted his first tweet of the year, leading people to believe that he's gearing up to make a major announcement.

News: Lisa Hannigan Releases Video For New Single 'Snow'

2016-12-13 10:23:00


One of the most beautiful songs from Lisa's new album At Swim, the song gets a stripped back makeover with a video shot by Irish filmmaker Myles O'Reilly.

News: Townlands Tickets Are On Sale Now

2016-12-13 10:07:00


Townlands Carnival is returning to the picturesque grounds of the old Rusheen Farm Estate from July 21-23, 2017. The festival is also calling for applications from musicians and artists.

News: Kehlani Announces Date at The Academy

2016-12-12 16:50:00


The Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter is getting ready to embark on her SWEETSEXYSAVAGE tour, which will bring her to The Academy on February 28.

News: Raglans release Christmas song in aid of Human Appeal

2016-12-12 15:12:00


Raglans are raising funds for Human Appeal - a charity which helps people from impoverished and war-torn areas - with their new single 'Christmas Number One (On My Own)'.

News: Mozart sold more CDs this year than Drake

2016-12-12 12:08:00


The most streamed artist in the world couldn't compete with this long since deceased classical composer.

News: Marc Cohn for Vicar Street

2016-12-12 11:20:00


The veteran American folk singer is heading for Dublin during the summer.

News: Little Hours release new single 'Water'

2016-12-12 11:08:00


The single was released on Friday, December 9 and was promptly on Spotify's 'New Music Friday' playlist.

News: Guns N'Roses Sell Out Slane Castle Within One Day

2016-12-12 10:28:00


Guns N’ Roses will return to Slane Castle on Saturday May 27 2017 for a sell-out concert, 25 years after playing the venue on May 16 1992.

News: Car Seat Headrest announce Dublin Show

2016-12-09 17:08:00


The Virginia-based indie rock band will be heading to Whelan's next March.

News: Short Film Explores Dublin's Sound & Music Scene

2016-12-09 16:02:00


Sounds of Dublin will feature appearances from Karl Hyde, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ralph Rolle, Groove Armada and Saul Williams.

News: Ann Scott Bringing Post-Christmas Party to Whelan's

2016-12-09 15:36:00


Ann Scott will be rounding up the circus for a special post-Christmas show on December 28, in the upstairs of Whelan's on Wexford Street.

News: Little Mix Remain on Top of the Irish Charts

2016-12-09 14:07:00


Glory Days stays in poll position for a second week.

News: Bono Contributes to HBO Documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

2016-12-09 13:44:00


The Defiant Ones traces the careers of two of music's most innovative producers and will air on HBO next year.

News: Guns N'Roses Fans Battle With Ticket Touts

2016-12-09 13:18:00


Another huge concert, another controversy surrounding ticket touts.

News: Ruth Negga lined up for The Late Late Show tonight

2016-12-09 12:23:00


Oscar contender Ruth Negga will be on the sofa will Ryan Tubridy tonight.

News: Bap Kennedy's final album Reckless Heart has been released

2016-12-09 11:52:00


Released just one month after Bap sadly passed away, Reckless Heart is a collection of soulful rock tunes with and upbeat tone that is a testament to the personality of the man himself.

News: Tommy Tiernan to Launch 6-part TV Series

2016-12-09 11:28:00


Starting on January 5, the new 6-part series will take the form of a chat show and will be broadcast on RTE One.

News: Tom Odell releases Christmas EP

2016-12-09 10:29:00


The English singer-songwriter one-ups his peers by bringing out a full Christmas EP.

News: Watch: Pete Doherty covers Leonard Cohen, Oasis & The Velvet Underground

2016-12-09 10:13:00


Pete Doherty tipped his cap to some of his musical influences by covering Oasis, The Velvet Underground and Leonard Cohen at his gig in London this week.

News: Elbow are Heading to Cork This Summer

2016-12-08 17:21:00


The alt/rock band will be performing at Live at The Marquee in Cork this June.

News: LISTEN: Overhead, The Albatross release 'Our Youth Our Younger' ahead of Vicar St gig

2016-12-08 16:55:00


Overhead, The Albatross have released their new single 'Our Youth Our Younger' ahead of their biggest show yet at Vicar Street tomorrow night.

News: HamsandwicH Release Remixed 'All Worthwhile' Single and Announce Live Dates

2016-12-08 16:04:00


HamsandwicH have released their new single, a beautiful new version of 'All Worthwhile'.

News: Susan Calman at The MAC, Belfast

2016-12-08 15:08:00


Following a total sell-out Fringe run before the Fringe had even started, swiftly followed by a sell-out two-week run at London’s Soho Theatre, one of Scotland’s and Radio 4’s most beloved comedians is ready to tour her newest show The Calman Before the Storm.

News: Mix Tape NYE Party - A Celebration of all the Musical Legends Lost in 2016

2016-12-08 14:48:00


An all-star Irish cast featuring Booka Brass, Paul Noonan, Richie Egan (jape), Niamh Farrell (HamsandwicH), Kieran McGuinness (Delorentos), Bronagh Gallagher Official, Jess Kav (Barq), Planet Parade, Pete Pamf, Adam Matthews and Joe Hearns, performing classic from the musical legends who died this year.

News: Walking On Cars' Debut Album Chosen as One of iTunes Best Albums of 2016

2016-12-08 12:53:00


The Irish five-piece line the ranks alongside Drake, Beyonce and Radiohead with their debut LP Everything This Way being included as one of the Best Albums of the year by the streaming site.

News: WATCH: BBC release preview for Across the Line At 30 documentary

2016-12-08 12:17:00


The documentary will feature appearances from U2's Adam Clayton, David Gray, Gary Lightbody and Hot Press' very own Niall Stokes.

News: Ciaran Lavery releases seasonal cover of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

2016-12-08 11:05:00


His new album, Live at the MAC, is out tomorrow.

News: St. Vincent has scored Kirsten Stewart's short film Come Swim

2016-12-08 10:29:00


St. Vincent has provided the score for Kristen Stewart’s new short film, Come Swim, which will premiere at the Sundance Festival next year.

News: Enemies stream third and final album ahead of Friday release

2016-12-08 10:13:00


Enemies have streamed Valuables in full before the release the hard copies this Friday.

News: WATCH: Tom Hanks and Emma Watson tap into surveillance concerns in The Circle

2016-12-07 17:39:00


Directed by James Ponsoldt, The Circle is an adaption of Dave Eggers's best-selling novel of the same name.

News: Little Green Cars singer Faye O'Rourke is organising a night of feminism, empowerment and self love

2016-12-07 16:56:00


The event, called "The Imp Hour", will see Barq's Jess Kav, RTE's Stephen Bryne and Olympic silver medal-winning boxer Kellie Harrington take part in this discussion on feminism and equality.

News: PWR BTTM set for The Workman's Club

2016-12-07 16:25:00


The New York-based queer punk duo will be making their their way to Ireland next April.

News: The Lemon Twigs at The Workman's Club

2016-12-07 15:58:00


American pop/rock band The Lemon Twigs will be making their way to Workman's next March.

News: The Unthanks to perform The Songs & Poems of Molly Drake at Vicar St

2016-12-07 15:22:00


The Unthanks have lined up dates for an intimate tour next spring, stopping off at Vicar St in May.

News: Irish actress Amy Shiels talks starring in the Twin Peaks reboot and life in L.A.

2016-12-07 11:26:00


The Irish actress, who had a recurring role in Love/Hate back in 2012, has been working with acclaimed director David Lynch for the new season of the cult classic Twin Peaks, which will air next year.

News: 61 staff at UTV Ireland invited to apply for 40 jobs at TV3

2016-12-07 10:29:00


The news comes as TV3 gets set to replace UTV Ireland with new "female-orientated" channel, Be3.

News: Lee 'Scratch' Perry set for The Bowery

2016-12-07 10:13:00


Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.

News: Sharon Horgan talks Divorce with IFTA in Dublin

2016-12-06 12:48:00


The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) will hold a much anticipated ‘In Conversation’ with Sharon Horgan in Dublin on Saturday December 10 at the Westbury Hotel.

News: Clannad Man Features in Ireland's Biggest Mindfulness Event 2017

2016-12-06 12:17:00


Enda Donnellan, creator of the Conscious Concert, announced yesterday that the fourth annual Conscious Concert will come back to the RDS in 2017, on the March 25. Next year's event will feature the inclusion of Clannad's Pól Ó Braonáin.

Reports: Nigel Farage joins Beyonc and Donald Trump on the shortlist for Time Person of the Year Award

2016-12-06 10:37:00


The former Ukip leader made the shortlist which also includes US President-elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg and Beyonc.

News: Wild Nothing set for Whelan's, Dublin

2016-12-06 10:14:00


American indie rock band Wild Nothing will head to Dublin next February for a night at Whelan's.

News: Fleet Foxes announce second date at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

2016-12-06 10:02:00


Due to the overwhelming demand for their first show, Fleet Foxes have today announced that they will add a second date at Iveagh Gardens.

News: Naoise Roo releases video for new single 'Whore'

2016-12-05 17:05:00


Bass-heavy grunge back the Dublin-based singer's sultry vocals.

News: Irish artists release cover of Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' for Pieta House

2016-12-05 11:29:00


Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Mary Byrne, Taken, Heroes in Hiding and Dublin Gospel Choir covered the song to raise vital funds for Pieta House.

News: Liam Neeson steps down as president of boxing club after Repeal the 8th video

2016-12-05 11:06:00


Liam Neeson has stepped down as president of All Saints Amateur Boxing Club in Ballymena, a club which he has been part of since the age of nine, after a row over an abortion video he narrated.

News: Glenn&Ronan release new single, line up to perform at Oscar Wilde Awards

2016-12-02 17:14:00


Irish duo Glenn&Ronan have today released their new single 'All of the Stars' and have announced that they will perform at the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards on 23 February 2017 at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Studios in Santa Monica.

News: The Late Late Toy Show is tonight's entertainment on RTE

2016-12-02 12:26:00


The wait is finally over.

News: J Cole drops new song 'False Prophets', gets set to release album next week

2016-12-02 11:55:00


After an iTunes pre-order page hinted that the Fayetteville rapper was gearing up to release his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, J Cole confirmed the reports today, announcing that the new album would be released on December 9.

News: Dua Lipa wins UK European Border Breakers Award

2016-12-01 15:12:00


London singer-songwriter Dua Lipa was today announced as a winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists.

News: Across The Line At 30 TV documentary to be shown on BBC

2016-12-01 11:39:00


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.

Reports: Ibrahim Halawa writes letter to parents from prison cell

2016-12-01 10:39:00


Ibrahim Halawa, the 21-year old Irish citizen who has been in prison in Egypt for more than three years without trial, has written an open letter to Ireland from his prison cell.

Reports: ACT UP Call on Irish Government to act on HIV Crisis

2016-11-30 15:36:00


Last year, Ireland recorded the highest number of new HIV cases in the history of the epidemic.

News: Gerry Davis wins Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

2016-11-30 10:18:00


Gerry Davis picked up the Hennessy Portrait Prize for 2016, while fellow artists Gavan McCullough & Leanne Mullen both received 'Highly Commended' awards.

News: Primavera line-up has just been announced

2016-11-30 10:02:00


Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones and Van Morrison all feature in what could well be the festival of the year.

News: James Vincent McMorrow releases video for new single 'Get Low'

2016-11-29 14:03:00


'Get Low' is the second single from McMorrow's stunning third album, We Move.

Reports: Enda Walsh, Emma Donoghue, James Joyce and Roddy Doyle To Feature In Exciting Abbey Theatre 2017 Programme

2016-11-29 11:46:00


The Abbey Theatre have unveiled their schedule for 2017, offering a mix of innovative, original productions, as well as new adaptions of timeless Irish stories.

News: Bruce Springsteen's Croke Park shows voted 'Ticket of the Year'

2016-11-29 11:07:00


Ticketmaster Ireland customers have voted Bruce Springsteen’s recent shows at Croke Park as their “Ticket of the Year”, while Coldplay's concert at the same venue next year takes the spot for the most anticipated concert of 2017.

News: Jojo set for The Academy in January

2016-11-29 10:36:00


Get out, right now.

News: David Bowie, Nirvana and Prince songs for GRAMMY Hall of Fame

2016-11-29 10:11:00


Songs by Bowie, REM, Nirvana and Prince are all set to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2017.

News: Jack Savoretti announces date at The Academy

2016-11-28 13:09:00


Breakout Italian-English songwriter Jack Savoretti has just announced his Irish 2017 date in the Academy, Dublin.

Reports: Breaking: Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018

2016-11-28 12:09:00


Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement after a 23-minute meeting with the Pope at the Vatican.

News: Kid Ink returns to Vicar Street

2016-11-28 11:32:00


Following his mind blowing show last year, Kid ink will return to Dublin next April.

News: Youth Mass release new single 'Somebody Help Me'

2016-11-28 10:36:00


Irish indie pop band Youth Mass have announced the release of 'Somebody Help Me', the first single from their upcoming new EP.

News: Hollywood star Patrick Bergin to join Red Rock

2016-11-28 10:12:00


Irish actor Patrick Bergin is set to join the cast of TV3's hit drama series Red Rock.

News: Campaign launched to get Terry Wogan to Christmas No. 1

2016-11-25 16:09:00


An online campaign has been launched which, if successful, would see Terry Wogan top the Irish charts in time for Christmas.

News: Metallica sail in at No. 1 on the Irish Album Charts

2016-11-25 13:53:00


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.

Entertainment News: Gavin James lined-up for tonight's Late Late Show

2016-11-25 12:38:00


The Irish singer/songwriter will be performing on the night and chatting to Ryan Tubridy about his career.

News: Neon Wolf release brand new video for 'Red Oceans'

2016-11-25 11:42:00


Ahead of their headline show at The Academy this December, Neon Wolf have today released the video for their new single 'Red Oceans'.

News: Sales of Leonard Cohen music up 400% since his death

2016-11-25 11:26:00


The legendary singer passed away earlier this month. We trace his life and music in the latest issue of Hot Press.

News: LISTEN: Stream The Weeknd's new album Starboy for free

2016-11-25 10:38:00


Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future and Kendrick Lamar all feature on the Canadian's third studio album, released today.

News: Body & Soul tickets are on sale now

2016-11-25 10:22:00


Tickets to Ireland's Body & Soul 2017 music festival went on sale at 10am, November 25.

Reports: RTÉ outsources all programmes for young people, leading to job losses

2016-11-24 17:43:00


The news that RTÉ would no longer be producing programmes for young people came abruptly on Wednesday evening, causing dismay and anger.

News: Joe Corré begins burning £5m worth of punk memorabilia

2016-11-24 17:09:00


The son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren began with a copy of 'Anarchy in the U.K.', having promised to destroy his collection back in March.

News: WATCH: Usain Bolt and James Corden square off in 'Drop the Mic' rap battle

2016-11-24 16:55:00


The fastest man in the world takes on the Late Late Show host.

News: Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell presents new Irish film at IMMA this November

2016-11-24 11:04:00


The new film, entitled The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy, is the artist’s first film based in the Republic of Ireland and is produced with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

News: WATCH: We put your questions to Brian Fallon ahead of his show this evening

2016-11-23 17:03:00


With Brian Fallon getting ready to take to the stage at The Olympia Theatre in a matter of hours, Hot Press asked him questions sent in by the public.

News: Amazon to challenge Ticketmaster with new ticketing service

2016-11-23 12:04:00


Amazon is reportedly planning to expand its online ticketing business in Europe, Asia and potentially the US, after launching last year.

Previews-And-Trailers: WATCH: The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's new film Silence is here

2016-11-23 11:35:00


Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver star in Scorsese's A-list film.

News: Details about Han Solo movie revealed

2016-11-23 10:59:00


Solo will get a stand-alone.

News: Ruth Negga nominated for Independent Spirit Award

2016-11-23 10:33:00


Former Love/Hate actress Ruth Negga received her nomination for Best Female Lead in the historical drama Loving.

News: Chance the Rapper cancels Dublin gigs

2016-11-23 10:11:00


Chance the Rapper has just announced he will not be performing at The Helix tonight and Friday.

News: All Tvvins announce the final artists lined up for 'Other Voices' in December

2016-11-22 17:44:00


Imelda May, Saint Sister, Le Galaxie and more will head to Dingle early next month.

News: Strong Gale ahead - Coronation Street and Emmerdale return to TV3

2016-11-22 17:10:00


TV3 today confirmed that Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to return to TV3 this December following the acquisition of UTV Ireland by Virgin Media.

News: LISTEN: Father John Misty releases post-election ballad 'Holy Hell'

2016-11-22 16:42:00


The singer contemplates a glum future on his new track.

Live: Live Review: Paul Simon at the 3Arena

2016-11-22 12:55:00


Like the Latin American jungles he meticulously traversed and whose sounds he incorporated into landmark albums like The Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon –75 years old and still making music – is continuing to explore uncharted territory.

News: WATCH: It's Always Sunny is back with explosive new trailer

2016-11-22 10:12:00


Wednesday, January 4. Set the date.

News: Warner Bros. Ireland awards scholarship to National Film School student

2016-11-21 17:05:00


Warner Bros. Ireland has awarded a scholarship to Miriam Devitt, an MA Screenwriting student at the National Film School at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), it was announced today by Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain.

News: WATCH: Imelda May releases new video for 'Call Me'

2016-11-21 15:31:00


Imelda May has released the video for her new single 'Call Me' and hints that a new album is coming soon.

News: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre unveil 2017 season schedule

2016-11-21 15:11:00


Today Bord Gáis Energy Theatre unveiled this season's line-up, announcing 13 brand new productions.

News: Prince honoured at American Music Awards

2016-11-21 11:31:00


The American Music Awards gave their nod to Prince on Sunday night, naming Purple Rain s their soundtrack of the year following the singer's sudden death in May, aged 57.

Live: Live Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen at The Olympia Theatre

2016-11-21 11:15:00


Coming to Dublin as they did at the end of a long, extensive tour, I had my fears that I might get catfished into going to see a group I’ve loved for a while now and instead getting a hollow, worn-out shell looking to shuffle their last set to its close. Fortunately for myself, the Welshmen opted to finish things off with a bang.

News: Bruno Mars adds second Dublin date

2016-11-21 10:33:00


The singer had originally announced just one date for April 2017.

News: Justice have released their new album, here's how to find it

2016-11-18 10:00:00


Woman, the long-awaited third album from the French electronic duo, was released today.

Reports: Al Porter praised for tackling the stigma of depression

2016-11-17 17:40:00


In an incredible conversation on Wednesday night's Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge on RTE One, the comedian spoke honestly and openly about his struggles with depression.

News: 'Post-truth' named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary

2016-11-17 16:33:00


From US elections to the EU referendum and everything in between, 2016 has been the year of misinformation.

News: Martha Wainwright announces Vicar Street date

2016-11-17 12:31:00


Fresh from the release of her new album Goodnight City, Martha Wainwright has today announced that she will be performing a headline show at Vicar St next January.

News: The Handsome Family set for Vicar Street

2016-11-17 10:33:00


The alternative country and Americana duo will play Vicar St, Dublin in April 2017.

Book News: Mike McCormack wins book of the year at Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

2016-11-17 10:04:00


Other winners include Marian Keyes, Graham Norton, Paul Howard and Paul O’Connell.

News: Metallica release music videos for every song on Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

2016-11-16 17:08:00


The heavy metal band are releading music videos as of now and will continue to do so every two hours throughout today and tomorrow.

News: Enemies premiere new single 'Glow' from their final album

2016-11-16 14:36:00


Irish post-rock band Enemies have released the final single from their last every album, titled Valuables.

Reports: Virgin Media receives approval to acquire UTV Ireland

2016-11-16 12:43:00


Virgin Media Limited announced today that it has received approval to acquire UTV Ireland, the nation’s newest free-to-air commercial broadcaster.

News: Christy Moore announced for Cork Live At The Marquee 2017

2016-11-16 11:55:00


Aiken Promotions today announced that Christy Moore will return to play Live at the Marquee Cork next summer on Friday July 14.

News: HINDS announced as Spanish winners of 2017 EBBA

2016-11-16 11:38:00


Yesterday in Madrid, Hinds was announced as the fifth winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists.

Comedy: David O'Doherty is back for 9 shows in Whelan's

2016-11-16 10:19:00


David O’Doherty - the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya - will be presenting shows packed with brand new jokes and songs throughout December and January.

News: Join The Hot Sprockets for New Year's Eve

2016-11-15 17:31:00


Shake off an awful year at Workman's Club with some of Dublin's finest rock and rollers.

News: Ben Wheatley and Cillian Murphy are first guests confirmed for ADIFF 2017

2016-11-15 16:59:00


The Audi Dublin International Film Festival today announced the first batch of guests for their February festival.

News: New acts announced for Eurosonic Nooderslag

2016-11-15 12:16:00


88 new acts have joined the lineup for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017, which will take place from January 11-14.

News: WATCH: VerseChorusVerse releases new single 'The New Paranoia'

2016-11-15 10:14:00


Tony Wright, AKA VerseChorusVerse releases his new single in the wake of the "current madness in the US."

News: Overhead, The Albatross release video for new single 'Time'

2016-11-14 16:48:00


The Dublin-based band have released the video of their emotional, rousing cover of "Time" by Hans Zimmer featuring Charlie Chaplin's final speech from The Great Dictator.

News: Robbie Williams releases video for new single

2016-11-14 13:04:00


'Love My Life' is the second single from Robbie's new album Heavy Entertainment Show, which currently sits on top of the Irish Music Charts.

Interview: Deady Does It: An Interview with Brian Deady

2016-11-14 11:52:00


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.

Interview: A Cut Above: Interview with We Cut Corners

2016-11-14 10:39:00


Dublin duo We Cut Corners are back with their strongest album yet. They discuss creative growth, the challenges of fatherhood, and their eagerness to return to live performance. “We want to go out there and enjoy it,” they tell Peter McGoran.

News: Ciaran Lavery awarded Northern Ireland Music Prize 2016

2016-11-14 10:22:00


The County Antrim singer was presented with the award at a special event on Friday, November 11 at the Mandela Hall, Belfast.

News: Billy Ocean announces dates for Dublin and Belfast

2016-11-14 10:08:00


Billy Ocean will be making his way to Ireland in May 2017 following the release of his new album Here You Are: The Best of Billy Ocean.

News: A Tribe Called Quest's final album is available to stream as of today

2016-11-11 16:31:00


Featuring contributions from Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White and Kendrick Lamar, the long-awaited final album from the hip-hop group is available now on Spotify and Apple Music.

News: Prince's museum adds tour dates, offers new fan packages

2016-11-11 16:05:00


Paisley Park, the home of the iconic late singer, plans to offer new, themed fan packages and is adding tour dates through to March 31.

News: Walking on Cars announced as 2017's EBBA winners

2016-11-11 15:35:00


This afternoon, live on RTÉ 2fm, Tracy Clifford announced Walking on Cars as the Irish winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the preeminent European music awards for emerging artists. Hot Press were there to help the band celebrate.

Report: Amazing Grace: Metropolis Music Report

2016-11-11 12:31:00


While there were highlights aplenty on all three days, it was a 69-year-old, hula-hooping Jamaican who stole the honours at Metropolis. Peter McGoran was ringside to see Ms. Jones and her RDS co-stars.

Live: Bastille at the 3Arena

2016-11-11 12:08:00


Kicking down the backdoor to success, English band Bastille have shot straight from being barely mentioned indie-poppers to stadium and arena rockers. Their rise has been meteoric and last night the lads seriously stepped up to the occasion.

Album: Album Review: Heroes In Hiding: Curtains

2016-11-11 11:53:00


Pulsating debut from dublin indie quartet

News: Leonard Cohen: 10 of his best songs

2016-11-11 10:01:00


With news coming in that Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82, we look back on his deeply moving back catalogue for some of his best songs. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all that Cohen had to offer.

News: Dreaming of Jupiter release new single 'Light of my Life'

2016-11-10 16:24:00


The 3 piece alternative band are midway through recording their first album and have just released debut track 'Light of my Life'.

Reports: Katie Hopkins lined up for Late Late Show tomorrow night

2016-11-10 16:00:00


Controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins will be on the sofa with Ryan Tubridy tomorrow evening.

News: Foo Fighters launch a new website and European Tour rumours abound

2016-11-10 15:26:00


Foo Fighters have launched a new website foofighterspassport.com which features a map of Europe from space on which Portugal is highlighted in red, with a passport superimposed.

News: Jack L to perform a Christmas concert at Beaulieu House

2016-11-10 10:08:00


The Kildare musician will perform a special, all ages festive concert at the location of the yearly Vantastival this December, with the support of the Maynooth Gospel Choir.

News: 'You don't speak for us,' Lisa Hannigan tells Enda Kenny

2016-11-09 17:24:00


The Irish singer-songwriter took to Twitter to blast Enda Kenny for claiming he speaks for the people of Ireland in wishing President-Elect Donald Trump congratulations on winning the US election.

News: Golden Discs to open in Dundrum tomorrow

2016-11-09 15:59:00


Are record stores making a miraculous comeback?

News: Martin Shkreli premieres unreleased Wu-Tang Clan music after Trump win

2016-11-09 13:33:00


Shkreli, who owns the only copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, said he’d release it if Trump became president.

Interview: Shire State of Consciousness

2016-11-09 11:53:00


Crissie Rhodes of English duo The Shires discusses their latest album, My Universe – which upon its release last month became the fastest-selling UK country album of all time.

News: Enda Kenny congratulates Trump

2016-11-09 11:09:00


Taoiseach Enda Kenny has responded to the news that Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of The United States.

News: The US Election was not a Black Mirror episode, showrunners confirm

2016-11-09 10:51:00


As Donald Trump sailed to victory in the US, the Twitter account for Black Mirror, Charlie Broker's dark science fiction TV show confirmed that this was, in fact, real life.

News: Irvine Welsh suggests Trainspotting might get a spin-off series

2016-11-09 10:36:00


Having just released the trailer for Trainspotting 2 last week, Welsh suggested that a new show following the infamous Edinburgh skagboys could be forthcoming.

Reports: The US Election explained by The Simpsons

2016-11-08 16:54:00


For over 27 years The Simpsons has been dealing out some of the sharpest wit and deftest satire in almost every facet of life. Here's everything that they've taught us about the American electoral system and the candidates running!

News: U2's The Edge surprises students at Dublin graduation

2016-11-08 15:50:00


A group of students were left surprised when the U2 guitarist arrived at the Tivoli Theatre to mark the event.

News: Neon Wolf add special guests Apella to upcoming Academy, Dublin show

2016-11-08 15:30:00


Having broken-through with their single 'We Met at a Party', Dublin duo Apella are set to join Neon Wolf at The Academy next month.

News: David Gray shares video for new single ‘Enter Lightly’

2016-11-08 13:55:00


The single is taken from Gray's new Best Of album, which was released last week.

News: John Legend announces new album, reveals artwork

2016-11-08 13:12:00


The soul singer and songwriter took to Twitter to announce his upcoming album Darkness and Light and reveal its striking cover artwork

News: Irish/London duo Rews release new single 'Miss You in the Dark'

2016-11-08 12:26:00


The track was released last week and featured as Huw Stephens' 'Tip of the Week' on BBC Radio 1.

News: Glen Hansard will be awarded with the first ever Brendan Behan Award

2016-11-08 11:50:00


The musician will receive the award because of his outstanding contribution to the arts.

News: Irish acts confirmed for Eurosonic Noorderslag festival

2016-11-08 11:26:00


Dutch festival Eurosonic Noorderslag will have a number of Irish acts on its 2017 line-up.

News: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach custody agreement

2016-11-08 11:10:00


The Hollywood couple, who announced they would be divorcing back in September, have reached a custody agreement over their six children, with all of the children set to remain living with their mother for the time being.

News: Irish artist to unveil picture of the Queen live on RTÉ

2016-11-08 10:40:00


County Down painter and visual artist Colin Davidson is well known for his unique portraiture and he has painted many famous figures including Mark Knofler, Seamus Heaney and Glen Hansard.

News: Older Than Ireland documentary tipped for Oscar nomination

2016-11-08 10:17:00


Alex Fegan's documentary tells the story of Ireland through the eyes of 30 centenarians.

News: Basia Bulat announces Dublin date on her tour

2016-11-07 17:18:00


The Canadian folk singer is currently on a tour across the UK & Ireland and will be making a stop at Vicar Street this month, supporting Boston band Lake Street Dive.

News: James Vincent McMorrow announces We Move: Early Records and Alternate Versions

2016-11-07 16:42:00


James Vincent McMorrow has confirmed the release of We Move: Early Recordings and Alternate Versions, an album with never-before-heard demos and alternative takes of each song from his album We Move.

Video: WATCH: Girl Band chat to Hot Press after a raucous set at Metropolis

2016-11-07 16:12:00


After a blistering, Red Bull-induced 50 minute frenzy at the Shelbourne Hall, Dara Kiely and Daniel Fox of Girl Band had time to chat with us about all things Girl Band.

Video: WATCH: Kormac talks to Hot Press after opening Metropolis 2016

2016-11-07 15:47:00


The Dublin producer talks about kicking things off at the Shelbourne Hall and hints at what's to come in the future.

News: Mrs Brown to host her own TV show

2016-11-07 12:37:00


She hasn't gone away you know.

News: Swords release new album, announce Workman's gig

2016-11-07 12:10:00


The three-piece alt/rock band from Dublin have released their new album Tidal Waves, which has gone straight to No. 1 on the iTunes Alternative Charts.

News: Vantastival seek musicians for 2017 line-up

2016-11-07 11:54:00


Musicians are now invited to apply for slots at the 2017 Vantastival festival.

Gig: HOT PRESS REPORTS ON METROPOLIS' FRIDAY FESTIVITIES

2016-11-05 18:29:00


Girl Band, Jack Garratt and Moderat were among the highlights as the RDS bash kicked off in earnest. 

News: Midge Ure says there will no more Band Aid charity singles

2016-11-04 15:58:00


The Band Aid co-founder has said that "music may not be answer".

News: James Arthur tops the Irish Singles Chart

2016-11-04 14:26:00


The 2012 X-Factor winner hit the second spot last week, but swapped places with Little Mix today to hit number one.

News: Neil Young to release new album Peace Trail next month

2016-11-04 13:29:00


The legendary Canadian folk singer-songwriter will release his 37th studio album early in December.

News: WATCH: Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in new Sigma video

2016-11-04 12:54:00


Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, a.k.a. Eleven, gives a stunning lip-sync performance in the video for "Find Me," which sees DJ-duo Sigma team up with British singer Birdy.

News: Bonobo announces new album Migration

2016-11-04 12:26:00


The new album will be the British musician's first release since 2013's The North Border.

News: Quentin Tarantino will retire after two more films

2016-11-04 11:50:00


The director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs says he hopes when he retires he will be considered ‘one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived’.

News: The Chemical Brothers release new single 'C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l'

2016-11-04 10:47:00


The track premiered last night as the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.

News: New Educate Together Secondary School for Dublin South City

2016-11-04 10:17:00


Educate Together have been awarded a new second-level school in Dublin South City. The school will open to First Years in 2018 and will eventually serve 1000 pupils. The location has not yet been announced by the Department of Education and Skills.

News: Indiependence early bird tickets on sale this Friday

2016-11-03 15:39:00


Starting at only €90 for a three-day weekend camping ticket, a number of early bird tickets will be available before the festival tickets go on general sale.

Reports: FIFA consider sanction over 1916 logo on ROI shirts

2016-11-03 14:01:00


FIFA will consider whether to sanction the FAI for the 1916 anniversary celebration symbol worn on Republic of Ireland jerseys in the friendly match last March against Switzerland.

Comedy: Mikhail Zhvanetsky will perform in Dublin

2016-11-03 11:28:00


The symbol of Russian humour, Russia’s foremost satirist – Mikhail Zhvanetsky will come to Dublin in May to give a long-awaited show at the Olympia Theatre.

Live: Gig Review: Picture This at The Olympia Theatre

2016-11-03 11:09:00


Picture This prove once again why they are Ireland's hottest prospect.

News: WATCH: Pixies release stop-motion video for 'Classic Masher'

2016-11-03 10:36:00


Bassist Paz Lenchantin directs the latest single from The Pixies new album Head Carrier.

News: The Atlantic Sessions have been announced

2016-11-02 17:15:00


50 free events across 30 venues in Northern Ireland!

News: The Return of the Ramone - Richie Ramone announces world tour

2016-11-02 16:56:00


Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, has announced that he'll be releasing a new album and has lined up a monster headline tour.

News: BARQ to release new single 'Bear' next week

2016-11-02 16:43:00


The band have also announced a performance at The Bowery to celebrate the release of their new single.

News: Installations at Metropolis

2016-11-02 14:58:00


In addition to providing an amazing line up of music and offering numerous panels to attend, Metropolis is also a cutting edge place for visual arts and installations. They will, for example, be bringing the world’s largest disco ball to Dublin (pictured). But that’s not all!

News: Rejjie Snow announces Academy Dublin show

2016-11-02 13:33:00


Rejjie Snow has announced a show at The Academy, Dublin this April.

News: Aiken issue warning about buying Bieber tickets from unofficial sources

2016-11-02 13:10:00


Aiken Promotions today again strongly advised people not to purchase tickets from any unofficial source as they may not be genuine and you run the risk of not gaining entry to the shows.

News: Four Irish Acts Not to Miss at Metropolis

2016-11-02 12:53:00


We take a look at the Irish acts making it to Metropolis Festival this year.

News: 10 Must-See International Acts at Metropolis

2016-11-02 12:19:00


The feelers have been put out to find the best international acts for Metropolis' second year and, judging by the line-up, it seems like all the searching has borne fruit. We bring the big ones to watch out for, and some of the lesser known acts worth seeing.

News: 10 Must-See International Acts at Metropolis

2016-11-02 12:19:00


The feelers have been put out to find the best international acts for Metropolis' second year and, judging by the line-up, it seems like all the searching has borne fruit. We bring the big ones to watch out for, and some of the lesser known acts worth seeing.

News: Eve Hewson to play troubled newlywed in film Paper Year

2016-11-02 10:07:00


The second daughter of Paul (Bono) and Ali Hewson, the actress was last seen in Steven Spielberg's cold war thriller Bridge of Spies.

News: Bap Kennedy passes away this evening, aged 54

2016-11-01 21:59:00


The West Belfast singer had been diagnosed with pancreas and bowel cancer in May.

News: Black Peaks announce dates for Dublin and Belfast

2016-11-01 12:56:00


The Black Peaks have today announced a brand new UK & Ireland headline tour for early 2017 including a date for The Workman’s Club, Dublin and Limelight, Belfast.

News: Asking For It documentary to be broadcast on RTE2 tonight

2016-11-01 12:25:00


Louise O'Neill will present the documentary, which will examine our attitudes to consent and the rise of sexual assaults in Ireland.

News: Bronagh Gallagher announces special Christmas show

2016-11-01 12:02:00


The Grand Social and Turning Pirate team up for a special show with Bronagh Gallagher and band.

News: Frances announces headline European tour this spring

2016-11-01 11:16:00


Berkshire-born songwriter and multi award-nominated vocalist Frances announces her biggest European tour to date this Spring, starting off with an intimate show at Whelans.

Reports: Dublin City Council discuss naming street after Savita Halappanavar

2016-11-01 10:28:00


A motion will propose to name a Dublin street after Ms Halappanavar, who died four years ago following complications during a miscarriage.

News: Margo Price announces Dublin date

2016-11-01 10:07:00


The rising American country-star will play at The Button Factory early next year.

Reports: Ibrahim Halawa - The campaign for justice continues

2016-10-28 17:51:00


Somaia Halawa discusses the turbulent Egyptian summer of 2013 which led to her brother Ibrahim’s unjust imprisonment – and the family’s subsequent efforts to secure his release.

Album: Album Review: We Cut Corners, The Cadence Of Others

2016-10-28 15:20:00


Indie band cut no corners on third album.

Live: Gig Review: James Blake at The Olympia Theatre

2016-10-28 13:11:00


A review of James Blake's captivating performance at the Olympia Theatre last night.

News: The Young Offenders to get their own TV series

2016-10-28 10:39:00


The Young Offenders writer-director Peter Foott has said that he is planning to turn his hit Irish film into a TV series, having just agreed a deal for a cinema release for the hit comedy in the UK and the US.

News: Metropolis Afterparties Announced!

2016-10-27 16:32:00


Fresh from being featured in the new issue of Hot Press, Metropolis has announced ten intimate afterparties across three nights - exclusively for people who are going to the festival.

Comedy: Extra Irish dates announced for Billy Connolly

2016-10-27 14:54:00


With news that his first set of shows in Dublin and Belfast sold out almost instantly, Billy Connolly has today announced two extra dates on his tour.

Interview: The Lost Generation: Suicide in Northern Ireland

2016-10-27 11:45:00


Despite the peace Northern Ireland has enjoyed since the Good Friday Agreement, suicide rates are very high there.

News: Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star smashed to pieces

2016-10-27 11:15:00


Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was smashed to pieces by a man pretending to be a construction worker.

News: WATCH: The Shins release video for new single 'Dead Alive'

2016-10-27 10:53:00


For a while, The Shins had offering us brief updates and even briefer snippets of tracks being recorded for their new album. Now, we’ve finally got a full single.

News: LISTEN: U2 say 'thank you' to TXFM on their final day

2016-10-26 17:40:00


Alternative radio station TXFM will cease broadcasting as of today, October 26.

News: Joseph announce dates for Dublin and Belfast on 2017 tour

2016-10-26 17:14:00


The Portland sister trio Joseph have also been confirmed as guests on Later with Jools Holland on November 1.

News: WATCH: Trailer for Mo Bhig Fat Dirty Féile

2016-10-26 16:37:00


As the curtain comes down on the festival season, a new show takes a look back at the evolution of the Irish music festival and how it reflects Irish society.

Interview: In Rod We Trust - An Interview with One Half of Rodrigo y Gabriela

2016-10-26 16:28:00


Mexican guitar legends Rodrigo y Gabriela are among the hardest grafters in music today. But they also have finesse: their spellbinding brand of atmospheric folk is sure to go down a storm during their eagerly anticipated date at Sligo Live. Indeed, with its internationally renowned, intimate atmosphere and cosy venues, it’s hard to imagine a better environment in which to see the genre-bending duo.

Reports: Free Ibrahim Halawa

2016-10-26 16:07:00


Somaia Halawa discusses the turbulent Egyptian summer of 2013 which led to her brother Ibrahim’s unjust imprisonment – and the family’s subsequent efforts to secure his release.

News: Prince's Paisley Park will open as a museum

2016-10-26 11:54:00


Prince's home and studio finally receives approval to permanently operate as a museum.

News: Justin Timberlake in voting gaffe

2016-10-26 11:27:00


The 'Can't Stop the Feeling' singer posted a selfie of himself in an election booth in Memphis on Instagram, despite it being illegal to take photos at polling stations in the state of Tennessee.

News: Pete Doherty announces UK tour dates

2016-10-26 11:02:00


The former Libertines singer will also play a date in Le Bataclan just over a year after the anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks.

News: The Hotelier announce date at Workman's

2016-10-26 10:39:00


The American rock band will be heading to Dublin in early 2017.

Book News: Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize

2016-10-26 10:10:00


The author wins for The Sellout, a satire of US racial politics, making him the first American writer to win the award.

News: Jack O'Connell to play Alexander McQueen in new biopic

2016-10-25 16:52:00


The former Skins star will take on the role of the late fashion designer.

News: Metropolis announce stage times

2016-10-25 16:07:00


Metropolis has just announced the stage times and venues for this year's festival.

News: Marc O'Reilly releases video for new single

2016-10-25 15:39:00


Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly has released the official music video for his single ‘Of Nothing’.

News: The Pleasure Principle: Jameson Bow Street Sessions

2016-10-25 15:32:00


Over the past year, the Jameson Bow Street Sessions have facilitated some brilliant collaborations between rising Irish musicians. The series now continues in Cork, with a fascinating hook-up between Pleasure Beach and Wyvern Lingo.

Book News: Shortlists revealed for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016

2016-10-25 13:54:00


Emma Donoghue (who was interviewed in the latest issue of Hot Press is in contentious for the Eason Novel of Year.

Reports: There's a Repeal protest happening at the Dail this evening

2016-10-25 12:51:00


With news coming in that the government has taken a unified position to reject the Eighth Amendment bill proposed by AAA-PBP, people are preparing to protest outside the Dail tonight.

News: Bear's Den announce Dublin date

2016-10-25 12:32:00


The alternative rock group from London will play Whelan's in March.

News: The Walking Dead criticised for indulging in violence

2016-10-25 11:37:00


Last night's Season 7 opener resolved the big cliff hanger at the end of the last season, but the showrunners have faced criticism for resorting to 'torture-porn' and manipulating the audience for shock value at the expense of character development.

Interview: Malojian Gives Us More News From Nowhere

2016-10-25 11:25:00


Malojian main man Steve Scullion balances fatherly duties with musical ambitions, as he talks to us about the group’s new album, This Is Nowhere.

News: Tegan and Sara announce date for Ireland

2016-10-25 10:59:00


The Grammy-nominated indie pop duo will play a date in Dublin's Vicar Street next February.

News: Frank Ocean misses out, but Cobh music makes Grammy long list

2016-10-25 10:31:00


All hell might break lose at the fact that Frank Ocean has been deemed ineligible to receive a Grammy nomination, but we're thrilled to see that Cork musician Jamie Stanton is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

News: Suge Knight to sue Dr. Dre

2016-10-25 10:12:00


The hip-hop mogul also claims that Dre tried to have him killed.

News: LISTEN: Pharrell releases two new tracks, 'Running' and 'Surrender'

2016-10-24 17:33:00


Both tracks will feature in the forthcoming biopic, Hidden Figures, about the pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

News: Morrissey calls Brexit 'magnificent'

2016-10-24 15:06:00


Bigmouth strikes again.

Report: Oh Pep! release single, line up Irish tour dates

2016-10-24 13:21:00


The Australian duo released their new single 'Wanting' today and prepare for six-date tour around Ireland in November.

Video: WATCH: Glass Animals at the Hot Press Chatroom

2016-10-24 12:23:00


English indie rock band sat down with Hot Press at Electric Picnic to discuss the recording of their new album How to Be a Human Being.

News: WATCH: Kanye West threatens to skip Grammys if Frank Ocean isn't nominated

2016-10-24 12:07:00


Not for the first time, Kanye West has collided with the Grammy Recording Academy.

News: Kate Rusby announces Irish tour dates

2016-10-24 11:27:00


English folk singer Kate Rusby has announced three Irish shows at the end of this month and the start of November.

Album: Album Review: The Riptide Movement, Ghosts

2016-10-24 11:07:00


Dublin rockers make superb return.

News: Final date added for Damien Dempsey Christmas performances

2016-10-24 10:37:00


Damien Dmepsey has announced a third and final Traditional Christmas Show at Vicat Street with full backing band.

News: Booker T Jones announces Irish date

2016-10-24 10:23:00


Memphis soul legend Booker T Jones has announced a date for Dublin’s Vicar St in May.

News: John Prine lines up Irish Tour for 2017

2016-10-24 10:06:00


Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine has been in the business of making music for over 45 years. The country/folk singer will be heading to Ireland in April.

News: All Phil Collins tickets sold out within 15 seconds

2016-10-21 17:47:00


Tickets for the 65 year old's much-hyped return from retirement are now being resold for as much as £2,200.

News: Enable Ireland are having a Buskathon this weekend

2016-10-21 16:42:00


This Saturday, October 22, volunteers, buskers and dancers will be raising much needed funds for Enable Ireland, a charity which looks after over six hundred children with physical disabilities from Galway City and county.

News: Kings of Leon top the Irish Album Charts

2016-10-21 15:03:00


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

News: GLEN calls for pardon of those convicted of homosexual offences

2016-10-21 12:19:00


After the Turing Law was announced in the UK to pardon all convicted of homosexual offences in the past, Brian Sheehan of GLEN has called for an Irish equivalent.

News: Golden Discs returns to Henry Street

2016-10-21 10:07:00


Golden Discs announce their return to Henry Street after a seven year hiatus. To celebrate their reopening, the store will host a live performance from Dublin’s favourite band, The Riptide Movement.

News: Inquest deems Black's death accidental

2016-10-20 17:21:00


An inquest has heard that the singer-songwriter Black died as a result of head injuries sustained in a car crash in Cork last January.

News: The Flaming Lips' new album will be released in January

2016-10-20 17:01:00


The band's sixteenth album - their first original work since 2013's The Terror - is called Oczy Mlody.

News: This Side Up announce release date for new album Full Fat

2016-10-20 16:28:00


3075 miles from the birthplace of hip-hop a bunch of Sligo boys have been making their own beats and rhymes, now they're about to release their debut album.

News: Marcel's Bar open new music club specialising in Gypsy Jazz

2016-10-20 16:08:00


Boasting that this will be the only free entrance Gypsy Jazz club in the city, Marcel’s will also host a range of international jazz and blues acts on a regular basis.

News: Radiohead confirmed as the first act to play at Glastonbury

2016-10-20 15:40:00


There was strong speculation that Radiohead would be confirmed as the festival headliners after the band's angry bear symbol was spotted by a BBC webcam near the Worthy Farm's Pyramid Stage.

Video: WATCH: The Strypes at the Hot Press Chatroom

2016-10-20 10:57:00


The Cavan men sat down with Hot Press at Electric Picnic to talk about their new album.

News: Martin Garrix tops the list of Top 100 DJs

2016-10-20 10:34:00


DJ Mag has revealed the results of the Top 100 DJs and the world’s biggest publicly voted music poll has a new winner, Martin Garrix.

Video: WATCH: Picture This at the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic

2016-10-20 10:17:00


Being the Hot Press cover stars at the time of Electric Picnic, it seemed natural that we should find ourselves sitting on the Hot Press sofa with rising Irish stars Picture This.

News: New documentary on Knockanstockan set for release

2016-10-20 10:08:00


KnockanStockan Festival signs off it's 10th birthday year with a reflective documentary release titled "Knockastockan: A Ten Year Story."

News: Jameson Bow Street Sessions - One Week To Go

2016-10-19 16:09:00


It's just over a week now until we hit the Leeside venue of Crane Lane Theatre to see Pleasure Beach team up with Wyvern Lingo for the Bow Street Sessions.

News: Capturing Pablo: An evening with Steve Murphy & Javier Pena

2016-10-19 12:29:00


An evening with the DEA Agents who took down Pablo Escobar, announced for Vicar St, Dublin.

Film: Film Review: American Honey

2016-10-19 12:11:00


Stunningly shot road trip film delivers then drags.

News: Munster coach Anthony Foley’s death caused by heart disease

2016-10-19 11:39:00


The coroner looking into the death of Anthony Foley has said that the coach died from acute pulmonary oedema caused by heart disease.

News: Cork Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

2016-10-19 10:11:00


The Cork Film Festival launched its 2016 programme yesterday with more than 200 films showcased in Ireland’s oldest film festival.

News: Paul Brady joins The Guinness Choir for Christmas Concert

2016-10-18 12:46:00


One of Ireland’s most accomplished classical choral groups, The Guinness Choir, has announced the details of its Christmas Concert 2016.

News: Dublin Show lined up for R.S.A.G

2016-10-18 12:31:00


Kilkenny’s multi-instrumentalist Rarely Seen Above Ground brings a phenomenal year of live shows to a close at The Sound House on Eden Quay this December.

News: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds announce 2017 European Tour

2016-10-18 10:07:00


Dave Matthews Band are making their way back to Europe will a full list of shows that will see them play in Dublin this March.

News: Lauryn Hill is back with new music

2016-10-17 13:02:00


Lauryn Hill shared a new version of her track 'Rebel (Find it Hard to Say)' yesterday on Tidal.

News: All Time Low announce Dublin and Belfast shows

2016-10-17 12:17:00


The American rock band will play at the Ulster Hall in Belfast and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin this March.

News: Sharon Horgan to write film for Reese Witherspoon

2016-10-17 11:59:00


Irish writer and actress Sharon Horgan is set to write a film starring Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

News: Phil Collins announces comeback tour

2016-10-17 11:06:00


After a decade away from the stage, Phil Collins will return for a run of shows in Europe next year.

News: Cass McCombs announces date for Whelan's gig

2016-10-17 10:38:00


The Californian musician returns to Dublin this January to perform songs from his new album Mangy Love.

News: Kaleo announce headline show for Olympia Theatre

2016-10-17 10:07:00


Icelandic rock band Kaleo have announced their biggest headline show to date in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in March 2017.

Film Interview: It's a Honey Story: Interview with Sasha Lane

2016-10-14 16:50:00


Sasha Lane discusses playing the starring role in American Honey, working with Shia LeBeouf, and how an Irish cinematographer helped her shine in her film debut

Film: Film Review: American Honey

2016-10-14 16:46:00


Stunningly Shot Road Trip Film Delivers, Then Drags

News: You can stream The Game's entire new album 1992 on Spotify

2016-10-14 15:58:00


The Game's eighth studio album is an ode to the rapper's childhood growing up in Compton.

News: Green Day sail in at Number 1 on Irish Music Charts

2016-10-14 15:16:00


Green Day reach the top spot on the first week that their new album Revolutionary Radio hits the shelves.

News: Roger Waters is working on a new album

2016-10-14 12:37:00


The former Pink Floyd frontman confirms he has been in the studio with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.

News: WATCH: We Cut Corners release video for 'Oh'

2016-10-14 10:01:00


Following on from the recent announcement of their new album The Cadences of Others, We Cut Corners today release the video for their newest single ‘Oh’.

News: LISTEN: Niall Stokes talks with RTE about Nobel Prize Recipient Bob Dylan

2016-10-13 15:14:00


Hot Press Editor Niall Stokes spoke with RTE News at One this afternoon about the decision of the Nobel committee to award 2016's Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan.

News: From the archives: When Bono met Bob

2016-10-13 13:48:00


With news that Bob Dylan has received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, we look back at a classic interview conducted by Bono and featuring a cameo from Van Morrison in 1984, where a Hot Press idea led to three of the greatest musical minds coming together for the first time.

News: WATCH: Bastille perform 'Good Grief' on Ellen, joined by 80s cult star

2016-10-13 13:01:00


Kelly Le Brock, star of the 80s cult classic Weird Science, joined the British rock band on stage to perform her spoken word snippet that features in Bastille's single.

News: Prince's Vault of Unreleased Music reportedly has $35 million price tag

2016-10-13 10:04:00


Prince's vault of unreleased music is reportedly being shopped to all three major labels (Universal, Sony, Warner) for a figure that may be as high as $35 million. The collection is said to consist of thousands of hours of recordings from over four decades.

News: Bram Stoker Festival presents world premiere of Dracula Live

2016-10-12 15:10:00


Leading Irish musicians create new score based on Todd Browning’s 1931 retelling of the Dracula story.

News: Marc O'Reilly's new album released this month, tour dates announced

2016-10-12 12:50:00


Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly will release his new album Morality Mortality at the end of October.

News: Amazon launches streaming service to compete with iTunes and Spotify

2016-10-12 11:43:00


Amazon Music Unlimited, the three-tiered, paid music streaming site, launches today.

News: Leonard Cohen: "I am ready to die"

2016-10-12 11:02:00


Ahead of the release of his 14th studio album, the 82 year old singer revealed his feeling about his own mortality during an in-depth interview with The New Yorker.

News: MCD rules out second Coldplay concert

2016-10-12 10:06:00


Demand and hopes were high, but MCD boss Denis Desmond has ruled out a second Coldplay gig at Croke Park next July.

News: Nada Surf will play a set at Tower Records next month

2016-10-11 17:02:00


The legendary American indie band will play a special in-store performance on November 3, a day after they play to a sold out crowd at the Grand Social.

News: Two Door Cinema Club's new album Gameshow will be released this Friday

2016-10-11 16:33:00


The eagerly anticipated new album is the band's first major release since 2013’s Changing Of The Seasons EP.

News: UK TV Award nominations feature prominent Irish Actors

2016-10-11 16:06:00


The longlist for the UK National Television Awards has been announce and Jamie Dornan, Aidan Turner and Brendan O'Carroll are among the nominees.

News: Portraits of The Strypes go up for auction

2016-10-11 15:16:00


Acclaimed photographer Bob Dixon has produced a beautiful double set of portraits of Cavan rockers The Strypes to go up for auction, with proceeds going to Enable Ireland.

News: Listen: Pre-fame Kanye West track 'Baby Coming' gets leaked

2016-10-11 12:58:00


The features song samples from Rufus and Chaka Khan's 'Ain't Nobody', plus a guest spot from West's former hip-hop crew The Go Getters.

News: Sigala announces dates in Dublin and Belfast

2016-10-11 11:48:00


The British DJ, who is best known for his chart-topping single 'Easy Love' which samples the Jackson 5 song 'ABC', is getting ready to embark on a UK wide early in 2017.

News: ANOHNI blasts Apple Music, calls it "McDonald's of Tech"

2016-10-11 11:13:00


ANOHNI criticises Apple Music and other streaming services, saying that musicians have been “stripped of the ability to effectively sell our music as an object.”

News: IFTA Gala Television Awards to be broadcast this Sunday

2016-10-11 10:38:00


The annual television award show will be broadcast this Sunday on TV3.

News: Nas spits bars on new Robin Thicke song, 'Deep'

2016-10-11 10:06:00


If you think it sounds like an bizarre combination, you're right.

News: Le Galaxie and Mother DJs reunite for Midnight Halloween Party

2016-10-10 16:43:00


Having previously joined forces for their New Year’s Eve Special, the stars have re-aligned and Mother DJS will be supporting Le Galaxie at their late night Halloween party at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on October 30.

Interview: The Pixelate Show: Hot Press Meets with Shaefri

2016-10-10 16:37:00


A sometime Babyshambles collaborator, Mayo-born singer Shaefri has really found her creative voice with her new EP.

News: The Altered Hours announce Irish tour

2016-10-10 12:41:00


Beginning in November and taking them to four different locations across Ireland, The Altered Hours are ready to head off on tour following the release of their debut album In Heat Not Sorry.

News: WATCH: Rolling Stones cover the Beatles at inaugural Desert Trip festival

2016-10-10 11:59:00


The festival, which brought together some of the world's most renown rock legends, also saw Paul McCartney joined on stage by Neil Young for a cover of 'A Day in the Life'.

News: WATCH: Beyonce joined onstage by Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Serena Williams in final Formation Tour

2016-10-10 11:29:00


Beyoncé ended her Formation tour at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium Friday night with the help of her husband Jay Z, along with Kendrick Lamar and Serena Williams. The tour had been ongoing since April, with the singer playing a memorable concert in Croke Park back in July.

News: Ed Sheeran sits atop the Irish Charts

2016-10-07 17:21:00


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.

News: Coldplay sell out Croke Park concert

2016-10-07 11:09:00


Tickets only went on sale at 9am this morning but Coldplay have already sold out their July date at Croke Park and are selling out shows for their A Head Full of Dreams Tour right across Europe.

News: Bruno Mars drops new single '24K Magic'

2016-10-07 10:44:00


The single is the multi-Grammy winner's first piece of solo music in nearly four years and serves as the first single to his new album, also titled 24K Magic.

News: Pink Floyd reunite to support protesters of the Siege of Gaza

2016-10-07 10:12:00


The three remaining members of the icon progressive rock band came together to issue a statement of support for "Women’s Boat to Gaza", a group of women from around the world who set sail from Barcelona to Gaza last month, sponsored by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, a group opposed to Israel’s siege of the area.

News: The Answer unveil 'Solas' video

2016-10-06 15:57:00


The Answer have unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Solas’, the title track from the band’s highly anticipated new album which shares the name of its lead single.

Album: Album Review: Windings, Be Honest And Fear Not

2016-10-06 12:38:00


Confident return from Limerick alt - Rock Group

News: Russian music fans react to 'racist' Robbie Williams video

2016-10-06 10:38:00


The lyrics for Robbie Williams' comeback single 'Party Like a Russian', along with the accompanying music video, features crude stereotypes of the country which many fans have taken as offensive.

News: RockJam Live VI to take place this evening

2016-10-06 10:12:00


A night of live music, featuring four of Dublin's most talented acts, is to support RockJam music and the work they do with young musicians.

News: Drake wins Hip-Hop Album of the Year at BET Awards

2016-10-05 17:01:00


Drake's chart-topping album Views beat Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, Dr. Dre's Compton and Fetty Wap's debut album to take the award.

Album: Album Review, Windings, Be Honest and Fear Not

2016-10-03 14:35:00


Confident return from Limerick alt-rock group.

News: Eddi Reader plans return to Ireland in 2017

2016-10-03 11:30:00


The Scottish songstress, who celebrates a 30-year career with the release of her compilation album, Eddi Reader: The Best Of , will be returning to Irish shores in February 2017 for her ninth consecutive nationwide tour.

News: Steve Hackett announces Dublin date on 2017 tour

2016-10-03 11:08:00


Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show for 2017 including a Dublin date at Vicar St.

News: Nick Cave stays on top of Irish Charts

2016-09-23 15:38:00


Nick Cave's heartfelt new album Skeleton Tree stays at No. 1 on the Irish chart for a second week.

News: Michael D. Higgins to appear on The Late Late Show tonight

2016-09-23 14:29:00


President Higgins is amongst an exclusive cast of Irish TV stars and sports heroes on tonight's show.

News: 20,000-plus Expected At Dublin March For Choice

2016-09-23 13:01:00


Abortion Rights Campaign are expecting upwards of 20,000 people at this Saturday's event and have said that similar events are also taking place globally in solidarity with the march.

News: Kodaline to headline 2FM's Xmas Ball

2016-09-23 10:43:00


Hot Press cover stars Kodaline will headline this years 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC.

News: Common teams up with Stevie Wonder and Chuck D for 'Black America Again'

2016-09-23 10:23:00


The Chicago hip-hop artist, who is known for his poignant, political lyrics, releases his new song against the backdrop of protests from the Black Lives Matters movement across America.

Reports: ARC to host events after March for Choice

2016-09-22 14:15:00


The Abortion Rights Campaign, who have organised Saturday's march, will be hosting events from 4pm at Filmbase on Curved Street, Temple Bar.

Reports: Laura Whitmore to star in Peter James' play Not Dead Enough

2016-09-22 11:50:00


Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the stage adaptation of best-selling crime novel Not Dead Enough by Peter James.

News: Beardyman announces Belfast show at Limelight this December

2016-09-22 11:25:00


British multi vocalist and musician Beardyman has announced a headline Belfast show at Limelight 2 this December and will be accompanied by MC Leen & Rob Lewis, both part of the Beardyman-headed collective known as The Dream Team.

News: Garageland announce new radio show to coincide with winter series of The Garage Gigs

2016-09-22 11:00:00


In a year that has seen a resurgence of the long running Garage Gigs, the latest series of shows is set to play host to over 50 acts in two of Dublin’s prime venues, The Grand Social and The Workman’s Club.

News: Picture This move Belfast show to Mandela Hall

2016-09-22 10:40:00


Due to phenomenal demand Hot Press cover stars, Picture This, are moving their Belfast show on Thursday November 17 from The Oh Yeah Music Centre to Mandela Hall. Tickets for the Oh Yeah Music Centre will remain valid for Mandela Hall.

News: The Weeknd shares new track ‘Starboy’ with Daft Punk

2016-09-22 10:27:00


The Canadian R&B singer/songwriter has unveiled the first track from his second album, also title Starboy, this morning.

Interview: Maria Doyle Kennedy On Repeal The 8th

2016-09-21 16:23:00


"I believe women should have the right to make their own decisions"

News: Frank Ocean has "hours" of unreleased music from Blonde and Endless

2016-09-21 10:25:00


Billy "Spaceman" Patterson, a frequent collaborator with Ocean, revealed that the R&B singer has "a lot" of unrecorded material that wasn't on either of the albums that Ocean dropped last month.

News: Watch: Lady Gaga releases 'Perfect Illusion' video with Tame Impala

2016-09-21 10:10:00


Lady Gaga shares the video for her newest single after revealing that her new album, Joanne , will be released next month.

News: Angelina Jolie set to divorce Brad Pitt

2016-09-20 17:38:00


The actresses' lawyer confirmed today that she has filed for divorce.

Reports: Michael Conlan turns professional just hours after Paddy Barnes

2016-09-20 11:44:00


Signing with Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions in the USA, the Belfast-born world No. 1 bantam-weight boxer finishes off a turbulent summer by waving goodbye to the AIBA.

News: Listen: Neil Young joins Pipeline Protest with new song 'Indian Givers'

2016-09-20 10:25:00


The legendary folk singer shows his opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and hits out at "big money" in his new song.

News: Jay-Z: "The war on drugs is an epic fail"

2016-09-16 10:11:00


The entrepreneurial rap artist has criticised the USA's drug policy.

News: Rodrigo y Gabriela announce one-night-only Dublin date

2016-09-15 14:27:00


Acoustic instrumental rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced a one-night-only date at The Academy this October.

News: WATCH: Lisa Hannigan premieres video for 'Lo'

2016-09-15 13:37:00


Taken from her chart-topping third album At Swim, 'Lo' sees Lisa Hannigan teaming up with director Myles O’Reilly, with whom she previously collaborated on the ‘Knots’ video.

News: Oliver Stone to release Vladimir Putin Documentary in 2017

2016-09-15 12:04:00


The US director, who recently worked on a documentary exploring the crisis in Ukraine, has begun making a documentary that will focus on the Russian President.

News: WATCH: Warpaint release 'New Song' video

2016-09-15 11:27:00


The video features the indie rock group dancing around the streets of New York City and serves as the lead single for their hotly anticipated third album Heads Up which will be out on September 24.

News: LISTEN: Justice drop new single

2016-09-15 11:05:00


After releasing 'Safe and Sound' back in June, Justice return with 'Randy' and announce the title of their new album, Woman.

News: Irish Singer Tops the Easy Listening Charts

2016-09-14 17:33:00


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.

News: Chet Faker drops stage name and a new track

2016-09-13 13:13:00


The Australian electronica singer and musician is getting rid of his stage name and reverting back to his real one. The news comes as Nick Murphy (nee Faker) releases a new track 'Fear Less'.

News: WATCH: Two Door Cinema Club release video for 'Bad Decisions'

2016-09-13 12:05:00


With their new album Gameshow out next month on October 14, Two Door Cinema Club have give us a taster of what to expect with their new single 'Bad Decisions'.

News: We Cut Corners unveil dates for live shows and release of new album

2016-09-13 11:20:00


We Cut Corners release their third, full length LP The Cadence of Others on Friday, November 4 as a 12” vinyl, CD and digital release on The Delphi Label.

News: Andy White releases Studio Albums 1986–2016 box set

2016-09-13 10:01:00


Set for release on the thirtieth anniversary of his debut Rave On Andy White, Studio Albums 1986–2016 collects together all twelve of Andy’s studio albums, including the new and unreleased Imaginary Lovers, recorded in Melbourne late last year.

News: Primal Scream announce tour dates for Dublin and Belfast

2016-09-12 10:08:00


The Scottish rock band have announced a UK and Ireland tour that will see them play Dublin in November and Belfast in December.

News: James Vincent McMorrow and The Divine Comedy storm Irish Music Charts

2016-09-09 14:33:00


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 .

News: Lady Gaga releases new single and confirms collaboration with Florence Welch

2016-09-09 13:47:00


As if having Lady Gaga return to the world of music wasn't enough, now the singer/songwriter has confirmed that she will duet with Florence Welch on her new album.

News: LISTEN: Kings of Leon release new single 'Waste a Moment'

2016-09-09 11:37:00


The single comes as the Tennessee band plan to release their seventh album, which comes out this October.

Previews-And-Trailers: WATCH: Netflix release trailer for Amanda Knox documentary

2016-09-09 10:46:00


The trailer provides insight into the media frenzy of the case and shares a first glimpse of the film and its main subjects speaking in their own words.

Reports: Culture Night celebrations at Tower Records

2016-09-09 10:26:00


For the third year running, Tower Records on Dawson Street, Dublin, will play host to an evening of diverse music events to celebrate Culture Night, which takes place next Friday on September 16.

News: The Academic lined up for The Button Factory

2016-09-09 10:10:00


The four piece band from Westmeath are set to play a number of gigs across Ireland this winter and will be at The Button Factory this December.

News: Justin Bieber scores eight Guinness World Records

2016-09-08 17:02:00


The last twelve months feel like they've been nothing but Bieber. From reinventing his image of a babyfaced pop singer to a becoming a Timberlake-esque R & B artist with hits like "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry", to monopolising the top three places in the Irish charts back in January, the Canadian singer's presence has been felt everywhere.

News: Dana Masters lined up for The Sugar Club

2016-09-08 16:33:00


The soul singer, who performs regularly with Van Morrison, will play at The Sugar Club this November.

News: All Tvvins to perform on tomorrow night's The Late Late Show

2016-09-08 13:41:00


Conor Adams and Lar Kaye of All Tvvins will perform their current single ‘These 4 Words’ on tomorrow’s Late Late Show, RTE 1 from 9.35PM.

News: Pure Magic return with Battle for the Lake festival

2016-09-08 12:44:00


Dubbed "the last festival of the summer" and featuring acts such as Ham SandwicH and Hot Sprockets, Battle for the Lake festival follows the success of Battle for the Bay which brought more than 60,000 people together in Dublin last May.

News: Roisin Murphy amongst winners at this year's AIM Awards

2016-09-07 15:08:00


The Association of Independent Music Awards saw the Wicklow-born singer-songwriter and record producer pick up the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at last night's ceremony. Previous winners of this award include Skepta, Richie Hawtin, Billy Bragg, Edwin Collins and Bjork.

News: Hail-O and Uber offer 50% Discount ahead of Dublin bus strike

2016-09-07 13:28:00


The two online taxi services are offering half price fares for people affected by the Dublin bus strikes this Thursday and Friday.

Book News: Eleanor McEvoy Announces Cork Book Signing for Naked Music

2016-09-06 11:58:00


One of Ireland's most revered songwriters has just published her first ever songbook. Now, Eleanor McEvoy announces a book signing in Cork on September 10 to mark the occasion.

News: WATCH: Sia drops new track featuring Kendrick Lamar

2016-09-06 11:16:00


Sia's new single, 'The Greatest', comes off the back of 'Cheap Thrills', which reached the No.1 spot in 10 different countries. The enigmatic singer teams up once again with teenage dancer Maggie Ziegler for the music video, and the song features a cameo from Kendrick Lamar, one of the most prolific rapper working in the music industry today.

News: WATCH: The first trailer for new Oasis Documentary

2016-09-06 10:35:00


Supersonic will be released in cinemas October 2 and was produced by the same team who made the Academy Award-winning Amy, about the late Amy Winehouse.

News: Barack Obama is Hosting his own Music and Arts Festival

2016-09-05 16:28:00


Leader of the Free World, Commander-in-Chief of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize recipient; now Barack Obama can add "Festival Organiser" to his list of titles.

News: Otherkin Announce Whelan's Headline

2016-09-05 15:33:00


Fresh from a triumphant Electric Picnic performance, the grunge pop band have announced a headline show at Whelans, Dublin on November 11.

News: Glasgow band December head to Dublin for U2’s 40th anniversary

2016-09-05 11:36:00


First gaining prominence last November when they released their single 'Alison Stewart', named after Bono's wife, now the band are going to be taking part in the celebrations this September to mark 40 years of U2.

Book News: Backlash to Dual Carriageway Which Tears Through Seamus Heaney's Countryside

2016-09-05 11:05:00


The A6, which will cost €190 million, has been given the go-ahead by Stormont's Minister for Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard, despite calls from people that the road will destroy parts of the countryside which inspired the Nobel Laureate.

News: Here's How You Can Help Calais Refugees if You're Leaving Electric Picnic Today

2016-09-05 10:31:00


If you're heading home from Electric Picnic this afternoon, you can do your bit for refugees in Calais by leaving your tent behind. The "Tents for Calais" initiative will ensure that your old tents will be put to good use by sending them to the under-resourced refugee camp in northern France.

News: WATCH: Brian May Unveils Plaque for Freddie Mercury

2016-09-02 15:32:00


Brian May speaks at the house Freddie Mercury grew up in as he unveils a new plaque to commemorate the singer.

News: Britney Spears' New Album Knocks Lisa Hannigan Off Top Spot

2016-09-02 15:07:00


At Swim spends just one week at the top as Britney Spears climbs straight to Number 1 on the Irish Album Charts.

News: Jackie Chan to be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Oscar

2016-09-02 11:57:00


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that Jackie Chan would receive the award, adding him to the list of previous award winners like Spike Lee, Maureen O'Hara and Jean Luc Godard.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: Hilary Woods Looks to the Saturday Line-Up

2016-09-02 11:23:00


Musician and visual artist Hilary Woods is a newcomer to Electric Picnic but is certainly no strange to live performance. She released her debut EP “Night” to critical acclaim as part of an art installation curated and premiered by the Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival in autumn 2014, before taking her live set along with her accompanying experimental film to play shows in Berlin and Paris. She tells me who she’s excited to see this weekend.

News: Olly Murs: Spring Tour Dates Announced

2016-09-02 11:02:00


Having just announced that his fifth album 24 Hours will be released on November 11, Ollie Murs is set to go on tour early in 2017.

Entertainment News: "Mario Rosenstock Live": Major Irish Tour Announced for November and December

2016-09-02 10:46:00


Promising to shine everything from Apple to Donald Trump to Brexit through his particular comedic lens, Mario Rosenstock has no shortage of ammunition for his live shows. Following a successful run at The Gaiety, where he had five sell out shows, Mario is back this autumn with a cross-country tour.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: A Classic Interview With The 1975

2016-09-02 10:14:00


Indie-rock band The 1975 have played sold-out gigs across the world and first performed at Electric Picnic back in 2014, now they're returning to play the Main Stage.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: Booka Brass Band Talk About the Friday Line-Up

2016-09-02 09:57:00


We talked to David and Paul of the nation's finest horn-blowing collective to see what they're excited about as they hit Stradbally today.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: Niall Bressie Talks Mental Health and The Blizzards Reunion

2016-09-01 16:50:00


When The Blizzards released their single “Drop Down the Anchor” back in June after a six year hiatus from the music business, it felt like the ice had finally broken. A string of successful gigs followed this and now the band prepares for a return to Electric Picnic. Niall Bressie took time out to tell me about the long road that led to that reunion, as well as talking about the unique discussion he’ll be having about mental health with Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and why it’s so important to put this issue at the forefront in our minds.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: BARQ Reveal the Journey That Led Them Back

2016-09-01 16:46:00


Scrambling to find a good pair of good wellies to get her through the festival and fresh from rehearsals is Jess Kav, the lead singer of BARQ, who talks to us about the festival circuit and who she’s excited to see at Electric Picnic this year.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: Ryan Sheridan Looks Forward to the Friday Headliners

2016-09-01 16:42:00


Ryan Sheridan began his music career with a meteoric rise to stardom going from busking streets to headlining main stages in less than a year, then going on to play in packed out arenas supporting acts such as Bryan Adams, Britney Spears and The Script.

Interview: PICNIC IS HERE: The Altered Hours Discuss the Friday Line-Up

2016-09-01 16:39:00


They’ve played at Electric Picnic twice before and once on the Body and Soul stage but Cathal, co-lead singer and guitarist of The Altered Hours, tells me that the enviable 22.30PM slot this Friday will complement the band’s particular live performance.

Entertainment News: TV3 Autumn Season Launch

2016-09-01 11:27:00


In what Pat Kiely, Managing Director of TV3, describes as “the most comprehensive, original, ambitious schedule in TV3 history”, the autumn season brings us fresh new drama, the return of some old faces, and a few reality show imports.

Interview: "My Mother Talked Nonstop to the Telly" - Rory Cowan Tells us About Narrating Gogglebox

2016-09-01 10:08:00


Star of Mrs Brown’s Boys and staple of Irish television, Rory Cowan is teaming up with comedian Dierdre O’Kane to narrate the Irish version of the successful British reality show.

Interview: "Business as Usual" for Louis Walsh at the TV3 Autumn Season Launch

2016-08-31 17:35:00


We caught up with Louis Walsh at the unveiling of the TV3 autumn schedule ahead of his return to the X-Factor after a year-long hiatus.

Report: Van the Man at 71

2016-08-30 11:41:00


This time last year, Van Morrison was lining up for an intimate concert on the tree-lined streets of Cypress Avenue in Belfast to celebrate his 70th birthday. This year, the soul sorcerer is preparing to release his 36th studio album.

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