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Interview: THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Pussy Riot fight the power!

2017-12-15 11:53:00

One of the most famous punk groups in the world, Pussy Riot have made global headlines for their political activism in Russia. During their recent stop-off in Dublin, they took time out for an in-depth discussion on Repeal the Eighth, the oppressive aspects of Russian society, and the encouraging words they received from Sinead O’Connor.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Let’s Set Sail ‘1560 Powell’

2017-12-13 12:22:00

Dublin 4 piece Let’s Set Sail are a fine example of the level of talent in Ireland. In the same breath, you’re unlikely to find something directly comparable with their unique sound.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: GTV premiere video for new track 'Mr. Keeper'

2017-12-12 12:50:00

Last summer we were gifted ‘The Path’ EP from Dublin foursome GTV. The title track had a beautiful stop motion, clay figure video by Polish artist Martyna Koleniec. Now, showing once again their knack for effective video accompaniments to their melodic, harmony rich folk songs, the lads are back with a nostalgic appendage for latest single ‘Mr. Keeper’.

Interview: Joy to the World! Hot Press chat to Dublin grunge rockers Oh Joy

2017-12-12 11:15:00

Winter is really making its mark. It’s freezing. And, Having put up my Christmas tree this weekend, leaving its cosy glow to sit under the less inviting fluorescent lights of Dublin bus doesn’t have me leaping off the couch.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: EHCO premiere video for new track 'Fia'

2017-12-05 14:16:00

EHCO today release the second single ‘Fia’ from forthcoming debut album, for which Hot Press are delighted to premiere the video.

Live: Live Report: Bitch Falcon in Whelans

2017-11-27 12:28:00

Ever since Bitch Falcon burst onto the scene nearly 3 years ago, there has been quite a frenzy around these alt-rockers. Tonight is the last night of their week long ‘Of Heart’ tour - a single that has once again shown why these guys will be facing a full house in Whelan’s tonight.

Live: Live Report: Wolf Parade at The Button Factory

2017-11-21 16:03:00

The Christmas lights are lit in Dublin and there’s a cosy feel about the city. We trundle on down to The Button Factory to welcome Wolf Parade back for their first Dublin performance in 7 years (though some lucky fans may have caught them in Ballinlough for Body & Soul last year). Their first album in as long was released last month, and with it they’ve proven that despite the hiatus they still have that signature sound that always set them apart.

Live: Live Report: Sylvan Esso shine at The Tivoli Theatre

2017-11-15 16:57:00

It’s a drizzly night in Dublin, but if there’s one thing that can heighten our spirits it’s the prospect of a high energy, electro pop performance from American duo Sylvan Esso.

News: Bedouine Impresses at the Grand Social

2017-11-09 16:24:00

It’s a very cold October night and we’re en route to The Grand Social for something we can already feel is going to be a bit special. Azniv Korkejian AKA Bedouine has just finished up a string of dates playing support to Matthew E. White and is now about to play her first Irish headline gig – an event we are delighted to be present for.

Interview: One-To-One With Electronic Producer EMBRZ

2017-11-07 16:46:00

Jack Casey aka EMBRZ entered the music scene almost by accident. Originally uploading his music online with a view to sharing just with those close to him, his songs garnered more and more shares and media attention and suddenly exploded.

News: Little One On The Right Track at Tramline

2017-11-04 19:41:00

We’re one of the first in the doors of Tramline, but it’s not long until we’re joined by a sizable crowd – an excited one.

News: This Other Kingdom Bring Brighter Rays to Autumnal Days

2017-11-03 10:50:00

Masters of psychedelic rock, This Other Kingdom, are today premiering their video for ‘Rays for Days (When the Sun Did Shine)’ - what is to be the final single from their latest long player RÊVEUR.

News: WATCH: Malojian's new video for ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’

2017-11-01 16:53:00

Northern Irish Steve Scullion aka Malojian brings us a new video for ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’ - the title track from his most recent 4th album.

Live: Todd Terje and Leftfield Among the Metropolis Highlights

2017-10-30 19:40:00

There was excellent dance music of nearly every stripe to be found at Matropolis this year, with Richard Fearless, Bingo Loco, Booka Brass and Jazzy Jeff also impressing. Report: Claire O’Gorman

Interview: Ex-Enemies member Eoin Whitfield is back with new electronica project EHCO

2017-10-24 15:05:00

When Enemies played their final show at Vicar Street in December of last year, there was a resounding sadness among math and post rock fans alike. In their 10 years together, the band, from Kilcoole Co. Wicklow, hit some incredible heights, from releasing their first EP on Machu Picchu Ltd. (A label formed by members of Japanese heavy hitters Toe), to releasing 3 critically acclaimed Long Players, one of which was on the short lived but much loved Irish label The Richter Collective.

Track Of The Day: Hermitage Green debut cracking new EP Gold & Rust

2017-10-18 17:33:00

Have a first peek at – or even a listen to! – the fantastic six-song EP from the Limerick lads.

News: The Winters' Lorraine McColgan is back with new project 'Dark Honey'

2017-10-18 15:54:00

Lorraine McColgan is the voice behind new project Dark Honey. Having previously released music with Ed McGinley under The Winters' moniker, she, along with her band, now bring us an album of her own works.

News: Outsider Premieres Stunning Video for ‘Míol Mór Mara’

2017-10-18 12:36:00

Irish singer Outsider has premiered his new single 'Míol Mór Mara’ with Hot Press today.

Interview: One-To-One with Little One ahead of new single 'The Habit'

2017-10-18 10:15:00

Little One are Dublin five-piece consisting of John Sheil, Zach Douglas, Samuel Doogan, Sean McManamon and Rob Kennedy. In their two singles to date, 'Corner' and 'L/0', the band have shown their knack for textured layers which bubble under the surface of ethereal female vocals, often grounded by a male counterpart. Tasteful melodic guitars, which wouldn't be out of place on tracks by such big hitters as The National, keep the momentum and build going throughout the tracks. In just a short space of time the band have achieved a lot, not least a performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival. We caught up with them ahead of the release of their single, ’The Habit’ later this month. They told us about how they developed their sound to effortlessly include such an eclectic mix of genres, the evolution of their sound and how they seem to have garnered a surprising following in Thailand.

News: Hot Press Repeal the 8th Podcast Episode 3

2017-10-11 14:05:00

Having been part of the struggle for women’s rights since its inception 40 years ago, Hot Press has launched a new podcast, which will take a detailed and informative look at what repealing the 8th Amendment will mean for this country.

Interview: Hot Press meets the organisers of Dublin's newest festival, YS Fest

2017-08-04 15:37:00

We spoke to the organisers behind Dublin's newest festival YS - Festival 2017, taking place at The Bowery this evening.

Interview: One-To-One With Dance Producer Daithi

2017-08-03 13:23:00

Ahead of his performance at Castlepalooza this weekend, we caught up with Daithi to talk about the Irish music scene, his live shows, and working in film.

Interview: One-To-One With Dublin Band Tomorrows

2017-08-03 12:25:00

Ahead of their appearance at Another Love Story this month, we caught up with Dublin five-piece Tomorrows.

Interview: Hot Press talks to Dublin indie group Runway Lights

2017-07-25 16:29:00

Runway Lights may not be a name that you are familiar with - but that's something they're hoping to change.

Interview: Hot Press meets Dreaming of Jupiter

2017-07-20 11:54:00

Since bursting onto the scene last year, Dublin ambi-electro 3 piece Dreaming of Jupiter, have exploded in a way most bands can only dream of in such a short space of time – and it is very clear to see why. The band successfully blend the oh so popular trend of electronic sounds with some really slick funky grooves, not a million miles away from the Godfather of Groove himself, Mister Nile Rodgers. Add some soulful vocals and a LOT of ambition and you have what seems to be a map to the stars for this astronomical trio. The band, consisting of Zoë Gough, Sam Oye and Dave Levins very graciously took time out of their very busy schedule (on day 5 of a 6 day run of gigs, sometimes doing 2 a day) to talk working hard, how they met, and the importance of all different art forms.

Interview: We spoke with Squarehead ahead of their performance at The Grand Social this evening

2017-06-23 11:22:00

The Dublin garage pop band talked about their long hiatus, getting back into music, and what fans can expect from them in the future.

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