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News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: Gregory Porter's Popular Voices (BBC 4, 10pm)

2017-11-24 11:47:00


This is second in jazz singer Porter's three part series on the art and techniques behind popular vocalists, with the focus tonight on crooning.

Report: LISTEN: Bjork's latest album Utopia is released today

2017-11-24 11:15:00


The Icelandic singer-songwriter's tenth album officially arrived today and is streaming online.

News: WATCH: Liam Gallagher unveils new video for 'Come Back To Me'

2017-11-24 10:49:00


'Come Back To Me' is the fifth single to be taken from his debut solo album As You Were, which went to number 1 in the Irish music charts during October.

Book News: New short story anthology, featuring Louise O'Neill and Pat McCabe released in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

2017-11-23 13:11:00


The Broken Spiral is an anthology of short stories written by Irish authors in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: The School (RTE 2, 10.35)

2017-11-23 11:01:00


The latest comedy series to begin airing on RTE, The School is a mockumentary style show about a dysfunctional Irish primary school.

News: Russell Simmons responds to allegations of sexual assault

2017-11-23 10:25:00


Simmons has been accused of sexually assaulting model Keri Claussen Khalighi when she was 17 years-old.

News: The Vaccines share details on their upcoming fourth album

2017-11-22 16:46:00


Combat Sports is the follow up to 2015's English Graffiti and is slated for release on March 30th 2018.

News: N.E.R.D. confirm release date of new album

2017-11-22 16:00:00


No_One Ever Really Dies will come out on 15th December.

Frontlines: Department of Defence Responds To Issues Raised By Hot Press

2017-11-22 12:42:00


Hot Press recently published an article "There's Trouble In The Army" In it a former member of the Irish Defence Forces, made a variety of criticisms of the Navy, the Army and the Air Corps. In preparation for that article, Hot Press put a series of questions to the Department of Defence. The answers came too late for inclusion in the issue. Here are the questions, and the answers received...

Frontlines: Are the Irish Defence Forces in trouble?

2017-11-21 16:55:00


A UL study has highlighted serious issues within the Irish Defence Forces. But the reality may be a whole lot worse. Hot Press spoke to a former member who expresses major concerns, ranging from pay and welfare to security, resources and dangerous equipment. Report Michael Lanigan.

News: Strypes, Delorentos, Fontaines DC and more to play Grafton St this Saturday in aid of homelessness

2017-11-21 15:31:00


The Simon Music Marathon will see nine hours of live music this Saturday 25th November on Grafton Street in aid of the Simon Community.

Live: Live Report: The Killers, 3Arena, Dublin

2017-11-21 13:31:00


It is a surreal take on Nevada’s deserts that serves as the setting for the Killers performance at Dublin’s 3Arena, their first in the Republic since 2013.

News: RTE release mockumentary The School online ahead of television premiere

2017-11-21 11:12:00


This move marks the network's first step towards using the RTE Player as more than just a catch-up streaming service.

News: RTE Sports Producer charged with attempting to engage in sexual activity with underage girl

2017-11-20 11:21:00


The senior producer, Kieran Creaven has been charged with two offences for attempting to engage in sexual activity with an underage girl in Leeds.

News: LISTEN: U2 and Kendrick Lamar share new collaboration

2017-11-17 13:42:00


'American Soul' is taken from the band's upcoming album, Songs of Experience.

News: The Wombats to play the Academy in March + announce new album

2017-11-17 11:10:00


The trio will be performing at The Academy, Dublin on 14th March 2018.

News: Ray LaMontagne is returning to Ireland this May

2017-11-17 10:38:00


After seven years away, the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter will perform at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on May 9th 2018.

News: Manic Street Preachers declare 'Resistance is Futile'

2017-11-17 10:28:00


The Welsh rock trio have announced that their new album, Resistance is Futile will be released on 6th April 2018.

Interview: New To Hot Press: Badhands

2017-11-16 10:47:00


"I never had the desire to play solo until all my bands started splitting up", jokes Dan FitzPatrick.

Interview: New To Hot Press: The Flag Listeners

2017-11-16 10:28:00


The Flag Listeners came into being as Eamonn Hehir, one of Limerick's veteran singer-songwriters was working on his 2012 solo LP of the same name.

News: WATCH: Bjork shares video for new song 'Blissing Me'

2017-11-15 16:30:00


'Blissing Me' is taken from the Icelandic singer's tenth album Utopia, which is due to be released on November 24th.

News: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce free new album + Olympia Theatre show

2017-11-15 11:47:00


Polygondwanaland will be the Australian psychedelic outfit's fourth album this year and their twelfth in total.

News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: Peaky Blinders Season Premiere (BBC 2, 9PM)

2017-11-15 10:33:00


Season four of the acclaimed period-crime series kicks off tonight with a few familiar faces from Love/Hate climbing on board.

News: Lost Television Personalities album to be released in January

2017-11-14 17:19:00


Beautiful Despair was recorded in 1990 by Dan Treacy and Jowe Head, and is to be released on January 26th 2018.

News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup 2018 Qualifier (RTÉ 2, 7PM)

2017-11-14 11:24:00


Returning home from Copenhagen after last Saturday's scoreless draw against Denmark, the pressure is on the Boys in Green to deliver in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier tonight at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

News: The Breeders confirm that their new album will be out next year

2017-11-14 10:29:00


The announcement was made when vocalist and guitarist Kim Deal appeared on Marc Maron's podcast WTF With Marc Maron.

News: More acts added to Other Voices 2017 line-up

2017-11-14 10:13:00


The sixteenth edition of the festival will be taking place between the 1st and 3rd of December at St. James' Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry.

News: Lord Mayor of Dublin calls Bob Geldof a hypocrite for returning Freedom of City Award

2017-11-13 10:40:00


Ardmheara Michael MacDonnacha, Lord Mayor of Dublin has hit back at Bob Geldof after the singer announced he would be returning his Freedom of the City Award.

News: Disney to continue expanding Star Wars universe with new trilogy and TV series

2017-11-10 12:57:00


With Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi due to be released on December 15th, Disney have confirmed that they intend to create a new trilogy separate from the Skywalker saga.

News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: Angry, White and American (Channel 4, 10pm)

2017-11-09 12:21:00


The Guardian's Editor-at-Large Gary Younge delves into the economic and identity crisis consuming the American Rust Belt to fully fathom the conditions that enabled the rise of Trump and the Alt-Right.

News: WATCH: Pussy Riot collaborate with Chloe Sevigny on new video

2017-11-08 16:57:00


'Police State' is the latest song from the Russian punk band, which features Kids and Julien Donkey Boy star Chloe Sevigny.

News: TV SHOW OF THE DAY: It Tolls for Thee (TG4, 21.30)

2017-11-08 15:35:00


On TV tonight is the televised premiere of a new documentary about one of the forgotten heroes of the Second World War, Mary Elmes, which is narrated by actor, Winona Ryder.

Report: Live Report: Picture This, 3Arena, Dublin

2017-11-08 13:23:00


It would not be false to say that Picture This’ rapid ascent has been something of a phenomenon in the Irish music scene.

News: Virginia elects its first openly transgender person to a US state legislature

2017-11-08 10:56:00


Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person elected to a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

News: New assessment of Stardust fire concludes no inquiry warranted

2017-11-07 16:58:00


A third assessment of evidence surrounding the Stardust nightclub fire in Artane on Valentine's Day 1981 has concluded that no new enquiry will be warranted.

Travel: Hot Travel: Osaka, Japan

2017-11-07 11:20:00


With its neon-lit Blade Runner vibe, Osaka is one of JapanÕs true gems.

News: "Rogue" Twitter employee suspends Trump's account

2017-11-03 11:43:00


On Thursday 3rd November for the first time since May of 2009, the Twitter account of Donald Trump did not exist.

Interview: New To Hot Press: Day_S

2017-11-02 17:24:00


Day_S is the latest artist to emerge from Diffusion Labs, the production house whose notable talents include the likes of Soule, Super Silly and Jafaris.

Interview: New To Hot Press: Glenn Rosborough

2017-11-02 17:09:00


"It's natural, but fucking terrifying too", says Glenn Rosborough of the new phase in his career.

News: LISTEN: U2 reveal new single 'Get Out of Your Own Way', album details and US tour dates

2017-11-01 15:42:00


'Get Out of Your Own Way' is the second single from the band's upcoming 14th album, Songs of Experience.

News: Mik Artistik's Ego Trip to play the Grand Social next week

2017-10-27 16:47:00


The trio will be in the Loft at the Grand Social, Dublin on November 3rd.

News: Martin O'Neill has named his squad ahead of World Cup Play-Off's against Denmark

2017-10-26 13:06:00


Ireland will face Denmark on November 11th in Copenhagen, and November 14th in Lansdowne Road, Dublin.

News: Tom Humphries' sentence draws heavy criticism online

2017-10-24 15:11:00


The disgraced Irish Times sports journalist received a prison sentence of two and a half years for the defilement of a child, with a further two years for child exploitation, which will run concurrently.

News: Tom Humphries receives sentence of 2 years, 6 months for sexually abusing teenager

2017-10-24 12:02:00


The former-Irish Times sports reporter has been sentenced to two years and six months for sexually abusing a teenage girl at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

News: Ibrahim Halawa arrived home today

2017-10-24 10:29:00


After four years held in pre-trial detention, Ibrahim Halawa returned to Ireland today.

Frontlines: The Struggle to Bring Ibrahim Halawa Home

2017-10-20 12:00:00


"It feels like our life was on pause, and it's just about to begin again," Somaia Halawa says, speaking with a clear sense of optimism in her voice.

News: FAI share dates and ticket information for Ireland vs Denmark play-off games

2017-10-17 16:04:00


Ireland will be playing away to Denmark for the first leg on Saturday November 11th.

News: Hurricane Ophelia update: Third death confirmed, schools will remain closed tomorrow

2017-10-16 15:56:00


Hurricane Ophelia death toll is now at three people after a man was killed in his car by a falling tree north of Dundalk Co. Louth, while the number of houses and businesses without electricity hits 360,000.

News: Hurricane Ophelia update: 2 dead, 230,000 without electricity, Peter McVerry response to homeless citizens

2017-10-16 13:50:00


This is the latest on the effects of Hurricane Ophelia nationwide.

News: Hurricane Ophelia update: 176km/h gusts measured at Fastnet Rock, LUAS services suspended and more

2017-10-16 10:29:00


A red wind warning has been set nationwide, with the fastest recorded gusts (as of 10am) being measured in Cork Airport at 124km/h and Fastnet Rock, 6.5km offshore at 176km/h.

News: We're not caring for women in the way we should, says Master of Rotunda Hospital

2017-10-12 13:51:00


Speaking at yesterday's (11th October) Joint Committee on Eight Amendment of the Constitution, Dr. Fergal Malone, Master of Rotunda Maternity Hospital warned the committee that Ireland urgently needs to repeal its amendment on abortion, before it caused any further harm.

Interview: #MentalHealthWeek: Artist Eoghan O'Driscoll talks going through hell and back, and learning how to cope

2017-10-10 10:23:00


Bombarded by schizophrenia, addiction and homelessness, you might say that Eoghan O’Driscoll has been to hell and back. But he is finding a new balance through painting. Interview: Michael Lanigan

News: Delay in Ibrahim Halawa's release "is starting to drain him", says sister

2017-10-09 13:45:00


Speaking with Hot Press in the upcoming issue, Ibrahim Halawa's eldest sister Somaia discusses the process of bringing her brother home.

Live: Live Report: John Murry, Whelans, Dublin

2017-10-05 19:01:00


From the moment John Murry takes to the stage at Whelans, Dublin and opens with a brief discussion about the secession of California from the United States, the audience is transfixed.

Album: Album Review: Simon Taylor, Now Then

2017-10-04 16:34:00


Adventurous instrumental tracks from Irish producer.

Album: Music Review: Alvvays, Antisocialites

2017-10-03 15:49:00


Lo-fi quintet turn love hiccups into joyful noise.

News: 40th Anniversary of The Clash's Trinity College gig set to be commemorated with special event this October

2017-09-22 12:09:00


Special guests will include director of The Filth and the Fury and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Julien Temple and former-Big Audio Dynamite member, director and DJ Don Letts.

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