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Roisin Dwyer

Roisin has worked in Hot Press for the last eight years as Commisioning Editor. She also writes the Inside Track column on the domestic circuit and regularly contributes features and reviews. Over her years in HP she has had the pleasure of interviewing such musical luminaries as Robbie Robertson, Ray Manzarek, Paul Simonon, Andy Summers, Booker T Jones, Chris Cornell and to her delight, most of Thin Lizzy. She has also picked the brains of two of her favourite authors, James Ellroy and Paul Auster. In this issue she talks to ex-Python Michael Palin about his various writing endeavours, globetrotting, befriending The Beatles and being shot by Robert DeNiro. Her current fave Irish bands include The Minutes, The Riptide Movement and The Hot Sprockets. She adores We Cut Corners who she is sure will scoop next year’s Choice Prize. She is also a regular contributor to the Hot Press Rock Report on Radio Nova.

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News: Chrisie Hynde, The Undertones and Thin Lizzy Speak Volumes At Vinyl Day 2

2018-05-07 15:10:00

Even an encounter with an ice queen – of sorts! – failed to ruin the second day of Vinyl for our intrepid correspondent, Róisín Dwyer...

Report: Dave Robinson of Stiff Records Provides The Laughs On A Fine Day 1 of Vinyl

2018-05-06 16:44:00

They were walking the walk as well as talking the talk on the opening day of Vinyl in the RHK on Saturday

Frontlines: The Together 4 Yes campaign - 'Yes We Can'

2018-04-09 10:57:00

The recent launch of the Together 4 Yes umbrella campaign generated a real sense of momentum and optimism, as the Repeal referendum comes into view. Roisin Dwyer reports on the event and speaks to campaign co-founder Ailbhe Smyth.

Track Of The Day: Track of the Day: The Minutes 'Got My Love'

2018-03-16 12:40:00

Dublin's loudest Rock 'n Roll band The Minutes are back after four years with rollicking new track 'Got My Love'. It is the first single to be released from their forthcoming third long player.

Interview: From the archives: Hot Press spoke John Mahoney about his illustrious career back in 2012

2018-02-06 10:58:00

Ahead of an appearance at the Galways Arts Festival, Hot Press met the actor to talk Frasier, Ireland, and ditching a secure job for acting.

News: The Songs of Experience Countdown: Hot Press writers share their favourite U2 experiences

2017-11-27 12:29:00

10 Hot Press writers share their favourite U2 moments as we get set for the release of Songs of Experience on December 1. On our seventh day, Hot Press Commissioning Editor Roisin Dwyer shares memories of Rattle and Hum and her own brush with death.

Interview: Jah Wobble: On Public Image Ltd, working with The Edge, and returning to Dublin

2017-10-20 16:20:00

Post-punk legend Jah Wobble talks about his groundbreaking work with PiL, his Irish roots, and collaborating with The Edge and Sinéad O’Connor.

Interview: Robert Forster on his poignant new memoir

2017-09-08 10:14:00

Robert Forster’s new memoir is a poignant look back at his time in The Go-Betweens, when he and late bandmate Grant McLennan wrote several classic albums.

Interview: Royal Blood talk Scorsese, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, and their stunning second album

2017-07-28 16:12:00

Blues-rock heroes Royal Blood discuss their cracking new album How Did We Get So Dark?, writing music for Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, and hanging out with celebrity fans Dave Grohl and Jimmy Page. ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: Roisin Dwyer

Live: U2 Return To Dublin In Triumph

2017-07-23 09:36:00

It is 30 years since the release of The Joshua Tree catapulted U2 to the forefront of contemporary music. At their Croke Park homecoming, they reaffirmed that they are still up there, at the very top of the tree. By Roisin Dwyer

Book Interview: The Cure's Lol Tolhurst bares all ahead of an extensive book tour in Ireland

2017-07-13 18:01:00

The new memoir by ex-Cure member Lol Tolhurst is a raucous tale of life in the rock and roll fast lane. It’s also a powerful account of his struggles with alcoholism.

News: Sara Eckel Dublin-bound

2017-07-07 10:32:00

The Q&A is part of a new monthly series of events.

News: RIP Chris Cornell

2017-05-18 09:50:00

The Soundgarden singer passed away last night

Interview: Joe Chester - In Conversation

2017-04-21 16:22:00

Polymath Joe Chester tells us about an encounter with French actress Juliette Binoche, and overseeing demos for the young Hozier.

Album: Album Review: The Shins, Heartworm

2017-04-18 17:22:00

Triumphant return to form from James Mercer-led troupe

Book Interview: Cirque Experience: We meet Irish novelist Neil Jordan

2017-04-06 16:53:00

One of Ireland’s most successful authors and filmmakers, Neil Jordan discusses his superb new novel Carnivalesque, his upcoming TV series Riviera, and the 25th anniversary of his classic film The Crying Game.

Live: The Blades Rock Whelan's

2017-04-04 17:38:00

With the launch of their brand new album Modernised, The Blades – fronted by the legendary Paul Cleary – are back at the forefront of Irish rock. And the reaction of the crowd at Whelan’s last night confirmed exactly that...

Interview: The Cutting Edge: 30 Years On with The Blades' Paul Cleary

2017-03-31 16:41:00

Paul Cleary of legendary Dublin rockers The Blades discusses the band's first album in over three decades, the cracking Modernised.

News: Jameson Bow St. Sessions take Dublin by Storm!

2017-03-17 14:23:00

Brian Deady, All Tvvins and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ring the capital’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Album: Album Review: Julie Byrne, Not Even Happiness

2017-03-06 15:12:00

Bewitching sophomore outing from Buffalo singer

Interview: In Conversation With Black Star Riders

2017-02-21 15:43:00

Scott Gorham on enjoying major commercial success with The Black Star Riders and keeping the Lizzy flame alive.

Book Review: Book Review : 4321 , Paul Auster

2017-02-07 15:23:00

4 3 2 1 is Paul Auster’s first piece of fiction since 2010’s Sunset Park and clocks in at an impressive 866 pages.

Interview: Cool Hand: An Interview With Jack Lukeman

2017-02-06 12:40:00

Cult crooner Jack Lukeman on his cracking new album, reaching artistic maturity and remaining optimistic in the current gloomy political climate. By Roisin Dwyer

Live: Live Review: Vibe For Philo at The Workman’s Club

2017-01-05 12:34:00

Hot Press were down at The Workman's Club last night to cover the 31st Vibe For Philo - called 'Saga For An Ageing Orphaned Child.'

Interview: THE 12 INTERVIEWS OF XMAS: Sylvia Patterson on Her Memoir and Illustrious Career

2016-12-19 16:38:00

Roisin Dwyer recalls Sylvia Patterson opening up about Bono's pearls of wisdom and the time when she called Prince the 'Purple Perv'.

News: Legend for The Voodoo Lounge this weekend

2016-11-16 17:17:00

Saturday marks the return of the Icelandic duo.

News: Inside track - The Life of O'Reilly

2016-10-27 16:16:00

The cracking new album from folk singer Marc O'Reilly is among the highlights on the domestic front this fortnight.

Interview: Martin Fry On Inadvertently Creating Gorillaz

2016-09-19 13:52:00

Art-pop legend talks to Hot Press about creating the sequel to ABC’s classic The Lexicon Of Love and being Hugh Grant’s voice coach.

News: The Membranes play two Irish dates this weekend

2016-09-15 11:15:00

The Blackpool post-punks hit Clonakilty Guitar Festival and Fibber Magee’s

Film: Film Review: One More Time With Feeling

2016-09-09 12:17:00

During press for the 2014 psychodrama 20,000 Days On Earth which portrayed a fictional day in the life of Nick Cave he admitted “the mask has calcified”, meaning he is unable to show the world anything other than the character ‘Nick Cave’ he created as a youth.

Book Review: Book Review: Sylvia Patterson, I'm Not With The Band

2016-08-02 15:33:00

Journalist Sylvia Patterson was in the thick of it during the golden age of music journalism; a scribe for Smash Hits in its '80s zenith and a key voice of the NME during the Brit Pop era - an era when music magazines were at the height of their influence.

News: LIVE REVIEW: SELK @ The Grand Social

2016-07-14 14:08:00

The launch of their debut album sees the duo on rare form

Live: Live Review: Elvis Costello and the Imposters @ Iveagh Gardens

2016-07-18 10:29:00

Flanked by the Imposters, Mr McManus proves he's the very real deal

Live: Wilco & Lucinda Williams Beat The Americana Drum

2016-07-11 16:56:00

It was drizzling for the appearance of Wilco and Lucinda Williams at the Iveagh Gardens. But the music was very fine indeed...

News: Dylan and Able

2016-04-14 13:29:00

What have the voice of Henry Miller, the 1979 Irish mass of Pope John Paul II, and a gong played by Samuel Beckett got in common? They are all sampled on the intriguing new album by Dylan Tighe.

News: Ructions on the Way

2016-05-05 12:02:00

There’s a lot going on among Ireland’s thriving talent pool of electronic music producers and labels. With new projects on the way from Matador, Hybrasil, Plutonic Dust, Psychonavigation, Phraktal and Michael Lovatt, April promises to be a busy month.

Interview: Allow Us To Be Frank: Interview with The Frank And Walters

2016-04-28 15:40:00

Veteran Cork rockers The Frank and Walters discuss their excellent new album, Songs For The Walking Wounded, which features a cameo from Hollywood A-lister and Frank's super fan Cillian Murphy.

Book Review: Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone

2016-04-26 11:50:00

LIKE A ROLLING 'TONE. The Undertones were like comets, bursting out of Derry in the punk era. Now, the band's bassist Michael Bradley has told the story of their early years in a highly entertaining new memoir.

News: Review: Suede At Dublin's Olympia Theatre

2016-02-11 12:40:00

The Irish crowd were treated to a night of nostalgia and exuberance

News: The Strypes light up The Olympia

2016-02-02 13:32:00

Our ears are still ringing from the incendiary performance the Cavan lads put in this past weekend. If you weren't lucky enough to be in attendance - or just feel like reliving it - then check out our review of a memorable night in Dublin

News: 3Arena rocked by Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Black Star Riders

2015-12-08 16:36:00

The clock was turned back on Sunday as a trio of veteran acts proved there's plenty more life left in 'em. The North Wall was host to a hard-rocking party to end them all, and Hot Press was there to catch it all

Interview: The Blades Interview

2015-12-04 09:59:00

Post-punk legends The Blades have put out their first new music in a generation and sound just as vital as ever.

Interview: The Citizens Interview

2015-11-10 09:57:00

Seven years have passed since the release of Dublin luminaries Saville’s Nostalgia album. Now three of the four members are picking up where they left off, this time as The Citizens.

Live: REPORT: Sultans Of Ping reign supreme at Rock City

2015-10-18 12:41:00

The Cork heroes impressed at the Indie All Dayer in Nottingham... PHOTO CREDIT: Colm Kelly 

Frontlines: Michael Palin Interview

2015-10-27 10:17:00

Much-loved comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin talks to Roisin Dwyer ahead of a flying visit to Dublin. His Thirty Years Tour promises to give a bare glimpse of the man behind the mask.

Interview: The Drays Interview

2015-10-22 10:18:00

16-years in the making - sort of! - The Drays have caused perfect pop fans to salivate with their new album. Stephen Ryan and Eileen Gogan talk new beginnings, old friends and the art of being patient with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Eimear McBride Interview

2015-09-09 10:43:00

Her debut novel languished for nine years – but now A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing author Eimear McBride is a literary sensation. She talks to Roisin Dwyer about her unlikely journey – and equally unorthodox prose style.

Interview: Sleaford Mods Interview

2015-07-27 10:31:00

At a time when music is increasingly reluctant to stand-up and be counted, Sleaford Mods are different – a rough and ready agit-prop crew who put polemic at the heart of their musical identity.

Interview: Richard E. Grant Interview

2015-07-22 15:56:00

He claimed a slice of cinematic immortality as star of Withnail And I. However, Richard E. Grant has a never allowed that iconic role to define him. Instead, he has hopscotched between big and small screen parts and recently embarked on an alternative career as creator of best-selling perfumes.

Interview: For Those About To Doc, We Salute You

2015-07-21 11:50:00

These are heady days for fans of music documentaries, with cinematic tributes to Wilko Johnson and The Damned incoming. Roisin Dwyer talks to the men behind the movies.

Live: LIVE REPORT: AC/DC at Aviva

2015-07-02 13:28:00

The Aussie legends rock Dublin.

Interview: Jon Ronson Interview

2015-06-18 10:24:00

Cult author Jon Ronson has taken a lot of heat for his controversial new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, which explores the murky world of social media shaming.

Interview: Gareth Murphy Interview

2015-06-15 16:02:00

Gareth Murphy’s Cowboys and Indies charts the decline of the music industry – but, he argues, it’s not all doom and gloom.

Interview: Fight Like Apes Interview

2015-06-11 15:06:00

After half a decade, a falling-out with their record label and a controversial crowdfunding campaign, Fight Like Apes are back with their most surprising album yet.

Interview: Roddy Doyle Interview

2015-05-28 17:14:00

Hot Press's Write Here, Write Now competition took place as part of Dublin’s One City, One Book festivities, which this year celebrated Roddy Doyle’s brilliant Barrytown Trilogy. Doyle was one of the judges for Write Here, Write Now, and was on-hand for the presentation ceremony in the Mansion House. Here he discusses his work and career...

Interview: Hot Press talks to The Pop Group's Mark Stewart

2015-04-28 17:01:00

Back with the first Pop Group album in 35 years and ahead of their Irish show, frontman Mark Stewart opens up about working with Paul Epworth, campaigning against Nigel Farage and influencing Nick Cave and Thurston Moore.

News: Saigon You Crazy Diamonds: Viet Cong check in

2015-04-22 12:05:00

Arising from the ashes of Women, Viet Cong have transcended their controversial (in some quarters) name with a fantastic debut album and rollicking live tour.

Frontlines: Jailhouse Rock: Wayne Kramer and the Jail Guitar Doors Initiative

2015-04-20 17:05:00

Punk legend Wayne Kramer on bringing Billy Bragg’s jail guitar doors initiative to mountjoy.

Live: Live review: Dropkick Murphys & Blood Or Whiskey

2015-03-24 11:07:00

A St. Patrick's Day gig to remember in Vicar Street...

Live: LIVE REVIEW: The Creators in The Grand Social

2015-03-05 11:49:00

A packed Grand Social greeted this debut show by R&B supergroup The Creators.

News: Hot Press meet Black Star Riders

2015-03-03 12:43:00

Stepping outside their Thin Lizzy incarnation, hard-rockers Black Star Riders are back with a second collection of sizzling original material.

News: Popical Paradise: Popical Island celebrates birthday

2015-02-12 12:28:00

One of Ireland's top indie labels has just celebrated its fifth birthday

Interview: Life During Wartime - Hot Press meets James Ellroy

2014-12-09 10:31:00

The first book in a new quartet by legendary crime author James Ellroy, Perfidia is a sprawling epic set in Los Angeles during World War 2. He discusses the background to the novel, his aversion to technology, and a possible new TV series with director David Fincher.

News: Inside Track: Academic For The People

2014-11-18 10:28:00

Christmas comes early as we give our lowdown on the best Irish talent of 2014.

Interview: Pine and Dandy - Hot Press meets Dave Geraghty

2014-11-14 11:41:00

When is a solo album not a solo album? Bell X1’s Dave Geraghty explains why his Join Me In The Pines project is a stand-alone affair with a difference (and not just because his mother sings on it).

Interview: His Shining Light - Hot Press meets Tim Wheeler

2014-11-13 11:38:00

Tim Wheeler’s first solo project is dedicated to the memory of his father George, who passed away in 2011. The Ash frontman talks to Roisin Dwyer about the influence he had on his career and how making the album Lost Domain helped him come to terms with his loss.

Interview: Death Becomes Her - Hot Press meets Aoife Kelleher

2014-11-06 11:12:00

Her day job is working on the Vincent Browne Show. At night she’s been known to hang around cemeteries. Roisin Dwyer meets the documentary maker whose award-winning film about Glasnevin Cemetery is receiving deadly reviews.

Interview: The Author Explodes - Julian Cope Interview

2014-10-28 11:41:00

Julian Cope has many strings to his bow: post-punk legend, archaeology expert, author...and, as you might’ve suspected, he’s a rattling good interview.

News: LIVE REPORT: Royal Blood at The Academy, Dublin

2014-10-28 10:56:00

A "mesmerising" set from the Brighton duo. Check out Emma Synnott's photo gallery here

Reports: Front Lines: Gleeson Street

2014-10-22 12:00:00

The most successful dynasty in Irish acting, the Gleeson family are set to star together for the first time in Enda Walsh’s upcoming play, The Walworth Farce

Interview: Where Eagulls Swear - Eagulls Interview

2014-10-17 11:08:00

They divided indie-dom down the middle with an expletive-packed online screed. But Eagulls are keen to leave the controversy behind and focus on their songs and on famous friends such as Bill Murray and Macca.

Interview: Johnny Marr Interview

2014-10-15 11:42:00

The former Smiths guitarist has had a fresh lease of life following the release last year of his first solo album. Now he’s back for seconds with a cracking follow-up. He discusses growing old with dignity, playing music with his sons and why he sees himself as an 'actor' who doesn’t like to be typecast.

Interview: JJ Burnel on the passing of Robin Williams

2014-10-06 10:52:00

Strangler JJ Burnel was shocked at his friend Robin Williams committing suicide.

Film: 20,000 Days On Earth - Film Review

2014-09-22 15:44:00


Main Event: In Great Nick - Nick Cave Documentary

2014-09-19 10:42:00

The legendary Bad Seed wouldn’t be caught dead starring in a conventional documentary. 20,000 Days on Earth is something else entirely...

News: House About That

2014-08-12 12:14:00

One of our top new labels is celebrating its third annivesary in style.

Interview: Talking to Joe - Joseph O'Connor Interview

2014-08-06 16:13:00

As the brother of Sinead O’Connor, it’s no surprise that Joseph O’Connor knows a few things about the music industry. But in his latest novel, The Thrill Of It All, the award winning writer demonstrates a depth of knowledge to match his enduring passion for music.

News: Inside Track - Indie Go Go

2014-07-30 13:23:00

One of our favourite festivals is almost here. Yes, it’s time to head down south to Indiependence, where the selection of Irish talent is absolutely stellar

Album: The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3

2014-07-28 11:37:00

Third instalment of collected material from Band singer/drummer’s celebrated shindigs.

News: Inside Track - Songs For The Stef

2014-07-14 11:32:00

Fed up hearing about the death of music The Mighty Stef’s Stefan Murphy is aiming to prove the doubters wrong by setting up a new record label

News: Sisters Of Mercy's Andrew Eldritch in conversation

2014-06-16 17:11:00

The iconic frontman and sole remaining original member of the band talks about spending time with David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, why he has no plans to release another Sisters album or return to the UK, his memories of playing in Ireland and much, much more…

Report: Inside Track: Summer Loving

2014-06-16 10:20:00

Plenty of summer loving as the gigs, festivals and launches keep on coming...

Report: Inside Track- Bright Club

2014-05-30 10:03:00

Some of your favourite Irish acts come together to campaign on behalf of mental health awareness this fortnight

Interview: The Minutes-Let's Talk About Secs

2014-05-20 13:22:00

They blazed a trail of leather-jacketed angst through Dublin indie-dom with their astonishing debut. Now The Minutes are back – old and wiser, yes, but more determined to rock your world than ever before.

Interview: Boys in the corner: Hot Press meets We Cut Corners

2014-05-01 12:18:00

What's that coming over the hill? It's a múinteoir! Two of them, in fact. Teachers by day, angsty rockers by night. Choice nominated We Cut Corners discuss their second album

Interview: Our Franz Eclectic: Hot Press meets Alex Kapranos

2014-04-29 14:49:00

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos on his Twitter dust-up with Pharrell, ten years in the business and suprise at the popularity of the group's latest LP

Album: Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home

2014-04-23 15:24:00

Feelgood legend's trip down memory lane with Who frontman

Interview: It's Finn for some: Hot Press meets Neil Finn

2014-04-23 12:55:00

Crowed House leader Neil Finn on his highly experimental new solo record, his debt to the Hobbit and Game Of Thrones and why he fears the interent is turning him into a recluse

Report: Inside Track: Codes break their silence

2014-04-17 13:24:00

Electro-indie troupe Codes swoop back with a cracking new long-player

Album: Little Matador - Little Matador

2014-04-16 15:04:00

Snow Patrol guitarist unveils sublime qotsa-esque side-project

Report: Inside Track: Rebell Swell

2014-04-03 17:04:00

Another up-and-coming Cork talent will ensure the People's Republic stays on the musical map

Report: Inside Track: Steven's Day

2014-03-24 11:20:00

A top Northern tunesmith has released the best record of his career. Gary Lightbody will be thrilled - so should you.

Report: Inside Track: Rag Trade

2014-03-18 12:58:00

With a new album on the way Raglans have given us a taste of what to expect...

Report: Inside Track: No Sloppy Seconds

2014-03-03 13:35:00

For two up-and-coming acts, a second album represents a chance to try new things and meaningfully progress their sound

Frontlines: Pressing Matters: Interview with Tramp Press

2014-03-03 10:04:00

A new independent imprint, Tramp Press, is planning to shake the often complacent Irish publishing industry up in 2014.

Album: Neil Finn - Dizzy Heights

2014-02-17 17:05:00

Veteran tunesmith adds new colours to his palette

Report: Inside Track: The long and windings road

2014-02-13 12:07:00

Our favourite indie wallflowers return with a cracking new tune. Roisin Dwyer investigates...

Report: The Inside Track: January Bliss

2014-02-03 12:35:00

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we have to feel all down and dreary. For Irish music fans, especially, there’s lots to be cheerful about.

Interview: Music Nation: Black Star Riders

2013-12-20 11:30:00

The latter-day incarnation of Thin Lizzy recently released a cracking collection of originals under the Black Star Riders moniker. Here, band leader Scott Gorham shares memories of the punk wars, reflects on the success of the new project, and explains his awe of professional golfers

Interview: Hot Press meets The Blades

2013-12-12 15:42:00

With their long-awaited reunion almost upon us Paul Cleary of Dublin punk legends The Blades recalls run-ins with U2, legendary manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and The Smiths

News: Music Nation: Going Ape

2013-12-11 11:58:00

Your favourite provocative pranksters are back – with an EP and a long-player to follow. But first, a new tour

Report: We Cut Corners' preview

2013-11-27 12:52:00

A taster for We Cut Corners’ eagerly anticipated new album is on the way.

Reports: Moshing Impossible: Steve Hughes speaks up

2013-11-25 15:57:00

It’s a tall order: how do you graduate from metal drummer and MTV host to acclaimed stand-up? Steve Hughes shares the secrets of his unlikely route to the comedy summit...

Live: Queens Of The Stone Age

2013-11-25 15:20:00

Propulsive drums, that familiar riff... BANG! The explosive ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire’ signals the Queens’ arrival.

Interview: All Island Champions

2013-11-15 13:09:00

We’re not even all the way through 2013 yet and already 2014 is looking like a bumper year thanks to indie collective Popical Island

Album: Rory Gallagher - Kickback City

2013-11-15 12:59:00

Rory Gallagher’s noir-themed tracks inspire posthumous collaboration

Interview: Far From The Stabbing Crowd

2013-11-13 11:54:00

For his latest album, Cut Throat Lane, troubadour Barry McCormack delves deep into the mythology of old Dublin. He’s at a point in his career, he says, where he feels free to follow wherever his artistic impulses may lead

Interview: City Slickers

2013-11-04 11:15:00

Dirty old Dublin is inspiring a fresh generation of artists

Live: The Boomtown Rats Live at Vicar Street

2013-10-29 11:42:00

A mere 27 years since Self-Aid, the Rats are back.

Frontlines: Holding Onto Some Sorrows

2013-10-22 11:37:00

He’s been a musician, a journalist and a poet. Now Eamon Carr is venturing into uncharted waters with a moving new play, Deirdre Unforgiven: A Journal Of Sorrows

Album: Barry McCormack - Cut Throat

2013-10-22 10:55:00


Interview: Citizen 'Smith

2013-10-18 17:04:00

All hail the very welcome return of Limerick's finest with a cracking new album...

Interview: Up At The (Mid) Lake

2013-10-14 11:34:00

They’ve lost a lead singer but gained a new frontman. As they prepare for the most unlikely of comebacks, Midlake talk about encounters with Bjork, Radiohead and the creative genius behind Apple.

Interview: Holding Out For Some Heroes

2013-10-04 11:07:00

A highlight of the domestic music calendar, Hard Working Class Heroes is back!

Interview: Perfect Picnic

2013-09-18 00:00:00

For fans of Irish music this year’s Electric Picnic offered many reasons to be cheerful

Live: Hot Press Chatroom - Stradbally, Co Laois

2013-09-13 00:00:00

Kilkenny’s Neon Wolf opened a weekend of fun and frolics in the Hot Press Chatroom on Friday evening swiftly followed by the ever-dapper chappy Miles Kane.

Interview: Never Mind The Bullocks...Here's Little Matador

2013-09-12 00:00:00

Little Matador may be fronted by the guitarist from Snow Patrol but don’t call them a side-project. They’re determined to stand on their own feet and be judged by the quality of their music.

Album: Bob Dylan 'The Bootleg Series Volume 10 - Another Self Portrait'

2013-09-10 00:00:00

A Thrilling Dip Into The Dylan Archives

Interview: Marr The Merrier

2013-09-10 00:00:00

The Smiths legend used to be synonymous with indie miserabalism. With his debut solo album proving a slow-burn hit and a slew of interesting collaborations in the pipeline nowadays Johnny Marr couldn’t be happier.

Album: Elvis Costello & the Roots 'Wise Up Songs And Other Songs'

2013-09-05 00:00:00

Elvis Costello Goes Hip Hop And Delivers A Cracker

Interview: Dott's Debut Album To Arrive Later This Year

2013-08-29 00:00:00

Good news for fans of jangly magnificence. The debut album from Galway indie crew Dott will be arriving later this year...

Interview: Electric Picnic is Full of Irish Talent

2013-08-21 00:00:00

Good news festival-goers! This year’s Electric Picnic is full of Irish talent...

Interview: Hot Press Meets Colm O'Regan

2013-08-01 00:00:00

He has achieved fame by channelling his inner Irish Mammy on Twitter. Now Colm O’Regan faces a different challenge: the Irish summer festival crowd. He’s confident he can pull it off...

Interview: Easy Does It

2013-07-26 00:00:00

On a whistle-stop visit to Dublin with latest outfit Walking Papers, Duff McKagan talks new music, forthcoming documentary It’s So Easy, the G N’ R Hall of Fame induction and his Irish roots...

Interview: Look Who's Balkan

2013-07-25 00:00:00

In a wrenching new collection Aleksandar Hemon revisits a life that saw him swap conflict riven Bosnia for the bright lights of Chicago. He talks about his long, strange trip and, yes really, his admiration for Alex Ferguson...

Interview: Living In The Fast Lane

2013-07-24 00:00:00

The wonderful Come On Live Long have charged out of the blocks with a fantastic, summer-tinged new album...

Interview: Hot Press Meets The Duckworth Lewis Method

2013-07-17 00:00:00

Second time out, cricket duo Duckworth Lewis Method have raised the star power of their starting selection, with Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry and Crowded House’s Neil Finn all popping up. They explain how the globe-hopping odyssey was put together...

Interview: Hot Press meets the Black Star Riders

2013-06-13 00:00:00

By day they go as Thin Lizzy. For their new album, however, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham have embraced a new moniker - whilst staying loyal to Lizzy’s rollicking sound...

Frontlines: Hot Press meets Howie the Rookie

2013-06-11 00:00:00

Written by Mark O’Rowe, Howie The Rookie is a powerful piece of modern Irish, urban theatre. Played by one man... words Roisin Dwyer...

Report: Inside Track: Sonic Fruit

2013-06-05 00:00:00

With summer upon us, Fotbidden Fruit promises a zesty infusion of Irish talent...

Album: Black Star Riders: All Hell Breaks Loose

2013-05-27 00:00:00

Debut by members of current Thin Lizzy strikes familiar chord...

Interview: Inside Track

2013-05-13 00:00:00

After five years off the radar, the mighty Dudley Corporation have returned...

Interview: Inside Track: As The Bishop Said To The Band...

2013-04-29 00:00:00

Forgot Bono. When the Bishop of Limerick decided to quote some rock lyrics recently, he could have done worse than reference some of the talent in his backyard...

Interview: Hoot Press: Sean Lock

2013-04-29 00:00:00

Droll comic Sean Lock discusses the unconventional title of his new tour, developing a split personality on the road and the unlikely life he lead prior to catching the comedy bug....

Interview: Hot Press meets Black Star Riders

2013-04-23 00:00:00

As they prepare to release an album of new material under the moniker Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy men Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick talk to Hot Press about the impending collection, plans to return to Ireland and the future of Thin Lizzy...

Interview: Hot Press meets Kevin Rowland from Dexys

2013-04-18 00:00:00

In advance of their Olympia show, mercurial Dexys leader Kevin Rowland talks about getting to the truth in his art, his love for Geno and Van, and having his picture taken with The Dubliners...

Live: Johnny Marr, live at The Academy

2013-04-11 00:00:00

Bloody Marr-vellous...

Interview: Hot Press meets Slash

2013-04-08 00:00:00

In an exclusive interview guitar god Slash assesses Guns n’ Roses’ legacy, talks about BFF Charlie Sheen and his love for Irish axe ledge Rory Gallagher...

Interview: Hot Press meets Peter Leonard

2013-04-04 00:00:00

A chip off one of the most important blocks in post-war American literature Peter Leonard talks about father Elmore, hanging with the murder squad and how a chilling visit to Dachau inspired his latest novel...

News: Johnny Marr live at the Academy

2013-03-28 00:00:00

A stellar solo show from the former Smiths man, says Roisin Dwyer...

Interview: Cat's How You Do It

2013-03-22 00:00:00

One of our most intriguing female singer-songwriters is back with a cracking new record...

Frontlines: The Man Who Changed My World

2013-03-21 00:00:00

Who better to welcome Mr. Bowie back and critique his new album than Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, a lifelong fan who was never the same after hearing Ziggy Stardust?

Interview: Hot Press meets Mastodon

2013-03-14 00:00:00

They’re the cult metallers with a fine appreciation for everything Irish. Mastodon talk Thin Lizzy, hanging with The Cure and collaborating with Feist...

Interview: Hotpress Meets Nina Hynes

2013-02-13 00:00:00

Nina Hynes explains how motherhood and a move to Berlin influenced her new album – and why she decided to turn to her fanbase to fund the project.

News: Live Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in London

2013-02-12 00:00:00

Roisin Dwyer caught the band in Her Majesty's Theatre and had a night that "comes as close to a religious experience any atheist will encounter…"

Live: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, live in London

2013-02-12 00:00:00

As with all Bad Seeds shows, the night comes as close to a religious experience any atheist will encounter…

Interview: Hoot Press: This Chortle Coil

2013-02-05 00:00:00

Laconic funnyman Sean Hughes explains how the death of his father inspired his new show and why, the older he gets, the more he enjoys art galleries rather than rock gigs or sessions in the pub

Album: Johnny Marr: The Messenger

2013-01-28 00:00:00

Smiths legend delivers on first solo outing

Interview: The Kid from Tame

2012-12-18 00:00:00

Garlanded in five-star reviews, the new album from Tame Impala looks set to put the Australian psychedelic outfit on the map. Frontman Kevin Parker talks about his friendship with comedian Noel Fielding and his ambition to one day write with Kylie.

News: Live Review: Thin Lizzy At The Olympia

2012-12-14 00:00:00

Thin Lizzy – as we know them today – took to Dublin's Olympia last night for a rip-roaring farewell show, and Hot Press were there to witness all the action...

Interview: The Long & Windings Road...

2012-11-05 00:00:00

There’s a real international tinge to the new record from Limerick’s Windings with the bulk of the recording undertaken in Canada with post-rock icon Efrim Menuck...

Interview: Benson Burner

2012-11-02 00:00:00

Raconteurs-man Brendan Benson on his foray back into solo artistry, his adopted home of Nashville and why it might not be the end of the worlad for the Jack White supergroup...

Interview: Ronson Notes

2012-10-25 00:00:00

From hanging out at a UFO convention with Robbie Williams to working with movie star Michael Fassbender Jon Ronson has seen it all. His latest collection chronicles several of his more lurid escapades.

Live: John Cale

2012-10-22 00:00:00

Live: Maria Doyle Kennedy

2012-10-18 00:00:00

Frontlines: In Prog We Trust

2012-10-02 00:00:00

For his new play Declan Hughes tried to imaging what his adolesence in seventies Ireland might have been like had he been a Rush fan.

Live: The Black Keys

2012-09-10 00:00:00

The O2, Dublin

Live: The Black Keys

2012-09-10 00:00:00

The O2, Dublin

Live: The Black Keys

2012-09-10 00:00:00

The O2, Dublin

Laugh Lines: Grit Happens

2012-08-31 00:00:00

On the face of it, a gothic western, influenced equally by Sergio Leone and Samuel Beckett, seems an unlikely candidate for a Booker Prize nomination. Patrick deWitt explains how he went about creating a minor modern masterpiece.

Interview: Boom At The Top

2012-08-23 00:00:00

Northern metal stalwarts Gama Bomb have been there, done that. On their tenth anniversary, they take us through the highs, the lows and the inbetweens.

Frontlines: Veteran’s Day

2012-07-31 00:00:00

You know him as the crotchety dad from Frasier. But John Mahoney is also a distinguished theatre actor whose career has followed a singular trajectory.

Interview: The Jewels Of The Nile

2012-06-28 00:00:00

En route to the Galway Arts Festival Chic’s Nile Rodgers talks about his friendship with Michael Jackson and David Bowie, working with Daft Punk and sharing the stage with The Smiths’ Johnny Marr.

Interview: Shooting From The Quiffs

2012-06-19 00:00:00

Northern soulman Richard Hawley talks about his epic new album, his unlikely get together with Priscilla Presley and being feted on The Simpsons.

Live: Guns ‘N Roses & Thin Lizzy, Live At The O2

2012-06-01 00:00:00

“Thanks for coming out, thanks for putting up with my lame ass, and thanks for not throwing shit.”

Interview: A Love Supreme

2012-05-30 00:00:00

Jeff Tweedy, frontman of Forbidden Fruit-bound alt. country legends Wilco, talks to Roisin Dwyer about the group's electric new album, A Whole Love, working with Mavis Staples, gigging with Nick Lowe and overcoming anxiety disorder.

Interview: Still alive and dangerous

2012-05-23 00:00:00

Ahead of their gig with Guns N'Roses, Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham talks about the band’s plan to record again, their cheeky appropriation of Alice Cooper’s guitarist and why he’s cool with having David Cameron as a fan.

Interview: Gimme hindie rock

2012-05-21 00:00:00

They had their hearts broken and went nu-folk. Yes, it’s been a time of upheaval for former Libertine-alikes The Gandhis.

Album: Locked down

2012-05-17 00:00:00

Black Key Dan Auerbach is catalyst for stellar set of tracks by New Orleans legend

Interview: Better Wraith Than Never

2012-04-18 00:00:00

As their ghoulish moniker suggests The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock aren’t a band afraid to shy away from the darker aspects of life. It all adds up to a creepily fascinating second LP.

Album: Stop The Lights

2012-03-20 00:00:00

Third effort from former Stunning men most ambitious to date.

Report: Drum As You Are

2012-03-08 00:00:00

A percussion legend entranced Music Show listeners with a virtuoso work-shop and question-and-answer session

Reports: Drummer Boy

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Chris Slade looks back on a colourful CV to date which includes stints with AC/DC. Jimmy Page and Dave Gilmour.

News: Hogan's Heroes

2012-03-06 00:00:00

When not participating in the Cranberries’ reunion Noel Hogan is lending his production skills to a host of up and coming Limerick acts.

Interview: Making Their Question Mark

2012-02-27 00:00:00

As their 13th album drops Northern noiseniks Therapy? discuss their love of dub-step, singing with Ozzy Osbourne and why, underneath it all, they’re just a bunch of underdogs who refuse to quit.

Album: Chateau Revenge

2012-02-21 00:00:00

Perfect pop of a Pretenders hue from Nashville combo.

Interview: Django In The Night

2012-02-14 00:00:00

They’re the quirky pospters whose sound is hard to pin down. But one thing can be said for certain about Django Django – we like what they do!

News: Undead On Arrival

2012-02-03 00:00:00

It’s all happening down south this month, with a slew of new releases incoming. What are they putting in the water supply?

Interview: Sweet And Lowe Down

2012-01-31 00:00:00

As he gears up for a date with Vicar Street on February 15, Nick Lowe shares anecdotes about Wilco, Elvis Costello and his father-in-law Johnny Cash.

News: Kim On Feel The Noise

2012-01-24 00:00:00

Lots to look forward to in 2012 – including new long-players from Katie Kim, the Quicksand Band and The Walpurgis Family.

Interview: Back In Black

2012-01-23 00:00:00

From The Stone Roses to Van Halen, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of reunions. And the heavy rock get-together fans have been crying out for is on, with Ozzy Osbourne rejoining Black Sabbath for a new album and tour. Guitarist Tony Iommi discusses the historic get-together and fondly recalls their only Irish performance, in Dalymount Park a lifetime ago.

Interview: The Green Revolution

2012-01-11 00:00:00

Hmmm... 2011, the year of global economic crisis and a punishing domestic budget. But it seems the old adage of creativity flourishing in times of recession is true, as we added a plethora of top long-players to our iPods, and basked in the glow of a dizzying array of exquisite live performances. Long live the downturn!

Interview: Engaging With The Enemy

2012-01-09 00:00:00

They’re among the world’s most influential hip hop groups – and one of the few modern rap acts with intelligent shit to say about the state of America. In an exclusive Hot Press public interview Public Enemy leader Chuck D. talks race, the emptiness of the bling-chasing lifestyle and why Barack Obama was destined to fail.

Interview: How Soon Is Vow?

2012-01-06 00:00:00

He won a Pulitzer Prize and helped kick-start Sofia Coppola’s career as a director. Now, with his new novel The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides reimagines the 19th Century romance novel as 21st century social satire. He discusses his love of Joyce, the pressures of success and why it’s Colm Toibin’s round...

Interview: The 'Arf Of The Matter

2012-01-04 00:00:00

Having left Ireland a decade ago, Dara Ó Briain has become a force in UK comedy. On a quick visit to the auld sod, he talks about bringing his love of phsyics to the stage, the vogue among younger comics for gratuitously offensive gags and why standing in front of an audience telling jokes will always be at the heart of what he does.

Interview: The Wander Years

2011-12-13 00:00:00

Wistful country rockers to their boots, Ireland’s The Lost Brothers are creating waves internationally. They discuss their unique heritage, attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of the music industry and hanging with some famous chums

Live: Adam Ant

2011-12-02 00:00:00

A-dam great night.

Live: Wilco

2011-11-18 00:00:00

An encore of a jubilant ‘Whole Love’ and explosive ‘Shot In The Arm’ (on which the crowd take care of the chorus vocals) bring the night to a triumphal close.

Interview: Corner Boys

2011-11-16 00:00:00

They bonded over their love for Radiohead and originally featured the word ‘camogie’ in their name. You could say We Cut Corners are an indie band with a difference.

Interview: A Fitting Memento

2011-11-07 00:00:00

A new release sees the late songwriter Paul Clancy honoured in the fashion he would have wanted.

Interview: No Simple Simon

2011-10-21 00:00:00

He’s starred on TV, cinema and in an ad for a well known supermarket. Now Simon Delaney is about to appear in his most controversial role yet as Jerry Springer The Opera reaches Dublin.

News: That Thursday Feeling

2011-10-13 00:00:00

One of the best live nights in the country is about to celebrate a milestone 450th gig.

Live: We Cut Corners & The Danger Is...

2011-10-11 00:00:00

A delicious double whammy!

Interview: Pedal To The Metal

2011-10-11 00:00:00

They’ve toured with AC/DC, hung out with the Stones and inspired Def Leppard. Now, The Answer are ready to step up to the next level with their poppiest album yet.

Album: The Whole Love

2011-10-04 00:00:00

Expect The Unexpected On Wilco's Latest.

Interview: Jurassik Lark

2011-09-16 00:00:00

Lairy lad rockers turned musical sophisticates Kasabian discuss their dinosaur-inspired new album and their burgeoning career as Sky Sports pundits.

Interview: With goth on his side

2011-08-30 00:00:00

Doom pop uber-lord Robert Smith is far cuddlier and more approachable than his stern image might suggest.

Live: Pugwash

2011-08-29 00:00:00

Whelan’s, Dublin

Report: It's A Family Affair

2011-08-10 00:00:00

Sibling duo Cars Love Girls have served up a sweet sonic brew of classic pop for your delectation.

Live: Public Image Limited

2011-06-17 00:00:00

The quartet plough through a compelling greatest hits set

Interview: Back to the grind

2011-06-13 00:00:00

What's Nick Cave doing enjoying the nice weather? As his Grinderman side project gears up for a brief Irish tour, the dark lord of countrified goth-pop looks forward to his next Bad Seeds record and discusses his forays into writing for cinema...

Interview: Wait A Minute!

2011-06-02 00:00:00

As they prepare to release debut Marcata, Dublin act The Minutes talk about signing to Rubyworks, and declare that some bands just don’t cut the rock mustard

Report: Flutter Madness!

2011-05-20 00:00:00

This fortnight's news and gossip from the domestic front...

Interview: Run For Cover

2011-05-19 00:00:00

As lead singer with Whitesnake and formerly Deep Purple, David Coverdale has sung on some of rock’s best-loved tracks and worked with a plethora of legendary musicians...

Interview: Beyond the Palin

2011-05-11 00:00:00

He’s one of the world’s foremost travel presenters. But before he was the man who spent most of his year jaunting around the world, Michael Palin was an actor, writer and – oh yes – Monty Python member. He sets down his backpack long enough to share some war stories.

Live: Oddsocks Revival And Hot Sprockets

2011-05-05 00:00:00

Live @ The Gypsy Rose, Dublin

Interview: In Jupitus' Orbit

2011-05-04 00:00:00

Never Minds The Buzzcocks captain Phill Jupitus on his foray into Broadway-style musicals, his admiration for Irish comedian David O’Doherty and his friendship with the late Ian Dury.

Interview: Touched By The Hand Of Robbie

2011-04-29 00:00:00

One of the greatest songwriters in American post-war music, both solo and with The Band, Robbie Robertson was Bob Dylan’s right-hand man throughout the firestorm of the mid-60s electric period and Martin Scorsese’s music producer of choice for three decades. Now, as the living music legend releases a solo album featuring collaborations with Tom Morello and Trent Reznor, he grants Hot Press a career-spanning interview.

News: 'Sock It To Em

2011-04-29 00:00:00

They’ve supported Primal Scream and Alabama 3 and count Seasick Steve as a fan. You could say Sligo funkateers Oddsocks Revival are going places.

Report: A McManus For All Seasons

2011-04-13 00:00:00

Ahead of his headline appearance at the Irish Guitar and Blues Festival hard rock guitarist Pat McManus reflects on playing with Thin Lizzy, rocking out with Hawkwind and sharing the same bill as Rory Gallagher.

News: We've Got Their Number

2011-04-11 00:00:00

Why local supergroup Elevens are set to sweep all before them.

News: Kanyu From The West

2011-03-24 00:00:00

Forget the Jacksons and the Gallaghers. New Sony captures the Cluskeys - aka The Kanyu Tree - are set to shake the planet to its foundations.

News: Ticking All The Boxes

2011-03-10 00:00:00

The Minutes have just bagged themselves a new record deal and are getting ready to release their killer new single.

Interview: Brewing Up A Storm

2011-03-04 00:00:00

As a teenager, Joey Tempest was such a huge Thin Lizzy fan, he travelled 24 hours by ferry to see one of their shows. Here, the Europe singer tells us why the band mattered so much.

Album: Greatest Hits

2011-03-02 00:00:00

Imaginative Gathering Together Of Band & Solo Work

Frontlines: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

2011-03-02 00:00:00

“The first time I heard ‘Jailbreak’ I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, that’s mindblowing’!” As the man who signed them to Phonogram, Nigel Grainge was instrumental in Lizzy’s elevation to superstardom.

Frontlines: "He Had So Much Style"

2011-03-01 00:00:00

Back in the day, Thin Lizzy’s first manager Terry O’Neill was one of Philip Lynott’s closest confidantes. He tells Roisin Dwyer about the band’s early highs, wild nights in Clontarf and how image and clothes were as important to Phil as his music. Well rearly...

Report: The Sky's The Lynott

2011-03-01 00:00:00

Ricky Warwick surely has the toughest job in rock ‘n’ roll – replacing the legendary Phil Lynott. Far from buckling under the pressure, the new Thin Lizzy frontman says he’s having the time of his life.

News: No Ordinary Joe

2011-02-24 00:00:00

An ambitious young Irish label is readying its most exciting release yet.

Live: Live & Still Dangerous

2011-02-24 00:00:00

Thin Lizzy At The Olympia, Dublin

News: Get Your Fox Off

2011-02-11 00:00:00

Good news blues fans. One of Ireland’s foremost young exponents of music for weeping to are back.

Album: Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox, Live and Dangerous Deluxe Editions

2011-02-09 00:00:00

Deluxe reissues confirm the genius of Lizzy.

News: They’ve Got A Gorse Outside

2011-01-27 00:00:00

Local faves for years, sister duo Heathers are finally getting the overseas attention they deserve...

Interview: Gobs Almighty!

2011-01-20 00:00:00

Hailed as the new Kings Of Leon, Mona have a big sound and super-sized egos to match. Frontman Nick Brown explains why the band are destined to hoover up Grammy awards and bend the mainstream to their will.

News: The Inside Track: A Certain Ratio

2011-01-14 00:00:00

Looking for a thaw? Check out the Certain Three tour, featuring We Cut Corners, The Ambience Affair and Windings.

News: Reasons To Be Cheers-ful

2010-12-02 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: Chiefs Like Us

2010-11-25 00:00:00

They’re label mates with Villagers, have played with Pearl Jam and signed their record contract in a stone circle. You could say that Domino newbies CHIEF have a few stories to spin

News: Rocking Your Fox Off

2010-11-22 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: A Simple Man

2010-11-15 00:00:00

He scaled the dizzy heights of socially conscious stadium rock in the ‘80s with Simple Minds, but now Jim Kerr is balancing the day-job with his new solo project Lostboy.

Report: Inside Track: Straight Outta Dundalk

2010-11-04 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer...

Album: Thin Lizzy/Shades Of A Blue Orphanage/Vagabonds Of The Western World

2010-11-03 00:00:00

Rich pickings from a thin band

News: Shannon, You Crazy Diamonds

2010-11-03 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: No Ordinary Joe

2010-11-02 00:00:00

Guitar ledge Joe Satriani talks about hanging out with Brad Pitt and Mick Jagger, playing with Deep Purple and slaying the stadiums of the world with Chickenfoot

News: The Riptide Is High

2010-11-01 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: Jo-ing Up In Public

2010-11-01 00:00:00

Since supporting BB King at 12 years of age, JOE BONAMASSA has gone on to become one of the world’s most celebrated guitar players. 2010 sees him release his tenth solo album, Black Rock, and his debut album with rock supergroup Black Country Communion. Not bad for a self-confessed ‘kid’ of 33.

News: City Slickers

2010-11-01 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: Look Hughes Talking

2010-10-13 00:00:00

The career of legendary hard rock singer Glenn Hughes has encompassed some unforgettable music, fire-breating chihuahuas, collaboration with “madman” Ritchie Blackmore and friendship with Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. You could say he’s good an interesting story or two.

News: Mighty Stuff Altogether

2010-09-09 00:00:00

Festival appearances in the UK, silver screen debuts… it’s all go for The Mighty Stef!

Album: Black Country

2010-09-06 00:00:00

Rawk thrills from ambitious uber-group

Album: Mayhem

2010-09-06 00:00:00

Rockabilly star delivers superb second album

News: Isle Slick

2010-06-15 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Kimball wizard

2010-06-15 00:00:00

Singer with US FM radio rock titans Toto, Bobby Kimball is still rocking in the free world, with the i-Tab in tow.

Interview: Mr. T

2010-06-14 00:00:00

Ahead of his visit to Dublin, the legendary Booker T discusses songwriting techniques and his encounters with such iconic figures as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and The Beatles.

Live: Best Of - IMRO Showcase

2010-06-01 00:00:00

A impressive showcase featuring the cream of the Irish crop!

News: A Walk on the Leeside

2010-05-06 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front...

Live: The JD Set Final live at The Village, Dublin

2010-05-06 00:00:00

Ladydoll bag the JD Set title

Reports: 12 Step Planet: Portland, Oregon

2010-05-06 00:00:00

12 steps to help you take on Portland, Oregon, with all the best hotels, restaurants, and hot spots. Plus, top travel news from around the world

News: A Touch Of Glass

2010-04-23 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: Flutter Madness

2010-04-13 00:00:00

News and Gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Reasons to be Cheers-ful

2010-03-12 00:00:00

News and Gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: Hip to be Squares

2010-02-25 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Hitching Hour

2010-02-12 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track: Plot's the big idea

2010-01-15 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Written in Blood

2009-12-11 00:00:00

It almost cost him his sanity, but Blood’s A Rover, the concluding part of James Ellroy’s Underworld USA trilogy, is our Grand Jury Prize Book of the Year. HP is granted an audience with the Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction in Belfast.

Live: Morrissey

2009-12-07 00:00:00

There is something different about the Morrissey who strides across the stage tonight. He is open, playful, generous and at times emotional. It seems his guard is down, and the performance is all the better for it.

News: How Green Was Our Glen

2009-12-07 00:00:00

A round-up of all the best from the domestic front in 2009

News: Paul of Sound

2009-11-20 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Mental Machine

2009-11-12 00:00:00

Electro-rock godfather Gary Numan talks about his friendship with Nine Inch Nails, his appearance on The Mighty Boosh and the challenges of staying relevant after 30 years in the business.

News: Corner Boys

2009-11-09 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Fleetwood Mac

2009-11-06 00:00:00

The set-list for the show, released in advance, whetted appetites for a career-spanning evening of greatest hits and fan favourites.

Interview: Drac with a vengeance

2009-10-30 00:00:00

A mere 112 years after the infamous Transylvanian Count made his literary debut comes the official sequel to Dracula. Bram Stoker’s great grand nephew, Dacre Stoker, working with screenwriter Ian Holt, has brought the events and characters forward 25 years, taking their inspiration from Stoker’s original manuscript and notes.

News: Band On The Run

2009-10-27 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Vlautin It From The Rooftops

2009-10-16 00:00:00

Country rockers Richmond Fontaine are back with their most accessible LP yet. Frontman Willy Vlautin talks about juggling music and literary careers, and his recent foray into racehorse ownership.

News: Beautiful Freaks

2009-10-15 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Back in the Chains Gang

2009-10-08 00:00:00

Grunge titans Alice in Chains are back after a 14 year hiatus. They talk about the tragic death of vocalist Layne Staley, working with Elton John and keeping the spirit of the early ‘90s alive.

News: Planet of Sound

2009-09-25 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: The Shark is Rising

2009-09-21 00:00:00

Gideon Seifert of Joe Gideon and the Shark talks about touring with Nick Cave and Seasick Steve, and recalls his musical partner’s previous life as an Olympic athlete.

News: Tupelo, Yummy

2009-09-16 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer


2009-09-16 00:00:00

Depending on your viewpoint, it was either a glorious marriage of rock and classical music, or an overblown travesty by proggers who had lost the plot. Now, Deep Purple’s fabled ‘Concerto For Group and Orchestra’ is coming to Ireland. Its creator Jon Lord talks about the piece – and the controversy it created

News: Inside Track: Centre of Attention

2009-08-28 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Live: Metallica Live

2009-08-14 00:00:00

The 'U2 of the Metal World' don't disappoint!

Reports: 12 Step Planet: Bratislava

2009-08-13 00:00:00

Unlike many other European capitals this city has a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere.

News: Inside Track: School of Hard Rock

2009-08-13 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front.

Live: The Perfect Skins Live

2009-08-11 00:00:00

Exhibiting a range of influences that includes U2, The Doors, Tom Petty and Steve Harley, the Skins are big on choruses and hooks that a week after the gig I’m still humming.

News: Inside Track: Kings of the Castle

2009-07-30 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

News: Fair Exchange

2009-07-20 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Album: Electric Dirt

2009-07-08 00:00:00

Divine blues and roots from Americana veteran

Reports: Inside Track: Cats Entertainment

2009-07-03 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Live: Neil Young live at The O2

2009-07-03 00:00:00

‘Rockin In The Free World’ sees much air-punching and dancing and is resuscitated for three glorious finales – a spectacular finish by any measure.

Report: Dirty mitty things

2009-06-18 00:00:00

All the news and gossip you'll need from the domestic front

Live: Delorentos in Whelan's

2009-06-09 00:00:00

Energetic, angular indie stylings and melodic, hook-tastic tunes are the order of the night. The band give a tight, flawless performance hinging on the formidable front pairing of Ronan and Kieran, whose sparring guitars and vocal harmonies are the act’s secret ingredient.

Interview: What's in a number?

2009-03-31 00:00:00

With their debut album about to hit the streets on a hip French label and some prestige support slots in the offing, 202s are one of Ireland’s hottest properties.

News: The aftermath are back

2009-03-31 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Album: Still dangerous

2009-03-31 00:00:00

Cracking live record showcases the many sides of Lizzy

Interview: The history boy

2009-03-26 00:00:00

Acclaimed music writer Simon Reynolds has revisited the post-punk era with a fascinating set of interview transcripts. He talks about prising choice quotes from Phil Oakey, David Byrne and, after a tense stand-off, Pere Ubu’s David Thomas - and explains why the internet has taken some of the fun out of music

News: Synth you've been gone

2009-03-18 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: Scream-ager of the year

2009-02-27 00:00:00

He’s best known as the voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave. But now grunge legend Chris Cornell has embarked on his most far-fetched adventure yet – a hook-up with uber-beatmaster Timbaland.

News: Corpse of different colour

2009-02-27 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

Album: 100 Midnights

2009-02-03 00:00:00

Dublin Suit rocker delivers masterpiece for second album

Interview: Jocks Away

2008-12-11 00:00:00

The great and the good of the Scottish music scene gathered in Glasgow recently for the prestigious Tartan Clef awards.

Reports: The Aftermath sweep before them all

2008-12-11 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Fleet Foxes live at Vicar Street

2008-11-25 00:00:00

The Seattle band put on a spookily magical performance with lush instrumentation and a raw intensity that made this one of Fleet Foxes' most memorable shows.

News: The Inside Track: Xmas Marks the Spot

2008-11-24 00:00:00

A preview into events leading up to Christmas, Roisin Dwyer's got the latest.

Live: Paul Weller live at RDS

2008-11-24 00:00:00

This time with a roof-raising encore, the Modfather still puts on an upstanding show. But the novelty has worn off a little bit.

News: Welcome to the Jingle Bells

2008-11-11 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Life on the Hedge

2008-11-10 00:00:00

Having overcome a near-fatal aneurism, Pat Barrett- aka the Hedge Schools- has rebounded with a beautiful work of heart-wrenching melancholy.

Live: Deus live at Tripod

2008-11-03 00:00:00

dEUS got the crowd roaring when they played an epic set with timeless old tunes that blended perfectly with their new material.

Reports: Hair Apparent

2008-11-03 00:00:00

Keep an eye-out for these hot albums that have just been released and for some upcoming shows in November.

Live: Bon Iver live at Tripod, Dublin

2008-10-29 00:00:00

Justin Vernon's hiatus to Wisconsin may have made Bon Iver's sound that much better judging from the crowd's cathartic reaction as the band performed their latest tracks.

Interview: Divine Rapture

2008-10-23 00:00:00

As cult continental rockers Deus release their fifth album, frontman Tom Barman talks about interviewing David Lynch, collaborating with Glen Hansard and hanging out with Elbow's Guy Garvey.

Report: Shock and Flaw

2008-10-18 00:00:00

Flaw: defect, imperfection, blemish – never has a band name been such a wonderful misnomer!

Live: Fight Like Apes live in Whelan's

2008-10-13 00:00:00

In a wonderfully chaotic performance, MayKay serenades the audience from a trash can, and two bins are passed around in an innovative new crowd participation/percussion experiment.

Interview: The Savage Frontier

2008-09-18 00:00:00

By day he's Nick Cave's trusty lieutenant, but Conway Savage is also spreading his wings as a solo artist, tipping his hat to James Joyce along the way.

Live: Colm Mac Con Iomaire live at Whelan's, Dublin

2008-09-12 00:00:00

Mac Con Iomaire is a delightful frontman, self-deprecating and entertaining, each song is preceded by a short explanatory note on its origin and each musical guest welcomed warmly.

News: The Inside Track: High Jinx at the Picnic

2008-09-12 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The inside track: Here comes the sun

2008-09-03 00:00:00

News an gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: For Crayon Out Loud

2008-08-25 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Tom Waits live at The Rat Cellar, Phoenix Park

2008-08-15 00:00:00

His body is the medium for that voice, which causes him to shudder and shake, as though frustrated by the limits of his corporeal prison.

Interview: The rogue less travelled

2008-08-12 00:00:00

The Charlatans have reclaimed their DIY ethic and released their latest album as a free digital download. It's a far cry from the days of booze, E, and backstage encounters with Madonna.

Interview: The Good Doctor

2008-08-11 00:00:00

Doctor John may be renowned as a laid-back Big Easy legend, but get him started on the Federal Government's treatment of his beloved New Orleans and he spits nails.

News: Supermodel Supernova

2008-08-06 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front.

Interview: A life of rhyme

2008-07-25 00:00:00

Clarke talks about his love of Alex Turner & Co., Hanging out with Mark E Smith and explains why an early Irish tour ended in a visit to a convent.

News: Got Soul?

2008-07-18 00:00:00

News and Gossip from the domestic front.

Reports: The Wight Stuff

2008-07-07 00:00:00

It began at the height of the hippy era. But though the long hairs are gone today BT Isle of Wight Festival continues to pulse with vitality.

Live: Neil Young live at the Malahide Castle

2008-07-04 00:00:00

Shakey on top form for enthralling Malahide performance

News: The Inside Track

2008-06-19 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Public Enemy Live at Tripod

2008-06-10 00:00:00

Tonight’s Public Enemy show marks the 20th anniversary of It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, an album as forceful in its sonic assault as its searing polemic.

News: Ace of Jades

2008-05-22 00:00:00

New and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer...

News: The Inside Track: Hello Baby Blue

2008-05-21 00:00:00

News and Gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: The Ting Tings

2008-04-28 00:00:00

The venue is crammed to capacity tonight for Salford’s newest export, The Ting Tings.

News: A Droid to Behold

2008-04-25 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Pranksters' ball

2008-04-16 00:00:00

Roisin Dwyer catches up with electropop duo MGMT to discuss their greatest rock 'n' roll moment, Jools Holland and their growing reputation as popular music's new trouble-makers.

Live: Pugwash live at Whelan's

2008-04-14 00:00:00

Pugwash rocks Whelan's at album launch

News: Amusing Grace

2008-04-01 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Wit me baby one more time

2008-03-19 00:00:00

He used to be an actor but there's nothing showbizzy about Johnny Flynn's baroque folk-pop. He tells us what it's like to grow up in a thespian household and of his friendship with Kevin Spacey.

Reports: The Inside Track: Easter Rising

2008-03-13 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Back To Black

2008-03-10 00:00:00

Black Francis talks to Hot Press about his friendship with U2, his relationship with the rest of the Pixies and why he's reverting back to his original stage-name.

Reports: Hail, Hail, Shamrock & Roll

2008-02-28 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Brine and dandy

2008-02-20 00:00:00

They've tangled with the legends of Krautrock, extended the hand of friendship to Eastern Europe and campaigned against light pollution. But what you really need to know about British Sea Power is that they're being hailed as this year's answer to Arcade Fire.

Reports: The Inside Track: Someday my Vince will come

2008-02-14 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Reports: The Inside Track: The Vinyl Countdown

2008-02-07 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: The kids are alright

2008-02-05 00:00:00

Glaswegian indie outfit Sons And Daughters are set to make a big impact with their most pop-influenced album to date. They talk about surviving Bernard Butler bootcamp, touring with Morrissey and, er, covering Adamski.

Live: British Sea Power at Whelan's, Dublin

2008-02-01 00:00:00

"From the moment British Sea Power take to the stage, guitarist Noble with face painted blue, you know you’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto."

Interview: The wizards of odd

2008-01-22 00:00:00

They once blagged a soccer scholarship to America as a laugh. Now back in the UK with a number one album, The Hoosiers are at the forefront of their very own scene: “odd-pop”.

News: The Inside Track: The bleep shall inherit the earth

2007-12-10 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Album: Dirt Farmer

2007-12-06 00:00:00

This collection sees Levon return to his roots to reinterpret classic songs from his childhood and pay homage to those who influenced him along the way.

Interview: Hot to trot

2007-12-04 00:00:00

While visiting our shores, Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays goes in search of some uniquely Irish trad instrumentation.

Interview: Back From Hell

2007-12-03 00:00:00

Richard Hawley has passed through the fire and emerged wiser, happier and completely free of pretension.

Live: Wilco at Vicar St., Dublin

2007-11-30 00:00:00

The songs are so tight and finely honed, they make the performance seems effortless. Rather than toiling, the musicians are relaxed and enjoying themselves.

Interview: The boys of bummer

2007-11-15 00:00:00

Their sombre, melancholy music has seen The National tagged as arch-moochers. Face to face though, frontman Matt Berninger turns out to be a stand-up fellow.

Interview: Call Us The Wombats

2007-11-06 00:00:00

Liverpool’s latest experts are currently enjoying chart success with their maddeningly infectious, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’.

News: The inside track: this winter's soundtrack

2007-10-30 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front.

Album: Dig Yourself Deep

2007-10-26 00:00:00

The sound of a band that has nothing left to prove and the freedom to explore new territory, which they do with much aplomb, displaying impressive versatility.

Live: The Police live at Croke Park

2007-10-22 00:00:00

It’s an unseasonably mild October evening in Croke Park, perfect concert weather. The elements have made an effort; it’s a pity The Police haven’t.

News: The Inside Track: different glass

2007-10-16 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Live: The Holloways & The Wombats at the Village

2007-09-24 00:00:00

From the moment The Wombats took to the stage in The Village, they demanded attention and laid claim to the evening.

Reports: The Inside Track: Picnic Perfect

2007-08-29 00:00:00

Hot news and gossip from the domestic front

Interview: The Shit Hits The Fans

2007-08-28 00:00:00

Shitdisco's Joe Reeves has kind words for Sting, Paris Hilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Interview: A Stroke Of Good Luck

2007-08-21 00:00:00

Since taking a break from his day-job as Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr has surprised and charmed with his plaintive indie-pop. Not that he likes to really compare the two experiences.

News: The Inside Track: Hail To The Homecoming

2007-08-10 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front.

Live: The Good, The Bad, The Queen live at the Tower of London festival

2007-07-30 00:00:00

The historical environs of the Tower Of London were a fitting setting for a live performance of what Damon Albarn called “a song cycle that’s also a mystery play about London”.

Live: The Radiators live at The Voodoo Lounge, Dublin

2007-07-30 00:00:00

The absence of a venerable frontman would render most live performances ineffectual, but this rare outing from legendary Irish punks The Radiators disproved that theory.

News: The Inside Track: Full gloom fever

2007-07-27 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: Life inside the wendy house

2007-07-18 00:00:00

In the ‘80s Wendy James turned heads as Transvision Vamp’s sultry frontwoman. Now she’s back and this time she’s nobody’s baby doll.

News: The Inside Track: Dawn of the dead

2007-07-13 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: March of the penguins

2007-06-29 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Ballroom Dancing

2007-06-22 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Soma like it hot

2007-06-01 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track: Radio on

2007-05-18 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Rebel swell

2007-04-06 00:00:00

News and gossip with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2007-03-09 00:00:00

News and gossip with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Alive and kicking

2007-02-23 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: Arresting development

2007-02-22 00:00:00

The Police's reformation is the reunion they said would never happen, and according to guitarist Andy Summers the band is still the same mix of egos and visionaries.

Interview: Drinking from the Fontaine of knowledge

2007-02-21 00:00:00

The dark side of the American dream is wrenchingly evoked by Oregon alternative country crew Richmond Fontaine.

News: The Inside Track: Now for sambo completely different

2007-02-09 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: King Richard

2007-01-29 00:00:00

News & Views from the local scene with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: In 07 heaven

2007-01-12 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Live: Paul Weller live at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

2006-12-05 00:00:00

For the duration of this two-hour (yes, a full 120 minutes) show, he displays the energy of someone that has just supped from the cup of eternal youth.

News: The Inside Track: news and gossip

2006-12-04 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: Pug of love

2006-11-17 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: Hero we go

2006-11-03 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front.

Album: Yours to Keep

2006-10-27 00:00:00

Yours To Keep is a warm, understated record that contrasts with the brashness and immediacy of The Strokes, the album meanders melodically through ten perfectly-formed pop tunes.

News: The Inside Track: Ghoul's out

2006-10-20 00:00:00

News and gossip on the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Album: Haunted Scouse

2006-10-12 00:00:00

Like an indie Addams Family, dark and macabre with tongue planted firmly in cheek, Clinic occupy a completely different space to most of their contemporaries. Their distinctive sonic concoctions are sometimes like riding a ghost train: eerie, unpredictable and quite brief but ultimately enjoyable.

News: The Inside Track: Fallout boys

2006-10-06 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Album: Pieces Of The People We Love

2006-09-28 00:00:00

Summery disco beats, sunny harmonies and synth-sational floor-filling numbers are the order of the day.

News: The Inside Track: Boom with a view

2006-09-14 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Grob that you can't leave behind

2006-08-11 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Towers of song

2006-07-28 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: Chunky magic

2006-07-14 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Interview: The Inside Track: X hits the spot

2006-06-30 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: Our cup runneth over

2006-06-16 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic homefront with Roisin Dwyer

News: Putting a Cork in it

2006-06-01 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

News: The Inside Track: Freddie as she goes

2006-05-05 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Wex Appeal

2006-04-21 00:00:00

Domestic news and views with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: The Inside Track: April showers

2006-04-10 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: they like to score

2006-03-24 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The inside track: The divine of their lives

2006-03-10 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The inside track: Oscars wild

2006-02-27 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: Vesta in show

2006-02-10 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: The inside track: Kingdom come

2006-01-16 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic from with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: People's Republic Of Loose

2005-12-02 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Women on the verge

2005-11-18 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Getting their kicks

2005-11-04 00:00:00

News amd gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track: Television personalities

2005-10-21 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-09-23 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: The Inside Track

2005-09-20 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-09-07 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Phil Lynott Tribute Concert, The Point Depot

2005-08-24 00:00:00

The sight of a crowded Point Depot singing “Happy Birthday to Philip in heaven” under the instruction of an emotional Philomena Lynott is certainly one to behold. Unfortunately, on an evening pitched as a celebration of the life and work of Philip, much was promised but little was delivered.

News: The inside track

2005-08-23 00:00:00

News and gossip from the People's Republic with Roisin Dwyer.

Interview: The Inside Track

2005-08-05 00:00:00

News and gossip from the domestic front

News: The Inside Track

2005-07-20 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2005-06-30 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2005-06-16 00:00:00

News: The Inside Track

2005-06-02 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2005-05-19 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2005-05-06 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-04-21 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-04-13 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

Album: Funeral

2005-04-01 00:00:00

Funeral is a diverse collection of absorbing songs, each rich in both its thematic and sonic content. Colours of death, love, life, youth and family are splashed across a lush soundscape that seamlessly blends searing violin and subdued cello with indie riffs and disco beats.

News: The Inside Track

2005-03-24 00:00:00

Having supported the likes of Relish and Interpol, Belfast-based rockers Leya have now signed with prestigious Dublin label Rubyworks. Plus the usual round-up of news from the domestic front.

News: The Inside Track

2005-03-10 00:00:00

News from the domestic front

Album: Rooster

2005-03-03 00:00:00

The current wave of '80s revivalism has spawned a rich tapestry of young acts sonically nursed at the teet of Talking Heads, Gang of Four and their ilk. The result has seen a batch of catchy, well-structured tunes, that hark back to the glory days of Byrne, King and performers of a similar vintage. Another genre that dominated that decade, but definitely does not merit revisiting, is the aural abomination that is stadium rock. Unfortunately, here it is, courtesy of the heirs to Busted’s throne… Rooster... rehashed, repackaged, as revolting as ever.

News: The Inside Track

2005-02-25 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-02-10 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-02-01 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2005-01-24 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

Live: Morrissey Live in The Point Depot, Dublin

2005-01-13 00:00:00

“Now this is the point,” punned Stephen Patrick Morrissey before the unmistakable intro to ‘How Soon Is Now’ reverberated around the walls of the crowded venue...

News: The Inside Track

2004-12-02 00:00:00

News from the domestic front, with Roisin Dwyer.

News: The Inside Track

2004-11-19 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2004-11-05 00:00:00

Cork favourites The Berries are set to release their brand new EP ahead of the city’s stint as European Capital of Culture. Plus the usual round-up of news from the domestic front

News: The Inside Track

2004-10-22 00:00:00

News from the domestic front by Róisín Dwyer

News: The Inside Track

2004-10-07 00:00:00

News from the domestic front

News: Beyond the pale

2004-09-24 00:00:00

They say bad things come in threes…for The Pale they did anyway… Work on the new album has been put on the back burner for a few weeks following an unbelievable spate of bad luck.

Homefront: Inside Track Column: Blizzard Warning

2004-09-10 00:00:00

This issue’s forecast... a cold front moving in from the west guarantees a storming night of top tunes from The Blizzards in Whelan’s on September 11. The Mullingar act have been the subject of much attention of late.

Interview: Inside Track Column: Special K

2004-08-26 00:00:00

News from the domestic front.

Interview: An Amazing Adventure

2004-08-23 00:00:00

The Inside Track column.

News: An Amazing Adventure

2004-08-12 00:00:00

The Inside Track: News from the domestic front

News: The better bet

2004-07-29 00:00:00

Roisin Dwyer presents news from the domestic front

News: Back from the USA

2004-07-16 00:00:00

Having made an impact in New York, Killarney-born Brendan O’Shea returns home for a solo. Plus all the other news from the domestic front.

News: Inside Track: The west awakes

2004-07-01 00:00:00

News from the domestic front

News: Waste product

2004-06-17 00:00:00

The debut album from Atrophy, the homecoming of La Rocca and more.

News: The Inside Track: Dub Manoeuvres

2004-06-03 00:00:00

News from the capital, featuring Renko, Fresno and much more...

Interview: Czech them out

2004-05-21 00:00:00

The inside track: domestic news, with roisin Dwyer

News: Clerical Terror

2004-05-07 00:00:00

News from the domestic front with The Inside Track

News: The Inside Track: The Dog's Day

2004-04-26 00:00:00

They say every dog has its day – well the time has come for a group of lucky pups who are about to unleash their talents on the big apple. Sundogs, darlings of many a Garage Gig, are heading west for a series of NY dates, stopping off in such prestigious venues as Arlene’s Grocery and the new Sin É to showcase their talents to various industry glitterati…

News: Love hurts

2004-04-13 00:00:00

News from the domestic front, wih Roisin Dwyer

News: The reds' flag flies

2004-03-25 00:00:00

News from the domestic scene with Roisín Dwyer

Interview: Northern uproar

2004-03-11 00:00:00

Intriguing new developments are afoot in the world of Ulster rock ‘n’ roll. Plus tidings of a new Limerick indie compilation and the usual round-up of news from around the country.

Interview: The Widescreen view

2004-03-02 00:00:00

All the latest news from the domestic scene, with Rôisín Dwyer.

News: Hail the chief

2004-02-02 00:00:00

The Inside Track with Roisin Dwyer. Dwight sound presidential; see Krischin coming; and more.

Interview: Room on Fire

2004-01-23 00:00:00

Corkonian four- piece Waiting Room are brewing up a storm.

News: The Inside Track: Conspiracy theories

2003-12-12 00:00:00

The Coldspoon Conspiracy release their first album; Giveamanakick and Rest joins forces for Christmas; and more.

Album: The Road's Outgrown

2003-08-19 00:00:00

News: Can't Buy Me Love

2003-08-14 00:00:00

Live: Jack L

2003-07-31 00:00:00

Through a combination of energy and charisma, Jack L brings a wonderful warmth to Brel’s somewhat bitter and fatalistic lyrics

News: The eclectic ballroom

2003-07-31 00:00:00

Renowned indie showcase The Ballroom Of Romance gets the LP treatment

News: Stand deliver

2003-07-17 00:00:00

Why the New York Dubliners are in a happy place.

News: Unheard pleasures

2003-07-03 00:00:00

A new Irish indie compilation is not to be missed

News: West coast rock

2003-06-19 00:00:00

Galway FM’s AIDS benefit album gathers the cream of the crop

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