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HOT PRESS SPEAKS TO EOIN GLACKIN
Once back to the cosy surrounds of Hot Press HQ, Eoin sat down to
chew the fat with HP journo Johnny Keegan. In an honest and revealing
interview, Eoin spoke about his burgeoning friendship with Damien
"Damo was huge for me. He's a massive influence. He's given me a lot
of help in the past, and he still does now. I was rooting for him the other
night, especially after all the work he put into the album, it's a shame he
didn't win, but Delorentos were deserving winners. Fingers crossed for
me for next year."
And told us how a few choice words from Glen Hansard helped him get
off in the right direction.
"I got a text from Glen Hansard. It was this big, really inspiring pep-talk
in a text message about what to do next, and how to move forward, and
just keep pushing on ahead. Glen is like the Godfather of the Irish scene,
so it was a nice boost at the time."
Rain Finally Came is littered with proud hometown references. But
Dublin wasn't always a place that Glackin enjoyed living in, especially
during the economic boom, a time when Glackin feels we lost the run of
ourselves a bit.
"I remember the tipping point for me. I was just walking around Dublin,
up by College Green, and I remember stopping and having a look around.
Everybody was just being so horrible to each other, and had their heads
up their arses. But that's in the past now. There's a great energy to the city these days."
You can read the full entertaining and refreshingly honest interview with Eoin in the next issue of Hot Press, due out on Thursday, March 28.