Here is The Young Man
Novelist Rob Doyle discusses drink, drugs and philosophy, and how writing has been his great redemption.
Olaf Tyaransen, 13 Aug 2014
This article is now part of the hotpress.com archive. To access this article you need to subscribe to hotpress.com for the bargain price of €20 or be a subscriber to Hot Press Magazine. The hotpress.com archive has over 40,000 articles in it, growing at well over 500 a month. Not only that, but you get special 'member's cds' for €10, discounts on all hotpress related products and exclusive promotions. hotpress.com also has thousands of articles and pieces of content that are free to access to anyone, including it's latest music news, photo galleries, web exclusive interviews.
Latest Articles by Olaf Tyaransen
With his third album, The Wild Swan, just released on Gingerbread Man Records, Ulsterman Foy Vance talks about his friendship with Ed Sheeran, recording in Nashville, having Elton John as his executive producer, and the possibility of getting Noam Chomsky to appear in a music video.
24 Jun 2016
Conor O’Brien tells Olaf Tyaransen about his surprise at winning a second Ivor Novello award, the challenges of playing festival shows, and trying to figure out where his next album will take him.
22 Jun 2016
With the release of Garbage’s sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, Scottish singer Shirley Manson talks about love, romance, break-ups, the pressures of life on the road, and the trials and tribulations of running your own record label.
20 Jun 2016
Tony Parsons latest thriller, The Hanging Club, features a group of vigilante executioners, dishing out a very modern style of justice. The former NME gunslinger turned controversial Sun columnist talks about ISIS, David Bowie – and why he’s in favour of the return of capital punishment.
16 Jun 2016
QUALITY SUBURBAN SOUNDS FROM SEATTLE ROCKERS
14 Jun 2016
In advance of his new show, The Aluminum Negro, acclaimed American stand-up REGINALD D. HUNTER waxes lyrical about Gerry Adams’ controversial tweet, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and why he considers Ireland to be a safe environment for his comedy. Interview: OLAF TYARANSEN
08 Jun 2016 - Comedy
08 Jun 2016 - Book Review
Indie superstar Alex Turner explains to Olaf Tyaransen why he felt compelled to return to TLSP, his mega-successful side project with Miles Kane.
08 Jun 2016 - Interview
Olaf Tyransen gives his verdict on the second day of festivities at Forbidden Fruit 2016
05 Jun 2016 - REVIEW
Mike McCormack is easily one of Ireland’s most accomplished contemporary writers but, with just two short story collections and three novels in his 20-year career, he’s far from being the most prolific – or the richest!
01 Jun 2016 - Book Interview
Olaf Tyaransen offers his review of Mick McCormack's Solar Bones.
25 May 2016 - Book Review
From New York to Jakarta, Disclosure have conquered all before them. Sam Smith, Lorde and The Weeknd are all on the agenda as Olaf Tyaransen talks to one half of the brotherly duo, Guy Lawrence.
25 May 2016 - Interview
With their 20th anniversary looming, Stereophonics are in the form of their lives. Ahead of a much anticipated Dublin show, frontman Kelly Jones talks music, life and the shadow of terrorism
24 May 2016 - Interview
Before saying goodbye to your correspondent, Dexys frontman Kevin Rowland discusses Irish roots, Indian escapes and his pampered London lifestyle (not).
19 May 2016 - News
Indie darlings September Girls are back with a new collection of shimmering instant classics. They talk to us about balancing art with commerce and how their new album was inspired by the dark side of social media.
09 May 2016 - News
With the release of their tenth and final album, You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To, celebrated Portland alt-country outfit Richmond Fontaine are finally calling it a day. Frontman Willy Vlautin talks about their 23-year career, his new band The Delines and his forthcoming novel.
04 May 2016 - Interview
All Saints were one of the biggest bands of the late ‘90s – until they split up in 2001 following a row about who would wear what at a photo shoot. Now they are back – older, wiser and just as sexy as ever – with a hot new album.
26 Apr 2016 - Interview
Olaf Tyaransen pays tribute to his old smoking buddie, Howard Marks, who succumbed last week to bowel cancer.
14 Apr 2016 - Reports
Damo Dempsey's typically stirring new album takes inspiration from the 1916 Rising. He talks history and the current state of the nation with Olaf Tyaranansen
14 Apr 2016 - News
It is four years since the video for Kodaline’s ‘All I Want’ went viral. Since then, the band’s campaign has taken on a military dimension, as they set about conquering one territory after the other. Chased down the streets of Lisbon, fans waiting at the airport in Moscow, and playing to 37,000 fans in their home town of Dublin – clearly, the momentum is gathering pace. So how come they are the most unlikely fuhrers in the history of rock?
14 Apr 2016 - News
Damien Dempsey’s typically stirring new album takes inspiration from the 1916 Rising. He talks history and the current state of the nation with Olaf Tyaransen.
14 Apr 2016 - Interview
FINAL ALBUM FROM CELEBRATED ALT.COUNTRY CREW
13 Apr 2016 - REVIEW
Yann Martel's fourth novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, is an allegorical religious tale featuring chimpanzees. The mega-selling Life of Pi author talks to Hot Press about faith, suffering, bad reviews and using animals as storytelling devices.
07 Apr 2016 - Book Interview
04 Apr 2016 - Book Review
A much deadlier version of Fight Club, Traders ain’t for the faint- hearted. Hot Press caught up with the movie’s two big stars
23 Mar 2016 - News
One of Ireland's finest young acting talents, Antonia Campbell Hughes' peripatetic lifestyle has thus far prevented her from putting down roots. However as long as the work continues to be exciting, she's keen to seek out new adventures
18 Mar 2016 - News
After Once, director John Carney had a choice. He could have a glitzy Hollywood career or he could parlay the kudos he acquired from his surprise indie hit into something more interesting. He chose the latter option – and the wisdom of that decision is clear on Sing Street, his charming new Dublin-set paean to the music of the ’80s – and the bittersweet experience of being a misunderstood teenager.
18 Mar 2016 - Interview
The youthful stars of Sing Street talk about receiving a crash course in’ 80s rock and pop, hanging with musicians on set and starring in a critical hit at the very outset of their careers.
16 Mar 2016 - News
On their hugely acclaimed debut album, trad supergroup The Gloaming reinvented Irish folk music for the 21st Century. The band's Thomas Bartlett talks Olaf Tyransen through their latest masterwork.
04 Mar 2016 - News
Bringing an end to the so called War On Drugs would save the country hundreds of millions, bankrupt criminal gangs and prevent the alienation and imprisonment of a vast number of Irish citizens. So find out where your candidates stand on the issue – and vote for those who are committed to supporting change.
25 Feb 2016 - News
24 Feb 2016 - Book Review
Producer Ed Guiney’s Element Pictures is behind Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinary film Room, which is up for Best Film at this year’s Oscars. From humble beginnings, he talks about conquering Hollywood.
22 Feb 2016 - News
Sex, drugs, rampant nihilism - looks like Rob Doyle has a new book out. The enfant terrible of Irish literature discusses his latest offering. This Is The Ritual
17 Feb 2016 - News
In the wake of the tragic death of Cork teenager Alex Reid, Olaf Tyaransen talks to the Global Drug Survey’s Dr. Adam Winstock about the dangers of 2C-B.
12 Feb 2016 - Frontlines
A horrifying tale about the collapse of industrial society? No, it’s not a new episode of Fair City, it’s Stephen Fingleton’s brilliant Northern Ireland-set drama, The Survivalist.
03 Feb 2016 - Frontlines
E.M. Reapy - head of zeus
03 Feb 2016 - Book Review
Mike McCormack - tramp press
03 Feb 2016 - Book Review
Olaf Tyaransen reports on the 2016 edition of the Eurosonic festival, which once again showcased some of Europe’s finest young musical talent. Photos: Kathrin Baumbach
01 Feb 2016 - Report
Hot Press 'Writer-At-Large' OLAF TYARANSEN on his long friendship with the late AIDEN LAMBERT. The widely-loved Blink and Mark Geary manager passed away on December 20th…
27 Dec 2015 - News
He was once the world’s most famous drug dealer. Later, his face graced record sleeves and his memoirs inspired a hit movie. Now Howard Marks is battling terminal cancer and getting through the day one joint at a time. In a rare public appearance, the self- proclaimed “Mr Nice” talks about the highs, and occasional lows, of life as an international cannabis dealer – and explains how the spectre of death has shown him the meaning of life.
10 Dec 2015 - Interview
07 Dec 2015 - Book Review
On a break from his day-job fronting Elbow, Guy Garvey talks about his "vanity" solo project and the song he may (or may not) have written about Angela Merkel.
07 Dec 2015 - Interview
Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen knew that when they took the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour to Dublin, it would be an emotional time. But even their expectations were surpassed – and then some – on a spectacular final night...
29 Nov 2015 - REVIEW
English soul singer returns with another hit-filled blockbuster
26 Nov 2015 - REVIEW
In the run up to their Irish sojourn, The Edge spoke to Hot Press in an exclusive interview, in which the U2 guitarist gave an extraordinary insight into the band's meticulous approach to their Irish shows, talks openly about the state of the music industry, the bad luck that seemed to stalk the band at the start of the tour cycle and the benefits of that Apple deal - as well as the rise of Donald Trump and repealing the 8th amendment.
25 Nov 2015 - Interview
One of the country’s most renowned barristers, ex-Hot Press contributor Michael O’Higgins also enjoys a parallel career as an award-winning crime author.
19 Nov 2015 - Interview
16 Nov 2015 - Book Review
It was a strange week in the life of Hot Press Writer At Large, Olaf Tyaransen...
13 Nov 2015 - News
Most recognisable over the past decade thanks to her role in RTÉ’s hit comedy show Hidden Camera, Maeve Higgins has also now penned her second collection of humourous essays. She discusses relocating to the US and appearing in Amy Schumer’s hugely successful TV series.
11 Nov 2015 - Interview
Nearly 20 years since he drove a milk-float at break-neck speed on Father Ted, Ardal O’Hanlon is going retro and playing a retired milkman in his new Sky comedy.
10 Nov 2015 - News
09 Nov 2015 - Book Review
09 Nov 2015 - Book Review
London-Wexford rapper Maverick Sabre talks about his long-awaited comeback and the turmoil behind his new LP
09 Nov 2015 - Interview
There have been big changes in the show between the opening date of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour in Vancouver, and last night’s show in London.
04 Nov 2015 - Report
He may have eased off somewhat from the heady days of Minority Report, Photo Booth, Intermission, and In Bruges, but Colin Farrell is now clawing his way back to critical approval with his latest - wonderfully bizarre - box office offering The Lobster. Olaf Tyaransen caught up with the former party animal and dug deep...
29 Oct 2015 - Interview
Having just released a powerful and emotionally direct second solo album, Didn’t He Ramble, Glen Hansard is a man with a lot on his mind. He talks to Olaf Tyaransen about teenage delinquency, his complicated relationship with his father, the tragic death of a man at a Swell Season gig, and why he’s grateful for the advice he’s received from Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder.
28 Oct 2015 - Interview
23 Oct 2015 - Book Review
Literary sensation Donal Ryan talks about overnight success after a decade of toil and explains why going back to the day job might not be the worst thing that could happen
19 Oct 2015 - Interview
Glaswegian electropoppers CHVRCHES have delivered big time with their second album. Iain Cook tells Olaf Tyaransen why they wanted to make the same type of record again - only 20% better!
19 Oct 2015 - Interview
He's been selling his debut solo record door-to-door. But behind the gimmick is a lifetime of creative struggle that has at last resulted in a hit album, Anderson tells Olaf Tyaransen
19 Oct 2015 - Interview
He tried to kill himself aged 17. Now Kevin Hines has become an advocate for suicide intervention and dealing with depression.
09 Oct 2015 - Interview
05 Oct 2015 - Book Review
25 Sep 2015 - Book Review
A recent National Student Drug Survey suggests a strong shift away from the use of potentially dangerous ‘myStery white powders’ in favour of old reliables such as cannabis and ecstasy. Words Olaf Tyaransen
23 Sep 2015 - Frontlines
Exiled from Bosnia after the Balkan conflict kicked off, over the past 15 years, Aleksander Hemon has emerged as one of America’s most vital young novelists.
22 Sep 2015 - Book Review
As he takes the helm at 2fm's drivetime slot, Eoghan McDermott opens up about self-harm, his desire to be a garda and the drinks cabinet raid that landed him in hospital. Plus, he discusses partying with Kodaline and chin-wagging with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
14 Sep 2015 - Interview
Mature reflection from the Irish stalwart
11 Sep 2015 - REVIEW
A return to Stradbally, fashion and music icon Grace Jones is again sure to be among the festival's highlights.
01 Sep 2015 - News
Indie legends stage surprisingly credible return
25 Aug 2015 - REVIEW
He went to school with a star of Twilight and could have been Harry Potter, had he been arsed reading the book. But movie stardom has at last come knocking for comedian Jack Whitehall.
25 Aug 2015 - Interview
Finbarr Filan went into a property development company with his brother Shane Filan of Westlife. They lost everything, with the result that Shane had to go bankrupt in the UK. That experience, allied to a feeling that the old political order in Ireland was banjaxed, led Finbarr to join the Renua party. Now, he is planning to run for election in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency. This is his first, remarkable, press interview.
20 Aug 2015 - Interview
Accomplished sophomore outing for Prince-endorsed English soul singer
18 Aug 2015 - REVIEW
Along with fellow Independent TD Mick Wallace, Clare Daly has landed more blows on the current Government than the mainstream opposition parties. She discusses her controversial arrests for drink-driving and trespassing at Shannon, being dubbed “anti-women” for her views on prostitution, why she’s open to the legalisation of drugs – and why the brewing Nama scandal will “make the banking inquiry look like a walk in the park”.
12 Aug 2015 - Interview
A self-confessing slow-working perfectionist, Paul Murray's first novel in five years is nevertheless a timely look at con jobs – and the banking crisis.
31 Jul 2015 - Interview
The former Madness stalwart on why he had to quit the band and channel his relationship woes into a searing break-up record
30 Jul 2015 - Interview
Nagnus Meyer Hustveit admitted that he had sex with Nuala Nic Dhomhnaill while – under the influence of medication – she slept. He received a seven year sentence, which was suspended by Justice Patrick McCarthy – a controversial decision which may be appealed by the State...
28 Jul 2015 - Frontlines
Having hunted high and (Ark)low for inspiration, music and style icon Roisin Murphy has returned with her first album in eight years, disco opus Hairless Toys. She talks motherhood, industry politics, and being inspired by Paris Is Burning, the cult documentary about the NYC underground drag ball scene.
16 Jul 2015 - Interview
Geopolitical turmoil may inform the lyrical content of Everything Everything's album Get To Heaven – but don't worry, there are still plenty of grooves to dance to.
16 Jul 2015 - Interview
His albums to date have gone ten times platinum, and rising – making Paolo Nutini one of the biggest new stars of the past decade. A proud Scotsman, he also has a close affinity with Irish audiences. Which is why he is looking forward to his upcoming show in Marlay Park – for which he chose the bill himself. Here he talks Scottish independence, dope, songwriting – and lost more besides...
26 Jun 2015 - Interview
She's broken-up, broken-down and been filmed three sheets to the wind on MTV. Little wonder Florence Welch felt she had been through the emotional grinder as her thoughts turned to her latest LP. She discusses the emotional traumas of taking a long holiday and explains why even free spirits need a little order in their lives.
24 Jun 2015 - Interview
Having been stripped of the Orwell Prize after plagiarising other people's work, controversial journalist Johann Hari has returned with Chasing The Scream, and acclaimed exploration of America's drugs war bearing endorsements from Stephen Fry, Elton John and Noam Chomsky
19 Jun 2015 - Interview
For singles and couples alike, since the advent of the Digital Age, hooking up with strangers for casual, no-strings sex is easier than ever. Sometimes sexual fantasies may be best left unexplored. Or not, depending on how you feel...
12 Jun 2015 - News
Charming debut from precocious Derry singer
11 Jun 2015 - REVIEW
The son of a wealthy ‘merchant prince’ and politician, Simon Coveney was plunged into politics aged 25 when his father died suddenly. He has had a colourful career, encompassing ‘heaves’ against two Fine Gael leaders and a key part in the gay marriage campaign. In an extensive interview, the Minister speaks openly about the challenge of balancing family life and political ambitions – and lots more besides.
10 Jun 2015 - Interview
Groove Armada are back. And bringing their powerful and unique DJ show to Forbidden Fruit. In the meantime, however, there's the small matter of his farm in France hat Andy Cato has attend to...
26 May 2015 - Interview
Ireland's deviant queen of alt-pop is back!
26 May 2015 - REVIEW
The debate on the Same Sex Marriage referendum had it's dramatic moments and its amusing ones. OLAF TYARANSEN looks back on some of the high points - as well as the occasional low blow...
19 May 2015 - Frontlines
The publication of his tenth novel, A Decent Ride, sees controversial author IRVINE WELSH making a fictional return to his home city of Edinburgh, in the process reacquainting readers with the hedonistic character of ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson. He tells OLAF TYARANSEN about life on the promotional trail, breaking taboos – and his hatred of golf...
19 May 2015 - Interview
It was the beginning of a long year’s journey into night. Here, Olaf Tyaransen reflects on what U2 mean to him – and how the portents are increasingly positive for the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour
18 May 2015 - Report
With the performance "tight" and the production "stunning", the world's biggest band get off to a terrific start in Vancouver.
15 May 2015 - Report
Veterans of the Irish scene, The Mighty Stef have just scored their first top 10 hit here. But it’s been a difficult journey, with the band suffering from the excesses of the road and frontman Stefan Murphy’s brushes with depression.
15 May 2015 - Interview
Twenty years into his career, life isn’t easy for MUNDY. With a young family, those long tours bring heartache as much as exhileration. But having joined forces with produer, Youth, for what may be his finest LP yet, his career is on a fresh upward arc.
08 May 2015 - Interview
World class return from indie hopefuls
16 Apr 2015 - REVIEW
Christina Noble, who along with her brother and sisters was horribly abused as a child, has dedicated her life to alleviating the distress of damaged and abandoned children all over the world. Not that it makes her an easy interviewee…
15 Apr 2015 - Interview
An heir to billions who counts Donald Trump as a personal friend, Azerbaijani singer Emin still just wants to be recognised for his slick dance-pop. He talks about performing at Eurovision, playing the Winter Olympics and the challenges of pursuing his musical dream.
14 Apr 2015 - Interview
The sensational trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara gripped the nation for the past two months. Now that it is over, and he has been found guilty, extraordinary facts are beginning to emerge about the man who, on the face of it seemed like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth…
14 Apr 2015 - Frontlines
Flame-haired pop icon Florence Welch shares her Picnic memories and talks about how L.A. has influenced her upcoming album.
01 Apr 2015 - Main Event
It'll be one hell of a do! So says Manic Street Preacher James Dean Bradfield, who tells Olaf Tyaransen about retaining his creative zeal, his party animal past and what the band’s next chapter will be. Plus, in our preview of the summer’s biggest festival, we talk to Belle and Sebastian and Florence + the Machine – and give an early verdict on the acts that demand to be seen...
01 Apr 2015 - Main Event
With the release of their third album, HamsandwicH have taken a giant leap forward. Driving forces Niamh and Podge outline their masterplan for world domination to Olaf Tyaransen...
18 Mar 2015 - Interview
One of the most familiar faces in Irish broadcasting over the course of Hot Press’ 900 issues, Marty Whelan discusses his early days on pirate stations, his ill-fated move to Century Radio, friction with RTÉ, Gerry Ryan’s drug use and why he’ll be voting 'yes' in the same-sex marriage referendum. “I’ve taken a lot of chances over the years,” he tells Olaf Tyaransen
18 Mar 2015 - Interview
Blogs on hotpress.com
Additional Sites on hotpress.com
13 Trinity Street,
Rep. Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 241 1500
Click here for more contact information.
Click here to find out more about Hot Press
Hot Press always welcomes feed back so if you've got something to tell us click here.
Advertise With Us
For more detail on how to advertise with Hot Press click here or call us on +353 (1) 241 1540