- 27 Apr 17
David Rooney debuts, Thundercat spills the beans on Kendrick, and Patrick Bergen bashes politicians
If you haven't yet heard of Walking On Cars, you're not on the internet. The indie rock band has been selling albums out the wazoo. Hailing from Dingle and jamming out of Kerry and beyond, frontman Patrick 'Pa' Sheehy takes Hot Press readers on a journey of stardust to stardom.
“I was actually out with Fungie last week,” singer Patrick Sheehy says, in a soft, barely discernible Kerry accent. “He was nice and calm. I nearly touched him. I was in this little punt, going about three knots, and he was floating right next to us. It was fucking cool, man.”
Manic Street Preachers are having the craiciest craic releasing a documentary, an album, and headlining at Independence, all while looking stylish as hell.
“It’s always extra special when you get to headline a festival,” says Nicky Wire. “I’m sure people from Cork have travelled since to see us, but there’s nothing like a band playing in your own backyard.”
Hot Press's own illustrator David Rooney tossed up his paintbrush and caught a guitar -- now he's releasing his debut album. We're stoked.
“After 30 years of drawing pictures, I was suddenly thinking about making music. All of my adult life, I’d been working in a different way. My conscious self disappeared when I retreated to that cave where I turn off and pictures happen, and this was totally the opposite, activating everything. Every cell in your body is singing it."
Patrick Bergen from TV3's Red Rock does a little quiet reflection. Then he rips up the political realm and drops the realest life advice.
“Trust yourself. If you feel like doing something then there’s a reason that you feel that way. Trust your feeling, trust your guts. The main teaching of an actor is: turn up on time, know your lines, and don’t bump into the furniture! In all walks of life: turn up on time, know your lines, and don’t bump into the furniture! It’s simple!”
What a guy.
Also, we talked with Thundercat who's featured on Kendrick's chart-busta and collaborated with Pharrell Williams. He has a crazy-fluffy coat.
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