- 18 May 20
There are more big name music interviews with The Strokes, Rina Sawayama, Lennon Stella, Celeste and XL Records boss Richard Russell plus an exclusive Lockdown Letter from Artemis Fowl!
The new edition of Hot Press hits shelves (and the post-office!) on Thursday May 21 with not one but two classic looking covers.
Greta Thunberg, politics, sex, heroin, tabloid scandal, their epic March visit to Dublin’s 3Arena and Covid-19 craziness are all up for discussion as Matty Healy introduces us to the brilliant new album from The 1975, Notes On A Conditional Form.
They share top billing with Gerry Cinnamon, the spirits-lifting Glaswegian who, like his hero Bob Dylan before him, is taking over the world with his acoustic guitar.
In his first major Irish interview, he discusses his tough Glasgow upbringing; the music that’s inspired him; life during lockdown; the new song he can’t wait for you to hear; and his incendiary no. 1 album, The Bonny.
The big music interviews don’t end there with Rina Sawayama, Lennon Stella and Celeste starring in our New Power Generation pop special; XL Records boss Richard Russell on working with Adele, M.I.A., Gil Scott-Heron and the Prodigy; and The Strokes giving some extremely good quote.
There’s a world exclusive Lockdown Letter to Hot Press readers from Artemis Fowl; the Ten New TV Shows You Have To Watch; a bumper A&R Department featuring the likes of CMAT, Joy Crookes, Carrie Baxter and Yenkee; and a similarly packed Frontlines section with reports on the alarming number of Covid-19 cases in Irish meat processing plants, the Direct Provision lockdown scandal, and how the pandemic has impacted on refugees in Europe.
Add in Irish author of the moment Naoise Dolan, McCann, The Whole Hog, The Message and the latest album reviews, and you won’t be wanting for quality reading material any time soon!
If you can't pick up a copy in person, fear not, because the Double Cover Special Issue of Hot Press is available to order online now...