- 27 Aug 21
Join us for another action-packed week on the Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media...
Following a remarkable run of performances on the current edition of the Hot Press Y&E Series, it's time to unveil our line-up for the next week!
Tonight, we're kicking off the weekend with a performance from Galia Arad. Over the coming days, you can also look forward to CeeV, Tadhg Williams, Sara Ryan, Robert John Ardiff, Brake Loose, Willzee and Lauren Ann – all taking over the Hot Press Instagram at 7.30pm every night.
And that's just for starters! Over the weeks ahead, there'll be even more live-streamed gigs from some of the most exciting artists in the country...
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Watch the Hot Press Y&E Series performances every night live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Friday, August 27: GALIA ARAD
After touring the world with Jools Holland – playing the 3Arena, Glastonbury, and the Royal Albert Hall – and releasing two acclaimed albums, Galia Arad returned with 'Lion's Den' earlier this year. The Dublin-based singer-songwriter's music has previously been heard in Felicity, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, and movies such as After Words, starring Marcia Gay Harden. Exploring a heart-achingly powerful, Americana-flavoured sound, 'Lion's Den' arrives ahead of the release of Galia's upcoming EP – expected later this year...
Saturday, August 28: CEEV
Newry artist CeeV (aka Caoimhe McAleavey) has positioned herself on the verge of a major breakthrough with her latest single, 'Twenty Three’. Following her studies at BIMM Manchester – as well as a subsequent adventure in Ottawa, Canada – she returned home determined to share her own songs with the world. Having already built up a loyal following with two previous releases, CeeV is set to make a serious splash on these shores and beyond over the coming months. Keep an eye out for her on Irish stages over the next year – with some major support slots on the way...
Sunday, August 29: TADHG WILLIAMS
Having already earned praise from the likes of Declan O’Rourke and David Keenan, Tadhg Williams continues to emerge as one of the most promising singer-songwriters in the country. Over the last few years, the Waterford artist has played high-profile support slots for Glen Hansard, David Keenan, Rozi Plain and Fields. As a poet, he has also performed alongside the likes of Emmet Kirwan, Sasha Terfous, Stephen James Smith and Natalya O'Flaherty. Following the release of a string of lauded singles, Tadhg recently returned with 'The Summer Song' – showcasing profound growth in both his abilities as a vocalist and a songwriter.
Monday, August 30: SARA RYAN
Originally hailing from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and currently based in Cork City, Sara Ryan has spent recent years crafting her own unique blend of folk, soul and pop. Since the release of her acclaimed debut single, 'Belle', in 2016, the singer-songwriter has been crowned 'New Artist of the Year' at the Irish Folk Music Awards, and has brought her stunning live show to international audiences – while earning praise from the likes of Christy Moore. In November 2019, Sara released her debut album, Breathe, which powerfully showcased the depth of her artistic vision. Next year, you can look forward to a highly anticipated new body of work, immersed in electronic pop.
Tuesday, August 31: ROBERT JOHN ARDIFF
Initially rising to prominence as a member of the Choice Music Prize-nominated band Come On Live Long, Robert John Ardiff has since enjoyed serious critical acclaim as a solo artist – clocking up millions of views on Spotify. The Dublin singer-songwriter has toured extensively around Ireland, as well as playing shows in Europe, the UK and the US. He released his acclaimed second album, The Corridors of Love, earlier this year. 'Tightrope Walker', one of the standout tracks from the album, also features in Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's Modern Love.
Wednesday, September 1: BRAKE LOOSE
Based in Dublin, Brake Loose are putting a fresh new spin on the hard rock sound – with a penchant for including provocative spoken word poetry within their songs. Led by Venezuelan frontman and poet Alex Murillo, the band have gigged extensively throughout the city – establishing themselves as a formidable force on the Irish scene. With a string of acclaimed singles, including 'Dublin Daze', 'Sexy Lady', 'I'm In Flames', and their latest release, 'Cosmic Girl', they've built up a loyal fanbase – with 32,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Brake Loose are currently crafting their debut album.
Thursday, September 2: WILLZEE
Blurring the boundaries between high-intensity hip-hop and poignant spoken word, Limerick's Willzee is at the forefront of a musical movement that's bringing his hometown of Limerick to the top of the Irish rap scene. He also channels his talents into script-writing – winning the 2019 Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition with his script for the film Innocent Boy. Following collaborations with delush and Mic Righteous, he's set to release his debut album later this summer via the Berlin label Welcome to the New World. He's released two solo singles so far this year – 'A Dream Of Peace' and 'No Remorse'.
Friday, September 3: LAUREN ANN
Following the release of 'Don't Take It Out On Me' and 'How It Works' in 2020, Lauren Ann returned with 'Angel Eyes' earlier this year. Although she's just 18-years-old, the Northern Ireland artist draws inspiration from the likes of Nirvana, Pixies, No Doubt and Suede – allowing her to craft a sound that feels both fresh and nostalgic. Following her lauded set at Stendhal Festival last month, Lauren has firmly established herself as a remarkable rising star.
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