- 02 Jul 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions has entered a new phase with the launch of The Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Following stellar nightly performances over the last few weeks, Hot Press is thrilled to reveal next week's line-up for The Y&E Series.
In the weeks to come, the series will continue shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. The Y&E Series will see 40 acts across 40 consecutive nights joining Hot Press on Instagram for a special live performance to be broadcast to Ireland and the world.
Ireland is overflowing with fresh musical talent – but the Coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on the forward march of young and emerging musicians. The Y&E Series aims to support this remarkable new music generation by delivering 40 paid gigs to 40 acts over 40 days, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Take a look at the brilliant acts lined up for the next week of The Y&E Series below:
Friday, 3 July: Áine
Embracing a soulful honesty in the tradition of Lana Del Rey and Marina, Áine’s music has resonated powerfully with her ever-growing fanbase. Following a series of ecstatically-received singles, she released her hotly anticipated Dislocated EP in September.
Saturday, 4 July: The Winter Passing
Emerging out of Dublin’s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene, The Winter Passing have forged a reputation as one of the city’s most inventive indie/emo outfits. Originally formed by siblings Rob and Kate Flynn and guitarist Jamie Collison in their hometown of Tipperary, the band have become known for their fiery DIY ethos – pressing their own records and tapes, and booking their own shows across the world.
Sunday, 5 July: Roisin El Cherif
Irish-Palestinian singer Roisin El Cherif draws influence from Tracy Chapman, Stevie Nicks and Daughter to craft a sound that blurs the lines between folk, country and indie-pop. Following the release of her acclaimed Glass House EP in 2018, she returned this year with her moving new single ‘Cross Your Mind’.
Monday, 6 July: State Lights
One of the most hotly tipped acts in the country, State Lights' colossal, stadium-ready sound has already taken them to some of the Ireland's most iconic stages – including a sold-out Whelan's headliner and Electric Picnic's Electric Arena.
Tuesday, 7 July: Dena Anuk$a
A singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ, Egyptian-born Belfast-based artist Dena Anuk$a has carved out her own unique space with her fresh take on ‘90s R&B and hip-hop.
Wednesday, 8 July: Cen Manu
Cameroonian-Irish Afrobeat artist Cen Manu has rapidly established himself as a force to be reckoned with – founding his own record label, ALL-IN-1 Records, and launching his career with acclaimed singles 'DORE MIFASO' and 'DANCE'.
Thursday, 9 July: Uly
Combining a penchant for old-school soul, jazz and funk, Uly has built up a reputation as both a solo artist and a collaborator – founding his own independent label, andfriends. His highly anticipated second EP, if you were a day, you'd be sunday – songs to go walking to, is out later this month.
Friday, 10 July: CMAT
With her trademark charm, humour and staggering talent, CMAT has established herself as one of the most unique pop artists in the country. Following the release of her ecstatically-received debut single 'Another Day (kfc)', she recently returned with 'Rodney'.
Each live showcase will be broadcast live, to Ireland and the world, at 19:30 from the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine).