- 13 Jul 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues to shine a light on Ireland's most thrilling talent this week – supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
As we enter another week on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series, we're delighted to announce our latest line-up – featuring a selection of Ireland's finest young and emerging artists.
Since launching last month, the Y&E Series has presented live-streamed performances from across the country, across multiple genres – including Jafaris, CMAT, Dea Matrona, Milk., ROE, Celaviedmai, Soda Blonde, Powpig, Aine, Tebi Rex and many, many more.
Across the series, 40 acts are joining Hot Press on Instagram for special live performances across 40 consecutive days – thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Take a look at the brilliant acts coming up on the Y&E Series below:
Monday, 13 July: JACK O'ROURKE
First coming to prominence with 'Silence', which became an anthem for the Irish marriage equality referendum, Jack O’Rourke went on to release his debut album Dreamcatcher to widespread acclaim – peaking at No.5 in the Irish album charts. The Cork musician has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in Irish music – and he is currently working on his next album, following the release of his critically acclaimed Ivory Towers last year.
Tuesday, 14 July: JESS YOUNG
Singer-songwriter Jess Young uses Celtic elements to expand the eclectic pop sound of the day while staying true to her Irish roots. She is an incredibly exciting emerging artist with a truly singular sound.
Wednesday, 15 July: CIARAN LAVERY
Ciaran Lavery's sophomore record Let Bad In saw him rack up millions of Spotify streams. His language is that of heartbreaking melodies, gentle acoustic guitar and deep, cavernous sonics; he has a sound to get lost in. His latest album Plz stay, bb is a must hear album of 2020.
Thursday, 16 July: JACK RUA
Glam-based pop artist Jack Rua has just released his debut mini-album ‘Narcissus’. Inspired by some of the most ambitious and creative artists of the last fifty years, Jack Rua spent his formative years studying the work of icons such as David Bowie, Madonna, Lady Gaga & Prince; analysing their every move and how they used their art forms to innovate and rebel. He has fast become one of the most compelling young glam pop artists in the country.
Friday, 17 July: JANET DEVLIN
Many will remember Janet Devlin from her storied days as an X-Factor contestant, but that was just the beginning. Devlin's latest concept album Confessional came with a matching book, and saw the singer use her phenomenal voice and Celtic sensibilities to grapple with her demons. Inadvertently finding a new meaning in 2020, the final album single ‘Big Wide World’ brings a positive message of re-embracing the outside world.
Saturday, 18 July: JESSY ROSE
Formerly a member of Hare Squead, Jessy Rose took a break from the group back in 2017 – now, he's back and better than ever. The 23 year-old Dubliner blends R&B and elements of soul to create a tender and touching sound, while his latest solo offering 'Bloom’ was described as a "moving, radio-ready ballad” by Hot Press.
The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is broadcast live at 19:30 every night from the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine).