- 20 Jul 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues this week – supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Following stellar performance over the weekend, we're thrilled to reveal this week's line-up on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series.
In the coming days, the series will continue to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Across the Y&E 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 lined up for the week on The Y&E Series below:
Monday, July 20: GREYWIND
Formed by siblings Steph and Paul O'Sullivan from Killarney, Greywind are rapidly building up a reputation as one of the most compelling alternative rock acts in the country – with performances at the Isle of Wight Festival, Reading and Leeds Festival, Download Festival and Rock Am Ring under their belt, as well as a high-profile support slot for The Coronas, at their sold-out show at the INEC in December.
Tuesday, July 21: SMOOTHBOI EZRA
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, Smoothboi Ezra's stream-of-consciousness lyrics are simple, honest, and a breath of fresh air. The Co. Wicklow artist's music gained the attention of Irish promoters last year, leading to a gig supporting breakout country star Orville Peck and a headlining spot at Whelan’s in December. The ukulele-backed ‘Thinking of You’ has now amassed over a million-and-a-half streams on Spotify.
Wednesday, July 22: SEAMUS HARTY
Tralee's Seamus Harty has rapidly risen from teenage busking sensation to one of the country's most hotly tipped talents. Armed with a powerful voice that belies his young years, Seamus has kept busy during lockdown, recording in his make-shift studio and serenading his neighbours with performances outside his house – the videos of which have been shared widely online.
Thursday, July 23: ROBERT GRACE
A recent signee to Sony Music, singer-songwriter Robert Grace is on course for international stardom. Following a string of well-received releases, he shared his stunning new single, 'Fake Fine' last month. The Kilkenny musician has proven a hit on TikTok too – having clocked up over one million likes on his videos.
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).