- 07 Jul 20
The new double cover issue is out now.
Following the release of our special Rory Gallagher 25th Anniversary issue last month, we're delighted to announce that our new double-cover special issue of Hot Press is here, and available with the option of two stunning covers – featuring two of the country's most beloved homegrown bands, Fontaines D.C. and The Coronas.
And you have the opportunity NOW to choose the cover you want! So here's the scope:
As Fontaines D.C. get ready to release their incendiary A Hero’s Death album, we discover how Ireland's newest global rock phenomenons are dealing with a dramatically changed world.
As part of an eight-page special, Grian Chatten and bandmate Carlos O’Connell talk in detail about their artistic process; how they nearly hit the ‘self-destruct’ button in America; the extraordinary influences that helped shape A Hero’s Death; lessons learned in lockdown; their support for Black Lives Matter; and how politicians have betrayed Ireland again.
Plus, we're bringing you exclusive behind-the-scenes insights via Fontaines D.C. memorabilia, hand-written lyrics and producer Dan Carey, who tells us why they’re such a special band to work with. It’s a must-have for every Fontaines D.C. fan – and for anyone who wants to understand what makes a great rock ’n’ roll band.
Meanwhile, in an extraordinary fable for 2020, one of Ireland's brightest and most successful bands of the past 15 years, The Coronas, discuss their battle against a name-robbing virus.
After waking up one bleak January morning to find that a malignant virus had appropriated their name, the band behind such massive hits as 'San Diego Song', 'Heroes Or Ghosts' , 'Addicted To Progress' and 'All The Others' decided to fight back against the pandemic, and release their most powerful album yet, True Love Waits. Lead singer Danny O'Reilly tells us the dramatic true story, as well as the secret life of the band Ireland came to love – and the wider world is set to discover.
You'll find both interviews in all copies of the new issue – plus all the other news, interviews and reviews you'd expect, in this stunning issue of Hot Press. This, however, is your chance to secure the front cover YOU want – so go for it now...
The new double-cover special issue of Hot Press is available to order below: