- 06 Nov 23
Catch Ruth Mac's intimate perfomance live via the Hot Press Isntagram tonight at 7pm - supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Galway singer Ruth Mac is set to perform on the Hot Press Y&E series tonight, replacing Plantain Papi, who's show has now been moved the 15 November.
Mac is a vocalist, songwriter and musician now based in Berlin. Her debut EP Living Room was released in 2021 on Beth Shalom Records.
With a sound described as “idiosyncratic soul-infused indie”, Mac’s music ties an engaging simplicity with thoughtful, slightly off-kilter lyricism. Drawing influence in equal measure from the folk queens of the ‘70s an modern rock, her raw vocals bring a distinc intimacy to effervescent indie tunes.
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Mac’s music has been supported by Hot Press and has earned radio play from Dublin City FM, 8Radio and IndiePop Takeout.
Following the release of her debut EP, Mac spent 2022 bringing her live show to Ireland, UK, and Germany, including support slots for English synth-pop legends Hot Chip and acclaimed Irish folk duo Ye Vagabonds.
Watch Ruth Mac's set live at 7pm via the Hot Press Instagram.
Watch the Hot Press Y&E Series - supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media - live on the Hot Press Instagram at 7pm each night.
Coming up this week on the Hot Press Y&E series...
Tuesday 7th : Chubby Cat
Possessing tracks that are creating waves in the UK & Ireland, and stamped with an unmistakable style of her own, Cork born BIMM graduate Chubby Cat is one of the country’s forerunning electro-pop artists. Her songs have earned spins on stations both at home and abroad, including BBC 6 and Radio 1, and a host of Irish stations. An enigmatic performer, she's supported the likes of Crawlers and Tourist at sold-out Dublin shows, and appeared at the ever-popular Indiependence Festival in her native Cork.
Wednesday 8th : TeleZura
Hailing From Derry, TeleZura have broken out this year, with their unique capacity to funnel teenage emotion into artfully crafted anthems evident in their acclaimed debut single 'Heartfelt Summer'. The track received rave reviews and radio play across the country- a hugely convincing introduction to the hotly tipped newcomers, with the summer banger showcasing a young band with sharply honed songwriting skills and serious potential for a major mainstream breakthrough.
Thursday 9th : Emileo
Having been raised in Germany, Spain and Morocco, Emileo won the inaugural Sinead O'Connor BA Commercial Modern Music Scholarship of BIMM Dublin in 2020, the city where she currently resides. Known as a fearless and accomplished musician who delivers a remarkable kaleidoscope of sounds and imagery soaring with individuality and heart. She has supported artists such as Mundy and Tolü Makay and performed in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Cork’s Opera House as special guest to Tori Amos. She’s no stranger to the festival stage either, appearing at All Together Now and Electric Picnic. Most recently she organised the charity event ‘Music for Morocco’ and was able to raise 1500€ of donations for the victims of the earthquake epicentre.
Friday 10th : Gary O'Neill
Emerging Kilkenny Songwriter Gary O’Neill has garnered great success with his EP To Those I’ve Missed, a body of work which explores the effects of the relationships with the ones that we love and admire. The first single from the project, ‘Petals’, caught the attention of Hot Press and various stations across the nation, including Tomorrow Radio, LMFM, FLIRT FM, Raidio Na Life and RTE 2XM. The singer has released multiple albums, since moving much of his material offline as he gears up to set out on a new musical journey.
Saturday 11th : Qbanaa
With a name springing from her Cuban heritage, Qbanaa is setting the Irish scene alight with her diverse gifts, made evident off-the-bat with her debut single 'Truth and Desire', which was nominated for 'Track of the Year' by Hot Press. Based in Dublin, she grew up travelling back and forth from Cuba where music and salsa dancing were integral parts of her childhood. Earning a reputation for incredible live performances, Qbanaa has founded the Soul Juice jazz/Soul open mic in Dashi Smithfield – with an ethos of building a community around the Jazz-fusion scene in Dublin.