- 28 Sep 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues with another spectacular line-up for the week ahead – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Following stellar performances this week, we're thrilled to announce this week's line-up for the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series – featuring Clare Sands, Toygirl, Niamh Regan, Jacob Koopman and Stolen City!
The new edition of the Y&E Series continues to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Following the success of the previous edition of the series, we're once again showcasing 40 brilliant acts on the Hot Press Instagram for special live-streamed performances – thanks to the support of the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
With the immediate future of the live music industry remaining uncertain in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Y&E Series aims to support Ireland's remarkable new generation of artists by delivering 40 paid gigs to 40 acts over 40 days.
Each performance streams live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm every night.
Take a look at the upcoming line-up below:
Monday, September 28: CLARE SANDS
A unique force in Irish music, Clare Sands has built up a powerful reputation as an award-winning musician and composer – crafting a sound that pulls from blues, jazz, folk and trad. Earlier this year, she raised funds for her highly anticipated self-titled album through a Fund It campaign.
Tuesday, September 29: TOYGIRL
Dublin-based quintet TOYGIRL blend their diverse influences to create a alternative-pop sound that is truly unique – with their debut single, 'Reign', clocking up over 206,000 streams on Spotify since its release last year. Earlier this month, their third single, 'Poison', was released to widespread acclaim.
Wednesday, September 30: NIAMH REGAN
Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan has rapidly established herself as one of the most compelling talents in the country. Her ecstatically-received debut album, Hemet, was released earlier this month.
Thursday, October 1: JACOB KOOPMAN
A Dublin-based singer-songwriter with Bali roots, Jacob Koopman initially built up his ever-growing following busking on Grafton Street. He has since played Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza, and worked with Ryan O'Shaughnessy on his debut EP, Blindfold.
Friday, October 2: STOLEN CITY
Dublin City-based three-piece Stolen City have built up a impressive fanbase in Ireland, off the back of a string of acclaimed pop releases. Earlier this year, they returned with their latest single, 'Sparks'.