- 15 Sep 16
Led by Barq frontwoman Jess Kav, we're pinning our colours to the mast and calling for a repeal of Ireland's archaic abortion laws in a special issue of the magazine.
A striking image – and demand – from Jess Kav leads the charge in this fortnight's Hot Press, as we call for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment.
Along with the Barq frontwoman, stars including Lenny Abrahamson, Gemma Hayes and Maria Doyle Kennedy explain why they're fighting to repeal, while we take a closer look at the journey to this point as well as the major players pushing for a referendum to be put to the Irish people.
The big interviews are, as ever, present and correct; We talk to Warpaint ahead of their eagerly-anticipated new album, natter with musician/producer/all-round-good-guy David Holmes, and go crazy for Irish productions on screens big and small; Stuart Clark talks to Stefanie Preissner, writer of new RTÉ dramedy Can't Cope, Won't Cope, and its star Seana Kerslake, while Colm O'Regan gets up close and personal with the double act at the centre of The Young Offenders.
Fr Brian D'Arcy is in his usual forthright form in the second half of an extraordinary Hot Press interview, in which he tells Jason O'Toole why gay couples should be entitled to adopt, why he feels a repeal of the 8th amendment is inevitable, and why he believes his days as a priest are numbered.
Elsewhere, we run the rule over the new LPs from Bastille and Nick Cave, provide a comprehensive review of three memorable days at Electric Picnic, and chat with the likes of Jamie T, Fantastic Negrito and the legendary Martin Fry.
Add in all the usual news, view, reviews, previews and everything else you've come to expect, and it's another jam-packed issue of Hot Press, on shelves now!