- 23 May 18
In our new flip cover issue, we'll be looking ahead to Forbidden Fruit Festival, as well as talking to The Killers about playing the RDS this June.
Over 14 pages, we'll get the ins and outs of Dublin's finest new city festival. We have an exclusive interview with The War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel, who talks about embracing his inner rock god, headlining FF, and the band's fantastic new album A Deeper Understanding.
We have interviews with some of the festival's best acts, including Warpaint, Thundercat, Rhye and Ireland's own DJ Deece. We also take a look at the incredible artists, domestic and international, who are making this festival absolutely unmissable.
Festivals might be one thing, but there's also some fantastic one-night affairs in Dublin this summer. Cream of the crop is Nevada rockers The Killers, who are performing at the RDS this June. Stuart Clark meets up with the band, who talk about confronting tragedy, their triumphant world tour, and their indefatigable spirit.
Elsewhere in the issue, we have an in-depth interview with one of Ireland's finest contemporary artists Cathy Davey, as well as an unusually revealing interview with American troubadour Ray LaMontagne.
In an eye-opening report, Hot Press Deputy Editor and Drugs Correspondent Stuart Clark travels to Portugal to hear about how decriminalisation of drugs has effected the country's outlook on how addiction is treated. We also look ahead to the first of the Hot Press, Ana Liffey Drugs Project and LSE Drug Policy Town Hall meetings.
Staying on the foreign policy front, we have a special report on the ongoing crisis in Palestine, which escalated in recent weeks with a brutal massacring of Palestinian citizens by the Israel Defence Force. Irish-Palestinian Zak Hana reports from the frontline of this conflict.
In our film section, Roe McDermott talks to Oscar-nominated animator and director Nora Twoney, as well as giving the verdict on the latest releases from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
In our TV section, Ed Power meets Brian Yorkey, creator of the controversial Netflix show13 Reasons Why, and talks to him about the second series.
For our book interview, we talk to Irish writer Julian Gough about his philosophical thriller novel Connect.
On top of all that, we also have interviews with the likes of Goat Girl, Lilla Vargenand Fehdah, as well as all the usual previews, reviews and news that you'd expect from Hot Press, including coverage of the newest releases from Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Hilary Woods and more.
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