- 20 Nov 20
The new issue of Hot Press is out now!
The wait is over – the new flip cover special issue of Hot Press, starring Denise Chaila, God Knows, MuRli and Philip Lynott, is here!
The Narolane Records collective has become a towering presence during lockdown, due to both their beats and their biting social commentary. Zero punches are pulled as Stuart Clark takes a walk on the Shannonside to find out what makes Denise Chaila, God Knows and MuRli tick.
And, ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Philip Lynott documentary, Songs For While I'm Away, Roe McDermott talks to the award-winning director Emer Reynolds; while Róisín Dwyer talks to Scott Gorham about the Irish rock icon. Pat Carty also discusses Thin Lizzy's 1975 album Fighting.
Dublin-based rapper JYellowL discusses the future of Irish hip-hop; his role in the Black Lives Matter movement; racism in Ireland; and his debut album, 2020 DIvision.
Nealo also opens up about influences, stigma, doubt, the Irish hip-hop community and his acclaimed debut album, All The Leaves Are Falling.
Having explored a painful relationship break-up on his new EP, rising star Jafaris discusses emotional catharsis, Irish hip-hop, and his ambitious future plans.
David Keenan has released Alchemy & Prose, a concert film documenting the distance travelled from his bedroom in Dundalk to the stage of the Olympia Theatre. It also serves as a tribute to a departed friend.
Bitch Falcon's Lizzie Fitzpatrick discusses the state of Irish rock music, and the Dublin band's acclaimed debut album, Staring At Clocks.
We also paid a visit to Professor Luke O'Neill's lab in Trinity College Dublin, to discuss anti-maskers; Trump; vaccines; religion; his younger years as a "semi-professional" musician; and his epically-named current rock 'n' roll band, made up of scientists and doctors, The Metabollix.
In the A&R Department, meanwhile, you'll find Q&As with Laoise and Kynsy, as well as the inside scoop about all the latest happenings in Irish music.
And that's just for starters! You'll also find news, previews, reviews, Frontline reports, a Gift Guide and much more!
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