- 22 Jan 15
Kodaline secure their second Hot Press cover and we bring you the acts you really need to check out in 2015...
It was back in 2013 when they first graced the cover of Hot Press and now Kodaline are back on top for our first issue of the year. The Swords quartet are gearing up to release second album Coming Up For Air and took time out of rehearsals in a very impressive country house to catch up with Craig Fitzpatrick for one of their most in-depth interviews ever.
On the agenda? The chances they've taken with their new record, their fears about following the success of In A Perfect World and the surreal life they now lead. That includes getting presented with champagne by Courteney Cox, getting heckled by Sacha Baron Cohen, getting writing advice from Ed Sheeran and hanging with Hozier before he exploded globally. Elsewhere, we're looking at what's 'Hot For 2015'. Now something of a HP tradition, we give you comprehensive lists of the local and international artists we've pegged as Ones To Watch over the next 12 months, and bring you interviews with a number of them – James Bay, Ibeyi, Little Hours and Lapsley all feature.
We bring you the only report you'll need to read about the goings-on at Eurosonic 2015 in Groningen, Stuart Clark catches up with Richard Dormer as his new show Fortitude hits Sky Atlantic, and the Hot Press interview finds provocative director Terry McMahon opening up about battling critics and living on the streets. Throw in reviews of new albums from the likes of Jape, Kodaline and Belle & Sebastian, live reports from Slipknot and Stars, and... well, you're only scratching the surface!