- 25 Oct 13
Kings of Leon, Hozier, Eamon Dunphy, Disclosure, Alan McGee and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are just some of the big names opening up in the brand new edition of Hot Press…
Don't call it a comeback. Kings of Leon's grand return - in the form of sixth studio release Mechanical Bull - represents something of a rebirth.
Gracing the Hot Press cover, the Followill clan were in fighting mood when they sat down with Edwin McFee during their recent visit to Northern Ireland. On the agenda? Their mission to silence the critics, why their first album isn't on their iPods and why they're unimpressed at hit TV show Nashville effectively ripping off their image.
Elsewhere, we meet the always-candid Eamon Dunphy, who, in an in-depth Hot Press Interview with Olaf Tyaransen, discusses new tome The Rocky Road, his troubled stint as TV3 talk show host, why he gave up cocaine in the wake of Gerry Ryan's death and a great deal more besides.
Also in the new issue, man of the moment Hozier reveals the role that Louis Walsh played in his rise, Creation Records supremo Alan McGee talks Britpop, Morrissey and Jimmy Savile while London duo Disclosure reflect on their bizarre spat with Azealia Banks.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Rhys Meyers opens up on his return to small screens with passion project Dracula while Colm Meaney runs the rule over a busy career.
We also have verdicts on Arcade Fire's new double album Reflektor and new releases from Lorde, White Denim, Pearl Jam, Katy Perry, Cults, Paul McCartney, Gary Numan and more. Elsewhere, there's live reports from Jessie J, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, Lil Wayne, Keywest, The Boomtown Rats and Stano.
All that and more in the brand new issue of Hot Press, available now!