- 02 Sep 15
They're Ireland's number one and our brand new cover stars!
With second album Little Victories having just entered the Irish Albums Chart with a golden bullet, The Strypes are back in style and on the cover of the latest issue of Hot Press.
Our mutual love-in with the Cavan rockers – ask them, we're their favourite magazine! – continues apace as we sit down with the four for an extensive chat.
On the agenda? How they're not looking for advice from Alex Turner, but will happily play him at ping-pong, why any suggestion they were at each other's throats during the making of Little Victories was way off the mark, the diverse sounds that inform the new record (Josh McClorey is all about the hip-hop these days) and why they couldn't care less if you get it for free.
All that and more, in our cover feature.
This fortnight, we also bring you our always popular Student Special, as we tell you everything you need to know about college life before first term gets underway.
For those happily heading for a Picnic, we have EP 2015's day-by-day breakdown, site map and info on the comings and goings in the Hot Press Chatroom and nearby Literary Tent.
The Hot Press Interview finds Eoghan McDermott opening up as he takes over 2fm's drive time slot. He discusses self-harm, his desire to be a garda and the drinks cabinet raid that landed him in hospital. Plus, he chats partying with Kodaline and his friendships with Niall Horan and Bressie.
Getting back to the music, you'll find interviews with everyone from Parquet Courts to Tove Lo.
Before Ricki And The Flash hits Irish screens, Hollywood star Kevin Kline talks about his co-star Meryl Streep's singing chops and more. With Irish animation currently booming, Paul Young from the award-winning Cartoon Saloon talks about how Angelina Jolie is executive producing their next project and is problems with the national broadcaster.
Critically speaking, we run the rule over new offerings from the likes of Glen Hansard and Battles, and relive shows from Sufjan Stevens, Calvin Harris and more.
As ever, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Read all about it in the new Hot Press, on shelves from Thursday September 3. To purchase your copy of Hot Press 39.15 now, order online direct from hotpress.com.
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