- 09 Sep 21
Watch Curtis Walsh's lively set on the Y&E Series below – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Following the release of his acclaimed track 'Picture Perfect' earlier this summer, fast-rising Irish artist Curtis Walsh made a joyous and energy-filled appearance on the Y&E Series last night.
Having clocked up over 15 million streams of his debut EP, Breathe, the Dublin artist is a serious star-in-the-making. Increasingly drawing creative inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver and Jon Hopkins, continues to expand his approach to songwriting and production.
Playing with a guitar and effects pedals, and with the sound of last night's rain on the roof of his chosen performance space setting the mood, Walsh opened his set with a few of his slower numbers; 'Landslide', 'Rocketship' and 2019's release 'Seven Seas'. He followed up with a stripped down, acoustic version of his latest single 'Picture Perfect', and his debut single 'Full Recovery', before treating us to a preview of the as-yet unreleased 'Sitting Ducks'.
Watching Walsh play to his phone would make you long for the return of live shows - the young Dubliner is a born performer. Each song was prefaced by a breakdown of the themes and ideas behind them, engaging his unseen audience in a manner that bodes well for any live shows he'll play in the future.
Revisit Curtis Walsh's performance last night below:
The Hot Press Y&E Series is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Watch the performances every night on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Thursday, September 9: MATTHEW HARRIS
Having established himself as a remarkable force in Irish music through his collaborations with Malaki, Matthew Harris has stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist this year. Drawing influence from the likes of James Blake, Brockhampton and Arlo Parks, the Dublin-based artist also releases his production-based work under the moniker CHAMELEON – including a recent collaboration with Lucy McWilliams on 'YOU KNOW'.
Friday, September 10: JESSICA HAMMOND
Fast becoming one of the brightest new voices in Irish music, Jessica Hammond has enjoyed a productive few months – with the release of two solo singles, 'Champagne' and 'Video Call', as well as a collaboration with Kyle Meehan, 'Guilty Of Your Love'. The latter track has already clocked up nearly 1.8 million streams on Spotify alone. The Belfast-based artist has also worked alongside some of the UK's top producers and writers, and has earned a coveted spot on the Paragon Records roster.
Saturday, September 11: CARRIE BAXTER
Waterford's Carrie Baxter has been widely tipped as one of the most thrilling emerging forces in Irish music, following the release of her soulful debut EP, Placebo, last year. Now, after a selection of acclaimed singles and collaborations, the London-based rising star is set to return with her follow-up EP, What Now, on October 22. 'Something In The Water', the first single from the eagerly anticipated anticipated project, is out now.
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