- 06 Sep 21
Watch Lauren Ann's electric performance on the Hot Press Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media...
Following the release of 'Don't Take It Out On Me' and 'How It Works' in 2020, Northern Irish artist Lauren Ann returned with 'Angel Eyes' earlier this year. And on Friday evening, the 18-year-old graced the Hot Press Instagram to perform a set on the Y&E Series.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nirvana, Pixies, No Doubt and Suede, Lauren crafts a sound that feels both fresh and nostalgic. Following her lauded set at Stendhal Festival last month, Lauren has firmly established herself as a remarkable rising star.
Her set started off with some technical difficulties, but she was back on track in no time, performing a cover of Nirvana's 'Lithium'. From there, she moved into a 90s-inspired cover of Big Thief's 'Paul'.
Closing her set with the soon-to-be-released new single 'Lucy', Lauren gave audiences a taste of what's to come.
Watch her incredible set below.
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Wednesday, September 8: CURTIS WALSH
Having clocked up over 15 million streams of his debut EP, Breathe, Curtis Walsh is a serious star-in-the-making. Increasingly drawing creative inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver and Jon Hopkins, the Dublin artist continues to expand his approach to songwriting and production – as showcased on his latest single 'Picture Perfect'. Stay tuned for more music on the way later this year...
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.
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