- 25 Aug 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions Y&E series is supported generously by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
The Y&E Series is back and better than ever. Kicking things off last night was Saige, a Wexford-born baroque pop artist whose unique sound, influenced by the likes of Hozier, London Grammar and the xx, has already marked her as one of the most captivating new voices on the Irish scene.
Beginning with her high-energy current single 'Late Nights', Saige brought her band and her infectious energy to the Hot Press Instagram. After performing a stripped back version of her first single 'Soothe Me,' she moved into an excellent cover of Radiohead's 'Creep'.
After breaking out the synths for 'Ultraviolence', Saige showed off her impressive range with an acoustic cover of Maggie Rogers' 'Light On', and then signed off with an acoustic version of her forthcoming single.
Watch the performance back below.
Check out the rest of this week's stellar line up for the Y&E Series below.
Watch April tonight, August 25, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm.
Wednesday, August 26: GEMMA DUNLEAVY
Among the biggest breakout stars of 2020, Gemma Dunleavy blew the Irish music community away back in July with the release of her powerful debut EP, Up De Flats – a celebration of her birthplace of Sherriff Street in Dublin.
Thursday, August 27: FIA MOON
One of several acclaimed artists to contribute to the Irish Women in Harmony's hit cover of 'Dreams', Fia Moon has forged a reputation as one of the most compelling talents in Irish alt-pop. Following a string of acclaimed singles, she's set to release a six-song mixtape later this year.
Friday, August 28: SOMEBODY'S CHILD
Dublin-based band Somebody's Child, centred around lead vocalist and songwriter Cian Godfrey, continue to forge ahead as one of the most thrilled emerging acts in the country. Poised for major international success, they recently announced their first headline tour of Ireland and the UK for 2021.
Saturday, August 29: 7TH OBI
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, the Waterford rapper has rapidly become one of the most authoritative voices in Irish hip-hop. 7th Obi continues to forge his own unique sound on new singles 'Redeye' and 'Come Alive'.
Sunday, August 30: LEMONCELLO
Following extensive collaborations with David Keenan, Lemoncello are set to rise to exciting new heights of their own in 2020. The duo, who were nominated for 'Best Emerging Folk Act' at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019, released their new EP, Oil & Water earlier this year.