- 30 Jun 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions entered a new phase this month, with the launch of The Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Kicking off another week on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, we're delighted to present Maria Kelly as our latest act – performing live on the Hot Press Instagram tonight, June 30, at 7.30pm.
Hailing from the West of Ireland, alt-folk artist Maria Kelly continues to gain international momentum, on the back of her lauded releases, including her stunning notes to self EP and last year’s ‘i leave early’, which she launched with a headliner at the Sound House in Dublin, as well as support slots for James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Villagers.
Continuing tonight with Maria Kelly, The Y&E Series is shining a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020 – with 40 acts joining Hot Press on Instagram for special live performances across 40 consecutive days, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Watch Maria Kelly tonight, June 30, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Take a look at the brilliant acts lined up to perform on The Y&E Series this week below:
Wednesday, 1 July: Happyalone
Cork’s Happyalone have carved out a unique space between the worlds of rock, trap and alt-pop. Initially finding viral success with debut single ‘colours’, which currently boasts over one million streams on Spotify, the trio recently scored an appearance on Bring Me The Horizon’s latest album, Music To Listen To...
Thursday, 2 July: SYLK
Specialising in dark, industrial-tinged electro-pop, SYLK have built up an ever-growing following with their visually compelling live shows and DIY productions – marking the duo as one of Ireland’s most thrilling young acts.
Friday, 3 July: Áine
Embracing a soulful honesty in the tradition of Lana Del Rey and Marina, Áine’s music has resonated powerfully with her ever-growing fanbase. Following a series of ecstatically-received singles, she released her hotly anticipated Dislocated EP in September.
Saturday, 4 July: The Winter Passing
Emerging out of Dublin’s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene, The Winter Passing have forged a reputation as one of the city’s most inventive indie/emo outfits. Originally formed by siblings Rob and Kate Flynn and guitarist Jamie Collison in their hometown of Tipperary, the band have become known for their fiery DIY ethos – pressing their own records and tapes, and booking their own shows across the world.
Sunday, 5 July: Roisin El Cherif
Irish-Palestinian singer Roisin El Cherif draws influence from Tracy Chapman, Stevie Nicks and Daughter to craft a sound that blurs the lines between folk, country and indie-pop. Following the release of her acclaimed Glass House EP in 2018, she returned this year with her moving new single ‘Cross Your Mind’.
Each live showcase will be broadcast live, to Ireland and the world, at 19:30 from the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine).