- 21 Mar 20
Catch both live-streamed performances tonight on the Hot Press Instagram.
To celebrate the weekend, tonight's Hot Press Lockdown Sessions, brought to you by the sea-faring legends from Grace O'Malley Whiskey, is set to be extra special – with performances from two of country's most thrilling artists, both streaming live from London.
Waterford neo-soulster Carrie Baxter is set to kick things off with a world exclusive of her new EP at 19:30 GMT, followed by one of Ireland's hottest pop prospects, Moncrieff, at 20:30 – live from the Hot Press Instagram tonight, March 21.
Having already made major waves in the UK, with strong airplay from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, as well as a shoutout from none other than Elton John on his Beats 1 show, Moncrieff is poised to be the next Irish superstar. Following the success of his The Early Hurts EP, the Tramore native played a stellar sold-out show at The Sound House, Dublin, and announced a major headliner in The Academy. Moncrieff has also been selected to open for Picture This at their highly anticipated Malahide Castle gig on June 27.
Also generating a big buzz in the UK is Carrie Baxter – who powerfully marries neo-soul and jazz in a similar vein as the legendary likes of Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu. As well as being the current cover star of Spotify's coveted The New Éire playlist, the much-buzzed-about artist has garnered plenty of radio support and playlist inclusions – and has been tipped by Hot Press as one of the most exciting talents in the country.
Tonight, Carrie will be bringing you a live listening session of her upcoming debut mixtape, Placebos – playing the project from start to finish, and performing her vocals live. This will be a world exclusive, so don't miss it!
In the face of gig cancellations and restrictions, the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions, brought to you by Grace O'Malley Whiskey, allows you to enjoy live performances of your favourite Irish artists, from the safety and comfort of your home.
Throughout the nightly series, our star-studded line-up will be taking over the Hot Press Instagram account (@hotpressmagazine), and live-streaming performances directly to you – wherever you might be!
We encourage anyone who enjoys Moncrieff and Carrie Baxter's performance tonight to support them through this extremely difficult time for musicians by buying music, merch and more.
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions brought to you by Grace O'Malley Whiskey...
Watch Carrie Baxter (19:30 GMT) and Moncrieff (20:30 GMT) tonight, March 21 – live from the Hot Press Instagram.
Moncrieff – 'Like I Do':
Carrie Baxter – 'Love Me Better':