- 14 Aug 19
The new issue is a bumper EP special!
Sheʼs a once-in-a-generation pop phenomenon whose debut album has soared to number one across the world. Ahead of her Electric Picnic appearance, BILLIE EILISH talks about fame, her Irish heritage and explains why, under it all, sheʼs just a normal teenager.
Ahead of another fantastic outing at Electric Picnic, Hot Press previews all the must-see artists, brand new attractions and exciting stages guaranteed to light up your weekend. In your essential guide to all the festivities, we catch up with Guns Nʼ Roses legend Duff McKagan ahead of his Picnic debut; get the run-down on this yearʼs headliners Florence & The Machine, The Strokes, The 1975, and Hozier; and talk to Dundalk rising stars Just Mustard and BRITs Critic Choice winner Sam Fender. Plus, we preview the smorgasbord of delights on offer at Mindfield, Body & Soul, The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, and the ever popular Hot Press Chatroom, and list our picks for the comedians and Irish and International acts you wonʼt want to miss.
In our film section, we take a peak at Tarantino's latest masterpiece. With his latest film – a love letter to Tinseltown that also has the dark undercurrents of the Manson murders – Quentin Tarantino has crafted his best and most satisfying effort since Pulp Fiction. Paul Nolan looks at the hotly anticipated movie’s fascinating background.
As anticipation builds for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, Stuart Clark talks to Robbie Henshaw about Ireland’s very real chances of bringing home the trophy, and hanging out in LA with Shawn Mendes. Plus Ronan O’Gara gives us his game-by- game preview.
In our extensive frontlines section this issue, Vera Twomey talks to Stephen Keegan about her powerful new book For Ava, which details her remarkable fight to be allowed use medicinal cannabis in the treatment of her daughter. In addition, journalist Malachi O’Doherty gives us his perspective on the current political upheavals in Northern Ireland.
On top of all that, we have all the news, reviews, previews and interviews you'd expect from Hot Press, including chats with Perry Blake and JC Stewart. We also run the rule over the latest offerings from The Murder Capital, Bon Iver, Marika Hackman and more.
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