- 17 Jul 19
The Blizzards are about to storm back to the forefront of Irish music – and we sit down with Niall Breslin to hear their full story.
Niall Breslin keeps adding strings to his bow. Last week, he was present for premiere screening of The Blizzards’ hilariously original new mockumentary – as a prelude to their upcoming new album. In October, his second children’s book will get its release. And in the meantime, he has a new Podcast on mental health and mindfulness, entitled Where Is My Mind? Sitting down with Hot Press’ Roisin Dwyer, Bressie opens up about music, mental health, and just about everything else…
Elsewhere in the issue, to celebrate Where Is My Mind?, we take a deep dive into the phenomenon of Irish podcasting. Pat Cary talks to Jarlath Regan about six years of the An Irishman Abroad podcast, while we take a look at the 20 best podcasts to command your attention.
In the Hot Press interview this issue, Stuart Clark sits down with Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien, for a seriously frank interview. Touted in some circles as a successor to party leader Mary Lou McDonald, the Cork TD talks family, drugs, football, activism, Brexit, and the challenges currently facing his party.
In our music section, Peter McGoran talks to Two Door Cinema Club about their triumphant return with their fourth album, False Album. On top of that, Roisin Dwyer talks to the much-lauded Jack White, about The Raconteurs’ long-awaited third album.
In our film section this issue, Roe McDermott talks to director Nick Broomfield about his marvellous new documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love – about the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Mariann Ihlen. We also review the latest new releases, including The Lion King remake and Pavarotti.
On top of all that, we have interviews with the likes of Mongoose, Mick Flannery and Torquil Campbell, reviews of new albums from Ed Sheeran, and Gypsies on the Autobahn, and we have extensive coverage of all the action at Longitude this weekend – including THAT iconic Hot Press photo of Cardi B which garnered 4 million+ likes on the rapper’s Instagram….
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