- 31 Jul 19
As she gets set to play at Love Sensation this August, Stuart Clark sits down for a revealing conversation with the legendary Lily Allen. On top of that, our special flip cover issue also tells the story of revived rock band The Receipts – who are ready to add their name to Irish rock royalty with their debut album.
Following a series of devastating setbacks, Lily Allen is in a good place again, and is looking forward to headlining Dublin’s new LGBTQ-inclined festival, Love Sensation. In a powerful, 5-page interview with Hot Press, the artist talks about everything from Boris Johnson and Amy Winehouse to Sally Rooney, Karl Lagerfeld, Billie Eilish, and her kick-ass memoir.
In our special flip cover issue, Peter McGoran also sits down with south Dublin band The Receipts. Having broken up nearly 25 years ago, The Receipts returned in style with their remarkable debut album earlier this year. Their story is one of disillusionment and heartbreak turned into redemption and triumph. We talk to a band reenergised and ready to make up for the time they lost.
In the Hot Press Interview, we sit down for an extensive, honest interview with Jennifer Zamparelli. With a happy marriage, two young kids and a new 2fm show, life is pretty sweet now for the Irish icon. However, it was a very different story 11 years ago when her stint on the Apprentice left the Dubliner feeling battered and bruised. She talks to Stuart Clark about the dark side of reality TV, social media spats, parenthood, Nicky Byrne, Bridget & Eamon, and following in Gerry Ryan’s footsteps.
Elsewhere in our music section, Stephen Porzio chats to Dublin post-rock band The Murder Capital about their stunning debut album, which is already receiving rave reviews on both sides of the Irish sea; Peter McGoran catches up with blues legends the Mary Stokes Band; and Lucy O’Toole talks to rising Irish artist Somebody’s Child.
In our film section this issue, Roe McDermott talks to Australian film director Sophie Hyde about her new film Animals.
In our book section, Peter McGoran chats to Adrian McKinty who, after quitting writing several years ago, has returning with his New York Times bestselling novel, The Chain.
On top of all that, we have all the news, reviews and previews you’d expect from Hot Press. Including live reviews of Knockanstockan Festival; album reviews from Mabel, Sleater-Kinney and Freya Ridings; and lots more.
The new Hot Press is in stores from Thursday, August 1, or you can buy it online below: