- 06 Jun 19
Ahead of one of the hottest festivals of the summer, we have a special 8-page feature on everything that’s happening at Malahide Castle this June!
When Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol sits down with Hot Press for an in-depth interview, you just know that there'll be great reading involved! And rest assured, there is. Snow Patrol are an astonishing 25 years on the road together and – in a hugely entertaining exchange – Gary opens up about early disasters, recent triumphs, and the current Northern Irish music scene. He also talks Brexit, borders, local and global politics, and takes a look into his crystal ball. You gotta read it, folks!
That Rock Summit is part of an eight-page feature on the big gigs upcoming in Malahide, wherein George Ezra offers a unique insider's view of the background to his most recent album Staying At Tamara’s. We also profile Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallagher, The Cure and Lana Del Rey, as they get set to rock one of Ireland’s most iconic outdoor venues.
Hang on, we're only starting! This issue, we also have a special feature on the shows happening at Independent Park in Cork this summer. There's a superb interview by Pat Carty with the (refreshingly honest) frontman with The Coronas, Danny O’Reilly. We also let people know what to expect from Lewis Capaldi, Hozier, Liam Gallagher, Lauryn Hill, Walking On Cars – and more!
You think you know what the music business is all about? Think again. There's lots to ponder in our massive 16-page special on the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO). Read it – and you will know what you're talking about.
Following the release of their latest album, I’m Easy To Find, Stuart Clark talks to The National’s frontman Matt Berninger (coming to ATN later this summer). Always a fiery interviewee, the singer talks Lisa Hannigan, Patti Smith, Idles, and America’s Trump nightmare (currently Ireland's too!).
In the Hot Press interview this issue, Stuart Clark goes one-on-one with acclaimed author Kevin Barry. You want to hear what Ireland's hottest writer has to say about drugs, deadlocks, the Pixies, Justin Trudeau and the Rubberbandits? Put it this way: you need to!.
We've got a fab spread, talking to Daniel Gallagher about the planning and execution of the new Rory Gallagher collection, Blues.
The Green Wave has arrived – and we're not talking about Mick McCarthy's boys!
• A poll-topping performance in Dublin in the European elections gives a greater urgency to what Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe has to say.
• Peter McGoran learns the stranger-than-fiction story behind the 'Howard Marks of Munster', Brian O'Rourke, who is now battling to be accepted for the RHA's 2019 Exhibition. Trust us. It's a humdinger of a yarn.
Movie critic Roe McDermott talks to Irish film-maker John Butler, as he gets ready of the release of Papi Chulo. Plus, the definitive verdict on Godzilla, Late Night and Gloria Bell.
And now to Meetings of Remarkable Men Part 942: (this you have to read) Pat Carty meets Joseph O’Connor to talk about Bram Stoker, Dracula – and his own enthralling new book Shadowplay. That's Joe's book, by the way!
Plus, we have a bloody bonanza of great interviews with The Waterboys, The Divine Comedy, Interpol, Eric Eckhart and The Blizzards (whew!); reviews of the newest releases from Bruce Springsteen, The Divine Comedy, Two Door Cinema Club – and so much more that we don't know how it all fits into even a bumper 124-page issue. Don't be mad. Grab a copy on the news stands tomorrow morning. It's the one with Snow Patrol on the front! You gotta see it in print..