- 26 Nov 21
The new issue of Hot Press is out now, featuring Joy Crookes, The Beatles: Get Back director Peter Jackson, Courtney Barnett, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Foals’ Yannis Philippakis, Self Esteem – plus Part Two of 100 Voices: #AllAgainstRacism
We’re officially stepping into the festive season, with the release of our action-packed December issue – starring Joy Crookes, as well as flip-cover stars The Beatles, as their highly anticipated documentary hits our screens.
Does The Beatles: Get Back documentary series finally reclaim the Let It Be movie as being worthy of The Beatles’ name? With the help of legendary director Peter Jackson himself, Pat Carty examines the evidence, in a remarkably insightful feature.
Meanwhile, as Joy Crookes stops off in her dad’s hometown of Dublin, she sits down with Lucy O’Toole for a candid conversation about Irishness, gentrification, Blindboy, and her lauded debut album, Skin.
Following the phenomenal reaction to the first part of 100 Voices: #AllAgainstRacism, published in the previous issue of Hot Press, we’re proud to present Part Two of this special project. In addition to a remarkable contribution from our cover star Joy Crookes, Part Two also features a powerful message from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins – plus many, many more voices.
Bob Geldof also shares his thoughts on racism in a special Frontlines feature: "Racism is a barbarism of thought. Basic. Unthinking. Crude. Irrational. Vulgar and deeply stupid. And very, very dangerous..."
Elsewhere in the issue:
Sydney indie-pop star Courtney Barnett on creating her latest opus Things Take Time, Take Time during Covid, articulating the anxieties of Gen Y, and hitting the road with Foo Fighters.
With celebrated dance-punks Foals releasing their first new track in two years, frontman Yannis Philippakis talks about yearning for post-pandemic parties, hanging with his hero Kim Deal, and the buzz of playing Electric Picnic and the Olympia.
As he releases his first ever book, Set The Night On Fire, Robby Krieger reflects on The Doors’ meteoric career, the counterculture of the 1960s, and his surprising fondness for golf and heroin.
As her recently released second album, Prioritise Pleasure, is hailed as one of the most groundbreaking pop records of the year, Self Esteem discusses learning to embrace her vision; fighting back against inequality and misogyny; and building a community through her music.
Currently causing a serious buzz thanks to new EP The Walls Are Way Too Thin, Holly Humberstone discusses cathartic songwriting, appearing on Jimmy Fallon, and taking inspiration from Damien Rice with Kate Brayden.
Plus, we're bringing you all the latest news, previews and reviews – including a deep-dive into House Of Gucci, Ridley Scott’s epic account of the iconic fashion family.
So don’t miss out! Order your copy now...