- 20 Feb 20
The new issue of Hot Press is out now!
As the post-election negotiations continue in Dáil Eireann, we're focused on the biggest poll of them all. In the new issue of Hot Press, we're unveiling the results of our Readers' Poll – featuring all your favourite tracks, albums and artists of the year and the decade.
For good measure, Lucy O'Toole talks to our cover star and Artist of The Decade, the all-conquering Hozier, about Bernie Sanders, Michael D. Higgins, transgender rights, and the parallels between direct provision and the camps at the US-Mexico border.
Elsewhere on the music front, indie-pop maestros Blossoms discuss Inhaler, Noel Gallagher, fame, pressure and their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces.
Indie icons Sleater Kinney tell us about losing their drummer, working with St. Vincent, and how their latest album was forged in the white heat of resistance to Trump.
In The Hot Press Interview, Northern Irish Labour MP Conor McGinn talks to Stuart Clark about Sinn Féin, border polls, terrorist atrocities, Brexit, Boris, and why he was ready to quit politics.
Having shaken up the Irish literary world with his no-holds-barred debut Here Are The Young Men, Rob Doyle has returned with Threshold, a genre-blurring mix of fact and fiction. He talks to Paul Nolan about sex, drugs, politics, transgressive art and more.
In Frontlines, director Daniel F. Holmes discusses his powerful new documentary Street Leagues, which follows Irish participation in the Homeless World Cup. Elsewhere, we look at how the anti-fracking movement in Cork is gathering momentum, and Bohemian FC's latest pro-refugee initiative.
In the Film Section, Roe McDermott talks to Irish director Lorcan Finnegan – who's earning rave reviews for Vivarium, a darkly funny sci-fi tale about suburban malaise.
The new issue also includes a Venues Special – where we look at some of the country's top venues, and explore the value of the live music scene.
And that's all before mentioning a Mad Hatter Q&A with Tony Cantwell, and interviews with Luan Parle, Fox Jaw, Moon Looks On, Cooks But We're Chefs and Jamie Skelton.
We also bring you all the news, previews and reviews you'd expect of Hot Press.
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