Alex Wiley, Leonard Cohen, Lana Del Rey & More

February 26th, 2017 by

One of the constant companions in life is music. If you are sad or happy there will always be a song that can articulate how you’re feeling when you don’t have the words within. The power of curating a playlist specially designed to render you and give you hope is one of the most cathartic […]

REWS Announce Irish Shows in March

February 21st, 2017 by

Glam-rock duo, Rews have announced Irish dates to be included in their current tour during March. Shauna Tohill (formerly Silhouette, bassist with Darwin Deez and backing vocalist with Snow Patrol) and Colette Williams have been collaborating as Rews since 2015 when their debut single, ‘Can You Feel It?’ was well received by the Irish audiences. They […]

Hennessey Lost Fridays Return to The RHA in March

February 20th, 2017 by

The Royal Hibernian Academy is one of the most beautiful and bright spaces in Dublin to enjoy contemporary art. In recent years it has also become one of the most exciting venues for musical events, such as their extraordinary Hennessey Lost Friday occasions. The return of music, spoken word performance and art come together on […]

Ryan Adams Announces Irish Dates In September.

February 20th, 2017 by

During his seventeen year career Ryan Adams has released sixteen albums including his latest, Prisoner. His songwriting abilities have continuously garnered high praise from critics and fans, alike. Regarded as a pioneer of writing songs that speak for and to a broken heart, Adams is one of the most loved and celebrated artists of his generation. […]

Rae Sremmurd, Mount Eerie, Blondie & More

February 19th, 2017 by

Time is simultaneously a straightforward and complex concept. Seconds turn into minutes which make up hours and the passing of a day, creating a calendar. That is where the logic and reason of time ceases. What happens during those seconds, minutes and hours is where questions arise and life intervenes. In one moment you could […]

M.I.A, Paul White feat. Danny Brown, The Besnard Lake & More

February 12th, 2017 by

This time last year a man working on a photography project took a portrait of me and asked me, “What do you want to do before you die?” I was more than a little flummoxed by the question. I’d never really thought about what I grand master plan I wanted to achieve and be able […]

Fionn Regan, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Tempest & More

February 5th, 2017 by

When you’re not feeling like the best version of yourself it helps to take in some words of wisdom and wit. It can be really difficult to take advice or accept encouraging assertions from peers, sometimes it’s easier to take on the affirmations of strangers. Last weekend I saw an exhibition with a collection of […]

Munky – Whelan’s, Dublin

February 3rd, 2017 by

It is not very often that you will come across a young band in the early stages of experimenting with making music and finding their style of performing that can command attention with great urgency. Then again, not all bands currently emerging on the Irish music circuit have the sonic innovation and inherent fun that […]

Mac DeMarco Announces New Album and Dublin Show in Vicar Street

January 31st, 2017 by

The wait for Mac DeMarco’s third full length album, three years to be precise, is drawing closer to an end. The imminent release of This Old Dog, the follow up to 2014’s Salad Days, was announced today, the news was accompanied by two songs – ‘This Old Dog’ and ‘My Old Man’ –  that will feature […]

NO ENCORE Announce Live Show for Workman’s Club in March

January 25th, 2017 by

NO ENCORE is Ireland’s foremost music podcast. The show, released weekly through the HeadStuff Podcast Network, is hosted by Dave Hanratty, Colm O’Regan and Craig Fitzpatrick, all former Hotpress journalists (we’ll not hold it against them), all highly knowledgeable and extremely amusing gents. Their chats often get heated but the chemistry between the guys makes […]

Cass McCombs, Young Thug, I Have a Tribe & More

January 22nd, 2017 by

I have four particular pals to whom I’ve become a primary source of providing advice to in matters of the heart. It’s been really fun for me because up until about three months ago (when my non-existing expertise was initially enlisted) my advice – in this capacity, especially – had never once been sought. This […]

She & Him, Holy Fuck & Tim Presley

December 11th, 2016 by

There are two weeks left until Christmas. More precisely, from today you have thirteen days left to get everything you need organised for the big day. The stress is mounting and you’re beginning to feel like a contestant in The Crystal Maze, time is precious to find exactly what you need. If you’re feeling agitated […]

Ab-Soul, J. Cole & More

December 9th, 2016 by

Ab-Soul – DWTW (Top Dawg Entertainment) Do What Thou Wilt, or the abrreviated, DWTW is the album that marks the end of Herbert Anthony Stevens IV’s twenties before his landmark birthday and entry into his thirties next February. The album will feature appearences from Ab-Soul’s friends and Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates SZA and Schoolboy Q. […]