Liam Gallagher: Was It All A Dream?

THE HOT PRESS NEWSDESK It was a very special occasion indeed when former Oasis front-man Liam Gallagher came to 3Arena, in Dublin towards the end of November. And afterwards, there was a hootenanny in the centre of town that lifted the gathered throng into another dimension. By Will Russell. Gallagher @3Arena 23/11/ Iwoke feeling disinterred, Continue Reading

Album Review: Ani DiFranco – ‘Revolutionary Love’

BY: WILL RUSSELL Revolutionary Road… Revolutionary Love possesses echoes of Marc Riboud’s iconic 1967 photograph of Jan Rose Kasmir clasping a chrysanthemum, gazing placidly at bayonet-wielding soldiers. That photo was taken during a march on the Pentagon to protest against US involvement in Vietnam. In a similar spirit, Di Franco is battling against communication breakdown, loss Continue Reading

Mark ‘E’ Everett of Eels: “I wouldn’t mind getting into a different world for a little bit”

BY: WILL RUSSELL PUBLISHED IN HOTPRESS 30 OCTOBER 2020 Eels main man E discusses the band’s defiantly hopeful new opus Earth To Dora, the legacy of his famous physicist father, and onstage hi-jinks at Dublin’s Olympia. is gedempt Eels’ ringmaster, Mark ‘E’ Everett, answers the phone to Hot Press from an LA that – if reports to be believed Continue Reading

Interview – Mike Skinner: “I would never go back to the old ways”

BY: WILL RUSSELL Garage hero Mike Skinner on The Streets’ comeback mixtape, creating his debut feature film, and how electronic music has changed over the past 20 years.  volume is gedempt At the turn of the century, Mike Skinner single-handedly slew the UK music scene, gladiator that he is. His debut album, Original Pirate Material – created Continue Reading