In A Week: April 3 to 9, 2016

In A Week is our look back at Hozier highlights and happenings from the previous week.


Hozier’s Take Me To Church landed at #90 on the Telegraph’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of All Time by rock critic Neil McCormick.


Last week Hozier had been nominated for Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards and Best International Album at Canada’s Juno Awards. Sadly, he did not win either, but strangely, had been asked on the red carpet to practice his best losing reaction.

Hozier appears at 2:21 and 4:08 here:

There are a few more clips from the red carpet herehere and here if you’re interested.

Fellow countrymen U2 were awarded the Innovator Award at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. When asked on the red carpet who they thought were tomorrow’s innovators, it was great to hear them mention Hozier.


Hozier gave his support to Walk In My Shoes‘ campaign #mindyourselfie to spread awareness and educational resources for mental health.



Late, Late Show with James Corden

Last week, Hozier performed Cherry Wine on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

Hozier re-united with fellow guest, actor Aaron Paul since meeting after his set at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival a year ago.

Big thank you to @latelateshow for having me on last night to perform Cherry Wine. Had a blast

A photo posted by Andrew Hozier Byrne (@hozier) on

Live From The Artist’s Den

Live From The Artist’s Den episode with Hozier started airing this week on PBS stations in the USA. You can check your local public television listings here. International viewers can check this link to see which channel might carry the show in your region.

The show posted some additional videos, including a bonus interview on The Artist’s Den Hozier page.

Upcoming: Sunday, April 10

On Sunday, April 10 Hozier will be appearing on The Talking Dead, a chat show about The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. The show should be available on online after it airs.

Promoting his appearance on The Talking Dead, Hozier posted a picture of his own self zombified.

Nom. I'll be popping in to @amctalkingdead for a little chat tonight. Watch at your peril. #FearTWD #deadyourself

A photo posted by Andrew Hozier Byrne (@hozier) on


Hozier was in New York this past week to see Cherry Wine video star, Saoirse Ronan in the Broadway production of The Crucible.

Was thrilled to get to see #thecrucible the other night in NY. Saoirse Ronan and cast absolutely fantastic.

A photo posted by Andrew Hozier Byrne (@hozier) on

Alana Henderson went shopping for a cello in London this week and, on a break, managed to play dress up in a vintage store.

Alex Ryan featured his two Pete Skjold Designs basses, to announce his favourite master luthier joining Instagram.


Mia Fitzgerald had Irish weather in L.A.

Nice weather in LA today! #feelslikehome 😂 #hollywood

A video posted by Mia Fitz Music (@miafitzmusic) on

Rachael Lampa got to spend time with her friend, and Hozier tour alumna, Ruby Amanfu in Nashville this week.


Little Green Cars

Little Green Cars continued their juggernaut North American tour.  This past week they played San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson. Check their web site for tour dates as they head east. They’ll be playing an in-store session in Houston this coming Tuesday.

They also posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Adam recording the keys for The Party in Exchequer Studio with Rob Kirwan (the same studio and producer that worked with Hozier on his two EPs and album).

'The Factory' from LA #littlegreencars #ephemera #northamericantour2016

A video posted by Little Green Cars (@littlegreencarsofficial) on

Wyvern Lingo

On the heels of releasing their video for Running that was filmed during their shows in London earlier this year, their intro video gives insight on how the song comes together.

The band also wrapped up their Letter To Willow tour this week with a gig at The Set Theatre in Kilkenny and got a great review on their Button Factory EP launch gig from April 1.

Saint Sister

Saint Sister were busy last week shooting the upcoming video for Madrid. They also landed on the Hot Press list of the top 10 Irish bands who played at SXSW and scored some great reviews from that festival as well! And they dropped a little fun on us from the studio this week too:


BARQ’s first single, Gentle Kind of Lies picked up lots of new airplay this week and part of the Golden Plec playlist for the week as well.

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