In A Week: February 28 to March 5, 2016

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


As you may know, the biggest news this past week was Hozier’s tour coming to an end. After 2 years on the road, the hardest working artist of 2015 will be taking some time off to rest and work on new material for the next album. (See the Gigs section below for a link to the highlights.)

Now that the tour is over, we’ve announced what’s next for Hozier’s Guitars.

We absolutely loved this review of Work Song in The Guardian, suggesting that love is the catalyst for the zombie apocalypse.

What starts off as a passable songtune about being in love, warbled by voice-on-every-radio-station-all-the-time Hozier, ends up being a vow to unleash the zombie apocalypse. “When my time comes around/ Lay me gently in the cold dark earth/ No grave, can hold my body down/ I’ll crawl home to her,” Hozier threatens, either describing all of our worst hangovers or the impending takeover of the undead, caused not by a virus, but by love. Love’s ruined now. Love is something to fear. Ban love, ban it all.

shazam top 10

Though he’s been in the Shazam Top Ten for some time, news of Hozier’s ascent to their Hall of Fame was reported in several Irish outlets last week including Hot Press and Joe.ieTake Me To Church has been searched on the site more than 15 million times.



Hozier will be on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show this coming Friday, 11 March, 2016.

Saturday, 12 March sees Hozier at Trinity College Dublin Student Union’s Activist Festival. He will be awarded the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage by TCD’s 332 year old Philosophical Society, The Phil.

Last Week

Hozier played guest DJ on BBC Radio 1 with a one-hour show dedicated to his tour bus playlist favourites. You can listen online until 2 April, download the playlist on the BBC iPlayer Radio App, or on Spotify (below).

Another little video from the Associated Press was released from their interview with Hozier in London this past January.

While in Istanbul, Hozier took some time out to do a PSA for the National Geographic Channel/Unicef Turkey campaign for girls’ education and gender equality. He also did a fine job with his Turkish.


Hozier finished his tour in Istanbul last week, ending 2 years on the road.

Stockholm: February 28 gig highlights
Copenhagen: February 29 gig highlights

Tour Finale – Istanbul: March 3 gig highlights

Istanbul VW Arena


Hozier and the gang had some time off in Istanbul before the last show. They took that opportunity to visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque a.k.a. The Blue Mosque and have a wander.



These three.

A photo posted by Dara Munnis (@daramunnis) on

Rocking our mosque skirts and scarfs and marveling at the beauty of it all… #istanbul #theend #hozier #tour #boho

A photo posted by Alana Hart-Henderson. (@lanihendy) on

At the Grand Bazaar today. I just hat to try this on. #beldarthebigphone #coneheads #bizarre #bazaar 📷: @daramunnis

A photo posted by Rachael Lampa (@rachaellampa) on

End of the Tour

In this interview from Stockholm, Hozier talked about the tour ending shortly and his feelings (translated).

I feel a mixture of joy, sadness and panic. I do not know how to live off the bus anymore.

Friends don't let friends go to bed wif dirty toofs. #dentalhygieneparty #oslo #norway #tourbus #hozier

A photo posted by Rachael Lampa (@rachaellampa) on

After the last show was complete, messages from fans, friends and colleagues came pouring in:


With the last gig behind them, it was time to pack up, say goodbye and head home.

Won't be using these for a while 😔😔

A photo posted by lorraine Barnes (@lorraine_barnes_) on


Several of Hozier’s friends participated in a new exhibition from photographer Ruth Medjber and Louise Bruton called Women of Notes/Mná na Notaí. The series coincides with International Women’s Day and highlights women musicians in Dublin. See the Irish Times piece with Wyvern Lingo, Loah, Saint Sister and more.

Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo’s EP Letter to Willow was released last week.

In this interview with Notion, we find out the cartoon origin of the song Beast At Your Door. And, they made their first late night chat show appearance on Ireland’s The Late Late Show.


Saint Sister

Saint Sister performed at the US Ambassador’s residence in Dublin this past week in preparation for their upcoming trip to SXSW.

They also shot some videos for the Ray D’Arcy show, announced another UK date for May and did a session on the CoPresent podcast.

Little Green Cars

Last week, Little Green Cars launched their beautifully bereft video for Easier Day. The Irish Times also ran a lovely piece on them and their upcoming North American tour.

Our new video for 'Easier Day' is now online! Go to our Facebook page to watch it now #littlegreencars #easierday #ephemera

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

Zaska & BARQ

Hozier pal Zaska played a gig at The Harbour Bar in Bray with BARQ supporting.



This doesn’t fit neatly into any of the categories above, but we loved this 3 page comic done for In The Woods Somewhere.

Hozier’s Guitars wants to hear from you!

With Hozier’s tour over, we want to know what kind of posts will sustain you over the hiatus. Please answer 3 super-quick questions to let us know what you’d like to see. (It will take you less than a minute, we promise.)

Thanks to all of our contributors with special thanks to @literarypengke and @Megn0481.

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Featured photo: Associated Press

Tour Finale - Istanbul: March 3, 2016
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