In A Week is our look back at Hozier highlights and happenings from the previous week. Due to a heavy schedule, this issue covers two weeks.
January 24 to February 6, 2016
— Choice Music Prize (@choiceprize) February 1, 2016
BMI London Awards are for songwriters of the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Hozier won a BMI 2015 London Pop Award Song for Take Me To Church. The event was held on October 19, 2015 while Hozier was on tour on the west coast of the USA. He picked up his award while in London on January 28 and is pictured here with publisher Johnny Lappin from The Evolving Music Co. and manager Caroline Downey.
— Broadcast Music Inc. (@bmi) January 29, 2016
Hozier was nominated for a Juno Award in Canada for International Album of the Year.
— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) February 2, 2016
Hozier was included in BBC Radio 1’s special Is Protest Music Dead? Bombay Bicylcle Club’s Jamie MacColl spoke with Hozier about the politics behind Take Me To Church.
— BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) January 30, 2016
Excellent interview with Sean Dhondt from Q Music backstage at Forest National in Brussels.
— Sean Dhondt (@SeanDhondt) January 26, 2016
On January 13, Hozier played for 600 people at The Garage in London for Absolute Radio. The full audio from the show was recently posted. Enjoy!
Hozier was named one of 8 Must-See Gigs in Europe with shouts out to both Mia and Alana.
Since the last instalment of In A Week, Hozier has played Amsterdam, Brussels, three nights in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Manchester.
As a tribute to David Bowie, Hozier has added Young Americans to his set. He launched the cover on the second night playing in Brixton, the birthplace of David Bowie.
The tour takes a 12-day break and resumes in Berlin on 19 February, 2016, the 8th-last headlining gig. Hozier’s tour wraps on 3 March in Istanbul, Turkey after two-years on the road.
I'm late to it but @donhertzfeldt 's 'World of Tomorrow' is dreadful and gorgeous. Give yourself 15 minutes of magnificence and watch it.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 25, 2016
World of Tomorrow is nominated for Best Animated Short Film in the 2016 Oscars. It is also winner of 40 awards, including the Grand Prize at Sundance Film Festival and Best Animated Short at SXSW. Watch the World of Tomorrow trailer on YouTube or stream the full 17 minutes via Vimeo on demand.
Behind the Scenes
The theme of this instalment became family…
Alana spread the word about contributing vocals to her brother Jarlath Henderson’s album Hearts Broken, Heads Turned. You can pre-order it here on Bandcamp.
Got my claws on my first copy of @jarlathhenderson 's album #heartsbrokenheadsturned and giving it a spin this morning! Pre order a copy over at jarlathhenderson.bandcamp.com I contributed some bvs to this beaut album! It's fresh to death. It's folkin brilliant. And I'm not biased at all…. 😛#jarlathhenderson #newmusic #folkthat
Rachael got to spend time with her brother, husband and friends from Mute Math in London.
Mia and her brother had a day together in London.
Lorraine posted this photo of her Aunt with Hozier in Paris, appropriately demonstrating the height difference with Instagram cropping.
Hozier’s old friends Wyvern Lingo got up to some high jinks after the last UK show.
Wyvern Lingo rejoined the Hozier playing support for the last UK appearances of the tour.
— Wyvern Lingo (@WyvernLingo) February 6, 2016
The trio also released their latest music video – done in one long shot – for Letter to Willow, the title track from their upcoming EP due March 4. Wyvern Lingo’s cover of Hozier’s Run is now available for listen on Spotify. During their three-gig stay in Brixton, Wyvern Lingo had an appearance on The London Ear which is available for listen on the RTE radio.
— Wyvern Lingo (@WyvernLingo) January 28, 2016
Saint Sister had a busy few weeks. They celebrated a birthday, recorded videos for RTE, and opened for Spies in Cork. They also announced that Saint Sister will be in Paris February 26 for Festival A Nous Paris Fireworks. And to round out the week, Saint Sister featured in Saturday’s episode of Other Voices.
We've got a beautiful performance from @Saint_Sister_ on the show tonight. ✨
— Other Voices (@OtherVoicesLive) February 6, 2016
Little Green Cars
Ephemera is the name of the new Little Green Cars album, set to launch on March 11. You can pre-order it on iTunes now and get the instant download of the new single Easier Day.
— Little Green Cars (@Littlegreencars) February 5, 2016
Pulled the ol' "pose for a photo lulz it's actually a video" trick on myself. pic.twitter.com/DClN8WKdnG
— Davey Reilly (@DaveyReilly) January 29, 2016
Featured photo: Sean Dhondt