In A Fortnight: January 24 to February 6, 2016

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


Someone New was shortlisted for Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2015Voting for the award is open until February 28. The results will be announced at a live event on March 3rd.

Hozier went Platinum in the US on February 1 in first batch of certifications to include streaming.

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.

Hozier was nominated for a Juno Award in Canada for International Album of the Year.


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.

Excellent interview with Sean Dhondt from Q Music backstage at Forest National in Brussels.

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 Live at The Garage for Absolute Radio by Absolute Radio on Mixcloud



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.

Hozier in Berlin


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.

Rachael got to spend time with her brother, husband and friends from Mute Math in London.

#repost from @natelampa . Look who happened to be in Londontown today!!! #camden #london

A photo posted by Rachael Lampa (@rachaellampa) on

Mia and her brother had a day together in London.

Great to have a day with my Bro in London! #hozier #tour #brother #love

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

Lorraine posted this photo of her Aunt with Hozier in Paris, appropriately demonstrating the height difference with Instagram cropping.

My Aunty came to see me in Paris . She's so tiny in comparison to hozier ☺️😍

A photo posted by lorraine Barnes (@lorraine_barnes_) on

Hozier’s old friends Wyvern Lingo got up to some high jinks after the last UK show.

Cheeky lil' end of tour antics by the @wyvernlingo girls in Manchester last night. 👏👏👏

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



Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo rejoined the Hozier playing support for the last UK appearances of the tour.

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.

Saint Sister

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.

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.

Stoneface Films

More podcast antics have been released. Catch up with Season 2 episodes 3, 4, 5, and 6. If you are new to their madness, you can get the low down in our feature.

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

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Featured photo: Sean Dhondt

Birmingham: February 2, 2016
Happy Mardi Gras!
One Comment
  1. Congratulations Andrew on the BMI award!
    I am madly voting every 24 hrs for the Best Irish Song of 2015
    Yea on the Nomination for a Juno for international Artist! So happy I am 🇨🇦 – and i am cheering for U!

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