In A Week is our look back at Hozier highlights and happenings from the previous week.
April 16, 2016 was Record Store Day, an international day that celebrates independent record stores with special release editions. Hozier’s Take Me To Church EP released for the first time as a picture disc on vinyl in very limited quantities.
— Hozier (@Hozier) April 16, 2016
ABC News Radio published an interview with Hozier where he talks about his new music.
In the Woods Somewhere provides cinematic tension to the soundtrack of the Dark Souls 3 launch trailer, released this week.
Bob Boilen from NPR’s All Songs Considered and the creator of the Tiny Desk Concert series released a book of interviews last week entitled, Your Song Changed My Life. It includes Hozier and his answer to the question, which you can find here.
Billboard asked musicians, including Hozier, what they would name their own tell-all memoir.
On Sunday, April 10 Hozier appeared on The Talking Dead, a chat show about The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. The full episode plus extras is available on the AMC website to US cable subscribers. If you’ve watched the show and want to know more about the events that were discussed from Fear The Walking Dead, you can watch the season premiere online (no login required).
— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) April 11, 2016
For a while, BBC Radio 1 had removed Hozier’s Live Lounge performances from YouTube. This may have only been temporary as they have started to re-appear on the new BBCRadio1VEVO channel.
From Eden recorded on his visit on 1 September, 2015:
Jackie and Wilson from Hozier’s stop in the Live Lounge on 8 December, 2015:
Live From The Artists Den
The Hozier episode of Live From The Artists Den started airing recently on PBS stations in the USA. Check listings: USA and International viewers. Additional videos and bonus interview on The Artists Den Hozier page.
— Christina Choriatis (@CChoriatis) April 11, 2016
Rory Doyle with Bell X1
Rory Doyle joined his former bandmates for their appearance on The Ray D’Arcy Show on April 16, 2016 to play The Upswing. The performance is also available on RTE player until Monday May 16, 2016.
Hozier is lying low and enjoying himself. Mostly.
God help the room-service delivery man beyond the door should he hear the noises made when the first fry reaches the mouth. #hangover
— Hozier (@Hozier) April 17, 2016
Alex Ryan celebrated his birthday on April 11.
— Saint Sister (@Saint_Sister_) April 11, 2016
Many thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone. You're all splendid.
— Alex Ryan (@alexryanbass) April 11, 2016
One year ago Alex spent his birthday at Coachella and treated the audience to a “sexy bass solo” on Jungle Love while the band treated him to cake. Two years ago, Alex was in studio with Hozier tracking bass for the album. Don’t miss our feature on Alex Ryan.
Lorraine Barnes was getting some colourful inspiration in Spain and rising early to meet the day.
— Lorraine Barnes (@lorenguerra5) April 15, 2016
Mia Fitzgerald was in Los Angeles, soaking up the sunshine and the city lights.
Rachael Lampa was back at The Ryman in Nashville but this time in the audience to see her friend Tori Kelly perform. The tiny hands made an appearance with Tori too.
Rory Doyle shared words of wisdom from the set of The Ray D’arcy Show with Bell X1.
Looking forward to playing the Ray Darcy show with the Bell X 1 boys tonight. Well I am now after having to do a fairly quick dash to my motor after my bottom snare skin decided to explode all by itself during the run through. Glad I learned the lesson of always having spares at hand many moons ago! Now that I think about it, that lesson was learned a good while back and yes it just happened to be mid way through a Bell X 1 show. Although that time it was the top skin…. No coming back from that one half way through a tune eh! Well, the wheel… Full circle and all that! #Bell X1 #zildjian #ludwig #hozier #vater #musicmaker
This week Hozier introduced his friends, Romes. The four members of Romes were all previously members of Nightbox, who formed in County Wicklow in the late naughts. Now calling Toronto home, Romes has a new sound and a brand-new EP, Believe. Romes was named New Band of the Week by the Guardian. Listen on Spotify or watch the video for Believe.
— Hozier (@Hozier) April 12, 2016
Little Green Cars
Little Green Cars hit the half way point in their tour this week and played Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville and Atlanta. Check their web site for east-coast tour dates.
They stopped for an in-store performance at Cactus Music in Houston. Here they are performing You Vs. Me from Ephemera and a cover of Galveston.
And Stevie Appleby celebrated his birthday on April 15 in Nashville.
Wyvern Lingo played the Trinity Ball, a show that Karen Cowley, Hozier, Alex Ryan and many other friends have played as part of the Trinity Orchestra.
— IMRO (@IMROireland) April 16, 2016
Gemma and Morgan have wrapped up recording their second EP! They were featured on Southwind Blows and have an upcoming show on May 27 at the Unitarian Church in Dublin. They also announced that they’re on the bill for Another Love Story in August.
This has been our view for the past two weeks… Just finished recording EP #2! X pic.twitter.com/SnQiKDUEOy
— Saint Sister (@Saint_Sister_) April 16, 2016
Alana Henderson contributed some vocals to her brother Jarlath Henderson‘s solo album called Broken Hearts, Heads Turned released last month. It takes traditional folk songs and fuses them with electronics, world beat rhythms and jazz elements. Jarlath was the youngest ever recipient of the BBC Young Folk award in 2003 and an award-winning uilleann piper. He recently released a short documentary about the making of the album.
BARQ had the spotlight on the Independent’s Windmill Lane Sessions and were announced for the Groove Festival in Wicklow this July.
— Groove Festival (@GrooveFestival) April 16, 2016
We loved this line from Golden Plec: “…the band has been jokingly referred to as the Mickey Mouse Club of Irish music because of the levels of success achieved by former members…” Those former members include Hozier, Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo) and Dylan Lynch (Little Green Cars).
— ZASKA (@zaskamusic) April 11, 2016
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