In A Week: March 13 to March 19, 2016

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


The Walking Dead

Arsonist’s Lullabye continues to get buzz from being featured in the March 6 episode of The Walking Dead.  The song  was one of the fastest- trending Shazams heading into the week, eventually setting a Shazam record for TV syncs. You can now listen to Arsonist’s Lullabye on Hozier’s Vevo Youtube channel or download it from iTunes.


TIMmusic Onstage Awards

Hozier won the International Talent of the Future Award from Italy’s TIMmusic Onstage Awards.

War Child

Hozier reads a poem by a Syrian boy, Omar, in this video from War Child marking the fifth year of conflict in Syria. War Child is an initiative working to protect and support children affected by armed conflict. The video, which also features Carey Mulligan, Dianna Agron, Jack Whitehall, Rita Ora, Jack Garrett, and Marcus Mumford, was shot at the time of the Winter Wassail performance in December 2015.

Hozier was featured in the Czech version of Newsweek magazine, Newsweek Česko.

Band News

Alex Ryan found time to write another amazing soundtrack for Lagoon Picture’s newest feature. (See below for more.)

Eoin Boyle, an Irish singer-songwriter, released a new video featuring Rory Doyle on drums.


Hozier stopped into RTÉ’s Two Tube to have a chat about life post-tour and what’s next.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patricks day from Ireland! X 💚🍀 #stpatricksday #puppy

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

To celebrate the day, Sonic 102.9 shared a clip of an older interview from Sonic Boom with Hozier clearing up misconceptions about Ireland.

And check out this great St. Paddy’s Day video from Jameson featuring Wyvern Lingo‘s Fairytale as the soundtrack.

Of course, what is Saint Patrick’s Day without some great Irish music? So many Hozier friends and alumni on this Golden Plec playlist:

Happy Birthday, Hozier!

We did a special #TBT looking back at Hozier’s last two birthdays spent on the road. And we’ve updated the post with highlights from this year’s birthday greetings for Hozier.

Happy Birthday #TBT


Little Green Cars

The band is in high gear promoting their new album with their North American tour beginning next week. Ephemera was BBC 6 Music’s Album of the Day and Little Green Cars was featured on CBC Radio’s Taste Test on March 16.  Little Green Cars made their own visit to Two Tube on March 18.  They also did radio sessions for  2FM, TXFM, and Queens Radio.  The band released a spotify playlist of songs that inspire them. And Faye O’Rourke finally caved and joined twitter.

Lastly, Little Green Cars kicked off their Ephemera tour with two sold out shows at Whelans on March 18 and 19th.

Wyvern Lingo

Letters to Willow was featured on CBC’s Songs You Need To HearCaoimhe Barry spoke with Motley Magazine.  And the band did a session for Spin 1038.

Saint Sister

This week Saint Sister was off to the United States for SXSW 2016. They got off to a harrowing start when Gemma’s harp did not make their connecting flight. Fortunately, she arrived just in time for the first gig at Hotel Second Play Stage.

The duo played Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room on March 16 where Hozier’s also played at SXSW 2014. On March 17, Saint Sister played FLOODfest and while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Austin,  were also The Great Escape’s Band of the Day. The pair finished off their SXSW adventure with a set at Full Irish Breakfast.

Ruby Amanfu

Ruby will be performing at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s Club B10 on April 2.  She’s also spent some time working with Nashville producer and singer-songwriter Trent Dabbs. Their last single Turn Our Eyes Away was very successful, appearing in an episode of Pretty Little Liars.

Lagoon Pictures

Lagoon Pictures released the visual pitch for their latest feature film, a serial killer thriller titled: Gemini.  Brian Gleeson is the lead actor in the film but the true stars of the trailer are the impeccable cinematography from Tommy Fitzgerald and Alex Ryan‘s mood-setting score. Gemini was written and directed by Patrick Ryan and edited by Connor Fitzpatrick. The trailer has received positive reaction online including press from Scannain.

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

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Happy Birthday #TBT
In A Week: March 20 to March 26, 2016
  1. Great to relive the week and tbt 2015.
    A lovely birthday for Andrew and St Patrick’s Day for all! The one day we are all Irish ❤️☘💚
    As always thank you ❤️🇨🇦

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