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Has It’s really been four years since the release of Hozier’s debut album, Nina Cried Power marks his long-awaited return. The four track EP was released on September 6th and serves as a taster for what’s to come.

The EP is a callback to past eras, yet current and relevant. The titular track is a nod to Nina Simone. While Hozier acknowledged that he was inspired by the civil rights movement, and its musical forerunners; John Lennon, Joni Mitchell and so on, in today’s political landscape, it’s clear that the tone of Nina Cried Power originated from much more than nostalgia. Just in the past few months, Hozier has stood publicly in protest of systematic religion and anti-abortion laws in his Irish homeland. The opening track of the EP is a loud, funky call to arms, with a hook consisting of “cry power!” backed by a gospel choir, and he has stated that the message of the track “was to credit the actuality of hope, solidarity and love found in the human spirit at a time when their opposites were being given a mainstream platform 24/7”

Listen to ‘Nina Cried Power feat. Mavis Staples’ from the Nina Cried Power EP:

The rest of the EP is less political. “NFWMB” is a seductive love ballad, with verses of biblical and nature imagery interluded with the refrain “nothing fucks with my baby”. “Moment’s Silence” is the aural equivalent of an open mic night in deep Texas, with a chorus reminiscent of The Black Keys, and sure to be a festival favorite. The EP’s closer, “Shrike”, shows Hozier at his most stripped back and vulnerable as he sings about lost love. The track is backed by violin and acoustic guitar, which paired together, create a nostalgic, Celtic melody.

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BARN ON THE FARM’s first year started in 2010 and since then this uniquely atmospheric small festival held in two barns on a Gloucester farm has had incredible success and with such impressive line-ups with Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran Bastille and Gabrielle Aplin. With the best of rising stars in Indie Folk, Acoustic and contemporary singer songwriters and the added indie or Synth rock bands on the line up it looks a superb weekend,the feeling you get the musicians enjoy the event as much as the festival goers.

this years Fat Angel must see acts include, AMBER RUN here is the wonderful track “Spark”

Irish singer songwriter Hozier who is about to become one of the acts of the year

Hozier made his major american network this year on the Letterman Show, He performed the title track to his amazing debut EP , The signs were there in how his ‘Take Me To Church’ single broke big online at the tail end of 2013, but nobody could quite grasp how huge Hozier was about to become in the States. Andrew Hozier-Byrne has kept things modest. His mum designs the album art. His songs aren’t massively showy, instead shouting bold truths without being preachy. A self-titled LP made the top five on these shores, but it was in North America where things took charge. Charting at No2 in the American Charts was one thing, but it’s held the #1 spot on the Folk Chart for eight solid weeks, ranking as the biggest Irish breakthrough. Also  ‘Take Me To Church’ ended up ranking as the most-streamed single online. Jamie Milton

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This is a awesome song from Hozier remixed by Jack Steadman of the Bombay Bicycle Club,

Irish Singer Songwriter and from Bray Co Wicklow has had a huge year with the breakthrough track “Take Me To  Church” with his debut album release this September.and a string of festival dates around the UK

taken from a session Hozier undertook for WFUV radio, this soulful classic rock with a bluesy gospel vocal is set to be a huge attraction already pulling huge crowds for his set at festivals Andrew Hozier-Byrne a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter from Ireland, already two succesfull Eps, His much anticipated debut should be available in October.

Hozier and possibily one of the biggest songs of the year

Hozier and the title track from the first same titled Ep and a huge sounding song that has become a huge hit through word of mouth. known simply as Hozier he is the son of a musician and was offered the chance to record some demos fre Universal. He is from Bray in Ireland he was a member of the group Anunia until 2012 ,

Hozier has to be one of the hottest bands to see this summer, with a selection of amazing performances on sessions and you tube clips,

 

Irish Singer Songwriter Hozier is ready to be one of the most wanted at Music festivals this summer