The Sydney Morning Herald: Take Me To Church takes Hozier into a very weird world

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Take Me To Church takes Hozier into a very weird world

The Sydney Morning Herald: Take Me To Church takes Hozier into a very weird world27 March, 2015Andrew Hozier-Byrne – more often known simply as Hozier, or that bloke with the Take Me To Church song – would be happy not be asked about his hair (let’s take it as read that yes, it’s lo...

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The Sunday Times: Taken to our hearts

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The Sunday Times: Taken to our hearts

The Sunday Times: Taken to our hearts15 March 2015Poetic and gangly, Hozier is an unlikely pop sensation, but that's what this quiet man has becomeDan CairnsThere aren't, God knows and more's the pity, many songwriters who can describe their hit single in the following terms.“The song was b...

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The New York Times - Review: Hozier at Beacon Theater With Somber Songs of Love and Other Futilities

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The New York Times - Review: Hozier at Beacon Theater With Somber Songs of Love and Other Futilities

The New York Times - Review: Hozier at Beacon Theater With Somber Songs of Love and Other Futilities8 March, 2015Hozier, the Irish songwriter who performed at the Beacon Theater on Friday night, is a somber phenomenon. His songs ponder passion, mortality, compulsion and sin. His voice is a richly m...

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Boston Herald- Last Best Show: Hozier at House of Blues Boston5 March, 2015

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Boston Herald- Last Best Show: Hozier at House of Blues Boston5 March, 2015

Boston Herald- Last Best Show: Hozier at House of Blues Boston5 March, 2015By: Brendan McGuirkThe problem with a monster hit is that you can hear it so many times that you stop really listening.“If I’m a pagan of the good times, my lover’s the sunlight.”The lyric is from Hozier&rsq...

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Montreal Gazette- Concert review: Hozier has more than a Church to his name

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Montreal Gazette- Concert review: Hozier has more than a Church to his name

Montreal Gazette- Concert review: Hozier has more than a Church to his name4 March, 2015For an artist whose most famous lyric is coloured with a sacrilegious streak, Andrew Hozier-Byrne had no trouble finding something to believe in at Metropolis on Tuesday.If the 24-year-old Irish singer-songwrite...

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Concert review: Hozier brings the power and the glory to the LC

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Concert review: Hozier brings the power and the glory to the LC

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Fresh Independence: ANDREW HOZIER-BYRNE: WICKLOW, IRELAND

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Fresh Independence: ANDREW HOZIER-BYRNE: WICKLOW, IRELAND

Fresh Independence: ANDREW HOZIER-BYRNE: WICKLOW, IRELAND15 February, 2015What are the Twenty First Century Blues? And who shall we find to sing them?From trivial first world problems to the seismic shifts in geopolitics, the modern Blues resonate down the years with the same eternal themes – l...

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Gigwise: HOZIER @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON 

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Gigwise: HOZIER @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON 

Gigwise: HOZIER @ SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON 31 January, 2015‘It’s just so easy to fall in love with his heart-wrenching storytelling’Since releasing single ‘Take Me To Church' in 2013 Andrew Hozier-Byrne, or just Hozier to most, has had an incredible few years.At the age ...

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The Guardian: Hozier review – spectral enchantment with a student of the blues

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The Guardian: Hozier review – spectral enchantment with a student of the blues

The Guardian: Hozier review – spectral enchantment with a student of the blues3 February, 2015Shepherd's Bush Empire, London This Wicklow bluesman is the real deal – morbid, intense and isolated, with a voice aged beyond his years“The crashing desolation of Andrew Hozier-Bynre's debu...

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Clash Music Report: Hozier Stuns Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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Clash Music Report: Hozier Stuns Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Clash Music Report: Hozier Stuns Shepherd’s Bush Empire2 February, 2015The past 12 months have – it’s fair to say – been kind to Hozier.Opening 2014 as a virtual unknown, the Irish singer watched as hit debut album went Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic. Initially a shy performe...

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The Independent: Hozier at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, gig review: Mind-blowing talent

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The Independent: Hozier at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, gig review: Mind-blowing talent

The Independent: Hozier at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, gig review: Mind-blowing talent1 February, 2015In the surrounding gloom of Shepherd's Bush Empire, a tall, lean figure takes his place on the stage and hums out the first few notes of “Angel Of Small Death & the Codeine Scene”.Inter...

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Rolling Stone: Behind Hozier’s Unlikely Rise

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Rolling Stone: Behind Hozier’s Unlikely Rise

Rolling Stone: Behind Hozier’s Unlikely Rise29th January, 2014Meet the singer behind the smash “Take Me to Church”A little less than two years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrne sat down at the piano in his parents’ home near Dublin to work on a song called “Take Me to Church.&r...

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