Hot Press 43-02: Picture This

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The Athy band reveal all as they prepare for the release of their second album, MDRN LV, next month.

Picture This have broken all sorts of records since they first landed on the scene late in 2015, but surely their crowning achievement was becoming the first band in history to sell out five nights at the 3Arena.

Ahead of their mammoth run of performances in Dublin, Hot Press learns about the stories behind the songs on their fantastic new album, MDRN LV, as well as hearing about the most meaningful live experiences, their admiration for the likes of Oasis, Johnny Cash The Stone Roses (whose drummer Mani has a deep, personal connection with Athy), Ryan Hennessy’s libido (read and find out…) and what went down when the band was asked to conduct an exclusive interview with The 1975 at the start of this year.

Conducted by Hot Press Deputy Editor Stuart Clark, with an exclusive photoshoot by Head Photographer Miguel Ruiz, this is an in-depth, honest look at a band whose runaway success has become one of the most remarkable achievements in Irish music. Both Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford talk about their growth as musicians, how they developed the sound for their second album out in the States, and why the friendships and relationships within the band are stronger than they’ve ever been.