Bleeding Heart Pigeons at Other Voice 2015 in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Glen Hansard **** Lest we forget, Glen Hansard presented the inaugural series of Other Voices during the great Irish singer-songwriter boom of 2003.(...)

Sylvie Simmons: ‘I just decided that I would move out to LA because I wanted to be a rock writer. And since I had all the qualifications I needed – except a penis – I had to move away from London.’ Photograph: Di Holmes

After just 10 minutes in Sylvie Simmons’s company, it’s easy to see why she counts members of Motley Crue and Metallica as personal friends, and wh(...)