Perfume Genius announces December Tivoli Theatre show

September 5th, 2017 by

Having just begun an ungodly comedown after Electric Picnic (probably?), and with a killer record in No Shape released to critical acclaim earlier this year, Perfume Genius has announced a headline show for Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre, on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Tickets, priced at €23.50 including booking fee, go on sale on Friday 8th September at 9am and can be […]


Win a pair of tickets to American Football at the Button Factory

September 1st, 2017 by

Alt-Emo legends American Football play Dublin’s Button Factory on Monday, 4 September – but you already knew that, didn’t you? Eh? They also released a beast of an album back in October ’16, the eponymous follow up to their eponymous debut, which, incidentally, was the follow up to their eponymous EP. State has a pair of […]


Details & artists revealed for Battle for the Lake 2017

August 31st, 2017 by

Battle for the Lake is returning for a its seventh annual outing and has revealed the artist lineup details taking to Mayo’s Keel lake from the 29th of September – 1st October 2017. Set on Achill Island, Keel lake will host the likes of Daithi, Military Road, Vernon Jane, Wollff, Paddy Casey, Wob, Megacone, and more. More than a […]


Win tickets to Moira Calling Festival 2017

August 31st, 2017 by

A rather new addition to the Irish festival calendar, Moira Calling is set to return to Moira, Co. Armagh from the 8th-9th of September. With a lineup including the likes of Emerald Armada, Girls Names, Stomptown Brass, brand new friend, Franklyn, Ryan Vail, Orchid Collective, Silences, and more, it’s set to be an unmissable celebration […]


Watch: Rews continue to impress with latest effort ‘Shine’

August 24th, 2017 by

One of our Faces of 2017, London-based Irish duo Rews have released a new single. ‘Shine’ is taken from the band’s debut album, Pyro, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and is scheduled for release on the 3rd of November. The track itself is indicative of the skill and ferocity with which the duo continue to carve […]


Watch: Pursued by Dogs – ‘Iceland’

August 23rd, 2017 by

And now for something a little different… The second release from Pursued By Dogs’ forthcoming debut full-length, ‘Iceland’ follows on from ‘A Tunnel’ and sees the band take on board Kilkenny-based animator, Suzanne Williams for the visual accompaniment. The video for ‘Iceland’, in fact, is a snippet of from Suzanne’s short film Terrain. Recorded by producer James […]


Casa Bacardi at Electric Picnic 2017 reveals artists and stage times

August 23rd, 2017 by

Returning once again to bring the best of homegrown and international dance music to Electric Picnic, Casa Bacardi have revealed those all important stage times. So, get the itinerary put together to see Mylo, Jackmaster (check out his recent Boiler Room below), Krafty Kuts, Mix & Fairbanks, Hammer, and many more bring the bass to […]


Final lineup announcement as Electric Picnic 2017 nears ever closer

August 20th, 2017 by

With just over a week to go, Electric Picnic have revealed the last lineup announcement ahead of those all-important stage times, site maps, and last minute spectacles set for Stradbally. Joining the ranks of Ireland’s biggest music festival are Giggs, Le Galaxie, All Tvvins, Clark, Tiga, King King Company, Rusangano Family, Talos, The Riptide Movement, Otherkin, […]


Brand New set for Olympia show in November

August 17th, 2017 by

Currently working their way through a new LP (yay), Brand New have announced that they’ll play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday the 16th of November (yay). The NY band’s grasp of the darker elements of pop-punk, and eventual leanings toward emo, have seen them become something of a cult-favourite, and with a considerably quiet period […]


Arvo Party – Arvo Party

August 16th, 2017 by

The debut full-length from Belfast ambient/electronica artist Herb Magee as Arvo Party is leaps and bounds ahead of some of the musician’s previous work under the moniker, as well as earlier forays into guitar-based music as bassist for alt-rock outfit LaFaro. Challenging convention and bucking current Northern Irish dancefloor orientated trends, Magee’s Arvo Party stretches compositions into […]


Listen: Rory Nellis – ‘Gas & Air’

August 15th, 2017 by

The Belfast singer-songwriter who increasingly needs little introduction here on State.ie, Rory Nellis has released a strikingly poignant and beautifully arranged new track in the form of ‘Gas & Air’. The follow up to ‘All I Ever Wanted Was A Chance’, and taken from his forthcoming LP There Are Enough Songs In The World (due […]


Jerry Fish’s Electric Sideshow reveals Electric Picnic ’17 lineup and festivities

August 13th, 2017 by

An ever popular addition to the main Electric Picnic festivities, and now in its fifth (!) year, Jerry Fish’s “majestic, magnificent and at moments chilling” Electric Sideshow is returning to Stradbally for more madness. Of course, music is the core focus, but joining acts such as Kormac, The Strypes, Bantum, R.S.A.G., Waldorf & Cannon, Columbia Mills, […]


Help Musicians launch new Northern Ireland funding initiative

August 3rd, 2017 by

Help Musicians, the leading independent UK music charity, has increased its investment in Northern Irish musicians’ careers as the charity launches its new Help Musicians Develop funding scheme. The Fusion Fund, commencing in NI, and the UK-wide Transmission Fund will offer NI-based musicians the opportunity to gain funding and assistance in career development, cross disciplinary, collaborative, and research and development projects. The funds will see a £270,000 investment […]


Watch: This Ain’t No Disco Episode III

August 1st, 2017 by

A constantly surprising and enriching audio-visual experience, This Ain’t No Disco from messrs Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly once more ups the ante in terms of quality and style. Following on from episodes featuring the likes of Villagers’ Conor O’Brien, as well as Nico Muhly, Katie Kim, and Sunken Foal, Episode III brings together  Rusangano […]