Win a pair of tickets to Royal Blood, At The Drive-In, & Black Honey

June 8th, 2017 by

With the frankly beautiful announcement that At The Drive-In and Black Honey will support Royal Blood on their upcoming tour, including a 3Arena date on the 26th November, State has a pair of tickets to give away to see the alt-rockers do their proverbial thang. The run of shows is set to be Royal Blood’s biggest headline tour to […]


La Femme

June 7th, 2017 by

La Femme sit somewhere on an idiosyncratic sound spectrum where they don’t seem to commit to one particular brand of noise making. Influenced by Cold Wave, No Wave, Surf Rock, and often found proliferating the motorik insistency of Krautrock, their’s is a musical powerhouse of vibrancy and intensity. Ever expanding, and with new music in the […]


Forbidden Fruit ’17

June 1st, 2017 by

With a lineup that seems to get weightier year by year, this weekend’s 2017 edition of Forbidden Fruit has been at the forefront of State’s collective editorial brain for some time now. Boasting a healthy supply of urban, indie, and electronic acts – some homegrown, some internationally and critically renowned – the three day city festival, which […]


Win a Golden Ticket to every Bulmer’s Live at Leopardstown show

May 31st, 2017 by

You may be the kind of person who enjoys the odd gig, or you may be the kind of person that likes to relentlessly attend live music events of every shade until your milennial ennui dissipates into the carnivalesque, gin & tonic-soaked ether. Whether you’re the former, the latter, or somewhere in between, we’d like to […]


Listen: Swimmers Jackson – ‘Summer’s Here’

May 31st, 2017 by

Perhaps better known for Bouts, as well as for former three-piece Swimmers (amongst others), Niall Jackson’s latest foray into solo musical territory comes in under the guise of Swimmers Jackson, and he’s just dropped a first effort, taken from from an as yet untitled EP. ‘Summer’s Here’, an apt title given the vibrant nature of […]


Shadow Police

May 30th, 2017 by

Belfast’s Shadow Police are something of a breath of fresh air as electronic-indie music grows increasingly commercially sterile. The duo of Daniel Thornton and Matthew Duly, fresh-faced as they may be, are distinctly aware of their chosen genre’s electro-pop forefathers, and latest track ‘Dead Dance’ betrays a nod to the kind of melodic, shimmering timbres of […]


Win tickets to see Agnes Obel in the Olympia Theatre

May 30th, 2017 by

If you caught Agnes Obel’s recent album Citizens of Glass you may well have been found yourself immersed in the kind of transcendental, baroque arrangements that form a darker shade within the experimental folk spectrum. A highly talented multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter with an enviable grasp on the human condition, Obel is a force to […]


Silverbacks – Sink The Fat Moon (EP)

May 23rd, 2017 by

Currently out galavanting across the digital ether (and available to purchase, wink wink), Silverbacks’ new Sink The Fat Moon EP is a work of fuzzed-out insouciance. Cool and uncomplicated noise-rock is the name of the game, and across its five tracks Sink The Fat Moon delivers in spades. Spearheaded by Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly, before […]


Joey Bada$$ will play the Olympia Theatre in October

May 22nd, 2017 by

One of hip hop’s most talented young proponents, Joey Bada$$ will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 30th of October. The rapper has previously made appearances at the Academy and the Irish festival circuit. Following on from All Amerikkkan Bada$$ and having recently teamed up with Dublin’s Rejjie Snow for ‘Purple Tuesday’, fans are in for […]


Listen to a new EP from Burial

May 19th, 2017 by

Following on from Youth Death / Nightmarket, a nice surprise release from Burial last November, and a recent remix of Goldie’s seminal ‘Inner City Life’, the producer has today quietly put out a new two-track EP. Subtemple / Beachfires is a pretty stunning representation of the kind of murky, dubby soundscapes and haunted synths Burial does so well. Listen to the […]


Grizzly Bear set for Vicar St show

May 19th, 2017 by

With the announcement of new album Painted Ruins (out August 18th via RCA), experimental indie-rockers Grizzly Bear have announced a headline show at Vicar St, Dublin, on the 5th of October. Their fifth full-length record, Painted Ruins is preceded by new track ‘Mourning Sound’, which you can listen to below. Tickets for the Grizzly Bear […]


Details revealed for Forbidden Fruit by Night

May 18th, 2017 by

As is usually the case after the main party winds down, the afterparty becomes of prime importance. In this respect, Forbidden Fruit may well have you covered for another year. Set to takeover some key venues in and around Dublin city centre during the June Bank Holiday weekend, Forbidden Fruit by Night has revealed its […]


RIP Chris Cornell

May 18th, 2017 by

One of the most iconic voices of a generation, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, and accomplished solo artist, Chris Cornell has sadly passed away at the age of 52. A statement from his representative, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. The legendary grunge pioneer was still touring, and had remaining dates to play. […]


Celtronic announces its 2017 headliners

May 17th, 2017 by

Returning to Derry for its seventeenth anniversary (!!) this summer, Wednesday June 28th  – Sunday July 2nd, Celtronic has revealed the headline acts taking over venues like The Guildhall and St Columb’s Hall. Detroit legend Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Shit Robot, Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Levon Vincent, Job Jobse, as well as homegrown talent […]