Jenny Hval – The Great Undressing

January 5th, 2017 by

Having released one of the albums of 2016 in Blood Bitch, it’s fair to say that Jenny Hval has enough Grade A material to keep her going for a while, as evidenced by her latest video for ‘The Great Undressing’, as well as the fact that she’ll be going on a big ‘ol tour. A distinctly NSFW visual […]


Watch: SILLK – ‘Switchblades Don’t Sleep’

January 5th, 2017 by

Theatrical, baroque, and really quite engaging, SILLK‘s latest effort ‘Switchblades Don’t Sleep’ comes accompanied by a video that’s a bit nightmarish, though works well in communicating the macabre quality brought to the the table by the four-piece Cork outfit. Taken from their debut Time is a Clock EP, the band describe the single as a “murder ballad”. Fitting really, […]


Listen: David Kitt’s new album Yous

January 4th, 2017 by

Last month, State was fortunate enough to head along to experience the launch of David Kitt‘s latest album Yous, at The Sugar Club. Live, the record proved a collection of “beautifully arranged, genre-straddling, well written songs. Each one strong enough to stand individually.” Now, you can listen to Yous via Bandcamp, gratis, until the 8th of January, before it […]


Coachella 2017 reveals hefty lineup

January 3rd, 2017 by

With Primavera Sound recently dominating the festival news circuit (rightly so there, rightly so), Coachella have revealed a 2017 lineup to rival the Barcelona-based jamboree. Beyonce, Radiohead, and Kendrick Lamar are set to headline a day each, and with a roster featuring the likes of the XX, Bon Iver, Glass Animals, Roisin Murphy, Hans Zimmer, […]


Watch: Ep.1 of Donal Dineen’s new online series This Ain’t No Disco

January 3rd, 2017 by

What an incredible treat to begin the year with (we may have been asleep when this was released a week or so ago..ahem). Donal Dineen and Miles O’Reilley (Arbitus Yarns) have turned their couple of pairs of mits to a new audio-visual venture, and just one episode in, it’s shaping up to be something special indeed. This […]


Output Belfast set for 2017 return

December 19th, 2016 by

Having showcased a tremendous selection of emerging and evolving talent across the Irish music industry at the beginning of 2016, Output Belfast will once again take over Belfast’s Cathedral Qtr to offer music fans and industry heads the opportunity to catch new music, talks, seminars and much more in February 2017. Belfast City Council, along with Generator […]


Deftones announce two Vicar St dates for May

December 19th, 2016 by

Legendary alt-rockers Deftones have revealed that they’ll be touring latest album Gore in 2017, with a double date scheduled in for Vicar Street, Dublin. The Sacramento outfit have never been ones to to tread the well-beaten path of conventional rock, often imbuing their output with shades of psychedelia, indie, and metal – a truly innovative band, catch them […]


Bon Iver, Flying Lotus & More announced for Forbidden Fruit’s Monday

December 15th, 2016 by

Set to return from 3-5 June 2017, Forbidden Fruit have revealed that none other than Bon Iver will headline the festival’s Bank Holiday Monday slot, as well as curate the rest of the acts playing on that day. Justin Vernon, whose latest album 22, A Million received widespread critical acclaim, has picked Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, […]


Watch: Saint Sister – ‘Tin Man’

December 14th, 2016 by

It’s unsurprising that Saint Sister are a continuing presence on our radar. Original, graceful, and with a penchant for melodically charged, haunting arrangements, the duo of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty are a sonic force to be celebrated. Having recently shared the audio for latest effort ‘Tin Man’, Saint Sister have now revealed the accompanying […]


Indiependence 2017 reveals first headline acts

December 14th, 2016 by

Set to once more take place at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Indiependence will run from 4-6 of August 2017, and with the Manic Street Preachers, The Coronas, and Sigma announced as the first big acts to grace the stage, you’ll best be quick in nabbing a ticket. But fret not, there will be no increase in the […]


The Jesus & Mary Chain announce Irish shows; share new music

December 12th, 2016 by

Legendary post-punk outfit The Jesus & Mary Chain have revealed that they’ll be touring in 2017 to mark the release of Damage and Joy, their first new LP in 18 years. Having shared ‘Amputation’, the first single to be taken from the new album which is out on March 24th 2017, the band will embark on […]


Win tickets to The Altered Hours at the Grand Social

December 9th, 2016 by

With so many great gigs happening and spending power being a bit tight at this time of year, we’d like to send you to see one of the best homegrown bands operating today at the Grand Social next week. The Altered Hours are finishing off what has been a landmark year, and with a live presence to […]


Fleet Foxes announce second Iveagh Gardens date

December 6th, 2016 by

Having recently announced a show for Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens for Friday, 14th July 2017, Fleet Foxes have now added a second date due to demand. They’ll now also play on July 13th. Absent from Ireland since June 2011, when they played at the Marquee in Cork, the announcement follows the news via Robin Pecknold that the third Fleet […]


Guns N’ Roses announce Slane headliner for May 2017

December 5th, 2016 by

Announced first thing this morning at a special press conference in Bruxelles Bar, Dublin, Guns N’ Roses are set to headline at Slane Castle on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Recently reunited with original members Slash and Duff McKagan, the legendary hard-rock outfit will play Slane as part of their upcoming European tour, marking 25 years […]