Win tickets to Saint Sister in Dublin and Belfast

November 4th, 2016 by

Having recently released new music in the form of new single ‘Tin Man’, a gorgeous, slowly progressing track of chordal melody, Saint Sister are set to play a string of Irish dates, and State has got a pair of tickets to give away to see the duo at Dublin’s Christchurch on Saturday, as well as at […]

Oh Pep!

November 4th, 2016 by

Who are you and where are you from? Pepi from Oh Pep! from Melbourne, Australia. Who are your favourite artists from home? Big Smoke, Rowena Wise. Check them out. What’s it really like touring? Gig. Van. Hotel. Van. Repeat. What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play? Anywhere in Ireland, of course! (actually). What’s your ideal festival […]

Watch Daithi’s new video for ‘Falling For You’ (feat. Sinead White)

November 3rd, 2016 by

A splendid return to the studio-recording, Daithi’s latest single features Sinead White and is a haunting revision on found-sounds and field-recordings, a technique that the electronically-imbued fiddler has been fond of but never really fully immersed himself in, in the past. ‘Falling For you’ is taken from Daithi’s upcoming Holiday Home EP, which is due for […]

Beach, Ae Mak, Wastefellow and more for Sugar Club show

November 3rd, 2016 by

Join the mighty Beach, Ae Mak, Wastefellow, and more on the 11th of November as they take to the stage of Dublin’s Sugar Club. With half of the proceeds of the show going to the fantastic Aware charity, you’ll be enjoying some top music for a good cause. Tickets are just €12 and can be found here, […]

Win a pair of passes to Metropolis with State & Absolut

November 1st, 2016 by

With just a couple of sleeps left until Metropolis (exciting, right?), State has teamed up with Absolut to offer one lucky winner a pair of passes to see the likes of DJ Shadow, Grace Jones, Groove Armada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Crystal Castles, The Sugarhill Gang and many more. Here’s a little info on what Absolut are bringing to […]

Forbidden Fruit confirms 2017 return

November 1st, 2016 by

The grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham is set to once more host Forbidden Fruit festival. As indicated on the festival’s Facebook page, Forbidden Fruit will return in 2017 for the event’s seventh incarnation, and will take place over the June Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th). Also hinted at with a series of video posts are possible […]

Listen: Enemies – ‘Leaves’

October 28th, 2016 by

How bittersweet it is that one of the final Enemies tracks to be shared by the outfit before they disband for good is so gloriously rhythmic and melodic; completely engaging from beginning to end. ‘Leaves’, the latest single to be taken from the band’s final album Valuables (out December 9 via Topshelf Records) traces a line from their punchy, complex […]

Metropolis reveal stage times, running order & afterparties

October 28th, 2016 by

The final stretch, eh? With just less than a week to go until the RDS is alive with some of the most innovative and iconic acts operating today, the organisers have revealed the stage times, running order, and of course, those all-important afterparties. Running Order & Stage Times Here’s how the opening night looks.. Friday.. […]

Win tickets to Pumarosa at Whelan’s on Halloween night

October 27th, 2016 by

Plans for Halloween night? How about a pair of tickets to go and see London-based five-piece Pumarosa at Whelan’s? The eclectic, melodically focused post-punk outfit have been busy garnering a decent following, and all without a full-length album to speak of. Having built a formidable live reputation with their twisting, darkly elegant setlist, State wants to […]

Jack O’Rourke

October 25th, 2016 by

Who are your favourite artists from your hometown?  Cork has so many great bands and songwriters. I love Mick Flannery’s writing. His edgier new stuff is great, but for me if you sit down anyone at a piano and a guitar and they can break your heart with a ballad, that’s real talent – without […]

Rozi Plain, The Courteeners, Horse Thief, Tom Chaplin..

October 25th, 2016 by

A veritable slew of recent announcements, all covering different tastes, all in one place. Happy planning, folks! Shine Belfast: 21st Birthday feat. Skream, Butch, Psycatron & Scuba – Mandela Hall, Belfast – 29 October Celebrating their 21st Birthday at Queen’s University SU, Shine Belfast are bringing Skream, Butch, Psycatron & Scuba for a night of techno, house and […]

Metropolis announce installations; Bowie & Prince tributes

October 25th, 2016 by

Ever expanding, Metropolis festival is closing in and they’ve announced that there will be fitting tributes to both David Bowie and Prince, two legends that were taken too early by a vengeful 2016. To celebrate the body of work of two of the world’s most original, innovative and iconic artists Metropolis have invited Hot Chip’s Alexis […]

Tanjier – Trip

October 22nd, 2016 by

Tanjier have been impressing for some time now with their idiosyncratic take on electronica-infused alt-pop, and latest single ‘Trip’ is no exception. Accompanied by a bizarre, cerebral video, the track conjures the likes of Depeche Mode via Pet Shop Boys, and fizzes with unusual synth patterns and angular percussive lines – a line frequently toed […]

Radiohead to headline Glastonbury 2017

October 20th, 2016 by

The first headline act to be revealed for Glastonbury 2017 is none other than Radiohead, who will open the festival on Friday, 23 June. Following yet another creative marketing campaign of sorts, that saw the band’s iconic toothy bear logo appear as a giant crop circle beside Glasto’s Pyrmaid Stage, the festival’s organiser Emily Eavis […]