State @ Roskilde ’08 – Day One

July 4th, 2008 by

Mother Nature is firm, but she is also fair. After last year spent pissing all over Roskilde’s festival – relentlessly – she makes amends by bathing us in a cloudless sky and temperatures in the high 20s. Wellies have been replaced by roman sandal-type footwear and rain jackets have been replaced by, well, golden Scandinavian skin everywhere you look. Spirits are high and with good cause.


Kylie, Forum, Copenhagen, June 8th

June 9th, 2008 by

Kylie is a legend. Of course she is ‘A’ legend but she gives an impression of such damn soundness that you want to bring her over for tea, introduce her to your girlfriend and all your buddies and then play Singstar doing shots. She’d have to sing to her own songs and it’d be the most fun night you ever had it. Ahem, but back to the Forum in Copenhagen.


Bell X1, Rust, Copenhagen

May 12th, 2008 by

Not an easily thrown out phrase but a fact, it IS the hottest day of the year so far in Copenhagen and the high 20’s are full of girls glistening on bikes and topless boys out jogging. The city is all parklife, lakes and white wine outside cafés.


Editors, Olympia Theatre, Dublin

February 22nd, 2008 by

Everything becomes subjective at a certain point. From whether ‘real’ is real right through the gamut to “is there too little dry ice on the stage?” and State ran through a lot of these thoughts last night perched up in the pit.