Washed Out – Dublin

October 30th, 2013 by

It’s a late one in the Button Factory. Midnight doors for a 1am gig start seemed like a great bank holiday Sunday idea until Saturday night got the better of us, and it feels like we may never see our beds as we force down a few ales. The newly opened Crowbar at the front […]


Hard Working Class Heroes 2013 – part 2

October 21st, 2013 by

State present a photo special of more of the bands that photographer Olga Kuzmenko caught at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin recently. Presenting The Vincent(s), Inni-K, I Have a Tribe, Carriages, September Girls, Little Xs for Eyes and Come on Live Long.



Ane Brun releases ‘Rarities’ album today

October 4th, 2013 by

Without any fanfare, a twitter post announced the release of a new double album from Ane Brun this morning. The album ‘Rarities’ contains some unheard recordings and covers of artists from Beyonce, to Leonard Cohen and Bjork. The Stockholm-based Norweigan plays Vicar St., Dublin on November 16.  







Mary Nally and the No Way Back party

August 9th, 2013 by

Mary Nally is the force behind Drop Everything who have organised some of the most curious events in Ireland’s recent times including a contemporary culture event on Inis Oírr last year plus random events where Icelandic sailors bringing bottles of Opal to pop-up parties in Galway with a constant flow of world-class djs and prosecco. […]