Roskilde 2013 – Day 3, Saturday

July 17th, 2013 by

Knowing you went home in daylight means very little at this time of year in Denmark. You could have had a tame 2.30 night out, or it could have been 7am – the day rises very quick. We seem fresh enough to indicate it was the earlier time which is good because you need to […]


Roskilde 2013 – Day 2, Friday

July 16th, 2013 by

We are up, fed and washed as lunchtime approaches and Norway’s Highasakite are like a gentle day-glo shoehorn into the day. Painted faces, multi-instrumentalists and Ingrid Håvik’s soft but cracking voice, it’s a pop overhaul on a folk aesthetic. A new track near the close has her hit noises so strange that we were looking […]


Roskilde 2013 – Day 1, Thursday

July 15th, 2013 by

On our arrival outside the entrance to the Roskilde festival 2013 we are greeted by a car with a huge phallus mounted on top so we just take that as a Danish welcome and walk through the gates on a perfectly temperate, dry-ish day. The four day feast has a nice balance of big-name heavy […]



Roskilde Festival – live streaming

July 4th, 2013 by

State is just an hour away from touching down at the Roskilde Festival site for our annual visit but great news has just come for anyone not en route to Denmark’s biggest music festival. They will be streaming a number of concerts live, in full and worldwide from their home page at Roskilde-festival.dk over the […]



Chromatics & Glass Candy, The Village, Dublin

June 20th, 2013 by

You know that feeling when you suddenly fall in love with someone so cool. Not just cool, but SOUND too. Quietly confident, good at what they do, not a jock or a cheerleader, but just on their own level, yet floating above the other bores. And you’re at a party and you just see them […]



Inni-K house concert, Portobello in photos

June 12th, 2013 by

One of State’s Faces of 2013, Inni-K is currently performing a series of concerts in people’s houses across Ireland. This innovative gigging has her touring not just all over the country but also looking at potential concerts in Berlin and New York to coincide with some trips she has planned there. On a sunny Saturday […]




Haim, Whelans – in photos

May 27th, 2013 by

The deservedly hyped Haim never let the ball drop once in a stuffed-to-the-gills Whelan’s on Saturday night. Photos of the gig by Debbie Hickey.


Evening Songs live report and photo gallery

May 20th, 2013 by

Tea and gingerbread men are the offerings at the bar/tuck shop in Christchurch Cathedral for tonight’s special event marking State’s five years as an entity and raising much needed funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The brainchild of DIT’s Annette Udell, the three bands appearing – Young Wonder, Heathers and Ham Sandwich – have all […]