Dublin Doc Fest 2017

November 17th, 2017 by

‘Can you remind me again why you are making this?’ asks Sook, an undocumented immigrant working thanklessly in an L.A. Koreatown spa, and the subject of Hong Kim’s Se Shin Sa. This is the first and last time anyone in the 14 short films screened at Dublin Doc Fest will directly address a filmmaker. For […]


The State Film Forecast: November 2017

November 10th, 2017 by

It’s November, a time associated in the popular imaginary as much with fireworks and bonfires as it is with rain. These seemingly contradictory elements of the penultimate month of the year can be seen manifest in its new releases. For every star-studded sequel to a billion-dollar blockbuster, there’s a small but buzzy indie flick which […]


Will Stratton

November 4th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? I’m Will Stratton and I live in Beacon, New York, a little town on the Hudson River north of New York City. Who are your favourite artists from home? I don’t know, that’s a pretty broad question when you consider the amount of music that has come […]


The Slow Readers Club

October 21st, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? We are the Slow Readers Club and we’re all from Manchester and still live dotted around the city. Me and Aaron grew up in Wythenshawe, David in Salford and Jim in Ancoats/Failsworth. All the best bits! Who are your favourite artists from home? Manchester has a lot […]


DJ Format & Abdominal

October 16th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? DJF: DJ Format from Brighton, England. ABS: Abdominal from Toronto, Canada. Who are your favourite artists from home? DJF: Err…Craig David? I’m originally from Southampton so I still think of that as home…and there aren’t too many musicians/artists of note from my town so I always feel […]


Black Bones

October 12th, 2017 by

There is always so much debate when it comes to the past and the present. No matter what the art form, a nostalgic battle between the two remains ever present. Time is littered with comments such as, “aye, but it’s not as good as the original.” A concept exists within the urban landscape of Belfast […]


The State Film Forecast: October 2017

October 7th, 2017 by

It’s October! Daylight savings time kicks in at the end of the month, making the days shorter and the shadows much, much longer. Whether the change in seasons means you need an outlet to scream out your end-of-summer grief, or you’re now at the stage where you’re accepting the seasonal change by seeking heat, comfort […]


Lisa O’Neill

October 6th, 2017 by

A stalwart of the contemporary Irish singer-songwriter scene, Lisa O’Neill has wielded taut emotion, deft lyricism, and a methodical grasp of melody throughout her career. Latest album Pothole in the Sky affirms this with ease, and ahead of a show in Whelan’s tomorrow evening, we caught up with the Cavan native for a quick Q&A. I’ve seen few artists […]


Amber Run

October 5th, 2017 by

Who are you and where are you from? We are Amber Run (Joe, Will, Tom and Henry), and we are formed in Nottingham, but we’re from around London. Who are your favourite artists from home? There are some really exciting new bands that we’re all huge fans of – Flyte, Island, Seafret, FOURS. The list […]


patten..”It’s full 360. It’s everything we do”

October 4th, 2017 by

The threat of pigeonholing was after patten from the start – an idiosyncratic approach to club-primed sounds, cultivated by the same iconic label that gave the world Aphex Twin, Autechre and Boards of Canada, a fascination with arcane symbols, a refusal to never reveal too much of their personal lives beyond what’s absolutely necessary – […]


Five Gigs to See in October

October 3rd, 2017 by

This October is packed with great gigs to catch in the capital this month, so once again feast your eyes and ears on this wonderful selection of artists hitting the country’s best venues in the coming weeks for your aural pleasure. Grizzly Bear Where & When: Vicar Street, Dublin (04/10 & 05/10) Tickets: €32.00 Hot on […]




Charles Bradley: Thank You for Helping Us Through the Storm.

September 24th, 2017 by

Charles Bradley’s passing was announced through his social media on Saturday. The sixty-eight year old singer, fondly known to his fans as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” had achieved a remarkable legacy in his autumn years, having faced difficulties for much of his life. The 2012 documentary “Charles Bradley: Soul of America” joins Bradley at […]