Grimes Special

October 9th, 2016 by


Claire Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian artist that utilises music sonically and visually to encapsulate her depiction of her experiences growing as a musician in an overtly technologically advanced era. Grimes released her fourth and most commercially successful  studio album, Art Angels last year which has continued in its predecessors footsteps by […]

HWCH ’16

October 5th, 2016 by


It’s almost time for the annual three day celebration of Irish music that is Hard Working Class Heroes and once again State has scoured the schedule to bring you our pick of the 100 acts playing across eight venues. The likes of Bitch Falcon, Rusangano Family, Wyvern Lingo, The Blizzards and Talos you’ll already know, […]


October 4th, 2016 by


Who are your favourite artists from home? That’s a rotten question! Loads of our pals are in bands, so I’d feel lousy if i listed them off and forgot one or something! But I’ll give it a go. I’m currently digging Cruiser, Slow Riot, Rusangano Family, Naive Ted, Protobaby, Fox Jaw, Anna’s Anchor, Same D, Emma […]

Pixies – Head Carrier

October 3rd, 2016 by


Back in 1971, The Band rumbled out of rock history with a triumphant swansong during which Robbie Robertson skewered his, Rick Danko’s and Richard Manuel’s ramshackle attempt at an old standard with a shake of a the head and a grin to the interviewer: “It’s not like it used to be.” The original line-up then […]

Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Drugdealer & More

October 2nd, 2016 by


“OMG! I’ve a jittering case of FOMO RN cos YOLO. Bae, it’s BYOB 4 the Netflix’n’Chill sesh. BRB. K, G2G. TTYL.”* There are a few reasons why it scares me that this is how a large portion of people are speaking to one another, presently. Shortcuts are no longer exclusive to finding the most time […]

Stars of the Lid..”You need to hire a nuclear physicist basically”

October 1st, 2016 by

Moog System 55

Together now for for almost quarter of a century, Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie of Stars of the Lid have developed a cult reputation as two of the world’s foremost minimal drone composers. Since their 1995 debut LP Music for Nitrous Oxide, they have released a string of critically lauded albums as well working on […]

Sinéad Meaney – GASH Collective Special

September 29th, 2016 by


Returning for her second mix for State, Sinéad Meaney (audiovisual artist, DJ, creative producer, legend, etc.) has come equipped with a mini-session of bangers ahead of this weekend’s GASH Collective party – a platform for women involved in left-field electronica in Ireland to host an all female line-up, continuing to fight the good fight for women everywhere through […]

Nightmares on Wax shares unreleased free demo tape downloads

September 29th, 2016 by


Legendary Warp Records mainstay Nightmares on Wax has made available a series of early career “demo” tapes for download that contain seedling elements that went into the likes of Smoker’s Delight and A Word of Science. The series, know as The NOW Experience sessions “are a collection of tapes ranging from ‘86-’97 made in connection with me and […]

Hare Squead..”Expect a lot more music, a lot more shows”

September 27th, 2016 by


Hare Squead are a cultural phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. That’s not to say that prior to the last couple of months they were, for lack of a better phrase, ‘the industry underdogs’ who were shunned by the ‘man’ and hidden from the airwaves. That’s far from the case; they got play, they […]

Chris Wise & The Hidden Revoultion

September 26th, 2016 by


Who are you and where are you from? Chris Wise And The Hidden Revolution, from Manchester. Who are your favourite artists from home?   Elbow, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Wild Beasts. What’s it really like touring?  Great, we love being on the road. What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?  Dublin and Glasgow are always up for […]

We Shall Overcome 2016 show details

September 26th, 2016 by


One of 259 events taking place to offer practical support to those suffering the human costs of austerity policies, Sunday October 9th is the date for State’s contribution to We Shall Overcome 2016 with an all ages show at the Workman’s Club running from 4pm to 9pm. As with last year, we’re teaming up with […]

Dirty Projectors, Japanese Breakfast, No Monster Club & More

September 25th, 2016 by


I love doing things on my own. The enjoyment of reading a book or making notes with a pint of Guinness in your own company is blissful, particularly if you frequent an establishment with a regular, slightly eccentric and elderly clientele. I do this at least once a week. Recently, on one of my solo […]

Rusangano Family, Iron Maiden, DJ Yoda & more

September 23rd, 2016 by


There’s been another wave of excellent gig announcements lately, so State has picked out the best of the bunch and collected them below in all of their live-music glory. Ticket details, the wheres, the whens, what more could you ask for? The Gloaming The eclectic-trad troubadours have announced their only Dublin shows in 2017 for […]

James Vincent McMorrow – Evil

September 23rd, 2016 by

James Vincent McMorrow performing at 10th Meteor Choice Music Prize Awards

The latest single to be taken from his number 1 album We Move, ‘Evil’ sees James Vincent McMorrow introduce an interesting electronic edge to his sound and is a great follow up to lead album single ‘Get Low’. With upcoming live dates  Galway’s Black Box on October 5th, and Dublin’s National Stadium on October 7th, expect to hear a lot more of it in the coming […]