Win Tickets to the Meteor Choice Music Prize in Cork

November 21st, 2014 by

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State.ie and the good people at the Meteor Choice Music Prize are giving away two tickets to see this Sunday’s show in Cyprus Avenue featuring Delorentos, Jape and Villagers. Demand for tickets this year has been phenomenal and as they cannot be bought this could be the only chance of catching the performances. All you […]


Mos Def – Black on Both Sides (revisited)

November 21st, 2014 by

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To commemorate the 15th anniversary of his seminal Black on Both Sides album, Mos Def comes to Dublin for an extremely rare performance on Monday night. The chance to see one of hip-hop’s most notable visionaries live is one which may not come up again for some time so to celebrate, State.ie takes a look […]


Thom Brookes – Boomerang

November 19th, 2014 by

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Taking his time since the release of debut EP Milk in 2013, Thom Brookes returns with another beautifully mournful collection next week. Boomerang features four tracks once more recorded at his Kerry home. A debut album and live dates will follow in 2015.


Could This Be Ireland’s Farewell to Morrissey?

November 18th, 2014 by

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As Morrissey’s return to Dublin gets closer, and you’ll surely be made aware of this by the growing number of quiffs on your daily commute, so too do the rumours that this will be his swan song as far as live performances go – at least in Ireland, by some way of countenance anyway. But […]


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November 17th, 2014 by

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Hailing from Vancouver, apostrophic (Colin O’Hearn by day), is creating the kind of dreamy, ambient soundscapes that one might attribute to living in a location as naturally beautiful as British Columbia.  O’Hearn’s mantra is a straightforward one: employing a mixture of hardware and software, the creative end is to make music that unfolds like a film or […]


Los Campesinos! – When Christmas Comes

November 17th, 2014 by

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Getting us well into the festive spirit, Los Campesinos! have shared ‘When Christmas Comes’, the lead single from their upcoming Christmas EP  ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’, released on December 8th.  Picture an open fire, twinkling tree lights and the scent of mulled wine wafting in from the kitchen, all while getting into the true spirit of […]


Ballet School

November 17th, 2014 by

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Who are you and where are you from? I’m Rosie from Ballet School. I was born in Belfast, raised in Antrim Who are your favorite artists from home? My fave Irish artist of all time is Sinead O’Connor. I send her psychic protection all the time. If you need proof of her genius listen to […]


Lily & Madeleine

November 13th, 2014 by

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Who are you and where are you from? We’re Lily & Madeleine, sisters and musicians from Indianapolis, Indiana. Who are your favorite artists from home? M: We really love the music of our friend Ryan of the band Son Lux. He just released a new album/soundtrack and it’s so beautiful. Lily: Also, there’s a band […]


The Unthanks – Mount The Air

November 11th, 2014 by

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The title track from their forthcoming album, ‘Mount The Air’ finds the Unthanks’ sound expanding once again – keeping an element of their folk roots but throwing in brass, a bit of jazz and, dare we say, even a little bit of pop. The track is released on December 5th, with the LP to follow […]


Sau Poler

November 11th, 2014 by

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It’s not often that an artist whose sound has been shaped and inspired by heavyweights like Apex Twin, Boards of Canada and Bonobo, is able to stand out on their own and create music that does much more than reiterate past influences.  Enter Sau Poler.  This intriguing young man from a small town outside of Barcelona […]


Loah

November 6th, 2014 by

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It’s a rare thing when we’re sent a new track or video that we are unanimously agreed on it’s quality. Even more so when we’re agreed on what we’re told about it… but this is a rare talent and a rare voice. Meet Sallay Matu Garnett, or Loah as she may be better known. Of […]


Woman’s Hour

November 5th, 2014 by

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Who are you and where are you from? I’m Fiona Jane Burgess from Woman’s Hour and I was born and raised in Kendal in the Lake District. Who are your favorite artists from home? Wordsworth is probably top of my list. What’s it really like touring? Living out of a suitcase. What’s your favourite city/town/venue […]


IAN

November 5th, 2014 by

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Garnered at high school in LA for her tomboy demeanour, Jilian Medford embraced the IAN nickname for her musical project after arriving in Boston to study at Berklee College. Starting as a solo act, she recruited drummer Tim Cheeney and then bassist Damien Scalise to form a trio. A new, self-titled EP is out now […]


Cheatahs

November 5th, 2014 by

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Who are you and where are you from? My name is Nathan Ernest Hewitt from Cheatahs and I live in London, England. Who are your favorite artists from home? Moon Gangs, Part Chimp and Fuck Buttons What’s it really like touring? It’s really fun and strange and difficult and enlightening and addictive. What’s your favourite […]