Listen to Sargent House Podcast #2

April 19th, 2012 by

It’s the return of American label Sargent House‘s podcast presented by 2XM’s Niahm Hegarty. This second edition features an interview of Marfred Rodriguez Lopez from Zechs Marquise, talking about his youth living around At The Drive-In and opening for their first reunion gig. There’s also an interview of Marriages, a new band from Red Sparowes […]




Illegal Art

November 16th, 2010 by

This article originally feature in print in April 2008. What do 57 year old Jewish advertising consultant Steve Stein and 26 year old former biomedical engineer Greg Gillis have in common? Quite a lot actually. Both men are purveyors of highly contentious music based on samples of other artists’ original works that thus far has […]


State Podcast #14 – IMRO Culture Night

October 7th, 2010 by

Friday 24th saw the annual Culture Night, when notable institutions all over Dublin threw open their doors to the world at large. IMRO and Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (IASCA) invited us down to host a live discussion with three of our favourite Irish acts – Fight Like Apes, James Vincent McMorrow and […]


State Podcast #13: Summer Festivals 2010

May 27th, 2010 by

Get out your wellies and dust off your suncream because festival season is fast approaching. In this the fourth episode of the newly rejuvenated podcast series, Jules and Laura invite over some friends to State HQ for some nibbles, a few wine spritzers and a chat about all things festival. Not sure how we did […]


State Podcast #12: SXSW, Villagers, Daedelus, & IAMX

April 20th, 2010 by

With the long overdue appearance of some sunshine this month, Spring has finally arrived and so too has the third installment in State’s monthly podcast series. Jules and Laura have once again worked tirelessly to bring you this month’s episode, which as well as having a more international feel to it, boasts not one, or […]


State Podcast #11: Beach House, Yeasayer, Adrian Crowley & more

March 12th, 2010 by

So a little later than usual, it’s the second instalment in the newly revitalised State podcast series. Still looking for that elusive title to the series, Jules and Laura return to bring you music, mindless banter and plenty of interviews with some of the most interesting acts to visit our fair city last month. First […]


State Podcast #10: Julie Feeney, Placebo & Bands to watch

February 4th, 2010 by

At last Spring is with us and to celebrate we’ve decided to kick-start the month with the return of our podcast series. Hosted by Jules Clancy and Laura-Lee Conboy, we’ll attempt to amuse, entertain and captivate you for 30 minutes each month, as we bring you the latest music news, interviews and features, with the […]


My Favorite Worst Nightmare…Billy Childish in Berlin

January 18th, 2010 by

‘And now I’d like to start this evening with some poetry’‘¦if there was any phrase that could strike fear into the hearts of the young, stupid and drunk, it was that, the second one being’¦‘Here’s a piece I wrote about my girlfriend’s abortion’¦’ What a blissful way to start the first night of your holiday, […]


Beats, Bodhráns and Bloody Mayhem – the story of Scary Éire

December 14th, 2009 by

Smoke fills the room, sweat drips from every forehead, stray bikers wonder what’s going on and Scary Éire rule everything in their sights. Get into it or make your way back outside into the pissing rain on Capel Street. The concrete floor and indescribable sheeting used on the walls can barely be seen at the […]



My Favourite Worst Nightmare – Morrissey & Madstock

October 11th, 2009 by

In retrospect, it had all the makings of catastrophe about it. London ska-pop legends Madness had reformed for a one-off weekend reunion in North London, and elected to turn it into something of a -Best of British’ showcase. On the bill were newcomers Gallon Drunk and Flowered Up, followed by Ian Dury and Morrissey. 75,000 […]


My Favourite Worst Nightmare – Creed

August 6th, 2009 by

I confess. I hadn’t heard a Creed song before I accepted the free flight to Washington DC. By virtue of nearly ten million albums sold in 2000 alone, I guessed they were among the top 10 most horrible bands in America, but it wasn’t until I stopped by a CD store en route to the […]