State’s Films of 2015

December 15th, 2015 by

As a film fan, it’s important to live in the now. It’s become ever more increasingly difficult to do though. Studio schedules stretch into the next decade, chockfull of connections to our cinema-going past. But the now is still relevant, the now can be great. The now is the best blockbuster of this century, that’s […]


State’s Top 50…Music Videos

October 15th, 2012 by

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been polling the State team of writers, photographers and filmmakers as to their favourite music videos of all time. Here’s the top 50, maybe not of the greatest of most influential clips ever, but our own personal golden moments… Adam & The Ants – ‘Stand & Deliver’ As a […]


State Of Play – What our writers are listening to

April 8th, 2011 by

A new weekly feature in which our writers share their favourite tracks of the week. Oh Land – ‘Wolf & I’ (Chosen by Elaine Buckley) My fondness for Scandinavian female singers is no secret – Robyn and Lykke Li are both constants in my listening patterns – but Oh Land has completely taken over of […]


Oscars preview: The truth about Oscar

February 26th, 2011 by

He’s proud. He’s gold. He’s nude. He’s called Oscar and they all want to get their well-manicured hands on him. We are now swirling right at the centre of the awards season maelstrom. Ricky Gervais’ ego-stomping antics at the Golden Globes have begun to fade from memory and the organizers of the BAFTA’s are working […]


State’s A – Z of 2010’s EPs

December 22nd, 2010 by

Much of 2010’s music came in EP form, wide and varied there was way too much to build a cumulative list. Instead State has compiled and A to Z. While not in anyway definitive think of our choices as a foundation of must-haves – be sure to let us know what we left out. A […]


State’s Top Ten Moustaches In Rock

November 30th, 2010 by

November has once more been re-dubbed Movember, in tribute to brave men of Ireland who have spent the month cultivating – often ridiculous – facial hair in order to raise funds for the treatment of prostate cancer. In celebration, we bring you the top ten ‘taches in musical history: 1. Nick Cave First the No […]