Hard Working Class Heroes Photographers Exhibition

September 12th, 2008 by

The launch of the photography exhibition takes place in the Button Factory tonight at 6pm. Hard Working Class Heroes have announced details of this year’s Photographic Exhibition at the Festival. This year the exhibition is curated by State Magazine and 25 photographers have been selected to exhibit in The Button Factory exhibition space, which will […]

Hard Working Class Heroes bands preview

September 10th, 2008 by

State is pretty excited to be directly involved in Hard Working Class Heroes this year with the photography exhibition but there’s plenty of music acts we recommend too. Here’s a rundown. 5 You May Know Heathers We make no apologies for the fact that this lot have impressed us maybe more than any other new […]

MTV VMAs – The very mediocre awards

September 9th, 2008 by

American pop music is dead. Or, at least according to MTV’s Video Music Awards it is. The start of a prize giving season that will stretch through to next February (swiftly followed by tonight’s Mercury Music Prize, where we will be rooting for friend of State, Rachel Unthank) was ushered in the kind of bizarre […]

Interview: Mick Flannery

September 8th, 2008 by

With his second album White Lies due out next week (September 12th) State sits down with self-proclaimed “grumpy ‘aul bastard” Mick Flannery for a chat about his past, present and future. When we meet, Mick is slumped in a chair in the EMI office conservatory. Despite the array of junk food and sweets on the […]

Underage Festival

September 8th, 2008 by

State is in a foreign place. Not just literally, as we are in London’s East End, but musically too. In front of us, a group of young men with ridiculous hair and extravagant make-up are busting some serious moves to their electro / emo soundclash. They are playing on a bandstand, while in front of […]

Interview: Ponytail

September 4th, 2008 by

What is it about Baltimore that is so hot right now? The city that hosts TV’s best kept secret The Wire is also home to a burgeoning music scene which has recently spawned a new genre in B-more club and interesting DIY artists like The Death Set, Dan Deacon and now, Ponytail. ‘Baltimore is in […]

State v2.0

September 4th, 2008 by

Hello and welcome to tomorrow. As you may have noticed, we’ve made a few changes around here, given the old place a lick of paint, that sort of thing. Normally at this point in the month we would be extolling the virtues of the latest edition of State Magazine, informing you of the delights to […]

Minor celebrities endorse music magazine

August 12th, 2008 by

Little-known director Allan Stewart Konigsberg was seen trying to further his career last Tuesday in the lobby of The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. The Jewish movie director who has overseen flops such as 1977’s Annie Hall and 1979’s Manhattan was spotted reading issue 05 of State Magazine in an effort to “gain […]

The Singles Club (July 23rd)

July 23rd, 2008 by

State thought singles were dead but nobody seems to have told the music industry. Before we consign singles to the 21st century curiosity pile, we had a listen.