Podcast 03: SXSW Special

April 7th, 2008 by

Jamie (Fight Like Apes), Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact) and Johnnie Craig join us to dish the dirt on their SXSW festival experiences.




Interview: Holy Fuck

April 2nd, 2008 by

State speaks to Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh about the band’s constant touring, TV jingles, recording and speed-cabling. Plus the Holy Fuck remix of Radiohead’s Nude for download..


State Mix #2: Jumpjive, Reggae, Ska, Funk by DJ Halfdutch

March 31st, 2008 by

Oh yes, State Mix is back and it’s something really special. We’ve got a 27 minute mix from DJ Halfdutch of jumpjive, rhythm n blues, reggae, ska, funk, latin & more. DJ Halfdutch is the host of a Saturday night show on Radio na Life 106.4FM from 9pm to 10.30pm (Repeated on Mondays at midnight). […]


Video: The Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution

March 31st, 2008 by

The Raconteurs have fooled us all! No doubt some of you have a copy of Consolers of The Lonely at this stage. For those who are wondering what the fuss is all about, let us present the video to the first single ‘Salute your Solution’.


Incoming: Benga

March 27th, 2008 by

While Burial’s Untrue was garnering acclaim and column inches in 2007 for “dubstep album of the year”, 21 year-old Beni “Benga” Uthman’s collaboration with producer Coki, ‘Night’ became the biggest-selling dubstep single of the last year.



Interview: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band

March 20th, 2008 by

You may be familiar with Denmark’s Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band if you picked up a copy of issue one but there is so much more to these synth-pop/surf garage guys than we could fit onto paper. Their superb debut X-Ray Spirit is out on March 25th so we asked Thor and Thomas some questions and they gave us some entertaining answers.


Anger Management – Rent Boy

March 18th, 2008 by

It’s funny how something as simple as a dirty plate can tip you over the edge. One minute you’re whistling the theme tune to Family Guy, the next you’re daubing yourself in red marker, tying a tea towel around your head and starting every sentence with ‘your move motherfucker’. Or maybe that’s just how I […]


Interview: La Rocca

March 16th, 2008 by

The voyeuristic nature of being over 25 and watching teen dramas is not lost on La Rocca. ‘You have to try and not get involved with the stories,’ warns bassist Simon Baillie. ‘Then you don’t get hooked.’ It’s not life on the road that has led to such infatuations though, more the hunt for their […]


Interview: Lightspeed Champion

March 15th, 2008 by

You could be forgiven for expecting Falling Off The Lavender Bridge, the debut album from Lightspeed Champion (aka Dev from noisenik experimental terrorists Test Icicles), to be a prog-ish mosh-fest. You’d be very wrong indeed. But then nothing about this 21-year old multi-instrumentalist is conventional. In person, Dev – Devonte Hynes to his mum – […]



Interview: Ham Sandwich

March 13th, 2008 by

Some bands form at school, some at university, while others get together through a chance meeting in a pub. The Meteor Award-winning Ham Sandwich, however, decided that music was their destiny at a crucifixion party one Easter night in Kells. It figures. Of all of the bands doing the rounds in Ireland at the moment, […]