State Mix #3 has a summery feel thanks to Dublinâ€™s T-Woc who has kindly gifted us a 33 minute Brazilian mix.
A look at the best gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days including Broken Social Scene, Alphabeat, Kimya Dawson, Battles, Oppenheimer and… The Osmonds.
A look at the best gigs taking place in Ireland over the next seven days.
Our podcast this time around focuses on features in State Issue 03 such as Music in video Games, the story of Hope Promoters and the Fence Collective’s fifth intimate Homegame festival in Fife, Scotland.
Following on from our Issue 3 look back (Out now!) at how independent promoter Hope put Ireland on the punk and hardcore map, Leagues O’ Toole shares his memories.
The media buyout on the music blogosphere continues. Rumours abound that popular music aggregator The Hype Machine is the latest music site to be targeted for takeover, this time by Viacom.
When State initially calls Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear at his home in Lisbon, Portugal, we get a confused Portugese granny on the other end. Despite the language barrier, it’s obvious she is anything but happy that we have rudely interrupted her. Wrong number. We ring it twice. Oops. The next day we finally get hold of the correct phone number and Noah is only too happy (if a little shy) to talk to us.
It’s hot. Not painfully hot, not warm, just hot. OK, maybe really hot, but bearable. It’s the kind of hot that’s just this side of uncomfortable, when your shirt,if you’re wearing one, is a consistent, invisible damp all over, and your armpits and lower back become a jungle furnace, humid and sticky and warm and for some reason, not all that unpleasant to members of the opposite sex. Not on this weekend anyway.
Another month gone and another issue of State is ready and waiting to make an appearance.
Sometimes when you can’t be halfway across the world for a festival, there’s no better cure than vicariously living the experience through Youtube footage and blog posts. So with that in mind we present – a compendium of Coachella reports and videos fuelled by our own jealousy.
State speaks to Yoni Wolf from Californian abstract hip-hop/indie rockers Why? ahead of their Dublin date this Saturday..
This week sees the release of a new compilation showcasing the best new music from Northern Ireland. The album also serves as a fundrasier for the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast, a thoroughly deserving project of your spare change.
Jamie (Fight Like Apes), Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact) and Johnnie Craig join us to dish the dirt on their SXSW festival experiences.