Watch: OK Go – ‘The One Moment’

November 23rd, 2016 by

Never ones to let us down in terms of visual delight, OK Go have added to their particularly vibrant video canon with latest effort ‘The One Moment’. Colourful explosions, some more explosions, a few, erm, different explosions, all in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, but slowed down – yet another impressive and creative accompaniment […]

Hot Cops, The Notas, BADBADNOTGOOD & More

November 20th, 2016 by

I used to really despise Dublin. Loathed it. I think it stemmed from not enjoying college which seemed alien, overwhelmingly large and full of exclusive groups and pressures to do certain things like go to Coppers on a Tuesday. Looking back on that time I realise that the angsty-irrational passively dismissive judgement phase was slightly […]

Brian Fallon..”I’m still going to be writing songs”

November 18th, 2016 by

A deep, rich vein of song runs through America. From blues, jazz and country to the hip-hop of today. Muddy, Buddy, Marvin, Dylan, Waits, Springsteen, Rza and Gza. Deep and rich. Brian Fallon keeps that flame lit, he has done since The Gaslight Anthem formed in 2006. The band recently decided to go on hiatus; […]

Meltybrains?, Title Tracks, DIANA & More

November 18th, 2016 by

It’s been another week of new music being released in abundance. The views of our writers on the latest offerings from Justice, Metallica, and more will be shared on State in the coming days. In the meantime, here are some other albums put forth today that you should spin over the weekend. Ray Toro – Remember […]

Gold Panda – Your Good Times Are Just Beginning

November 16th, 2016 by

Accompanying the announcement of his new EP Your Good Times Are Just Beginning, Gold Panda has shared a new video for its title-track. Filmed in Norwich Arts Centre by Robbie Knox, the video was edited by and features imagery from Gold Panda’s touring visual artist Dan Tombs, who has also worked with the likes of East India Youth, Jon Hopkins and Blanck […]

Roisin El Cherif

November 14th, 2016 by

It’s taken Roisin El Cherif a while to get to the release of her debut EP, due early next year, but it’s not been time wasted. Developing a sound that’s equal parts dramatic and mainstream friendly, the Galway based singer plays a late night show at Whelan’s this Friday 18th.

Weyes Blood, Nick Cave, Thieves Like Us & More

November 13th, 2016 by

Instead of dissecting the dreariness of the week that was, let’s leave this week on a reflective note. Here’s Leonard Cohen’s ‘A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes’, because he’s certainly a golden hero wherever he in now. A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes were smoking out along the open road; the night was very […]

Animals As Leaders, The Rolling Stones, Enigma & More

November 11th, 2016 by

Over the next few days, we’ll have the verdicts on long awaited new material from Simian Mobile Disco, Luke Temple, and Papa M from our trusted State writers. However, these are not the only bands and artists unleashing new albums into the world today. Here’s a rundown of some other new albums for your consideration […]

RIP, Leonard

November 11th, 2016 by

I resisted your music when I was fifteen, or maybe a little more, because I attributed it to being old. Back then, to be old was to be boring. Strangely, I’m grateful for this foolish youth induced naivety. I knew your songs and words would be there waiting to be explored when I would eventually […]

Metropolis – Friday – RDS, Dublin

November 10th, 2016 by

After the initial ten minutes wandering around Mother City trying to gather one’s bearings with the maze that is the RDS, in the Main Hall White Collar Boy warms up the late afternoon audience. The duo are joined by vocalist Sean Reilly, who will feature on the Dublin duo’s forthcoming album. It’s really quite unfortunate that […]

Damola & Max Zanga – ‘An Abundance of Lucy’

November 9th, 2016 by

Inspired by John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines, two of Ireland’s most promising hip hop artists, Damola and Max Zanga (Tebi Rex) have teamed up to create ‘An Abundance of Lucy’, billed as “an alternative vision of the trap sound currently sweeping the global music scene”. Representing the evolving eclecticism of Word Up Collective, ‘An Abundance […]

Metropolis – Thursday – RDS, Dublin

November 9th, 2016 by

In just its second year of existence Metropolis at the RDS still holds an air of mystique for Dublin’s festival goers. Being an indoor event it also shelters revellers from the unforgiving Irish weather that so often dampens the mood of even our summer festivals. Thursday night’s proceedings are technically classed as an opening party […]

Rejjie Snow, Girl Band, Bonobo

November 8th, 2016 by

Once again, we’ve been blessed to see the State inbox chock-full of high calibre gig announcements, and rather than bombard you, our dear readers, with a series of promotional-heavy news-bites, we’ve rounded up the best of the best, all in one place, to give you all the important details. Plan with abandon, gig-goers. Girl Band – […]

Little Green Cars – Ephemera

November 7th, 2016 by

In an exclusive first look, Little Green Cars have shared with State their latest audio-visual project in the form of a new short film called Ephemera. Narrated by Irish novelist and poet Colm Tóibín, Ephemera is a uniquely beautiful tribute to W.B. Yeats and follows on from the release of the critically acclaimed album of the same name in March. […]