State Intervention #4 – O Emperor

July 11th, 2010 by

The first of a double-whammy on a beautifully balmy July evening State proudly presented Waterford band O Emperor at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper. Ahead of a show in The Academy the boys treated us to a typically superb performance of ‘Po’, ‘Into The Sea’ and ‘Don’t Mind Me’ and we’ve captured it here for your viewing […]


State Intervention #3 – Turin Brakes

June 28th, 2010 by

The weather was so nice for the last State Intervention that we decided to take it outdoors. Our guests were Turin Brakes, in town to promote new album Outbursts with a gig at Whelan’s, so we took the short stroll to St Kevin’s Park. Despite the attention of the local park wardens (who make a […]


Video: Tegan and Sara live in Tower Records, Dublin

June 18th, 2010 by

Myles O’ Reilly was on hand in Tower Records on Tuesday where Canadian twins Tegan and Sara played an in-store to many adoring (and screaming) fans before their Olympia Theatre gig that evening. Stay tuned to State for an interview with the twins next week. For now, enjoy this live video including a performance of […]


State Intervention #2 – Scroobius Pip

May 7th, 2010 by

State’s second Intervention pop-up gig took place a couple of weeks ago, as Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip landed in Dublin for a weekend of shows. With Mr Le Sac otherwise engaged, we brought his vocal partner along to The Exchange in Temple Bar for a special spoken word show. Although we had only […]


State Intervention#1 – And So I Watch You From Afar

April 14th, 2010 by

Last month saw the first State Intervention pop-up gig and, even if we do say so ourselves, it was pretty special. As we announced that day via our Twitter and Facebook pages, And So I Watch You From Afar took to the tiny stage at Music Maker in Dublin to play before a rapidly swelling […]