Brass Phantoms Share New Music Video for ‘Waiting Up’

March 1st, 2017 by

Dublin based post-punk ensemble, Brass Phantoms are steadily on the rise and 2017 is already off to a fantastic start. They played to a packed Whelan’s as part of the One’s To Watch series and last week they released the music video for their current single, ‘Waiting Up’. We caught up with James from Brass […]


Tebi Rex – Everything You Say Is A Poem

February 9th, 2017 by

One of the things that has always attracted us to Tebi Rex is their individual way of doing things – from the very first Miley Cyrus referencing email they sent us. They’ve continued to plough their own admirably unique furrow over a number of releases, not least new track ‘Everything You Say Is A Poem’. With […]


Owen Denvir – You Don’t Want To Love Me

January 20th, 2017 by

Produced as part of a five-video collection called Motion Picture Soundtrack that Denvir has been releasing throughout January, State is delighted to premiere ‘You Don’t Want To Love Me’, the third in the series, and arguably the most poignant. A multi-instrumentalist, Denvir has captured a snapshot of the gusto necessary to approach each element of the track – […]


Jenny Hval – The Great Undressing

January 5th, 2017 by

Having released one of the albums of 2016 in Blood Bitch, it’s fair to say that Jenny Hval has enough Grade A material to keep her going for a while, as evidenced by her latest video for ‘The Great Undressing’, as well as the fact that she’ll be going on a big ‘ol tour. A distinctly NSFW visual […]


Freddy Trujillo – Little Birds

December 9th, 2016 by

“When I think of Ireland I think of a ‘home’” said Portland musician Freddy Trujillo, bass player with The Delines and Richmond Fontaine. He was in Ireland as recently as October with alt-country-rock legends Richmond Fontaine. They were playing shows on the island as part of their European farewell tour before disbanding after 22 years […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Not Monsters – Sharpshooter

November 7th, 2016 by

As you’ll be aware, there’s some sort of political event happening across the Atlantic tomorrow and to mark the occasion Not Monsters have decided to reimagine the Trump vs Clinton contest as a fight to the death on Dollymount beach. It’s all a bit ugly, but then again you couldn’t pick a better soundtrack.


Tanjier – Trip

October 22nd, 2016 by

Tanjier have been impressing for some time now with their idiosyncratic take on electronica-infused alt-pop, and latest single ‘Trip’ is no exception. Accompanied by a bizarre, cerebral video, the track conjures the likes of Depeche Mode via Pet Shop Boys, and fizzes with unusual synth patterns and angular percussive lines – a line frequently toed […]


Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

September 14th, 2016 by

Two Door Cinema Club went quite a considerable length of time without releasing anything, and so when a handful of covert gigs under the guise of a tribute act shone a light once more on the Bangor pop-rockers, news soon circulated rapidly that a brand new album was in the works after much speculation. Gameshow, which is out […]


New Portals – Cage

August 23rd, 2016 by

Following on from ‘Stay Here Tonight’ and ‘Groove Boy’, New Portals have shared the video for their latest single ‘Cage’ and it’s a doozy. Featuring a “lonely” (creepy) man soliciting a woman walking the streets, they drive through empty roads before parking up and seemingly getting down to business in a deserted area. The horror. BUT WAIT, are..are..they dancing? Whatever they’re […]


Chewing On Tinfoil – Charlene

August 1st, 2016 by

One of the highlights of the recent Knockanstockan festival, Dublin punks Chewing On Tinfoil get ready for the release of new EP Moving The Goalposts with a video for lead track ‘Charlene’. Those in search of visual thrills and spills will need to look elsewhere but this is one of our very favourite bands doing […]