Tebi Rex x Elkin – She Hated Love Songs II

August 21st, 2017 by

The last in this year’s run of fine singles from our Faces of 2017 Tebi Rex, ‘She Hated Love Songs II’ is perhaps the duo’s most complete release yet, combining sweet pop melodies (courtesy of Elkin) and a hookier than hooky rap chorus. The video’s something special too, featuring Taylor Swift amongst others.

Talos – Colliding

July 24th, 2017 by

Having impressed us greatly with their live show already this summer, Talos return to the business of promoting debut album Wild Alee with a new single from the record. ‘Colliding’ comes with a suitably epic video, directed by Brendan Canty and shot in the Burren on the west coast.

The Fontaines – Liberty Belle (State exclusive)

May 22nd, 2017 by

The perfect meeting point of attitude, arrogance and musical talent, The Fontaines have been State favourites since we caught them in a dingy basement last year. The band release their new single ‘Liberty Belle’ this Friday and we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive look at the video, a clip that captures the band both […]

Hit Parade – Shake of Hands (The Heart)

April 5th, 2017 by

When they reunited in 2016 to mark their 10 year anniversary, Hit Parade performed a charity gig at Dublin’s Workman’s Club, recorded a new song, and filmed an accompanying short film. Now seeing its release, State is delighted to present ‘Shake of Hands (The Heart)’, a cut of substantial 90s indie jangle that leans towards the […]

Hiva Oa – Jonny Brazil

March 9th, 2017 by

One of State’s beloved Faces of 2017, Hiva Oa effortlessly strike the perfect balance between heavy and melodic – perhaps no better represented by the emotionally challenging ‘Jonny Brazil’, which is taken from their September 2016 EP mkII (Part 1). Now, the track has a brand new video that State is delighted to premiere. Fittingly poignant, given yesterday’s […]

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. […]