Onra live show & Nas documentary double bill at Sugar Club

October 23rd, 2014 by


Taking advantage of the long weekend, Choice Cuts are hosting a interesting night at the Sugar Club on Sunday. It kicks off with a showing of Time Is Illmatic, a documentary telling the story of Nas and the making of his classic album, followed by a live set from Onra – the globetrotting producer who […]

Watch Le Galaxie live and Carmen videos

October 23rd, 2014 by


Currently plying their wares at CMJ in New York, Le Galaxie are very much on a role at the moment. Here’s a couple of examples why, a live clip from their recent appearance at Nialler9’s Minimum Maximum gig in Block T and latest single ‘Carmen’, produced in association with Absolut Pulse.

Mos Def Announces Vicar Street Performance

October 22nd, 2014 by


One of hip-hop’s most elusive, articulate, intelligent and, above all else, talented performers has announced that he is returning to these shores for what is only the second time in his 20-year career. Yasiin Bey, or Mos Def as he is more commonly known, will be appearing at Dublin’s Vicar Street on November 24th to […]

little xs for eyes de-mix SOSB

October 22nd, 2014 by


Returning the favour for the Sounds Of System Breakdown remix of their ‘Kind Hearts’ track, little xs for eyes have de-mixed the electronic outfit’s ‘Mayfly’ – removing the original synth sounds and replacing them with their own range of acoustic instruments and lush harmonies. We think it’s absolutely lovely. They’ve even come up with a […]

Rebecca Collins Album Launch Tonight

October 22nd, 2014 by

Having showcased her new album at State.ie’s September Faces, the ever impressive Rebecca Collins will officially launch her remarkable debut album Solar in Dublin’s Sweeney’s tonight. Admission is free and proceedings get under way at 8.30. You can catch Collins and band play the album in it’s entirety – this is not to be missed.

Watch We Were Promised Jetpacks performing live

October 22nd, 2014 by

To celebrate the release of their new album, Unravelling, Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks recently performed ‘I Keep It Composed’ for Press Record. If you missed them in Whelans last month, you can get your fix below.

Listen to Tinariwen’s acoustic EP

October 22nd, 2014 by


Known for their electric guitar attack, Tinariwen have unplugged for their latest release. Inside / Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions features five tracks from the sessions that produced this year’s Emmaar album, either recorded inside the house in in Joshua Tree, CA or round the nightly campfire. It’s magical stuff.

New Music from Subplots

October 22nd, 2014 by

Emerging Irish hopefuls Subplots have just announced details of a new album and lead single. ‘Future Tense’, taken from the forthcoming Autumning, will be released under the band’s own label, Cableattack!! Records – both are available here.

Free Planet Parade show this Friday

October 22nd, 2014 by


Back after a not insignificant abscence, Planet Parade are rapidly making up for lost time with a new single ‘You’ll Be Sorry’ and some impressive live shows. The next step comes this Friday, when they play Whelans Upstairs alongside Pockets. Doors are at 8pm and entry is free.

Latest gig news – PSB, Flying Lotus, Ryan Adams & more

October 21st, 2014 by


Dates for your diaries: Public Service Broadcasting (pictured) – Belfast Mandela Hall (3rd May), Dublin Button Factory (5th) Speech sampling duo promote second album The Race For Space. Flying Lotus – Vicar St (19th April) Full band and AV show. Annie Mac – Twisted Pepper (3rd December) A sort of homecoming. Dropkick Murphys – Vicar […]

Win Tickets to see The Minutes

October 21st, 2014 by

MCD and State.ie are giving away two tickets to see the Munites live in Whelans this Sunday, October 27th. All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the name of the Minutes new album? Send your answer to [email protected] before 5pm on Friday and we’ll notify the winner. Tickets for the […]

Swords release limited edition live EP

October 21st, 2014 by


Currently working on material for a new album, Swords give us a glimpse of what’s to come with a new EP, available for a two week period from today. Live at Smalltown America was recorded at the label’s Derry studios and features four new songs and plus the track Wicklow from their album Lions & […]

Sleater-Kinney announce Vicar St gig

October 20th, 2014 by


Now here’s a bit of good news for a Monday, the reformed Sleater-Kinney are to play Dublin on March 26h as part of their tour on the back of new album No Cities To Love, due in January. Tickets go on sale this Friday October 24th, 9am priced €30.

Jessie Ware Belfast and Dublin dates

October 15th, 2014 by


With her second album Tough Love just with us, Jessie Ware returns to Ireland for a couple of live engagements early next year. She plays Mandela Hall in Belfast on January 20th and the Dublin Academy on 21st, with tickets on sale this Friday.