Nick Mulvey to play The Pav, Cork

April 1st, 2015 by


Former Portico Quartet member and now successful navigator of the singer-songwriter labyrinth, Nick Mulvey has announced a headline show at The Pav, Cork, this coming July 16th.  Tickets are priced at €17.50 and are available here, from 9am Friday the 3rd of April.  Nice.

Listen to the new track from Roots Manuva and Four Tet, ‘Facety 2:11′

March 31st, 2015 by


Roots Manuva, AKA Rodney Smith, is the legendary British Rapper.  Four Tet, AKA Kieran Hebden, is fast becoming a legend of electronic music production.  Put the two together and you get the brand new track ‘Facety 2:11′.  It’s massive.  Did we mention infectious?  Have a listen and put a smile on your ol’ boat-race –

Watch the new video for Public Service Broadcasting’s latest single ‘Go’

March 31st, 2015 by


Public Service Broadcasting are certainly an interesting bunch.  Their blend of atmospherics, electronica-tinged compositions and ferocious guitar lines have earmarked the group as one of the most exciting outfits of recent years.  ‘Go’, taken from their forthcoming The Race For Space LP, is angular at times, hook-laden and rhythmically exhilarating with its use of space-age samples.  Don’t take […]

Fun Lovin’ Criminals announce Vicar Street show for early 2016

March 31st, 2015 by


Legendary laid-back purveyors of the eclectic, Fun Lovin’ Criminals have announced a special show at Vicar Street, Dublin, on the 29th of January 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Come Find Yourself album.  Huey Morgan and co. will play the album in its entirety in what’s sure to be a tremendous showcase of the blend of […]

King Kong Company set for The Button Factory

March 31st, 2015 by


Having spent most of the winter hibernating in a studio with a few gallons of Buckfast, King Kong Company make a return to Dublin this Saturday, April 4th, at The Button Factory.  Furious energy and raucous synthesizers are the order of the evening, and tickets, which are €12, are available here.  Have a peek and a listen […]

Castlepalooza celebrates its 10th anniversary, announces lineup

March 30th, 2015 by

Castlepalooza 2015

Castlepalooza have released the first wave of acts to perform at the festival, which takes place between July 31st and the 2nd of August at Charleville Castle, Co. Offaly.  The full lineup, with a few State Faces of 2015 in there, so far includes:  Adeyhawke, Alex Metric, April Towers, Benihana, Buffalo Woman, Cave Ghosts, Colour […]

James Bay set for Dublin and Belfast shows

March 30th, 2015 by


In support of his recently released, critically acclaimed debut album Chaos and The Calm, brooding singer-songwriter James Bay has announced the details of his upcoming headline tour, which includes two Irish dates.  Bay will perform at The Ulster Hall Belfast, this coming October 11th and then follow up with a show in The Olympia, Dublin on October […]

Details announced for Yes Fest Marriage Equality gig

March 30th, 2015 by


Fighting the good fight on a subject we’re very passionate about here at State,  the Yes Fest Marriage Equality Fundraiser campaign have revealed the lineup and information for their forthcoming event.  Featuring performances from September Girls (pictured above), Kate’s Party, Cave Ghosts, Sissy and The Winter Passing, the night will undoubtedly do great things for the […]

Longitude Festival reveals daily breakdown and more main acts

March 28th, 2015 by


Longitude Festival, which takes place this coming July 17th – July 19th, at Marlay Park, has revealed the day to day breakdown of its lineup (see image above).  They’ve also revealed the following new additions – Nick Mulvey, Raury, Drenge, Petite Noir, The Bohicas, Wyvern Lingo, Young Wonder, Daithi, Subplots, Princess and Spies, with more to be announced […]

The Band featuring at Classic Vinyl Sunday at the Twisted Pepper

March 27th, 2015 by

Fans of the The Band can once again experience the glory of Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and co. at their finest as Classic Vinyl Sunday features their eponymous second album this weekend. The event as ever will involve a panel discussion and a chance to hear the album on vinyl in full as well as […]

The Jayhawks’ Mark Olson Coming to Dublin

March 27th, 2015 by

As the founding member and frontman of legendary US country stars The Jayhawks Mark Olson has provided us with some outstanding music over the last 30 years. As a solo performer he has been equally as prolific and has announced that he, along with his partner Ingunn Ringvold, will be coming to Dublin to perform […]

Forbidden Fruit announces new stage, more main acts

March 27th, 2015 by


Forbidden Fruit Festival have announced a new addition, The Live Live (Workshop Stage), a brand new collective formed to showcase the very best in up and coming live performances.  Officially launching Thursday, 21 May in The Button Factory with RY X & Frank Wiedemann’s new band The Howling, they follow up a week later at Forbidden Fruit 2015 with […]

Listen to Fight Like Apes’ new single

March 26th, 2015 by

Fight Like Apes, Sugar Club, Dublin by Olga Kuzmenko

May 15th is the release date for Fight Like Apes, the third album from MayKay, Pockets & co. Previewed at their recent Sugat Club show (photographed above by Olga Kuzmenko), the next single ‘Pretty Keen On Centrefolds’ is on a radio near you now, out on May 8th and streaming below.

Nick Kelly’s Alien Envoy set for The Button Factory, Dublin

March 25th, 2015 by

Alien Envoy Live@12Bar (Natasha Zraikat)

Nick Kelly, formerly of The Fat Lady Sings and currently of musical collective Alien Envoy, has announced that he and his full band will be performing at The Button Factory this coming May 15th.  The show will open with a solo set from Nick, who will be playing songs from his back catalogue with former […]