Simi Crowns to support Mos Def at Dublin’s Vicar Street

November 21st, 2014 by

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Once upon a time, the phrase “Irish Hip-Hop” would have been considered either an hilarious in-joke or a complex philosophical impossibility.  Thankfully those days are long gone, for Ireland’s blossoming hip-hop scene seems to be going from strength to strength.  Presently, there is no more poignant an example than Dublin rapper and all round good-guy […]


Wild Beasts, King Creosote and more join Other Voices

November 20th, 2014 by

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New names have been announced for next month’s Other Voices gathering in Dingle, taking place from 12th – 14th December. Wild Beasts, King Creosote, Belgian jazz singer Melanie Di Biasio and French-Cuban twins Ibeyi will perform in the Church of St. James’, while A Lazarus Soul, Daithi, Floor Staff, Marc O’ Reilly and Ye Vagabonds […]


u:mack presents Autechre at District 8

November 20th, 2014 by

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One of the most respected and prolific acts associated with the Electronica genre, Autechre are set to make a rare appearance at District 8 on the 19th of December.  Having built a solid reputation for creating glitchy, intricate and inimitable electronic music, the Warp records stalwarts are a fine example of an act whose reputation precedes them, […]


Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners for 25th Whelans Xmas

November 20th, 2014 by

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Continuing their 25th anniversary celebrations, Whelans will be holding a special Christmas event featuring Cathy Davey, We Cut Corners and more on the 2nd of December.  With a reputation for consistently showcasing the best of Irish music and artists from further afield, this event should be nothing short of sweet, festive goodness.  Davey, presently one […]


Video: Jape – The Hearts Desire

November 19th, 2014 by

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Giving us the major freak-outs in the best way possible, Jape’s new video for ‘The Hearts Desire’ is a swirling, hypnotic explosion of colour and cool.  The track ain’t half bad either.  Take a look below and quietly contemplate the release of their fifth studio album The Chemical Sea,  due for release on January 23rd.


Video: Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin

November 18th, 2014 by

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Having dealt with earthly matters on their Inform-Educate-Entertain debut, Public Service Broadcasting look up for next year’s The Race For Space LP. New track ‘Gagarin’ gives us a taste of what to expect, complete with a suitably funky, astronaut themed video. See them in Dublin and Belfast next May.


Orla Gartland for Sugar Club takeover

November 18th, 2014 by

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Dublin indie-pop songstress Orla Gartland has announced that she’ll be taking over The Sugar Club on the 15th of February for two shows in one day.  With supporting credits for the likes of Bastille, John Newman and Kodaline, as well as having won-over the festival crowds at Electric Picnic and Independence, Gartland is quickly becoming a […]


New Music from Meltybrains?

November 17th, 2014 by

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As State.ie gears up to announce it’s Faces of 2015 over the next few weeks, 2014’s alumni continue to go from strength to strength. Noted for their creativity and interactive live shows, Meltybrains? have deservedly grown into their reputation as innovators; the quality of the music on this double A side should surprise nobody. You […]


Ritchie Egan, Hillary Woods and Bill Blood at DeBarra’s

November 17th, 2014 by

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Rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s more legendary venues, DeBarra’s in Clonakilty will host a night of lo-fi folk from some unlikely sources this December. Jape’s Ritchie Egan, Bill Blood of the Redneck Manifesto and Hillary Woods will all appear on December 21st for unique performances of the quieter tracks in their respective back catalogues. Tickets […]


Video: Wonder Villains – Golden Five

November 13th, 2014 by

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One of our favourites for the Northern Irish Music Prize on Saturday, the Wonder Villains lose their characteristic colour (visually at any rate) for the latest video from their ace Rocky album…


MMOTHS playing in Smithfield’s Block B this December

November 13th, 2014 by

With a new album and new live set-up in the bag, production wunderkind and one of State.ie’s Faces of 2012 MMOTHS will return to live action this December with a special one off performance in Smithfield’s Block B art space. Combining his new music with a live visual installation, Jack Colleran will be rounding of […]


Cloud Castle Lake announce Xmas show at The Grand Social

November 13th, 2014 by

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Having garnered some serious recognition and applause with their debut EP ‘Dandelion’, Dublin trio Cloud Castle Lake have announced a special Christmas show at The Grand Social on the 22nd of December.  Considering too that the band have been cutting their teeth supporting the likes of Glasser and Nigel Goodrich’s Ultraísta, their upcoming show should be […]


Foo Fighters to headline Slane

November 12th, 2014 by

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While we can’t tell you a date yet or when you can get a ticket, we do know that Foo Fighters are to headline Slane in 2015. Dave Ghrol has announced as much on RTE this afternoon so we can assume that the details will follow soon.


Scratch My Progress Vol.3 launches tonight at Belfast’s The Oh Yeah Centre

November 12th, 2014 by

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Tonight, in the heart of Belfast’s blossoming Cathedral Quarter, The Oh Yeah Centre will play host to it’s third Scratch My Progress EP launch, which features contributing tracks from Hurdles, Matthew Duly, Hot Cops, Serotonin and R51.  These five up and coming local acts will play live, showcasing their hard-work and dedication as students of the centre’s in-house talent development program.  It’s £5 in […]