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.

Listen to Jet Setter’s new single

October 15th, 2014 by


Friday sees the release of ‘Dippin’ Toes’, the latest single on Any Other City Records from Dubliners Jet Setter. Hear it below and see them at the following shows: 23/10 – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick 24/10 – McGarrigles – Sligo 25/10 – Whelans – Dublin (SINGLE LAUNCH) 01/11 – Crane Lane – Cork 19/11 […]

New Music from Jape

October 14th, 2014 by

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Richard Egan, the man behind Jape, has announced details of their forthcoming album This Chemical Sea and a brand new single – ‘The Heart’s Desire’. Both the album and the track are produced by David Wench, previously having lent his skills to Caribou and Jungle and you can hear the song by clicking here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce New Album and Tour

October 13th, 2014 by

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, or simply Noel Gallagher to many, have just announced a new album and a European tour. The album, titled Chasing Yesterday, is slated for a March release and the tour comes to Dublin’s 3 Areana just two days later on March 4th. There will be more details to follow. For […]

Black Rivers – New band from Doves’ Williams brothers

October 13th, 2014 by


First there was Jimi Goodwin‘s solo album for anyone with an empty gap in their lives where Doves used to be, and now we have a new group from the rest of Doves. Brothers Andy and Jez Williams are now working as Black Rivers. The first release, Voyager 1, is happily hewn from the DNA of the former […]

We Cut Corners announce Academy guests

October 13th, 2014 by

We Cut Corners, Electric Picnic 2014

One of the week’s big gigs, We Cut Corners have confirmed the full run down for their show at Dublin’s Academy on Thursday night. Spies and Jennifer Evans undertake support duties at 8.30pm and 8pm respectively, with the main event also due to be joined onstage by Booka Brass Band. Tickets are on sale priced […]

Slipknot and Korn for Dublin in 2015

October 13th, 2014 by


Following the release of their fifth album The Grey Chapter later this month, Slipknot are heading out on tour with Korn, including a date at the 3Arena on January 14th. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 17th priced €59.50. A special fan pre-sale will begin on tomorrow at 9am.

Sun Kil Moon to play at the Button Factory

October 10th, 2014 by

December’s gig listings just got way more interesting as the inimitable Sun Kil Moon has announced his return to Ireland, this time in support of his remarkable album Benji. Otherwise known as Mark Kozelek, SKM has developed a reputation for bringing cantankerousness to a new level and live shows are renowned for their knife-edge atmospheres. […]

Listen to Le Galaxie’s Carmen

October 10th, 2014 by


Launched last night at an Absolut sponsored show in Dublin, Le Galaxie’s ‘Carmen’ single (featuring guest vocals from MayKay) is online now. Give it a spin below.

Incoming – The Subways

October 7th, 2014 by


Who are you and where are you from? I am Billy and I am from Hertfordshire in England. I sing and play guitars in a band called The Subways! Who are your favourite artists from home? Sex Pistols, Oasis, The Wombats, T-Rex, and Future of the Left! What’s it really like touring? It’s the greatest […]

Bandstand launch new app for artists

October 7th, 2014 by


An Irish company has launched a new app to allow artists a new method to share and release content. Bandstand uses leading technologies to provide acts and their fans with a variety of options – including unseen and rare content, exclusive video messages from the artist, access to early bird ticket offers and streams of […]

Slow Skies playing the Sugar Club this Wednesday

October 6th, 2014 by

As 2014 is proving to be a vintage year for Irish music, the albums and gigs which make it so are coming thick and fast. Slow Skies are just one of the bands that State has been following for some time and they’ll be appearing at Dublin’s Sugar Club this Wednesday, Oct 8 in support […]

Hozier Irish tour dates

October 6th, 2014 by


Currently holding the number one slot on the Irish album charts for the second week running, Hozier has announced a set of Irish dates for December, with support from Wyvern Lingo. Thursday 4th: Dublin, The Olympia Theatre Tickets €20 / €22.50 / €25 including booking fee Friday 5th: Kerry, Killarney, INEC Tickets €22.50 / €25 […]

State Amplify and Oxjam show details

October 6th, 2014 by


We’ve a busy couple of weeks up on the live side of things, with four shows in Dublin. On Saturday night our regular Faces night at the Mercantile will be a Guinness Amplify special, featuring Ghosts, Leanne Harte, Dah Jevu and Annie Graham. Doors are at 8pm and entry is free. From there we move onto […]