Glastonbury tickets go on sale Sunday

October 1st, 2010 by

Tickets for Glastonbury 2011 go on sale this Sunday at 9 am. As usual you need to be registered to buy tickets, you must do this (here) before 9 am tomorrow morning (October 2nd). Michael Eavis told BBC Newsbeat “The three headliners are incredibly impressive – I deliberately want to announce them after the tickets […]


Video: Windings – ‘Old Like J’

October 1st, 2010 by

Windings release their debut album It’s Never Alright on October 8th, they’ll be playing an in-store performance in Tower Records, Dublin the same day. ‘Old Like J’, taken from the album, has a smart part-animated video directed by Shane Real and Gregory Burrowes, where J seems to having a pretty strange birthday party.


Download Twilight Singers featuring Ani Difranco

October 1st, 2010 by

The new Twilight Singers album Blackbird and the Fox is out on Sub Pop early next year, but in the meantime this track (featuring a duet with Ani Difranco) has appeared online. Greg Duli plays solo shows here at the end of the month.


Leftfield return to Dublin for the third time this year

September 30th, 2010 by

After Electric Picnic and a previous Tripod date, Leftfield return to the latter venue once again on Saturday 11th December. Tickets are €38.50 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster, City Discs, and usual outlets. Question for you, dear readers: Is three times a year too many? We’re seeing a lot of artists return to us […]


Holy F*ck with Buck 65 to play Dublin and Belfast

September 30th, 2010 by

Holy F*ck have announced two dates in Ireland this coming November, joining the Canadians for these show will be the unusual choice of Buck 65. The acts will play The Speakeasy in Belfast on Thursday 18th and Whelan’s, Dublin on Friday 19th. Tickets for Whelan’s are priced €18, The Speakeasy costs £14.50 – on sale […]


Video: Cradle Of Filth – ‘Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)’

September 30th, 2010 by

We know State has some Cradle of Filth fans in our midst so this one is for them. The band have a new video for ‘Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)’ taken from the bands forthcoming album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa out on November 1st. You can hear another new track ‘Nun With The Astral […]


Free Badly Drawn Boy EP available

September 30th, 2010 by

Badly Drawn Boy will release his new album It’s What I’m, Thinking Part One – Photographing Snowflakes next week but before that Damon Gough has put together an EP of album tracks for free download called It’s What They’re All Thinking. Sign up to the BDB mailing list and you’ll get a link in your […]


Morrissey Bona Drag night for Mercantile this weekend

September 30th, 2010 by

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Morrissey compilation Bona Drag is being reissued as a remastered and expanded edition on CD and double LP. Originally released in October 1900, the album brings together his first seven singles, four of which went Top 10: his Top 5 debut, ‘Suedehead’; the anthemic ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’; ‘Interesting […]



The National to release expanded version of High Violet

September 29th, 2010 by

With three dates in Dublin in December sold out, it’s not hard to imagine this news is of interest to National fans. On November 19th, the band will release an expanded version of High Violet in double CD and digital download. As well as the original album, the extended version includes a bonus disc of […]


Hard Working Class Heroes schedule announced

September 29th, 2010 by

The full schedule for next weekend’s Hard Working Class Heroes has just been announced. Get planning now… Thursday 7th THE WORKMANS CLUB 8.00 – 8.30 – The Q 8.45 – 9.15 – The Dirty 9s 9.30 – 10.00 – Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters 10.15 – 10.45 – Sleep Thieves 11.00 – 11.30 – Halves 11.45 […]


Derrick Dalton tribute show tomorrow night

September 28th, 2010 by

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 29th) sees Thread Pulls, Dinah Brand, Richer Than Astronauts and Little Beauties play live in Whelan’s at a tribute night for Derrick Dalton. The night marks the second anniversary of Derrick’s death, and the posthumous release of two records, an LP by his solo project Aeromodeller and a 7” single by his […]


Video: Villagers live at the Workman’s Club, Dublin

September 28th, 2010 by

A week or so ago, Conor O’Brien and his Villagers cohorts took to the stage of Workman’s Club for a special invite only show, broadcast live on Today FM. Film maker Myles O’Reilly was on hand to capture the night for State. Myles’ video perfectly encapsulates a homecoming celebratory gig of sorts for Conor O’ […]


Ticket Giveaway: DJ Shadow in Tripod

September 28th, 2010 by

He’s back again. In July of this year DJ Shadow impressed with an evolved live presentation. Playing inside a giant 3D sphere, garnered with live visuals by Ben Stokes, he played a well received blend of classic and new tracks. DJ Shadow returns to Tripod, Dublin on Friday October 1st and we have 3 pairs […]