Aphex Twin announced for Forbidden Fruit

February 6th, 2017 by

It’s the one we’ve been waiting for, Mr. Richard D James – the motherfucking Aphex Twin – has announced his return to Ireland to takeover headline duties on Sunday, 4th June, at Forbidden Fruit. Set to take place in the grounds of the IMMA, the festival already boasts a strong lineup so far – with […]


Listen: Blanck Mass – ‘Silent Treatment’

February 3rd, 2017 by

Set to release new album World Eater on the 3rd of March via Sacred Bones – Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass and one half of Fuck Buttons – has shared the first track be taken from his forthcoming third solo LP. ‘Silent Treatment’ is familiar territory from Power albeit in a slightly subdued fashion; pounding, angular […]


Output Belfast reveal keynote speaker, open registration

February 2nd, 2017 by

Set to return in both its convention and showcase format on the 16th of February, Output Belfast have revealed that this year’s keynote address will be given by Bob Lefsetz, the world-renowned music industry commentator, in the MAC. Author of ‘Lefsetz Letter’, Bob is famous for being an outspoke commentator on the wider music industry, […]


Orbital to headline Saturday @ Forbidden Fruit

February 2nd, 2017 by

Recently reformed rave-diggers Orbital have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for Forbidden Fruit Festival, which takes place 3-5 June 2017 in the grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Their announcement follows the news that Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, and more will play the extended Monday slot of the festival, curated by none other than […]


Win a pair of tickets to see The 1975 at Malahide Castle

February 1st, 2017 by

Following on from the announcement that The 1975 will play their biggest headline Irish show to date at Malahide Castle on the 17th of June, State, thanks to the lovely chaps at MCD, has a pair of tickets to give away before they go on sale this Friday. To be in with a chance of […]


Future Islands announce new album, share new track

February 1st, 2017 by

Inimitable synth-pop maestros Future Islands are back with details of a brand new album, ahead of a performance at the Iveagh Gardens in July. The Baltimore outfit have revealed that their new LP The Far Field will see its release on the 7th of April via 4AD, but for now, you can whet your appetite with brand new […]


Belsonic 2017 add The 1975, Chainsmokers, & Cream Classical

February 1st, 2017 by

Joining the likes of Jess Glynne and Axwell /\ Ingrosso at a new location in Belfast’s Ormeau Park, Belsonic have revealed that The 1975, Chainsmokers, and Cream Classical will each take up headline slots at the popular city festival. Having relocated from the city’s Titanic Qtr, the run of shows will take place in June, […]


Listen: Kid Karate – ‘No Way’

February 1st, 2017 by

Set for release on the 20th of February, Kid Karate’s ‘No Way’ is an exercise in jerky, angular pop-rock, bringing to mind the likes of Talk Talk’s rowdier moments, and the polished sheen of Simple Minds’ late 80s output. Melodic and pulsating, the new single marks something of a departure from their previous releases via […]


Mac DeMarco Announces New Album and Dublin Show in Vicar Street

January 31st, 2017 by

The wait for Mac DeMarco’s third full length album, three years to be precise, is drawing closer to an end. The imminent release of This Old Dog, the follow up to 2014’s Salad Days, was announced today, the news was accompanied by two songs – ‘This Old Dog’ and ‘My Old Man’ –  that will feature […]


The 1975 set for Malahide Castle show

January 31st, 2017 by

Having made a tremendous sea-change in terms of musical direction with latest album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, The 1975 have revealed they’ll play Dublin’s Malahide Castle on the 17th of June. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, priced at €49.50, and can […]


Win a pair of tickets to Frightened Rabbit at the Limelight, Belfast

January 31st, 2017 by

Set to play Dublin’s Academy on the 5th of February, and then the Limelight Belfast on the 7th, State has a pair of tickets to give away to see the Scottish Indie rock outfit in the latter. To be in with a chance of winning, simply ‘Like’ our Facebook page and share this post. Winner announced […]


Listen: Montauk Hotel – ‘Black Dress’

January 31st, 2017 by

Taken from their forthcoming debut, self-titled EP, Montauk Hotel’s ‘Black Dress’ marks a promising start for the four-piece indie outfit. With distinct hints of The Cure and early 80s new-wave, the ‘Black Dress’ precedes the release of the EP on March 10th. Formed late last year, Claudia, Shell, Aoife and Karima have began garnering a […]


Eminent techno remixer Limmy adds second Vicar St date

January 26th, 2017 by

Renowned Scottish techno producer Limmy has added another run of Irish dates, as well as a second Vicar St date, having sold out the first in May, for his new upcoming foray into comedy & storytelling. That’s Your Lot sees the Glasgow native building upon his previous comedy work; Daft Wee Stories, Limmy’s Show, etc. and taking the written word […]