65daysofstatic set to play the Button Factory in February

November 9th, 2016 by

Having released a whopping soundtrack to a pretty banal game in No Man’s Sky back in August, 65daysofstatic are hitting the road in 2017 and have revealed they’ll be stopping by the Button Factory, Dublin, on Saturday the 4th of February. Catch the instrumental math-rockers for the princely sum of €17, here, when tickets go on sale […]


Vantastival seeks applications for 2017

November 7th, 2016 by

Returning in 2017 at Beaulieu House & Garden on June 3rd and 4th, Vantastival festival are now seeking submissions from bands and artists to perform. Priding themselves on showcasing the very best of up-and-coming Irish acts, apply now for your chance to nab a slot on the line up for 2017. They’re accepting line-up applications from all acts […]


Win tickets to Saint Sister in Dublin and Belfast

November 4th, 2016 by

Having recently released new music in the form of new single ‘Tin Man’, a gorgeous, slowly progressing track of chordal melody, Saint Sister are set to play a string of Irish dates, and State has got a pair of tickets to give away to see the duo at Dublin’s Christchurch on Saturday, as well as at […]


Watch Daithi’s new video for ‘Falling For You’ (feat. Sinead White)

November 3rd, 2016 by

A splendid return to the studio-recording, Daithi’s latest single features Sinead White and is a haunting revision on found-sounds and field-recordings, a technique that the electronically-imbued fiddler has been fond of but never really fully immersed himself in, in the past. ‘Falling For you’ is taken from Daithi’s upcoming Holiday Home EP, which is due for […]


Beach, Ae Mak, Wastefellow and more for Sugar Club show

November 3rd, 2016 by

Join the mighty Beach, Ae Mak, Wastefellow, and more on the 11th of November as they take to the stage of Dublin’s Sugar Club. With half of the proceeds of the show going to the fantastic Aware charity, you’ll be enjoying some top music for a good cause. Tickets are just €12 and can be found here, […]


Fight Like Apes call it a day

November 2nd, 2016 by

One of our favourite bands of the past decade, Fight Like Apes, have announced that they are splitting up with the following statement: “Stick a fork in us, we’re done.We’ve been quiet for a while now. We’ve had a lot of thinking and talking to do. We’d be here all year if we started listing […]


Win a pair of passes to Metropolis with State & Absolut

November 1st, 2016 by

With just a couple of sleeps left until Metropolis (exciting, right?), State has teamed up with Absolut to offer one lucky winner a pair of passes to see the likes of DJ Shadow, Grace Jones, Groove Armada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Crystal Castles, The Sugarhill Gang and many more. Here’s a little info on what Absolut are bringing to […]


Forbidden Fruit confirms 2017 return

November 1st, 2016 by

The grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham is set to once more host Forbidden Fruit festival. As indicated on the festival’s Facebook page, Forbidden Fruit will return in 2017 for the event’s seventh incarnation, and will take place over the June Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th). Also hinted at with a series of video posts are possible […]


Radiohead Announce Dublin Show

October 31st, 2016 by

Following their recent announcement of a Glastonbury headline performance in 2017, MCD have now secured a Dublin performance with one of the biggest acts in the world, Radiohead.  They will be hitting the 3Arena on the 20th June 2017 and tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster this Friday, 4th November at 9am.


Listen: Enemies – ‘Leaves’

October 28th, 2016 by

How bittersweet it is that one of the final Enemies tracks to be shared by the outfit before they disband for good is so gloriously rhythmic and melodic; completely engaging from beginning to end. ‘Leaves’, the latest single to be taken from the band’s final album Valuables (out December 9 via Topshelf Records) traces a line from their punchy, complex […]


Metropolis reveal stage times, running order & afterparties

October 28th, 2016 by

The final stretch, eh? With just less than a week to go until the RDS is alive with some of the most innovative and iconic acts operating today, the organisers have revealed the stage times, running order, and of course, those all-important afterparties. Running Order & Stage Times Here’s how the opening night looks.. Friday.. […]


Win tickets to Pumarosa at Whelan’s on Halloween night

October 27th, 2016 by

Plans for Halloween night? How about a pair of tickets to go and see London-based five-piece Pumarosa at Whelan’s? The eclectic, melodically focused post-punk outfit have been busy garnering a decent following, and all without a full-length album to speak of. Having built a formidable live reputation with their twisting, darkly elegant setlist, State wants to […]


Metropolis announce installations; Bowie & Prince tributes

October 25th, 2016 by

Ever expanding, Metropolis festival is closing in and they’ve announced that there will be fitting tributes to both David Bowie and Prince, two legends that were taken too early by a vengeful 2016. To celebrate the body of work of two of the world’s most original, innovative and iconic artists Metropolis have invited Hot Chip’s Alexis […]


Radiohead to headline Glastonbury 2017

October 20th, 2016 by

The first headline act to be revealed for Glastonbury 2017 is none other than Radiohead, who will open the festival on Friday, 23 June. Following yet another creative marketing campaign of sorts, that saw the band’s iconic toothy bear logo appear as a giant crop circle beside Glasto’s Pyrmaid Stage, the festival’s organiser Emily Eavis […]