Le Galaxie – The Academy, Dublin – in photos

April 25th, 2015 by

Le Galaxie, The Academy, Dublin by Leah Carroll_24

Launch night of their first major label album, Le Galaxie set Le Club free in an impressive cascade of fluro-pop. The sort of night when a tech issue turned into a mass singalong to 2 Unlimited’s ‘No Limits’, and where a grand finalé turned into an Andrew Lloyd Webber tearjerker. And we haven’t even touched […]


State’s Faces of April – The Mercantile, Dublin

April 12th, 2015 by

Third Smoke, Mercantile, Dublin by Leah Carroll_14

State.ie’s Faces of April was another brief snapshot of the wealth of emerging talent this country has; namely punk, garage, hardcore and whatever genius binds Third Smoke. The Dundalk band (pictured) are deservedly on the rise and their combination of Fleet Foxes-esque harmonies, Beatles-inspired melodies and deft playing is enough to ensure smooth ride. Watch […]










Clean Bandit, Dear Desert – Academy, Dublin – in photos

March 16th, 2015 by

Clean Bandit The Academy Dublin by Leah Carroll BD3A2689

Leah Carroll was the winner of a competition we ran to be take part in Absolut DIY’s live photography workshop with State’s own Olga Kuzmenko. Here’s her first shoot for us – Clean Bandit supported by Dear Desert in the Academy earlier in the week. Give Leah a warm welcome to State.