Iceland Airwaves 2014 – part 2 – in photos

November 27th, 2014 by


The second beautiful half of Airwaves 2014 took in The Knife’s last ever concert, a feel-good Flaming Lips, Dublin’s Girl Band at Kex Hostel plus War on Drugs, Future Islands and Caribou. This embarrassment of riches was photographed for State by Jakob Bekker-Hansen.  

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival – in photos

November 27th, 2014 by

Tease & Tassles, Wexford Festival Fringe

There was plenty going on musically around Wexford town during the international opera festival in recent weeks, and much of it in the Spiegeltent, which ran its own mini festival. Photographer Peter O Hanlon was on hand to capture everything from the traditional to the burlesque. Enjoy a flavour of 12 days in the south-east including […]

Mastodon – The Academy, Dublin – in photos

November 25th, 2014 by

Mastodon, The Academy, Dublin

Mastodon certainly don’t lack confidence or presence and on this night in Dublin’s Academy, with the mid-section of the set filled solidly with songs spanning most of their back catalogue, it all fits seamlessly together. At times prog, at times classic rock and at times fused noise, they are always entertaining – no dead air, and all laid down over a […]

MØ – The Academy, Dublin – in photos

November 5th, 2014 by

MØ, The Academy, Dublin

It took a couple of cancelled shows before she finally got here for a solo gig but Denmark’s MØ landed on the stage of The Academy this week and tore it up in a matter of minutes. Shooting at a high shutter-speed for State was Mark McGuinness.