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.