It’s with great pleasure that we bring you the first State.ie podcast, a new weekly audio complement to these very pages. Hosted by our editor-in-chief Phil Udell, we’ll be talking to international and homegrown musicians as well as discussing a variety of topics in the company of the State writing team and guests.
In coming weeks we’ll be talking to Public Service Broadcasting, considering the future of female pop and examining the Irish hardcore scene, but for our debut offering it made sense to start with a band with whom we have shared an extraordinary journey. Ham Sandwich featured in the pages of the first ever print issue of State and recently celebrated a number one album. We invited Podge and D’Arcy to join us to look back on recent events, as well as looking forward to their Olympia Theatre show on May 29th.