by / January 6th, 2014 /

Faces Of 2014: Affleck

As has become tradition here at State, January sees us bring you our tips for the next twelve months in Irish music. In the past we’ve recommended the likes of Villagers, Heathers, Adebesi Shank, Soak and Daithi, so we like to think we have a pretty good track record. The class of 2014 will see not only a digital magazine featuring some stunning original photography and an online compilation but for the first time a launch gig in Dublin. So without any further ado, let’s get started…

It was this time last year that we were preparing to bring you Belfast band Eatenbybears as a Face of 2013, inspired by their masterful set at the recent HWCH festival. To our despair they weren’t to make it too far into the New Year, yet we’re delighted to give three of the four their moment in the sun as they return in the guise of Affleck. Rebranded and redesigned into a mix of dark, synth based electronics and up beat pop harmonies, they’re making up for lost time.