One of the great joys of State is watching acts develop from their early roots in to something quite amazing. Come On Live Long have been on our radar since 2011, when they played our Midnight Mass, and went onto to be one of our Faces of the following year. It’s been slow progress since then – not least due to the band’s own personal circumstances – but now they’re back in action and it’s certainly been worth the wait. ‘For The Birds’ (revealed last week by Nialler9) is simply astonishing, offering yet another twist on their sound. Second album Move As One is due later in the year and we, for one, can’t wait. See them at Dublin’s Unitarian Church on April 2nd.