In celebration of our birthday we asked the State team to nominate their favourite homegrown releases of the past five years. Here’s what they came up with…
30. Heathers – Kingdom
McNamara sisters dig the pop mine and strike gold.
29. Super Extra Bonus Party – Night Horses
Kildare collective leave us too soon but with a mighty swansong.
28. Bell X1 – Blue Lights On The Runway
Irish old guard enjoy a new lease of life.
27. Ham Sandwich – Carry The Meek
Fine debut hints at what was to come.
26. The Jimmy Cake – Spectre & Crown
Still working on a follow up, the Dublin instrumentalists bring the noise (and the quiet).
25. David Kitt – The Nightsaver
Dublin mainstay finds inspiration in his attic.
24. Rarely Seen Above Ground – Organic Sampler
The sound of one man drumming and then some.
23. Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
Gorgeous electronica from the Dublin / Wicklow duo.
22. The Rags – A National Light
Attitude laden debut from feisty six piece.
21. The Redneck Manifesto – Friendship
Influential post-rockers reunite to show the youngsters how it’s done.