by / November 7th, 2008 /

State Issue 8 – out from today

It’s the beginning of November and time for another issue of State. To say we’ve been amazed by the reaction to our decision to go free would be an understatement, with the magazine reaching a huge number of people and the online version being read over seventeen THOUSAND times. We wanted to expand what we do and it would seem that we’ve succeeded. Good times.

Good times too for Duke Special, this month’s cover star. Accompanied by an exclusive photo shoot from Roger Woolman, the Duke tells us about his long, strange journey so far. It’s a story that heralds another issue full of quality features on Irish music, not because of some grand agenda but simply because we believe that it is from these shores that the most exciting bands are currently coming. Thus we talk to R.S.A.G. and Halfset, discover how the people behind Q&A and Hideaway House do things their own way and find out why Berlin is the new Dublin for many of the city’s musical community. We also re-unite the Chicks to hear their tale of how the music business can be a tough place for a young band.

On the international front, we talk to Tilly & The Wall as well as the highly entertaining Max Tundra. Our Incoming section features new names from the UK and US, as well as the state of play from LA, the horrors of touring in the Alps, while Niall Byrne loves the Beastie Boys and a farewell to Levi Stubbs. All this plus the latest album reviews, DVDs, games and what makes us angry.

For your convenience, there are now three ways to get a copy of State:

1. Pick it up – see our list of stockists.

2. Subscribe or Buy Online for the cost of postage and packaging.

3. View Online right here in our viewer. Click magazine to enlarge.

  • I would like to personally congratulate the genius who recommended Hanoi Rocks’ ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’- absolute gem of a song.

    Pointo Facto: ‘Underwater World’ from the same album (Two Steps From The Move, 1984, classic!) provided the phrase around which ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ was written. Fact!

  • Paudie

    You guys ever going to get the mag to more places in Cork?
    Apparently there’s been “more places to come later this week” for the past two months.

  • Paudie, we jsut haven’t got round to updating that list. Will be done this week.

  • Tyler Durden

    I’m fucking disgusted by Simon Roche’s attitude to Irish, one of the most lyrical, vibrant and beautiful languages in the world and a language widely used by people of all ages in this country, perhaps more so by teenagers and young people than by the old farmers of Connemara that he seems to percieve as the only Gaeilgeoiri in the country. He has obviously taken up his semi-fascist role as the Kevin Myers of the music journalism world with relish but this attack on the Irish language has lost State my custom, and probably that of my mates, all of whom regularly speak Irish together, and all of whom are under 25 years of age.

  • holy shit.

  • “…The opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of State Magazine Ltd.”

    (Page 2, State Magazine, Issue 8 )