by / April 29th, 2008 /

State Magazine Issue 03 and Muxtape

State issue 03

Another month gone and another issue of State is ready and waiting to make an appearance.

On the cover you’ll find Gemma Hayes, taken from our exclusive photo shoot by Roger Woolman. Inside she gives us the lowdown on life in LA, working with Kevin Shields, Paul Noonan and others as well as how losing her record deal was the best thing that ever happened to her.

Republic Of Loose have been through similar trials and tribulations but seem to rise above them to keep getting stronger and stronger. We join Mick Pyro and co to hear just how a band from inner city Dublin became so versed in American urban music.

Billy Bragg tells us just how he came to make a record of classic soul, as does new boy Jamie Lidell. The National reflect on their extraordinary ascent, Neon Neon get all nostalgic for the -80s, Daniel Lanois talks about working with some of the greatest names in rock music and Mick Jagger gives us the run around in London and Berlin before finally giving him an insight into what took the Rolling Stones back to New York to work with Martin Scorsese. Looking to the past, Hank Shocklee reminisces on how Public Enemy changed the face of hip-hop and how maybe Chuck D is not quite the genius that everyone considers him to be. On the domestic front, the likes of Fugazi, Chumbawamba and Leagues O’Toole help tell the story of Hope, the late -80s independent promoters who put Ireland on the international punk and hardcore map.

Looking forward, we discover how the future of the music industry might just be in the hands of the video games manufacturers and the teenage boys who play them. All of this plus the Fence Collective, Persian clubbing in Dublin, our view on the Madonna album, Johnny Vegas, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Lykke Li and the glory of Adam & the Ants can be yours, nation and worldwide, from Thursday May 1st.

We’ve also made a streamable mixtape or muxtape of 12 tracks from artists featured in Issue 03. Have a listen.

  • Yay! State have a muxtape!

    That is impressive 😀

  • We join Mick Pyro and co to hear just how a band from inner city Dublin became so versed in American urban music.
    I thought they were from Terenure?

    Great mixtape, pity there’s not a new Loose song on there though! Props on PE and Fugazi.

  • She looks so different in that pic! In all her pres shots she looks soft and girly – here she looks grown-up and tougher.

    Really looking forward to the new issue; her Tripod gig was great, can’t wait to get my hands on the album.

  • Frank

    I like state.ie but i didnt buy the hardcopy of issue 1 after flicking through it. And going on the above I certainly wont be buying issue 2 either. Very M.O.R. it has to be said.

  • [quote post=”601″]Great mixtape, pity there’s not a new Loose song on there though! Props on PE and Fugazi.[/quote]

    I Like Music is new!

  • Mike

    Sounds like a great issue!

  • Tried to get a copy in Tower today, no dice!

    🙁

  • Dan,

    The independent record stores, including Tower Records, receive the mag a day later. The next issue of State is available in Tower from TODAY!

  • I Like Music is new!

    haha well I meant super-exclusive, like those “The Datsuns cover Every Rose Has Its Thorn”-type dealies or whatever the NME are running these days.

  • Tony Whitfield

    I’d love a copy of issue 3 but live in Engalnd where it’s not sold. Can anyone tell me where I can get a copy please?