It’s a very special State vs… gig this month as we endure a temporary split in the ranks to do battle with our very own Nialler9 to celebrate his fifth birthday (as a music blogger, he’s not some sort of child prodigy). As befits such an occasion, Nialler has picked a very special headliner to represent him, so special in fact that we simply cannot reveal their identity until the night. Trust us, it’ll be something special. And loud. Very loud. And pretty fast too. Almost as special as the man himself doing battle on the decks with the State Social DJs afterwards.
We can tell you that our offering on the night is the mighty SquAreHeAd, trailblazers for the Popical Island collective and our Introducing band is Low Sea, the Galway duo who we featured on the site this very week. The date for this extravaganza is Saturday 18th September (not our usual Friday night) but the other details remain the same – it takes place at the Mercantile, kicks off at 9pm and is absolutely free. Get on the Facebook thing here.