The annual Faces magazine from State which features 20 of Ireland’s best new bands as picked by the site’s writers is here and it might be their best yet. 20 acts including Bitch Falcon, Profound, Dear Desert, Booka Brass Band, Wyvern Lingo, Loah, Pockets, Rocstrong, Buffalo Woman and more are featured. Check out the mag… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2015


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State Magazine’s annual new music tips Faces Of… finished up over the weekend with a gig in the Mercantile and the release of a beautifully-designed digital magazine by Simon Roche featuring some stunning photography of acts from Ireland tipped for the year including Hozier, Liza Flume, UNKNWN (pictured), Overhead The Albatross, Simi Crowns, Affleck, video… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2014


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This looks superb. It’s a pity it wasn’t physically printed but regardless, State’s Faces of 2012 digital magazine is a sexy forward look at 20 of Ireland’s most promising new bands with original photography where possible. My Mmoths interview is in there too. Check out the Soundcloud compilation of the acts after the jump. The… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2012



Alan over at State has been knocking out some quality mixtapes for the last few weeks. Here’s the latest – a ladycentric tracklisting featuring Glasser, Cults, Mountain Man , Henparty, Thomas Tantrum, Tieranniesaur, 2.54, Zola Jesus and more. Just click play. Check out his chillwave and weekend mixtapes after the jump too.

Posted on June 14th, 2010


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Finally, the cat is out of the bag and other such clichés. Last May, I was contacted by Phil Udell regarding a new Irish music magazine he and others were in the beginnings of setting up. I met up with Phil, John Walshe and other contributors. It all sounded very exciting and I agreed it… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2008