‘Best of’ album for Kíla plus live dates

August 1st, 2009 by

It’s taken them twenty two years to get round to it, but this summer will see Kíla finally release a ‘Best Of’ compilation. Release date and track listing are still to be confirmed but we do know that it’s set to be a double. The band play also play the following dates: 12th Aug – […]

Irish radio plays for Muse and Madonna singles

August 1st, 2009 by

If you’re absolutely dying to hear the new songs from both Madonna and Muse, the wait is over on both next week. Madonna’s ‘Celebration’, the title track from her new compilation, gets its first play on RTE 2FM this Monday 3rd August at 1PM and will be available to download from Tuesday 4th August. Muse, […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival – Highlights

July 30th, 2009 by


Kilkenny Arts Festival 2009 kicks off next Friday the 7th and runs through to Saturday the 16th, offering a feast of visual art, classical music, theatre and dance, jazz world and traditional Irish music, literature, film, architecture, indie music, craft and children’s events. There are many expected highlights; of particular excitement to State are the […]

Lamb, Beach House amongst first names for EP’s Body and Soul

July 30th, 2009 by


The first names for Electric Picnic’s Body and Soul area have been announced with Lamb, Beach House, The Sound Carriers, Golden Animals, Amorphous Androgynous and Blindfold and County Clare’s Tulla Céilí Band the names thrown into the (healing and massage) ring. State is particularly excited about Beach House again. The Baltimore duo blew us away […]

Jack Penate for The Village

July 30th, 2009 by

Jack Penate will play a show in The Village this October 17th. New album Everything is New is actually brilliant so get on this people. Listen to the album on Spotify. Tickets €18.95 including booking fee on sale now. Jack Peñate – Tonight’s Today

Groovalizacion present Bomba Estéreo

July 30th, 2009 by


Radio Groovalizacion and Mantua Festival present Bomba Estéreo live in The Button Factory on Friday August 7th. Hailing from Bogota the band blend Columbian folk rhythms with eletronica, reggae and hip-hop creating an inspirational new sound. This year Bomba Estéreo have performed at the Vamos Festival in the UK, REC Beat in Brazil, SXSW in […]

Imelda May Courtyard Sessions tickets

July 30th, 2009 by


Down in the sunny south east the Courtyard Sessions have been underway for a couple of weeks now, bringing the likes of Duke Special and Mundy to the Wexford venue Whites. There are still three more shows left to come though and State will have a pair of tickets to giveaway to each, kicking off […]

Baddies for debut Dublin show

July 29th, 2009 by

Hotly-tipped (and we hear they are excellent live too) Baddies will make their Irish debut on Thursday October 1st at The Academy 2. Tickets €11.50 including booking fee go on sale Friday 31st July. The UK band will release their debut album Do The Job in September. Baddies TV on MUZU.

Wallis Bird Road Records instore on Thursday

July 29th, 2009 by


With a new album out entitled New Boots, Wallis Bird will be celebrating by performing at Road Records on Thursday 30th July at 6.30pm in Road Records on Fade St, Dublin 2. Wallis has also recently announced announced an Irish tour in October, performing at the Academy in Dublin on October 16 before taking in […]

Lily Allen back in December

July 29th, 2009 by

Lily Allen returns to Ireland for her third gig this year when she plays the O2 in Dublin on December 8th. Tickets €33.60 / €39.20 including booking fee go on sale this Friday 7 August at 9am.

Jay Reatard Irish show / new album taster

July 28th, 2009 by


It’s a case of second time lucky for Jay Reatard as Aiken have announced the Memphis short-attention span rocker is due to play Whelan’s on November 16th after his cancelled appearance last year. Tickets €16 on sale from Wednesday. On August 18, Matador will be releasing the long-anticipated new LP/CD/digital album from Jay Reatard, Watch […]

Matthew Dear as Audion for Twisted Pepper

July 28th, 2009 by


Matthew Dear returns to Dublin as Audion on Bank Holiday Sunday August 2nd at The Twisted Pepper. Support on the night comes from Jay Galligan (Test) and Giles Armstrong (Electric Shock). Doors 11pm. Admission €15 door / €12 tickets from www.tickets.ie / www.bodytonicmusic.com/store

Static X interview

July 27th, 2009 by

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We never had Wayne Static down as a romantic but, as our friends at Tattoo TV found out recently, his marriage to ex-adult film star Tera Wray (now Mrs Static) has brought out the old softie in him. With the good lady wife at his side, he tells Laura Lee Conboy about what inspired Static […]

Shane Macgowan, Jerry Fish and more play the Voodoo Ball

July 27th, 2009 by

There’s a fine line-up gathering at the Button Factory this Wednesday night (29th July) in aid of the Hope For Haiti house building project. Joining Shane Macgowan and Jerry Fish will be the Mighty Stef, Spellbound, Steve Fanning of the Last Tycoons and Candice Gordan. Tickets are €20.