Soak – ‘Blud’

March 10th, 2014 by

Soak

The recorded version of her debut single sees Soak add guitar and drums (not to mention a remix from label bosses Chvrches), but ‘Blud’ began life as a simple acoustic song. In town last week for a support slot at the Olympia with the Scottish trio, State’s Andrew Jordan took Bridie Monds-Watson to the beautiful […]


Foy Vance – ‘Janey’

September 9th, 2013 by

FoyVanceApprovedPressPhoto

Northern soul man Foy Vance was in Dublin last week to promote his excellent new Joy Of Nothing album, released on the same US label as Little Green Cars. State’s Andy Jordan took the opportunity to get up close and personal.


Ham Sandwich – ‘Models’ (Live at Evening Songs)

September 3rd, 2013 by

UCD Choral Scholars at Evening Songs, Christchurch Cathedral by Paulo Gonçalves

State video maker Andrew Jordan has been beavering away Since our memorable Evening Songs show at Christ Church Cathedral earlier in the summer. Having brought you stunning clips of the UCD Choral Scholars performing with Heathers and Young Wonder, we now have the final act of the night. Ham Sandwich’s version of ‘Models’ is a […]


Heathers – ‘Forget Me Knots’ (live at Evening Songs)

July 11th, 2013 by

Heathers at Evening Songs, Christchurch Cathedral by Paulo Gonçalves

The second of Andrew Jordan’s videos from our Evening Songs show at Christ Church features Heathers, stripped down to their acoustic roots but bolstered by the UCD Choral Scholars. The look on Ellie and Louise’s faces as the choir take over the final bars of the song says all you need to know about this […]


Young Wonder – ‘To You’ (live at Evening Songs)

July 1st, 2013 by

Young Wonder at Evening Songs, Christchurch Cathedral by Paulo Gonçalves

It was a month and a half ago that Young Wonder took to the stage of Christ Church Cathedral as part of our Evening Songs fifth birthday celebrations. They were joined by the UCD Choral Scholars for a spine tingling version of recent single ‘To You’. State’s Andrew Jordan was on hand to record this […]


Gabrielle Aplin – State Video Exclusive

February 20th, 2013 by

gabrielle

You’ll be seeing a lot of Gabrielle Aplin over the coming months, with her debut album English Rain due for release at the end of April and a Dublin show at the Academy booked for 5th of that month. She was recently in town for a more flying visit to promote the single ‘Please Don’t […]


The Futureheads – Old Dun Cow (State video exclusive)

September 14th, 2012 by

Futureheads_Whelans_luis_faustino_20120907_214707

Last weekend saw The Futureheads bring their acapella and acoustic tour to Dublin and, as such, State took the opportunity to put them in a room with Andrew Jordan and his video camera. The result is a spirited version of ‘Old Dun Cow’, a traditional folk song from their native North East England and a […]


Liz Lawrence – I’d Rather (State video exclusive)

April 20th, 2012 by

liz

Liz Lawrence has spent a lot of time in Ireland of late, the UK singer songwriter choosing to launch her fine Bedroom Hero album here. State took the opportunity to put her together with Andrew Jordan for a version of ‘I’d Rather’ down by the Grand Canal in Dublin.


Elaine Mai – Release (Exclusive video)

April 10th, 2012 by

elaine-mai

Last week saw the release of Elaine Mai’s debut EP Dots (hear it on Nialler9, buy it here) and to mark the event we bring you this lovely video from Simon O’Neill and regular State cohort Myles O’Reilly. It captures her mixture of acoustic music and technology perfectly, something you can see for yourselves when […]


Video: First Aid Kit live at Workman’s Club

March 13th, 2012 by

fak

If their album The Lion’s Roar suggested that they were firmly on the path to Americana, First Aid Kit‘s recent show at the Workman’s Club in Dublin saw them take the full plunge. The track ‘Emmylou’ displays those influences more than most, a tribute to the great artists who have informed the Swedish duo’s sound. […]


Video: Grouplove live in Dublin

March 6th, 2012 by

Screen shot 2012-03-06 at 14.33.46

Grouplove were in Dublin town recently for a live show at the Academy, part of their ever increasingly packed schedule on the back of their fine 2011 album Never Trust A Happy Song. Straight off a ferry from Glasgow and obviously dead on their feet, they were still good enough to run through the track […]


Video: Lykke Li live at Tower Records

April 19th, 2011 by

ll

Amongst many guests performing live in Tower Records to celebrate International Record Store Day on Saturday, it was the prospect of a set from Lykke Li that perhaps got us here at State the most excited. So much so, in fact, that we couldn’t resist sending Stephen Mogerley and his crew to squeeze their way […]


Video: Anna Calvi live at The Workman’s Club, Dublin

March 18th, 2011 by

Clipboard02

Met with a rave review from our own Dara Higgins the pale beauty, soulful voice and skilled guitar playing of rocketing star that is Anna Calvi cast a spell over The Workman’s Club late last month. Filmmaker and musician Stephen Mogerley was there to capture then night and the song ‘Love Won’t Be Leaving’ for […]


State Intervention #10 – Republic Of Loose

March 4th, 2011 by

rep

Last week saw us host two State Intervention shows with KT Tunstall playing in Dublin and then Republic Of Loose performing a stunning unplugged set at the Viva Retro vintage store in Belfast. Bandwidth Films were on hand to capture it, teaming up with Redcap Productions for our first non-Dublin Intervention. Thanks to all involved, […]