- 10 Apr 19
Fresh from their sold out headline show last month at The Workman’s Club, State Lights have announced their biggest Dublin headline yet on 5th October.
State Lights formed three years ago at BIMM College in Dublin. Bonding over a shared interest in classic pop music and a common desire to write stadium sized songs, the college friends decided to work together on a musical project. Members include singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan, drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry.
In 2018 the band released ‘Peace Will Come’. The single was supported by 2FM, featured as the Homegrown Hero and Artist of the Week on Today FM, and led to a performance on ‘The Late Late Show’. Soon international radio stations were paying attention, and the track received substantial airplay and support from KROQ Los Angeles, Radio X (UK) and a host of other International radio stations.
‘Peace Will Come’ laid the foundation for another track mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons). ‘Freedom’ draws on influences ranging from Kygo to Coldplay. Lyrics encourage individuals to break free from oppressive and toxic relationships and come to terms with one’s sexuality. It has picked up plays from numerous US radio stations.
2019 has brought new music from State Lights. Single ‘Lonely’ bears a strong lyrical message, with an infectious pop melody inspired by Queen.
State Lights are one of the most buzzed about new acts in Ireland. Last autumn they appeared at Electric Picnic where they performed alongside The Kooks, St Vincent and Cigarettes after Sex on the prestigious Electric Arena Stage. In recent months they have supported The Fratellis, The Academic and the The Blizzards as they embark on the Summer Festival Circuit.
State Lights will be performing at Whelan's on Saturday, 5 October. Tickets start at €13.50 and go on sale this Friday, 12 April at 10am on Ticketmaster.
Listen to 'Lonely' below.