News: Dan Michaelson – MOJORising

Dan Michaelson, who we have been working closely with, is featured in next months Mojo in the MojoRising section. His self-released ‘Sudden Fiction‘ came out last November with The state51 Conspiracy to great critical acclaim.

‘executed with elegance and precision’ The Guardian

‘a great voice, like a ships rigging creaking under a weight of ice’ MOJO

‘Michaelson is a master of bleak atmosphere’ Q

He is not only a great guy, but an artist we really love here at state51 and its great to see him doing so well.

News: Whats happening at Midem 2012?

Hi from Cannes everyone! we’ve been here at Midem since friday and thought we’d let you know what we’ve been up to and how its going.

To put all industry related business aside, we thought we had to let you know about the lastest canine footwear fashions that are taking Cannes by storm this year! This is one of many fine sets of shoes we’ve seen being sported by the local dog population, and this particular one even seems to have a matching hat!

But in all honesty we can’t blame the little guy as the weather (as you can see) hasn’t exactly been the the south of France at it’s finest, not the sunny escape from London we had imagined and hoped for!

However, we’ve never been ones to moan and we’re certainly not complaining about how pretty Cannes has been looking, especially by night, like the view from our room. We’ve all been having a great time and make sure you return here for more info and pics when we get back!

Sherlock Series 2 Soundtrack // Silvascreen Records

After the huge demand and excitement for the release of Sherlock Series 1 soundtrack, which hit no.16 in the Amazon pre-order chart, Silvascreen Records have announced the release of Series 2 soundtrack for the end of February. It was again composed by David Arnold and Michael Price, who were at the helm for series one and covers the music for the 3 episodes; A Scandal In Belgravia, The Hounds Of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall, which were shown on the BBC earlier this month.

Event: Ultrasound @ Borderline Tomorrow! (26th Jan)

Last few tickets remaining for Ultrasound @ Borderline, London tomorrow night! Check out the event on facebook here or find tickets here. The band return with a new album (to be released shortly) and their recent single Wefare State came out on Fandango last year.

Having reformed just over a year ago, after a 10-year hiatus, in order to play a benefit show for Tim Smith from The Cardiacs, their huge new energy and passion is remarkable and reminds everyone who sees or hears them play of why they were so celebrated originally! Support will come from Underground Railroad and Pocket Venus.     The official video for the ‘Welfare State’ is below.

Video: Wire @ XOYO – Nov 2011

11 tracks from Wire’s show at XOYO on 23rd November 2011 are available to watch here on Moshcam! Click on the image from the set below to watch in full!

The band played tracks from across their lengthy career spanning everything from their 1977 debut right up to 2011’s Red Barked Tree.

Their new live album ‘The Black Session’, recorded in Paris on 10th May 2011, is out next week here.

And for all you real fans, who fancy a bit of Wire merch round the home, Wire cushions are for sale here!


Event: Casiokids @ Cargo – Tonight 24th Jan

A last minute heads up for you Casiokids fans out there! The Norwegian band are playing tonight at Cargo in Shoreditch and tickets are only £8 in advance. View the event here or for tickets click here. They released their 3rd album ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen‘ last week to glowing reviews:

“Truly beguiling” (****), Q,

“This album is a subtly, sweetly wonderful thing” (8/10), NME,

‘a quirk-funk master-class’, BBC Music,

‘Songs which are like colourful, synthy fireworks’, Addict Music.