Since its inception in 2008, State magazine has taken great pride in celebrating the finest in music, film, popular culture and more from Ireland and beyond. An award-winning site, State works tirelessly to showcase new acts alongside established and major names, and has built its reputation based on the best in writing and photography. Fortunate to call a dedicated community of music and culture enthusiasts our friends, contributors, and supporters, you can see what we do daily at state.ie, but for now, enjoy statefaces.com and get to know 20 of the best up and coming Irish bands and artists that we're certain will do great things in 2018.

Phil, Aaron and Simon