• Two States

    This is the blog of 2xm's most fantabulous show, Two States. The show airs every Thursday at 8pm and repeats Monday morning at 10am.

Laura Sheeran on Two States

Laura Sheeran in the Body & Soul area at Electric Picnic 2012. Photo by Sean Conroy

This week on Two States, we meet Laura Sheeran. Having released two solo albums, remix sets and a host of E.PS, she’s also started the alien pop duo NANU NANU with Marc Aubele. Ahead of performing with both projects in the Body and Soul area of the Electric Picnic, Laura talks to Danny Carroll about her many occupations, inspirations and the benefits of Skype rehearsals.

Hear it all below!

Laura Sheeran plays the Workman’s Club next Thursday. Nanu Nanu play the We Are Noise Weekender in Cork on September 28th, Whelans in Dublin on September 29th and the Button Factory on October 7th

Visit http://laurasheeran.bandcamp.com, Visit http://nanunanu.bandcamp.com

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No Spill Blood on Two States

Lar Kaye, Ruadhan O’Meara, and Matt Hedigan – NO SPILL BLOOD

This week on Two States, Danny Carroll meets Dublin’s finest new synth-punk trio No Spill Blood. Recently signed to the US label Sargent House, Matt Hedigan (Bass/Vocals) and Ruadhan O’Meara (Synth/Keys) discuss their debut EP ‘Street Meat’, which was released last week.

The interview starts with Ruadhan and Matt telling us about the first time they met.

Tracklisting:

1. Junior

2. Good Company

3. No Retreat.

No Spill Blood play the Roisin Dubh (Galway) on September 22nd, the Triskel Arts Centre (Cork) on September 29th and The Pint (Dublin) on October 12th.

Find out more via their bandcamp – http://nospillblood.bandcamp.com

Jogging on Two States (2012)

Ronan, Darren and Peter – JOGGING

This week on Two States, Ronan Jackson (bassist/singer) from Jogging, tells us all about the band’s hefty new album ‘Take Courage’. Former guests on the show, Jogging are back with a triumphant second album, produced by Chris Common and released via Out On A Limb Records.

Ronan starts by telling us about the record’s lyrical themes:

Tracklisting:

1. Deadweight

2. Stand Still

3. Damage Control.

Jogging play this years Hard Working Class Heroes Festival this October, visit their bandcamp to find out more – http://jogging.bandcamp.com