• 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.

Red Sail on Two States (HWCH 2012)

Red Sail performing in studio for Two States at Hard Working Class Heroes 2012

Here’s another splendid acoustic session and performance from Two States time at Hard Working Class Heroes 2012. Red Sail are a new acoustic trio based in Dublin. Quickly gaining a reputation for their intricate compositions and bewitching harmonies, they’ve played the Electric Picnic and Hard Working Class Heroes festivals this year on the back of their splendid EP – Paper Cutouts

Hear the trio perform Balcony Balloons live from Filmbase, before guitarist Simon Fitzpatrick talks to Danny Carroll about the group’s formation and plans for the future.

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Owensie on Two States

Owensie live at Hard Working Class Heroes 2012

Here’s a live interview and performance from Owensie. It was recorded from Filmbase in Temple Bar at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival 2012. The track performed is called ‘Go On’ and is taken from the second album ‘Citizens’ released via Out On A Limb Records last month. Hear Owensie chat to Danny Carroll about recording with James Eager, the significance of album titles and the latin influence on his music.

Visit http://owensie.bandcamp.com to listen to and BUY his music.

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Groom on Two States (HWCH 2012)

Last weekend Two States was broadcasting live from Filmbase in Temple Bar as part of the Hard Working Class Heroes festival 2012. Mike Stevens of Groom was gracious enough to come by and play us a couple of tunes (‘Old Songs’ and ‘A Music Lesson’). He also talks to Danny Carroll about plans for a new album, the dream state of songwriting and the impending ‘Hot Yoga’ of side-project Skelocrats.

Hear it all below:

Sweet Jane Interview & Acoustic Session

Back in June, Lydia Des Dolles and Danda Paxton of Dublin band Sweet Jane popped by Two States Towers for an interview and acoustic session. Playing three songs from their debut album Sugar For My Soul (out now on Reekus Records), Lydia and Danda talked about the band’s formation, ambitions for the future, and highlights so far.

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Danda & Lydia of Sweet Jane, photo taken by 'Two States' Sean Conroy

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Take The Money & Run, Live in Studio

Show Two brought in the fantastic Take The Money And Run, for an interview and acoustic session. The full interview is available in Episode Two, but all the tracks are available here. Enjoy!

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