State Lights Announce Release of New Single

State Lights announce the release of its new single ‘Don’t Make Plays on My Heart’ on Friday May 8th.  The band recently rescheduled its next headline show originally planned for The Button Factory this weekend, the show will now take place at the same venue, but the later date of Thurs October 15th.

This headline follows the band’s sold out Whelan’s main room show last October, which was followed by a hugely successful London live debut in November.

‘Don’t Make Plays On My Heart’ is now available to pre-save on Spotify

‘Don’t Make Plays On My Heart’ follows the double-A from earlier this year featuring the band’s original ‘Let You Go’ and State Lights’s sublime cover of The Blue Nile’s ‘Tinseltown In The Rain’.  The single was picked up on service by RTE 2FM’s flagship breakfast show (2fm Breakfast with Doireann & Eoghan) as its single of the week and enjoyed support also from Independent radio including FM104, Spin1038, KCLR and others.

Showcasing a sound ready made for arenas, State Light’s ‘Don’t Make Plays On My Heart’ is a heartfelt indie pop track, which is likely to bring the band to even more new audiences. 

During the last four weeks, we have all being following WHO and our government’s advice relating to Covid-19; the Stay at Home, Stay Safe restriction period.  During this time State Lights has being busying themselves with some home performance recording also.  You can find them on the band’s social media pages, but below are a few selected for your pleasure.

Tinseltown In The Rain

Miss Sarajevo –

 Let You Go

Open Your Arms


Over the last twelve months the band’s trajectory seems to have deservedly increased a gear or two! From highlight slots on national radio here at home such as artist of the week on RTE 2FM, Homegrown Hero on Today FM’s flagship morning show Dermot & Dave to performing on the country’s biggest television entertainment chat show (and the longest running in the world!), The Late Late Show.  In recent times band has also tallied substantial airplay and support from KROQ Los Angeles, Radio X (UK) and a host of other International radio stations.

This positive uptake resulted in a slot at the prestigious Electric Arena Stage at Electric Picnic 2019, where they shared the stage with The Kooks, St Vincent and Cigarettes after Sex. This was followed up with support slots with The Fratellis and The Academic.  Last summer the band also played the highly acclaimed Indiependence together the Kaleidoscope Music Festival, a hugely successful new event to festival season here at home.

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 big stadium sized songs the guys decided to work on a music project. Band members are singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan, drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry.

‘Don’t Make Plays On My Heart’ is now available to pre-save on Spotify and pre-order from iTunes
Spotify Album URL:
Spotify Track URL:
iTunes URL:
Apple Music URL:

Spotify Pre-save:

You Tube

About IMRO
Our Board
Our People
Press Room
Governance & Policy
Music Creators
Coronavirus Advice & Resources
Members' Handbook
About Copyright
How do I Copyright a Piece of Music?
Copyright & Traditional Music
Muso Online Protection Solution
History of Performing Rights
FAQs on Copyright
Royalty Distribution Schedule
IMRO Distribution Policies
Competitions & Opportunities
Travel Grant Form
Irish Radio & Useful Contacts
Other Music Bodies in Ireland
Structure of the Irish Music Industry
Affinity Schemes
Music Creators FAQs
International Partners
Music Users
Customer Update | Covid-19
Do I Need a Licence?
Sign Up for a Music Licence
Pay Your Licence Online
IMRO and PPI Tariffs
Dual Music Licence Explained
Music Licences for Businesses
Hair, Beauty & Health
Factories & Offices
Leisure, Sports, Social & Fitness
Functions & Other Events
Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Hotels
Music on Hold
Music Licences for Live Events
Music Licences for Broadcast & Online
Music for TV Broadcast
IMRO TV Blanket Licence
MCPS TV Blanket Licence
Independent Production Company Licence
Secondary Exploitation / Programme Sales
Music for Radio Broadcast
Music for Online Music Use
Online Music Licences
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD)
General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD) Licence Form
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL)
Performing Right Online Licence (PROL) Form
Music licences for Recorded Media
Production Music
Production Music Form
Individual Synchronisation (Sync) Rights
Music Licences for CDs & DVDs
AP2 Form
Covermount AP7
AP7 (CD) Form
AP7 (DVD) Form
Premium Products
DVD / AVP Licence (Audio-visual product)
Music Services B2B
Music Users FAQs
FAQs on Music Licensing
What’s Your Soundtrack Campaign
Supporting Music
IMRO Live Music Venue Awards
IMRO Tune-Up Your Business Award
IMRO Academy
IMRO Seminars & Workshops
IMRO Music for Film & TV
Other Voices 2020
Sponsorship Applications
News Archive
Contact Us

Please select login