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New single from The Higher State

I just pretend b/w Ain’t it hard.

Recorded and mixed..job done 🙂

Due for an Autumn release on 13O’Clock Records, Austin, Texas….



The Higher State record new 45 !

The Higher State have been in the studio all day recording their new 45rpm 7″ single for 13O’Clock Records in Austin 🙂

I just pretend b/w Ain’t it hard is ready for mixing tomorrow and is already sounding like the jangliest slab of folk rock since The problem with me 😛




GALILEO 7 and Suzy Chunk LP’s nearly finished !

Both Lp’s are in the last stages of mixing and are both well on schedule :)……Beat music never sounded so good !…

The Higher State in the studio this weekend !


The new single for 13O’Clock Records… I just pretend b/w Ain’t it hard gets commited to tape on June 23rd.

The Higher State – Freakout At The Gallery

The Higher State have been in the studio working on their third album LP/CD ‘Freakout at the Gallery’ which will be out later in the year on 13O’Clock Records, Austin, Texas, USA.
Expect something quite special !…

The Higher State – “I’ll Always Be Around”

The new Higher State 45rpm 7″ single ‘I’ll always be around’ b/w ‘Transparent day’ will be out anytime soon on the ‘GET HIP’ label from Pittsburgh, USA.…

Paul Messis – The Problem With Me

The Paul Messis LP is OUT NOW!

Released on 13 O’Clock Records, Austin, Texas, USA.
We have a very small quantity which isn’t hanging around !..…

New Releases! 14th March 2011

March 14th 2011 sees two new State Record releases…

Groovy Uncle – Play Something We Know! LP

Groovy Uncle Play Something We Know

The latest offering from  acclaimed outfit Groovy Uncle.

Don’t miss out, this is cracking stuff!

The Offhooks – Outside Looking In

The Offhooks Outside Looking In

Long-awaited and long overdue!

The Offhooks’ eagerly-anticipated LP, originally due for release in 1990,

is now finally available on State Records!

Both are available on limited edition heavyweight vinyl LP.

Marty Ratcliffe Or Forever Live Without

Marty Ratcliffe’s debut solo single, ‘Or Forever (Live Without)’ was also released on 2nd March 2011 on ‘Get Hip’ Records, Pittsburgh, USA.

All three are now available to buy at the State

News Bulletin

Some news updates for you!

The Paul Messis LP is complete and is due for release summer 2011.

The Groovy Uncle and The Offhooks LPs have had their test pressings OK’d and are due for release on March 14th, 2011.

Marty Ratcliffe’s debut, solo, 7″ 45rpm single is OUT NOW on ‘Get Hip’ from Pittsburgh, USA.

More new LP demos completed by The Higher State.…

A Great Review of Paul Messis.

Paul featured on Way Off The Grid Radio blog.



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