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  • Paul Messis LP - 1st 100 copies with bonus inserts!!

    Howdy friends—just to let you know about the new Paul Messis LP, “Case Closed”, due out next month. This will be a limited run of 500 pressed on 180gram vinyl in a front-laminated flipback sleeve with the first HUNDRED COPIES including a signed and numbered poster and business card. These will be st...
  • Due Mid-April on STATE RECORDS!!

  • Coming soon on Market Square Records...

    Market Square Records is the hot new label set up by Paul Messis. The inaugural release [set for February 4th 2013] is a limited edition 7" featuring a collaboration between Paul and 2 of the cats from The Sufis, recorded earlier this year in Nashville. Stay tuned for more info! http://www.paulmessi...
  • New Higher State single OUT NOW!

    The new Higher State single, "I Just Pretend" b/w "Ain't It Hard" is out NOW on 13 O'Clock Records. A limited edition 7" with awesome super-authentic UK-style push-out centre - looks just like a CBS single from '66!!! We should have copies on eBay and our website soon, but in the meantime go straigh...
  • The wait is almost over! Out this Monday!

  • New State LPs available to pre-order!

    New LPs from Suzi Chunk ("Girl From The Neck Down", THSLP-003) and The Galileo 7 ("Staring At The Sound", THSLP-004) are now available to pre-order on eBay: Official release date for both is 10th September, so no copies will be shipped prior to that da...
  • Coming soon on State Records!

    Test pressings for the new Suzi Chunk and Galileo 7 LPs are here and sound awesome! Planned release date is 10th September; these will be 180g vinyl issues, in authentic front-laminated 'flipback' sleeves - they will look and sound PHENOMENAL! http://www.yo...
  • State Records reviews in latest Shindig Mag

    Top reviews in this month's Shindig magazine courtesy of Lenny Helsing:
  • New Paul Messis & Jessica Winter promo video!

    To coincide with the official release of the new Paul Messis & Jessica Winter single on State Records, here's a trip inside a sugar cube courtesy of Colourmasks Productions:
  • STATE RECORDS new releases are FOR SALE!!

    Yes indeed, the wait is over!!! The brand new releases from PAUL MESSIS & JESSICA WINTER and SUZI CHUNK/GROOVY UNCLE are here, and officially for sale:
  • Suzi Chunk rough mixes on Soundcloud

    Head on over to Soundcloud folks for a blast of some forthcoming Suzi Chunk goodness! 3 rough mixes just put up, the full length 'For The Millionth Time' and teaser clips of 'Eyes On The Prize' and 'Girl From The Neck Down': http://soundclou...
  • Sound Of Confusion State reviews

    Kev Wright at Sound Of Confusion has been posting some very positive reviews of State and State related releases:
  • SUZI CHUNK on UK national radio!

    Suzi Chunk on National Radio??!! For real...Radcliffe & Maconie Show (BBC 6 Music) tomorrow (Friday), 1-4pm, UK time. Not sure when the old girl's on, but on she is! HOW EXCITING!!!
  • Test Pressings Approved!!

    Test pressings for the new Paul Messis/Jessica Winter and Suzi Chunk/Groovy Uncle releases on STATE RECORDS have arrived, been listened to, grooved to, and basically given a whacking great THUMBS UP!!! Which means we're well on schedule for a late April release date!!
  • STATE RECORDS announce new Suzi Chunk single!

    Coming soon [April 30th all being well]...the exciting debut 7" release from Suzi Chunk, 'Look Back And Laugh' b/w 'Tripwire'. Limited edition of 500 in translucent red vinyl, in laminated flipback sleeve! Featuring 2 ace tunes penned by Medway blacksmith Glenn Prangnell [Groovy Uncle, Kravin As etc...
  • New PAUL MESSIS single on the way

    30th April sees the release of the new Paul Messis single, 'Sunflower' b/w 'As Nightmares Turn To Dreams' on State Records. This time round, Paul's joined on vocals by underground chanteuse Jessica Winter from The Hall Of Mirrors to create the grooviest piece of garage-folk-psych since Blackburn &am...
  • 4-Band Special 25th November!

    The Higher State are part of a 4-band bill at The Stags Head, 55 Orsman Road (off Kingsland Road) London, on Friday 25th November, alongside Thee Vicars and Vinyl Stitches. Check the event below for more info:
  • Dynamite Higher State LP review

    The new Higher State LP, "Freakout At The Gallery" is OUT NOW!! And hot off the press is a stellar review courtesy of Jon 'Mojo' Mills (Shindig Magazine):   “Warren’s freakin’ out in the gallery,” was one of many monumental lines from the 1968 AIP Haight Ashbury exploitation flick Psych Out, starrin...
  • GROOVY UNCLE sessions underway!

    Here's an edited taster from the most recent Groovy Uncle sessions at Sandgate Sound, featuring the almighty Miss Suzi Chunk on vocals. More sessions coming soon - stay tuned!   "Probably Normal":   Probably%20Normal%20%5Bedit%5D%201.mp3
  • PAUL MESSIS does a number on The FIVE BUCKS!

    Fresh from Sandgate Sound Studios, here's Paul Messis' dynamite take on the legendary Five Bucks' 'No Use In Tryin''.   No%20Use%20In%20Tryin%27.mp3
  • Higher State new single out now!

    Just back from a dynamite trip to Barcelona to play the first Gambeat Weekend festival - great times had by all! We now have copies of our new single out on Get Hip, featuring a classic 12-string and fuzz original "I'll Always Be Around" with a sparkly version of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental ...
  • Higher State new LP on the way!

    Yes folks, after a solid 30 days toil in the studio, the 3rd Higher State LP, "Freakout At The Gallery" is now FINISHED!! Recorded on our newly-acquired half-inch 8-track reel-to-reel recorder, this is a quantum leap for us in terms of sound quality, clarity and general OOMPH!! Check out the short M...