Formed in 2010 from his headquarters in the east of England, The State became the brain child of Andy Guy as he fused industrial, metal, and post-punk into a dark and tortured alarm as a reaction to the current political and social climate.
Taking a cue from bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Skinny Puppy, and Frontline Assembly, The State sound is an interweaving of heavy driven guitar with synths and samples to create a rich and varied tapestry with a goal to provoke and encourage people to question the political and social reality of the modern world.
With a background in art and music technology, all of the music and visuals are self-produced. The first release in to the world was a remix of “Scanner” by Gary Numan in 2011 as part of a contest judged by the artist himself and won. A further 2 albums, 3 Eps, and 6 singles have been released. A third album is due for release later this autumn.
2012 – released In Love With The Gun ep
2013 – released The Centre Cannot Hold album
2015 – released Bullets ep
2016 – released Scenic View ep and Public Service Announcement single
2017 – released Fairy Tales single/video and Ministry of Truth album
2018 -- released The Resistance single/video and Human single/video
2019 -- released Afraid Of You single/video
“…steady dance-friendly martial beats, snarling punk vocals, gritty guitars and enticing electronics.” - Intravenous Magazine https://tinyurl.com/lcxqs26
“…edgy, dark music, filled with eerie chord changes and muscular guitars, all spruced up with melodies that stick in your ear…” - Backseat Mafia https://tinyurl.com/y9327zgo
“I…have been constantly impressed with their professionalism, work ethic, and great attitude towards their expanding fan base. The band show real enthusiasm for whatever they do, whether that be recording, mixing, promoting or putting together a dynamic live show.” Oli Bell, producer Groove Criminals