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Alphastates explain split

Speaking exclusively to Hot Press, Alphastates have explained why they are breaking up, playing their very last gig with Herm and The DC Experiment at Whelan's on February 18...

“We're calling it a day because we've always loved making music and had lots of fun being in Alphastates, but we're all being pulled in different directions now. Catherine Dowling had a baby girl called Rachel and is having lots of fun in the world of little people now. She's currently working on a solo record which is hoping to make an appearance before the end of the year. It’s something she's wanted to do for a while but lacked the confidence. Having a baby has changed that. Most of the songs were written while pregnant and an insomniac. She's working on it with her creative partner from Alphastates Gerry Horan. She's also been asked to write songs for films.

Gerry is writing soundtracks for various films and documentaries on a very regular basis. It’s where his big passions lie.

Stevie Kavanagh is a member of the Rags.

The breaks didn't really happen but that's not the reason why we were in Alphastates. We wanted to make great music. We all need to express ourselves through our music and were always passionate about what we did. In the end, we didn't feel so passionate and felt it only fair and right to send the angel to bed.

Hope this explains somewhat. ...Thanks for being so supportive of our music.”

ALPHASTATES + HERM Support by THE DC EXPERIMENT Whelans, February 18

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(23 articles in total in archive)

NEWS: 25 Jan 2010
Thursday February 18 will be a momentous night at Whelans main venue, when Alphastates play their very last gig.

NEWS: 29 Oct 2009
Alphastates have confirmed that ‘You Talked I Can Tell’ will be the third single to be taken from their second album Human Nature, with tour dates to...

INTERVIEW: 24 Apr 2009
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from quirky popsters Alphastates but that’s not because they’ve had a massive falling out. Rather, their lead...

REVIEW: 15 Apr 2009
Irish band’s triumphant second album.

NEWS: 03 Mar 2009
There's also a dance monster of a single and a Whelan's show to look forward to.

NEWS: 23 Sep 2008
Alphastates’ fans will get a taste of their forthcoming album when they release their new single, ‘Human Nature’, on October 3.

NEWS: 29 Mar 2005
Alphastates, The Berries, Fred and Ten Past Seven are among the bands performing as part of next month's Murphy's Live series

NEWS: 11 Nov 2004
Alphastates celebrate their new single with live dates in Mulligar, Dublin, Cork and Limerick

REVIEW: 22 Oct 2004
Made In Sand has been home to a string of fine singles so far, yet ‘Top Of The World’ probably marks the album’s last hurrah.

NEWS: 14 Oct 2004
Alphastates, Headgear, La Rocca and Republic Of Loose are among the bands that will have music videos made by students at New York's Tisch School of the Arts

REVIEW: 11 Aug 2004
Only a team like Alphastates could masterfully create an ‘anthem’ for the Irish summer replacing the spirit of Ibiza with the all too familiar feeling of...

NEWS: 03 Aug 2004
Alphastates, The Answer, Fighting With Wire (and BYO beer) are among the attractions of the unsigned artists music festival

REVIEW: 26 Apr 2004
Sonically ambitious and not afraid to stretch the possibilities of the form, you imagine them sitting around and thinking deeply about arrangements, mixes...

INTERVIEW: 20 Apr 2004
Alphastates step out of their self-imposed isolation with a subtle, sexy and self-confident debut.

REVIEW: 31 Mar 2004
Alphastates’ ‘Sometimes’ is still a supremely elegant electro-acoustic number that convincingly explains their esteemed status in the Dublin...

REVIEW: 30 Mar 2004
While nobody was looking, a silent revolution happened in the Irish music scene. Out of the singer-songwriter pact and shoegazing electro posse, a...

NEWS: 29 Jan 2004
Alphastates and an impressive line-up of friends will hold a fundraising event at The Sugar Club this Friday night

REVIEW: 02 Dec 2003
Single of the Fortnight.

REVIEW: 14 Jul 2003
Phil Udell catches up with Alphastates

NEWS: 05 Jun 2003
Babelfish change their name to Alphastates, and celebrate with a knees up in Whelan's

REVIEW: 14 Oct 2002

REVIEW: 06 Dec 2001
An unassumingly infectious series of songs.

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