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Sussex, England (1997 – 2004, 2006 – present)

Blue States is an / band headed up by Andy Dragazis. The band has been active since 1997 and is still producing music out of Sussex, England as of 2005. A track from their 2002 album Man Mountain, “Season Song”, appeared on the to the British horror film, “28 Days Later”.

1998 Inspired by Aphrodite’s child and David Axelrod, 22 year old, half-Greek man mountain Andy Dragazis aka Blue States records demos on his home studio set up in a barn on the Sussex Downs in England. Sends demos to fledgling label Memphis Industries who like them very much and get in touch.

1999 First release for both Blue States and Memphis is the “Blue States Forever” EP. Further EPs follow – your girl and Walkabout. Blue States find themselves in some weird twilight zone inhabited by Zero 7, Bent, Lemon Jelly and many more.

2000 Blue States release their first album Nothing Changes Under the Sun, an expansive, windswept, epic stand out tracks include Your Girl and Stereo 99. It’s critically acclaimed and starts to sell surprisingly well.

2001 Blue States are naturally asked to perform at the Big Chill Festival in Somerset, England and Andy hastily puts a band together including Sam Walker (drums), Chris Carr (guitar), Dicken White (guitar) and Karl the Jackal (bass) – Andy takes up keyboard duties. This ramshackle unit starts touring round the UK. The album is licensed to the Thievery Corporation’s record label Esl Music and gets a US release. Lady singer Ty Bulmer joins the band to add some sass and vocals.

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  • osmark

    new album ey? great news, Blue States is excellent stuff indeed.

    21 Feb 2:25pm Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    "A new album is being concocted at the moment planned for a 2013 release." - Blue States' Soundcloud description. New album coming up (I know it's not 2013 anymore etc.) but they've uploaded a track from the new album on their soundcloud, "Statues"

    5 Jan 2:30am Reply
  • placebo_molko

    i can't find the soundings in mp3

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Adonards

    My chill out tunes.

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • niqart

    Allies ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    show 'em some love; the love they deserve: http://www.facebook.com/bluestatesmusic

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kwaaji

    Great stuff.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • samheerey

    The Cinematic Orchestra have just put up an eflyer for their upcoming release "The Cinematic Orchestra presents In Motion #1" which is out on 25th June on Ninja Tune. Head over to their website and have a listen to the preview of 'Necrology' off the album and the art work http://cinematicorchestra.com/ Pre-order is also available here http://ninjatune.net/release/various-artists/the-cinematic-orchestra-presents-in-motion-1

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • samheerey

    Grasscut have announced that they will be playing a big London show at the Shacklewell Arms on 20th June to celebrate the release of their new album "Unearth" (http://ninjatune.net/release/grasscut/unearth) coming out on Ninja Tune in July. Brainfeeder's new signing RYAT has just been added in support and she has just dropped her new album "Totem" (http://ninjatune.net/release/ryat/totem) on Brainfeeder. Sure to be an awesome night of incredible new music - Check out the event here https://www.facebook.com/events/325594717516077/

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    @misterLamar, at first I had the same opinion as you, I thought 'Your Girl' was pretty crap until I listened to it while taking walks in nice green places & then I found true happiness in that song. Tbh, all their songs are great, some take more getting used to than others...

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LoungAmb

    makes me burst with emotion!!

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • antiqwar

    ohhh. NO ! is more than just relax trip .

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • antiqwar

    relax trip . very good work !

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • IllumoHorizon

    "Season Song"/28 Days Later - that was when I commenced listening to them. Haven`t regret it so far.

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kenisimo

    for new chillouters who wants similar sounds i recommend , bent , kid loco and lemon jelly almost simmilar sounds lol when u listen bent sometimes i even forgot witch one is one :D

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • _Ba5e_

    Listen or download new album and post a comment please;) http://subwise.net/sbws037.html http://www.lastfm.ru/music/BA5E/TWOZERONEZERO

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • dardar227

    Easily the best group I've discovered or heard all year. I can't get enough of their music. So many good sounds and songs. I haven't heard a song I haven't liked yet.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • facingeast

    @misterLamar Your Girl is good. Anyway, it's probably top because most people have heard that on compilations and stuff - it tends to be on a lot of chill out/downtempo/trip hop compilations. @Telephos: iTunes have a horrible way of monopolising quality stuff so that you can ONLY buy it from them. From wiki: "There have been four albums to date, the latest 'First Steps Into...' in 2007, with a B-Sides collection 'Sum Of The Parts' in 2009 only available from the iTunes Store."

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • AnsOnkruid

    I'm in love with this music <3

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Chrisyboy

    Sum Of The Parts is only available through the iTunes store so that's the only official way to get hold of it I'm afraid.

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
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