Children of the State

Children of the State are a 4 piece peyote punk outfit based in Sheffield.

Their ominous name is derived from both what Kim Jong Un calls the people of North Korea and what the FBI dubbed the Manson Family in 1960’s Hollywood. Aptly named, their music provides a pulsing backbeat to the stark dystopian reality of modern British life.

Ejaculating onto the scene with their debut EP ‘Kill Your Darlings’, produced by Nathan Saoudi of the Fat White Family, engineered by Jack Howorth of Mysteron and mastered by Dean Honer of The Moonlandingz, the individual songs offer a wonderful and frightening glimpse into the world of the Children of the State, from the strung-out electronic psych trip of the title track ‘Kill Your Darlings’, the abrasive Damned inspired ‘Miss America’, the Celtic folk-waltz of ‘Tomorrow We’ll Drift’ and back down to planet earth with the apocalyptic slow jam of ‘The Afterglow’.