Senyawa - Vajranala

“Senyawa’s music rises from the belly of the beast and crawls out of its gaping maw.” Pitchfork 

“The concept of heaviness in music tends to be measured in terms of frequency and loudness... theirs is a sound that brings with it another dimension of weight, one that can’t be measured.” The Quietus 

“Senyawa can be counted among the most thrilling, edgy and original live performance units anywhere in the world.” The Wire


The new album from Senyawa (Vajranala - out Friday 14th June) sees the Indonesian experimental duo of vocalist Rully Shabara and multi-instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi explore how, over centuries, the natural world has shaped our society, the knowledge systems from which power derives, and why that still resonates today.

Double 12” vinyl with etched Side D and lyric zine.


state51 Summer Solstice Party 2024

Saturday 22nd June 2024 (from 5pm)  ~  Secret London location, E2

Live music from Dog Race, Dean Rodney Jr & the Cowboys, Pem and Million Square (more tbc) plus DJs, drinks, food and more!



Permanent Draft 7”

Permanent Draft is a queer record label & micro-press founded by Valentina Magaletti and Fanny Chiarello.

To celebrate the label's launch, we cut a *very* limited run of single-sided 7" lathes of Valentina Magaletti's 'Drum Jump' - taken from her EP Lucha Libra.

Cut in the state51 Atelier by our resident cutter Darren Topliss (First Cut Vinyl Records).

Available exclusively to state51 mailing list subscribers.



Orchestral Qawwali (Live At Birmingham Symphony Hall)

Following a sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall last Monday, Rushil Rajan and Abi Sampa’s Orchestral Qawwali Project are set to release their collaboration with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on their Dhamma Records imprint. Now available to pre-order for the first time on double 12” vinyl.


Bingo Fury on Tour

Bingo Fury is currently on tour with Dana Gavanski. Catch him performing solo across the full list of dates - including shows in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Bristol. 

We released Bingo’s debut album Bats Feet for a Widow earlier this year. It’s a beautiful mash-up of Scott Walker-esque balladry, poised jazz and agitated no-wave - listen here. 

LYLO - Thoughts Of Never

After a couple of years of touring their critically acclaimed second album ‘Post Era’, the three founding members of LYLO indulged in a writing hiatus. The outcome is their long-awaited new album ’Thoughts Of Never’, out now on Glasgow’s El Rancho Records.


State51 Playlist

The latest releases from the state51 label and distribution.