State has been choosing its favourite new Irish acts for three years now, delving into every corner of the land - both geographical and musical - to bring you what we consider the most exciting artists for the coming twelve months. Ever since we put Villagers on the cover of the first digital Faces magazine, we have never been less than astonished at the amount and range of talent in this country. Our fourth installment is no exception and over the coming pages you'll find 20 of the best, many shot exclusively for State by our wonderful team of photographers, plus a look back at the hits (and odd miss) of the past three years. So dive in and discover the best that Ireland has to offer in 2013, we hope you enjoy discovering it as much as we have.