Rival State is an alternative rock band based out of London, United Kingdom. Formed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 2002, the band consists of Luke Van Hoof, Nimal Fernando, Jo Einarsson, Stefan Einarsson and Valdi Einarsson.
The band released their debut album Apollo Me on October 12, 2012 in New Zealand, where it reached No 1 on the Top 20 New Zealand Album Charts and No 10 on the New Zealand Top 40 Album Charts.
In 2014 the band relocated to London, where they released their Youth Tax EP on October 22, 2014.
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