Formed Alphastates (then known as Babelfish) in April 2001,
'Conversations With Robots' was released in November 2002 and again the critics greatly approved. They were nominated for a second time as Witnness Artist of the week on Tom Dunne’s Petsounds. They also made playlists on 2FM, Spin and were voted both, best Irish Band and Best Song on Phantom FM, Ireland’s biggest independent music station. Alphastates were also voted in the top ten Irish releases of 2002 in the Irish Times. Sometimes also made ‘Tom Dunne’s Best Singles of 2003’ alongside Coldplay, Doves, & The Streets.