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Listen | Meltybrains? stream the big rumble of ‘Lincoln’

Meltybrains? are back once again with more new music, this time the group’s latest single ‘Lincoln’. With its rumbling beat undercurrent and floating foreground, Meltybrains? ‘Lincoln’ is a song of textural juxtaposition and delight. The easing tension of the track showcases the group’s ability to be utterly indefinable in terms of genre. Ambient, electronic, post-rock… the list of influences found […]

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Watch | Bantum & Loah collaborate on ‘Take It’

Electronic artist Bantum has made his return with a brand new track featuring Loah called ‘Take It’. ‘Take It’ is full of space and rhythm. With Loah’s vocal twisting and warping harmonically over Bantum’s inventive, yet spartan, production the song has atmosphere to burn. The sense of room found within ‘Take It’ is mirrored in the single’s accompanying video. Featuring […]

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Forbidden Fruit 2016 first acts added to line-up

The first wave of acts have been added to the Forbidden Fruit 2016 line-up including Underworld, Groove Armada and Tame Impala. With the festival season just over the horizon the Forbidden Fruit 2016 line-up is starting to take shape with the addition of several new acts today, featuring: Underworld, Tame Impala, Jungle, Flume, Groove Armada[DJ Set], Tale Of Us, Kiasmos, Âme [Live], Maya Jane […]

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Watch | September Girls return with ‘Love No One’

September Girls have returned with their brand new single ‘Love No One’ and details on their upcoming sophomore album Age of Indignation.  The first single to be taken from September Girls second L.P. Age of Indignation (which is due for release on April 8th via Fortuna POP!), ‘Love No One’ finds the five-piece continuing to grow their sound outward. Feeling like a culmination […]

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Groove Festival 2016 first acts announced

The first wave of artists have been confirmed for Groove Festival 2016, including headliners Ocean Colour Scene and the Blades.  With the annual summer music festival season coming fast, Groove 2016 have announced the first additions to their line-up, featuring Ocean Colour Scene, the Blades, Aslan &  the Neville Staple Band. More acts to be announced soon, see poster below for more […]

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Press Play | Cat’s Eyes release the epic ‘Chameleon Queen’

Psych-opera duo Cat’s Eyes have released their brand new single, the full-scale epic ‘Chameleon Queen’.  A Bona Fide musical blockbuster, Cat’s Eyes new single ‘Chameleon Queen’ is certainly not short on ambition. A collaborative project from Faris Badwan (the Horrors) and Canadian operatic singer Rachael Zeffira, Cat’s Eyes sound is a big unwieldy thing. Part retro psychedelia, part opera their […]

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Reverberation Psych Fest returns to the Grand Social

The sophomore Reverberation Psych Festival is set to take place in Dublin’s the Grand Social this April. After a highly successful first year, Reveberation 2016 will feature live music from an exciting array of psych influenced artists including featuring The Cosmic Dead (UK), The Cult Of Dom Keller (UK), The Black Tambourines (UK), Twinkranes, Wild Rocket, Woven Skull, Fabric (NI), […]

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Listen | Blooms unveils the haunting ‘Give Me Up’

Electronic artist Blooms makes her much welcome return with the brilliant new single ‘Give Me Up’. The great metamorphosis of Blooms continues, as the London-based songwriter opens the curtains with ‘Give Me Up’. A vast soundscape underscores Blooms latest single, the size of which is clear evolution from Louise Cunnane’s previous work. Indeed, it feels like everything has been building […]

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Review | No Monster Club – I Feel Magic

The Last Mixed Tape reviews I Feel Magic, the latest album from indie-pop outfit No Monster Club.  Listening to No Monster Club’s  I Feel Magic for the fourth time, I was hit by just how much the album has to offer. As record’s go, Bobby Ahearne’s latest L.P. is a treasure-trove of musical oddities and curios, and one that reveals new sounds […]

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Review | Walking On Cars – Everything This Way

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Everything This Way, the much-anticipated debut album from Walking On Cars.  I wrestled with Everything This Way.  On the surface, the album is extremely well-made. The production is slick, as is the songwriting. As debut’s go Walking On Cars have completely delivered, and their strong fanbase will find a lot to be excited about. However, I couldn’t […]

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Review | Tigwara – Tigwara E.P.

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Tigwara, the self-titled debut E.P. from alternative-rock band Tigwara. Ambition seems to be the order of the day with Tigwara’s first extended play. Looking for a common ground between large-scale American alternative-rock and the current Irish post-punk revivalism, Tigwara go big but enclosed with Tigwara E.P. Songs such as ‘City Sleeps’ (the most fully realized track on […]

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The Last Shadow Puppets set for Olympia theatre

The Last Shadow Puppets have announced their first ever Irish show with a date at the Olympia theatre this summer. Taking place on Thursday, May 26th the Last Shadow Puppet’s forthcoming Dublin gig will come as part of the band’s 2016 World tour in support of their new album Everything You’ve Come To Expect (pre-order via The Last Shadow Puppets store,Dom Mart or […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Beauty Sleep – The Dark

In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Beauty Sleep and their new single ‘The Dark’.  With its big washes of glistening synth and funk guitar, Belfast trio Beauty Sleep’s debut single ‘The Dark’ is full-scale synthpop at its best. Carved out of ambitious, and fully realised, production and infectious hook-driven songwriting, […]

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Photos | TLMT’s Second Birthday Gig – Odessa Club

The Last Mixed Tape celebrated surviving two years of blogging with a special show at the Odessa Club last night (Friday, February 5th) with music from September Girls, The North Sea, Cut Once and Kate Brennan Harding (DJ Set). A massive thanks to everyone who came along and shared what was an amazing night!  Photographer Julie McCoy ( was there to cover […]

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This Weekend | February 5th – 7th

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly gig guide including shows from September Girls, the North Sea, Cut Once  & Rossa Nutty.  Friday, February 5th The Last Mixed Tape’s Second Birthday Party – Odessa Club Line-up: September Girls, the North Sea, Cut Once & Kate Brennan Hardning (DJ Set) Doors: 8 pm Tickets: SOLD-OUT Rosa Nutty – Bello Bar Support: Drawn By Dogs Doors: 8 pm Tickets: €6 Blossoms – […]

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Listen | Check out Hazing’s debut single ‘Nervous Signals’

Electronic artist Hazing has unveiled his mesmerizing debut single ‘Nervous Signals’. A quintessential piece of synth-pop, ‘Nervous Signals’ channels retro New Order sounds with the ethereal dream-pop of today. Resulting in a music that is one big vivid soundscape. A very promising first impression, and glimpse, into Hazing’s forthcoming E.P. Joy Void, ‘Nervous Signals’ spiralling synth work and on-point production herald the […]

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Bruce Springsteen set for Croke Park

Legendary songwriter Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a date at Dublin’s Croke Park this May. Taking place on Friday, May 27th, the forthcoming outdoor show will come as part of Brice Springsteen’s River Tour with the E Street Band, and will be Springsteen’s first Dublin show since 2012. One of the most influential music icons of his generation and a highly acclaimed live performer, […]

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Listen | Daithí remixes Elm’s ‘Amends’

Electronic producer Daithí has recently remixed ‘Amends’, the latest single from alternative-pop act Elm. A stylistic departure from Elm’s sound, Daithí’s remix of ‘Amends’ pulls out elements of the track’s structure and surrounds them in an electronic soundscape of beats and rhythmical synth melodies. Throughout the remix, Daithí expands ‘Amends’ is a drastically different direction and provides another look on the source […]

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Carriages, Come On Live Long & more set for Thirty Four Saturdays

A stellar line-up of artists are set to perform at Homebeat’s new HQ/Cafe/Record Shop in Portobello, Thirty Four. Starting from February 6th and running every Saturday from 2 pm – 3 pm at Thirty Four on Lennox Street, Dublin 8 the series of gigs and exhibitions will feature live music from Come On Live Long, Wounded Healer, Anderson, Tiz MacNamara, Pearse McGloughlin, Carriages & MKAI. […]


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