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Interview | Bicurious – Q&A

Instrumental-rock duo Bicurious will headline the Workman’s Club on February 28th. Ahead of next month’s gig band members Taran and Gav spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about their music, the show itself and what they are listening to right now. As a band, what is influencing Bicurious at the moment? Gav: When we first jammed, we were mostly influenced […]

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The Young Folk set to play Jam For Syria at Abner Browns

Irish folk outfit the Young Folk will play Abner Brown’s Barbershop in Rathmines for the Jame For Syria charity night. The event will take place this Thursday at the acclaimed barbershop with support on the night coming from spoken word artist John Cummins, and donations going towards the Red Cross Syrian Fund. The Young Folk recently released their sophomore studio album First Sign […]

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Watch | Check out the hazy dream-pop of Telephone Explosions ‘Pocket’

Electronic duo Telephone Explosions have just released the music video for their single ‘Pocket’. A serene slice of electronic dream-pop, ‘Pockets’ is an almost ambient track that introduces the music of Telephone Explosions as one of deep atmosphere and gentle far-reaching production. Adding to this enchanting sound is a layer of vocal harmonies that wrap themselves around the humming textures […]

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Watch | Gypsies on the Autobahn release video for ‘Hidden’

Indie-rock outfit Gypsies on the Autobahn have released their brand new music video for the single ‘Hidden’. Taken from the band’s upcoming debut album Born Brief, the melodically led ‘Hidden’ finds Gypsies of the Autobahn swinging for the fences with ambitious, large-scale choruses and push and full dynamics. Sharp songwriting and lush production make for a compelling, multi-layered listen and highlight […]

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Output Belfast 2017 line-up revealed

The line-up for this February’s Output Belfast 2017 music festival has been announced today.  Taking place in several venues across Belfast on Thursday, February 16th the line-up for Output 2017 includes: New Portals, Bad Fit, Beauty Sleep, the Wood Burning Savages, Le Boom, Silences, Carriages, Ryan Vail, Chanele McGuinness, Sister Ghost, Autumns, Hot Cops, Junk Drawer and many more. The events will […]

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Run The Jewels to headline the Olympia

Run the Jewels have announced a headline show at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin this March. Taking place at the Dublin venue on March 30th, hip-hop duo Run The Jewels will play Ireland this year as they tour their third studio album Run The Jewels 3 which came out on Xmas eve 2016. The album features appearances from  Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, BOOTS, Trina, […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Hawk – Take It Away

In this latest edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Hawk and their latest single ‘Take It Away’. A hard-hitting alternative-rock track that broods with an ominous atmosphere from beginning to end, ‘Take It Away’ finds Hawk taking on victim blaming with a song inspired by singer Julie Hawk’s friend being followed home late […]
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This Weekend | January 13th – 15th Gig Guide

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, This Weekend features shows from the Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017, Overhead the Albatross, Otherkin, Paddy Hanna and more.  Friday – January 13th Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 Line-up: Festival line-up – here Tickets: €5 Doors: 8pm First Fortnight: Therapy Sessions – The Workman’s Club Line-up: Curated by Girl Band: Tongue Bundle, Paddy Hanna & Stephen James […]

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Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 stage times

The full stage times and running order for this weekend’s Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 festival have been confirmed. Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 will take place this weekend (Thursday, January 12th – Sunday 15th) and include over 60 acts performing over 3 stages, and will feature sets from Beauty Sleep, Odú, the Optimists, Wolff, Katie Laffan, Bad Sea, Military Road, […]

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We Cut Corners & John Cummins set for Culture Vultures

We Cut Corners and John Cummins will be next months’  Culture Vulture guests at the Sound House. Following on from Culture Vultures’ First Fortnight event last week, the next instalment is set to take place at the Sound House on February 8th, and will see alternative-rock duo We Cut Corners perform tracks from their recent Cadences of Others album as well as speak to host Tony Clayton-Lea. […]

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Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 | Full line-up announced

The full line-up for the Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 music festival has been confirmed today. This year’s Whelan’s Ones to Watch line-up will feature the likes of: Beauty Sleep, the Optimists, Wolff, Katie Laffan, Bad Sea, Military Road, Farah Elle, Thumper, Maria Kelly, Pillow Queens and more. See full WOTW 2017 list on the poster below. Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017 […]

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Press Play | NYC synth-pop duo Tempers share ‘Further’

New York based synth-pop outfit Tempers have unveiled their brand new single ‘Further’. A slow driving densely produced track, ‘Further’ propels itself along with a heavy atmosphere that carries through Tempers’ synth-pop inspired music. Not short on scale or mood, the drum machine dominated backdrop and deadpan vocal delivery of ‘Further’, and indeed Tempers themselves, is both hypnotic and impactful. […]

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SXSW 2017 | Irish acts announced as part of festival line-up

Several Irish acts have been announced as part of the SXSW 2017 music & arts festival line-up. Irish acts playing SXSW 2017 include: The Academic, Loah, Birds of Olympus, Cloud Castle Lake, Picture This, EMBRZ, A.S. Fanning, Silences, Ryan Vail and Jealous of the Birds. See full line-up below. SXSW 2017 will take place from March 10th to 19th across several venues in Austin, […]

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Pleasure Beach set to headline Whelan’s

Belfast dream-pop outfit Pleasure Beach have announced at headline show in Whelan’s next month. Taking place on Thursday, February 23rd the acclaimed Choice Music Prize nominated four-piece, who opened for Bell X1 at the Olympia recently, will take their lush synth infused dream-pop to the Dublin venue. Pleasure Beach have also announced dates in the Limelight 2, Belfast (February 24th), […]

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Beatyard 2017 | Candi Staton, Bananarama & Horse Meat Disco announced

The first three acts set to play this summer’s Beatyard 2017 festival in Dun Laoghaire have been announced today. The Beatyard 2017 will see the annual music, arts and food festival return this summer with Candi Staton, Bananarama and Horse Meat Disco all set to play this year’s event. Taking place on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in Dublin, […]

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‘Dubh Star’ documentary to screen tonight as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival

A new documentary called Dubh Star will screen in Whelan’s tonight as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival. A retrospective, directed by Linda Sharkey, documenting David Bowie relationship with Dublin and Ireland in the nineties, Dublin Star will be shown for the first time at 8.30pm ahead of Gerry Leonard’s event in Whelan’s. Including interviews with Dave Fanning, Ian Dempsey Tom Dunne, Stuart Clarke […]

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U2 announce Joshua Tree tour Croke Park date

U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Joshua Tree with a show in Dublin’s Croke Park. Taking place at the Dublin venue on July 22nd, U2 will headline a show in celebration of the Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary with support from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Speaking about the album the band state:  “It seems like we have come full circle […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Ailbhe Reddy – Relent

In this latest edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Ailbhe Reddy and her latest single ‘Relent’. A natural but by no means small progression from Hollowed Out Sea, Ailbhe Reddy’s latest offering ‘Relent’ finds the artist opening the scope of her music and delving into more bombastic alternative-pop territory while keeping the emotive core […]

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This Weekend | January 6th – 8th Gig Guide

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, This Weekend features shows from the Dublin Bowie Festival, First Fortnight, Retro Revival and more.  Friday – January 6th Retro Revival Indie Club – Whelan’s Line-up: Forward Lines, Oh Boland (solo set), Shrug Life, Fonda and the Pacifics Tickets: €8 Doors: 9pm First Fortnight: Therapy Sessions – The Workman’s Club Line-up: Le Galaxie (curated by) and […]

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TLMT celebrates its 3rd Birthday at the Sound House

The Last Mixed Tape is delighted to announce the line-up for the blog’s third birthday show at the Sound House on February 2nd. TLMT’s third year of blogging has been a stand-out one for the site, and to celebrate the Last Mixed Tape will present a FREE Third Birthday Show at one of Dublin’s newest venues the Sound House on […]