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Premiere | Columbia Mills reveal new single ‘Head Start’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘Head Start’, the brand new single from Columbia Mills. A track built from perpetual motion, ‘Head Start’ finds Columbia Mills delving into the pops and click of synth-pop inflected stylization. Merged with the turbulent indietronica that lies underneath Columbia Mills sound, the group’s latest offering highlights the continued sea-change their music has taken. […]

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Premiere | Watch WASPS new video for ‘Future Endeavours’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the brand new music video for ‘Future Endeavours’ by WASPS.  Definitely a band with a tight grasp on the emotive and dynamic threads that hold together their sound, WASPS’ music is that of textural contrast that makes songs like ‘Future Endeavours’ pack a considerable punch. Coupled with the equally impactful music video […]

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Electric Picnic 2017 | First acts added to line-up

Electric Picnic 2017 has added the first wave of artists set to descend upon Stradbally as part of its festival line-up this summer. The acts set to play as part of the Electric Picnic 2017 line-up in Stradbally this September are: The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, Pete Tong, Chaka Kahn, Father John Misty, London Grammer, Madness, Run […]

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Competition | Win Tickets to see the Eskies in the Bowery tonight

The Last Mixed Tape is delighted to give reader’s a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the Eskies live in the Bowery tonight (March 23rd).  The Eskies will play a headline show at the new Rathmines based venue tonight. The band’s debut studio album After The Sherry Went Round provided a stellar mirror to the group’s live sound in […]

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Lollapalooza 2017 | Arcade Fire, Chance the Rapper, Lorde & more announced for line-up

The line-up of artists set to play Lollapalooza 2017 has been announced today including Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Muse and Lorde. Included in the Lollapalooza 2017 festival line-up confirmed to play Grant Park today are: Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Lorde, the Killers, Muse, the XX, Blink 182, Alt-J, Run the Jewels, the Shines, Crystal Castles, Liam Gallagher, Little Dragon, […]

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Competition | Win TWO tickets to We Cut Corners in Whelan’s

The Last Mixed Tape is delighted to give reader’s a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see We Cut Corners live in Whelan’s this Saturday.  We Cut Corners play the Dublin venue this weekend as they tour in support of their Choice Music Prize nominated third studio album The Cadences of Others (read TLMT’s full review – here). To be […]

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MusicTown 2017 | Full day to day programme announced

The full programme for MusicTown 2017 has been announced today, including appearances from Chelsea Wolfe and Katie Kim. MusicTown 2017 will take place across several venues around Dublin City from April 7th to April 17th providing an wide array of musical and cultural events. This year’s MusicTown festival programme has been confirmed and will include performances from Katie Kim, Crash Ensemble, […]

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Review | Marlene Enright – Placemats and Second Cuts

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Placemats and Second Cuts, the debut solo album from alternative-pop artist Marlene Enright.  “Hide Me In A Corner. Don’t Wanna Talk to Anybody. I’m A Suit Lost To A Tailor” are the first words we hear from Marlene Enright on Placemats and Second Cuts. A fitting beginning that alludes to the hidden depths that lie within. […]

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Bicurious to launch debut single ‘Sugar Beats’ at Sin É

Instrumental-rock two-piece Bicurious have announced a headline show in Sin É this Spring. Taking place at the Dublin venue on Thursday, April 13th the gig will see Bicurious launch their brand new single ‘Sugar Beats’ (check out the teaser clip below) which is due out on the same day. The forthcoming Sin É show will follow the duo’s most recent […]

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TLMT’s 8-Track #1

A brand new feature on the Last Mixed Tape, the weekly 8-Track Spotify playlist series features new international music you should be checking out right now. This week’s edition of TLMT’s 8-Track playlist features several must listen new tracks from the likes of Manchester noise-pop band Pins, indie-pop act the Orielles, Canadian groups Tops Seattle-based trio Dude York, indie-rock out Marlon Brando Island and more. See […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Fiction Peaks – Before The End

In this latest edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Fiction Peaks latest single ‘Before the End’. A sprawling slice of alternative-rock, Fiction Peaks’ ‘Before the End’ is a slow-motion journey through the group’s deep textural music. Populated by sudden jumps of fuzz-laden guitar and rolling drums, Fiction Peaks latest offering is a piece […]

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This Weekend | March 17th – 19th Gig Guide

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, This Weekend features shows from Rusangano Family, Lee Scratch Perry, Third Smoke, Young Earth, Bear’s Den and more.  Friday – March 17th Whelan’s Full Irish – Whelan’s Line-up: MAIN VENUE: Pillow Queens, Bring Out The Chimp, Oh Joy, Brass Phantoms, Chasing Felix, Pretty Beast. UPSTAIRS: Three Underneath, Wolves of Youth, Young Earth, Pursued […]

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Forbidden Fruit 2017 | Day to Day breakdown announced

The day to day breakdown of artists for Forbidden Fruit 2017 music festival this summer has been announced today. Acts set to play Forbidden Fruit 2017 in Kilmainham this June include Bon Iver, Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, Gordi, Bon Iver, Orbital, Lisa Hannigan, Aphex Twin, Paul Thomas Saunders, Moderat, Maceo Plex, NAO, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kink and more. See full daily breakdown in […]

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Review | Gypsies on the Autobahn – Born Brief

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Born Brief, the debut studio album from Gypsies on the Autobahn. A vivid mix of indie and pop stylisation, Born Brief can be turbulent listen one moment and serene one the next, as Gypsies on the Autobahn provide flourishes of brilliance on their debut record. Set to a radiant production that runs right through Born Brief, Gypsies on the […]

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Anderson.Paak announced for the Academy

Anderson.Paak & the Free Nationals have announced  a short (3 songs) set including DJ set at the Academy in Dublin. Taking place on Sunday, April 30th in the Dublin Venue Anderson.Paak will bring his tour in support of his stand-out sophomore album Malibu to Ireland. Released to critical acclaim last year, Anderson.Paak’s Malibu featured the singles ‘Come Down’ which included Schoolboy Q, ‘Am I […]

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Review | Our Krypton Son – Fleas & Diamonds

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fleas & Diamonds, the new sophomore studio album from Our Krypton Son. Fleas & Diamonds leaves with a long-lasting impression. The sprawling melodic-pop via indie-folk music of Our Krypton Son is nicely cast across the group’s twelve song run time. The album moves and turns its shape throughout making for a compelling gem of a record. For […]

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Happy Mondays set for Vicar Street show

Indie legends Happy Mondays are set to return to Dublin this December with a show in Vicar Street. Happy Mondays will play the Dublin venue on Friday, December 15th following their last gigs in there last year as part of the band’s Pill Thrills and Bellyaches tour, this time the Manchester group will be performing as part of their 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits tour. Formed […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Super Silly – Not Ready To Leave

In this latest edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Super Silly and their latest single ‘Not Ready To Leave’. The sound of ‘Not Ready To Leave’ is a radiant blend of genre flourishes that include hip-hop, electronic, R&B and an especially interesting hint of indie. Built from Super Silly’s willingness to adopt a […]

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Photos | Montauk Hotel – Whelan’s

Shimmer-pop outfit Montauk Hotel celebrated the release of their eponymous debut E.P. with a packed-out show in Whelan’s upstairs venue last Friday night with support from Naoise Roo and Noel O’Brien. The Last Mixed Tape was there to cover the event. Click and scroll to see the full gallery below. All photos by Stephen White.