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Review | Alien She – Feeler

 The Last Mixed Tape reviews Feeler, the debut studio album from Dublin garage-punk trio Alien She. Feeler is garage-punk that finally gets the punk aspect of the term. While the music of Alien She’s rough and ragged debut certainly has the chanting thrash of a garage record, the trio also adds some much-needed backbone and atmosphere to the album’s overall […]

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Happy Mondays set to headline Live at Leopardstown

Legendary Manchester indie group Happy Monday’s will headline Bulmers Live at Leopardstown this summer.  Happy Mondays will play Leopardstown Racecourse on August 17th, as part of the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown series of shows. Also featuring as part of this year’s festivities are: Something Happens (June 8), The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow (June 15), Hot House Flowers (July 13), The Riptide Movement (July 20), The Stunning (July 27) and Sister Sledge (August […]

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Jack L, Cry Monster Cry & Stephen James Smith join ‘A Night For Chernobyl’

Jack L, Cry Monster Cry & Stephen James Smith have joined the line-up for ‘A Night For Chernobyl’ at the Set Theatre. Taking place at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny tomorrow nigh (April 26th) the show will also feature performances from Bell X 1’s frontman Paul Noonan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Gavin Glass, Ollie Cole, and Ian Doyle (The Man Whom), and […]

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Listen | The Optimists deliver the heart-wrenching ballad ‘Not Her’

Indie-pop outfit the Optimists have unveiled their latest single, the heartwrenching ballad ‘Not Her’.  Set against a twinkling alternative-pop meet indie backdrop, the Optimists sound changes shape to fit the angst-ridden ballad ‘Not Her’. Filled with fear of regret, fear of loss, and fear of moving on (whether it be yourself and your ex) ‘Not Her’ is a powerful new single […]

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Tori Amos announces Dublin & Cork shows

Acclaimed songwriter Tori Amos has just announced a pair of shows in Dublin and Cork this autumn. Amos will play the Cork Opera House on September 6th and Dublin’s Bord Gàis Energy Theatre on September 7th as she tours much anticipated new studio album Native Invader which is due out on September 8th. Speaking about her 15th album Tori Amos says: “The songs on […]

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TLMT’s 8-Track #6 featuring Waxahatchee, Benjamin Booker, MØ, EMA, Poliça & more

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. The third edition of TLMT’s 8-Track playlist features several must listen to new tracks from the likes of indie artist Waxahatchee, blues-rock powerhouse Benjamin Booker, Danish synth-pop act MØ, indietronica band Polica, alternative-rock songwriter EMA and more. See the full playlist below and […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Slow Skies – Shut Your Eyes

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Slow Skies and her brand new single ‘Shut Your Eyes’. The glistening undercurrent and twilight atmosphere of Slow Skies latest single, ‘Shut Your Eyes’, is an instant reminder of the immersive power of Karen Sheridan’s music. Moving in slow-motion, the alternative-pop and slight electronic flourishes […]

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Review | Talos – Wild Alee

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Wild Alee, the highly anticipated debut studio album from Talos. Wild Alee is monolithic. An imposing body of sound that reaches right into the depths of its creator’s music, and delivers an atmospheric tour de force. In short, Talos has arrived. Indeed, the signs have been there for some time. The singles leading up to the release […]

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This Weekend | April 21st – 23rd Gig Guide featuring Talos, Repeal: A Night in the Key of 8, This Other Kingdom & more

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, This Weekend features shows from Talos, This Other Kingdom, Record Store Day 2017, A Night In The Key of 8 and more.  Friday – April 21st Talos – The Button Factory Tickets: €15.35 Doors: 8pm Happyness – Whelan’s (upstairs) Support: Tandem Felix Tickets: €15 Doors: 8pm Brave Giant – Whelan’s (main venue) Tickets: €10 Doors: 8pm Midnight Hour […]

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Listen | Participant’s ‘Next Year’ is a deeply layered experience

Participant has released a brand new track called ‘Next Year’, taken from the artist’s recent limited edition cassette Sampler. Set against a strong depth of field, ‘Next Year’ oddly maintains Participant’s spacious sound while also feeling densely packed with instrumentation and layering. Up-close vocals, washes of harmonic soundscapes, and soft picked acoustic guitar all come together to create a song that […]

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Ghostpoet drops new track ‘Immigrant Boogie’ and announces Button Factory show

Ghostpoet has just dropped his brand new single ‘Immigrant Boogie’ and announced a tour this Autumn. His first new material since his stand-out 2015 album Shedding Skin, ‘Immigrant Boogie’ finds Ghostpoet merging post-punk with the artist’s own distinct hip-hop spoken word pointedness. Speaking about the new single, Ghostpoet says: “It’s a first person account of a difficult journey across borders, partly […]

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Paramore announce Olympia Theatre show and unveil new track ‘Hard Times’

Paramore have just announced two headline shows in Dublin and Belfast for this summer, and have unveiled their new music video ‘Hard Times’. Paramore have announced they will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on June 15th and Belfast’s Waterfront on June 16th as they tour their upcoming fifth studio album After Laughter, the lead single, ‘Hard Times’, for which they have just released. […]

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Review | Imelda May – Life Love Flesh Blood

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Life Love Flesh Blood, the fifth studio album by Imelda May. Much was made of Imelda May’s “new look” during the build up to Life Love Flesh Blood’s release. And while I had my doubts in just how much this would actually impact on the music, there can be no denying that the change is anything but superficial. Although […]

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Indiependence 2017 | Day to Day line-up breakdown announced

The day-to-day line-up breakdown for Indiependence 2017 music & arts festival has been announced today. Indiependence 2017 will include performances from: Manic Street Preachers,  Tom Odell, the Coronas, All Tvvins, Overhead the Albatross, We Cut Corners, the Riptide Movement, Le Boom, BARQ, Cry Harridan, Eve Belle, Brass Phantoms, Super Silly, Lyra, Talos, Stomptown Brass and more. See daily breakdown on the poster […]

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TLMT’s Guide to Record Store Day 2017 in Dublin

Record Store Day 2017 will take place across the globe this Saturday, April 22nd, celebrating its 10th anniversary. With a plethora of events happening in Dublin, here’s TLMT’s guide to RSD 2017.  Record Store Day 2017 – The Vinyl List & Where to Find Them Every year Record Store Day brings forth a myriad of specially made, limited addition and […]

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TLMT’s 8-Track #5 featuring Dumb Lovers, Tigers Jaw, Jenn Grant & more

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. The third edition of TLMT’s 8-Track playlist features several must listen new tracks from the likes of punk-pop outfit Tigers Jaw, synth-pop duo Dumb Lovers, songwriter Jenn Grant, Scottish noise-rock act Breakfast Muff and more. See the full playlist below and subscribe […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Beach – Bram Toker

In this latest edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Beach and their latest single ‘Bram Toker’. The slow-creeping atmosphere of ‘Bram Toker’, finds Beach follow-up the growling darkness of ‘Ono No’ with a track that constantly changes its sonic backdrop. Moving from brooding alt.rock one minute to playfully spiralling psychedelic guitar melodies the […]

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This Weekend | April 14th – 16th Gig Guide featuring Chelsea Wolfe, Weyes Blood, BD Festival & more

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, This Weekend features shows from BD Festival, Chelsea Wolfe, Weyes Blood and more.  Friday – April 14th BD Festival – Glendalough House Line-up: AE Mak, Rocstrong, RSAG, Heroes In Hiding, Orchid Collective, and more Tickets: €55 Saturday – April 15th Tiz McNamara – Whelan’s (upstairs) Tickets: €10 Doors: 8pm Chelsea Wolfe – Whelan’s (main venue) Tickets: €10 […]

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Watch | Villagers & Nico Muhly collaborate on the haunting ‘Fortunate Child’

Villagers’ Conor O’Brien has unveiled his recent collaboration with composer Nico Muhly on the haunting ‘Fortunate Child’.  With the distant soundscapes, far-reaching textures and up-close soft-spoken vocals that shape ‘Fortunate Child’, the collaboration of Villagers and Nico Muhly is a deeply effecting one. Moving into more experimental indie-folk-esque territory the track moves from gentle, to hazy, and then to noise-ridden […]

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Premiere | Check out the ethereal pop sound of Lisa Maria and ‘War’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere ‘War’, the debut single from alternative-pop artist Lisa Maria. Sitting on a bed of textural ambience, ‘War’ is a gently set introduction to the sound and words of Lisa Maria. Filled with large rhythmic flourishes and twinkling piano lines, the contrast found within the music of Lisa Maria’s debut single creates a great […]

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Forbidden Fruit 2017 | Danny Brown, William Tyler & Velvet Negroni join line-up

Several new additions have been made to the Monday line-up at Forbidden Fruit 2017 this summer. Joining the already packed out Monday bill at Forbidden Fruit 2017, curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, will be: Danny Brown, William Tyler and Velvet Negroni. See poster below for more details. Acts set to play Forbidden Fruit 2017 in Kilmainham this June include Bon Iver, Flying Lotus, Lisa Hannigan, The […]