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Press Play | NAF ask us to ‘Give A Damn’ in the video for ‘Door’

Nice As Fuck have unveiled their debut music video for the single ‘Door’, taken from the band’s new album. The lead single from Nice As Fuck’s new album, ‘Door’ is a bare-boned slice of garage-pop that finds the three-piece making the most of their three-piece set-up and providing a sound that is upfront as the message behind it all. Featuring […]

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Electric Picnic 2016 | Body & Soul stage line-up

With Electric Picnic 2016 only weeks away the line-up for one of the festival’s most prestigious stages, Body & Soul, has been announced. The line-up for the Body & Soul stage at this year’s Electric Picnic includes: Overhead the Albatross, Plutonic Dust,Ezra Furman, the Altered Hours, Hilary Woods, Elm, Pine the Pilcrow, White_Mice, Talos, Ailbhe Reddy, Girls Names, This Is The […]

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Playlist | The Last Mixed Tape’s July 2016

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on the last four weeks with some of the stand-out tracks from July 2016.  Half way through 2016 and the Irish music scene continues to produce a plethora of stellar music from all genres and styles. TLMT picks out some of the most attention grabbing tracks from this July featuring appearance from Blooms, Rosa Nutty, […]

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Listen | Dott unveil new single ‘I Found You’

Garage-pop act Dott have made their returned with ‘I Found You’, the first single from their forthcoming E.P Beverly Baldwin. A song awash with driving guitars and far-off reverb soaked vocals, the garage-pop meets surf-pop blend of Dott’s music remains in tact with their latest offering. The duo’s first new original material in quite some time, ‘I Found You’ takes the […]

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Listen | ‘Distance’ marks the return of Blooms

Alternative-pop artist Blooms has made a much welcome return with the brand new single ‘Distance’.  ‘Want’ is a feeling that dominates Blooms latest offering ‘Distance’. The want of another person, the want to connect, and the want to protect one’s self emotionally all merge themselves into the one stream of consciousness that is the song’s lyrics, and is given life […]

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The Beatyard 2016 | Stage Times

The stage times for this weekend’s Beatyard 2016 festival in Dun Laoghaire have been unveiled today.  Acts set to play the Beatyard 2016 this weekend include Snarky Puppy, George Clinton, Lee Scratch Perry, Roy Ayers, Stomptown Brass, Ben Bix & Feather, Oh Boland, Tensnake, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Reeps One, Boney M, Rubberbandits, Jape, Morro 16 samba band, Rocstrong and more. […]

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Indiependence 2016 | Stage times & map

The timetable and site map for this weekend’s Indiependence 2016 music festival has been announced today.  Indiependence 2016 will take place at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown in County Cork this weekend Friday, July 29th to Sunday, July 31st. Acts confirmed to play Indiependence 2016 include: The Editors, the Kooks, Bell X1, Ash, The Strypes, Hudson Taylor, Idlewild, the Blizzards, Little Hours, King Kong […]

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Photos | Knockanstockan 2016

Knockanstockan 2016 celebrated its 10th year with a stellar line-up of acts including R.S.A.G, Wyvern Lingo, Lisa O’Neill, Overhead the Albatross & more. TLMT was there to cover the event. Click and scroll to see the full gallery below. All photos by Stephen White. Knockanstockan 2016 took place on Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th at Blessington Lakes, County […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Swords – Betty Machete

In this week’s edition of TLMT’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Swords and their brand new track ‘Betty Machete’. Swords return with the striped-down bone-rattling punk sound of ‘Betty Machete’ (taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album Tidal Waves), a song whose evolution I have seen over the course of several live renditions including TLMT’s first birthday show. […]

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This Weekend | July 23rd – 25th Gig Guide

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide, ‘This Weekend’ features shows from Knockanstockan 2016,  Richard Hawley, Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016, Little Green Cars and more.  Friday – July 22nd Knockanstockan 2016 – Blessington Lakes Line-up: Read TLMT’s 20 Must See Acts – here Timetable: Stage Times – here Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016 – Whelan’s Line-up: Ruth, Hot Cops, Third Smoke & more Tickets: €5 per day […]

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Playlist | Naoise Roo’s Knockanstockan 2016 Mixed-Tape

In the build-up to Knockanstockan 2016 TLMT has asked acts from this year’s line-up to choose their own festival mixed-tape, and tell us about what they’re looking forward seeing at Blessington in July. This time it’s the turn of alternative-rock artist Naoise Roo. Read below to see what she had to say and check out who Naoise’s have chosen for […]

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Whelan’s Summer Watch 20165 | i am niamh, Hot Cops & more join line-up

New acts have been added to this weekend’s Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016 line-up including i am niamh and Shrug Life. The latest additions to the Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016 bill feature: i am niamh, Kevyn, Le Bloom, Hot Cops, Shrug Life, Bob Skeleton and more. Acts already announced for Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016 include: RUTH, Oh Joy, Field Trip, Brass Phantoms, Carron, Almost […]

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Watch | Kristin Kontrol unveils powerhouse performance of ‘Smoke Rings’

Kristen Kontrol has unveiled a special orchestrated performance of her track ‘Smoke Rings’.  Filmed for Pitchfork, this live rendition of one of the stand out tracks from Kristin Kontrol’s acclaimed debut record X-Commincate showcases Kristin’s immense stage presence as performer as well as the emotional weight of ‘Smoke Rings’ itself. Soaked in reverb and pelted with sharp moments of dominating percussion and […]

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Playlist | Meltybrains? Knockanstockan Mixed-Tape

In the build-up to Knockanstockan 2016 TLMT has asked acts from this year’s line-up to choose their own festival mixed-tape, and tell us about what they’re looking forward seeing at Blessington in July. This time it’s the turn of Meltybrains? Read below to see what they had to say and check out who the group have chosen for their Knockanstockan […]

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Whelan’s Summer Watch 2016 | First acts announced

Several acts have been announced to play this weekend’s Whelan’s Summer Watch festival.  Taking place at the Dublin venue from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th, Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2016 will play host to some of Ireland’s most promising new artists including: RUTH, Oh Joy, Field Trip, Brass Phantoms, Carron, Almost Ghosts and more. See first wave of acts confirmed to play […]

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AKA 2016 | Rusangano Family, MMOTHS & more join line-up

The music line-up for the Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival have been announced today, including Rusangano Family and David Kitt. Running from July 28th to August 14th, AKA 2016 will include a plethora of Irish and International acts performing  in venues across Kilkenny City including appearances from: David Kitt, Nick Kelly, The Casey Sisters, The Whiskey Kings, Dom Flemons, August Wells, Yorkston […]

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Watch | Junk Drawer’s hazy indie gem ‘Song 3’

Belfast based indie-pop outfit Junk Drawer have released their brand new music video for ‘Song 3’. Taken from the group’s upcoming E.P The Cult Fat Guy, ‘Song 3’ has all the melodic haze of Dinosaur Jr. along with a generous helping of indie-pop hooks thrown in for good measure. Indeed, there’s no getting around how infectious Junk Drawer’s music is. While […]

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Biffy Clyro to headline the 3 Arena

Alternative-rock outfit Biffy Clyro are set to headline a show in Dublin’s 2 Arena this November. The Scottish experimental rock act will play a gig at the 3 Arena, Dublin on Saturday, November 26th followed by a show at the SSE Arena in Belfast the night after (Sunday, November 27th). The headline show will see Biffy Clyro continuing to tour […]

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Watch | Elly D releases video for ‘Say’

Alternative-pop artist Elly D has released her brand new music video for her single ‘Say’.  A patient track swamped in reverb, Elly D latest solo single ‘Say’ is a far-reaching slice of alternative-pop that’s big on atmosphere. Taken from Elly D’s recent debut E.P Rise, ‘Say’ is a promising and ultimately ambitious track from the artist that could point to greater […]

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Bastille set for Dublin and Belfast dates

London-based electro-pop act Bastille have announced two live shows in Dublin and Belfast this November. Bastille will play a headline show at the SSE Arena in Belfast on November 9th followed by a gig in Dublin’s 3Arena the next night (November 10th). The live dates will come hot on the heels of Bastille’s sophomore album release Wild World on September 9th. Speaking […]

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