7 Songs From The Week In Music

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly New Irish Music Spotify playlist featuring Virgins, Orla Gartland, Modernlove & more

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The Fae – 2004

The dreamy layers of the Fae’s ‘2004’ plays itself across a captivating array of hazy melodies, jangled guitars and punctuated beats, creating a shimmering soundscape that takes a sudden and attention grabbing dynamic right turn.

Orla Gartland – Kiss Ur Face Forever

Orla Gartland bone shaking return ‘Kiss Ur Face Forever’ finds the acclaimed artist twisting and turning an array of indie flourishes within a song that moves from ear catching moment to ear catching moment.

Virgins – S l o w l y, l o n g

Virgins all encompassing dream-pop sound finds its centre in the reverberations of ‘S l o w l y, l o n g’. A big swing from he fences from the band, the track meets the ambition by tempering the sound into a defined point. 

Modernlove – Shades of Blue

Moving from lush verses to big dynamic choruses, ‘Shades of Blue’ marks a sonic leap forward from Modernlove that identifies the group’s ability to meet their ambitions.

Smythy – Figure It Out

A slick and serene offering from Smythy, ‘Figure It Out’ plays out across an fizzing array of melodic and harmonic passages that hold the listeners attention from start to finish.

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Bantum & Jack O’Rourke – Take Cover

Bantum casts Jack O’Rourke crooning timbre across the stomping electro-pop track ‘Take Cover’, melding shades of disco into the heart of the track, there is a rich musicality within.

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Jet Fuel Chemistry – Heartbreaker

A rumbling, bone shaking offering from Jet Fuel Chemistry, ‘Heartbreaker’ has an undeniable sense of scale to it, brought to the fore by the precision metalcore sound and production.

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