Review | No Monster Club – I Feel Magic

The Last Mixed Tape reviews I Feel Magic, the latest album from indie-pop outfit No Monster Club.  Listening to No Monster Club’s  I Feel Magic for the fourth time, I was hit by just how much the album has to offer. As record’s go, Bobby Ahearne’s latest L.P. is a treasure-trove of musical oddities and curios, and…

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Review | Walking On Cars – Everything This Way

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Everything This Way, the much-anticipated debut album from Walking On Cars.  I wrestled with Everything This Way.  On the surface, the album is extremely well-made. The production is slick, as is the songwriting. As debut’s go Walking On Cars have completely delivered, and their strong fanbase will find a lot to be…

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Review | The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry

The Last Mixed Tape reviews In Heat Not Sorry, the long-awaited debut album from psych-rock outfit the Altered Hours. In Heat Not Sorry is musique noir. Made to be projected onto a late-night cinema screen in flickering black and white, this is music of the night. With its focus centred on jilted textural tones, the Altered Hours…

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Review | Cian Nugent – Night Fiction

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Night Fiction, the brand new studio album from indie songwriter Cian Nugent.  There are few moments in music when you can actually feel the joie de vivre of creativity come so clearly into play than in Cian Nugent’s new album Night Fiction. Teeming with a gentleness and intimacy evocative of the late-night whispered songwriting…

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Review | Mongrel State – Mestizo

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Mestizo, the debut studio album from roots-rock outfit Mongrel State.  There is some reckless brilliance to Mestizo. It bursts forth on numerous occasions during the record’s 10-track running time, undulating between more standard country-tinged rock Mongrel State do enough to stand-out from the pack. Nowhere more succinctly is this seen than in…

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Review | Sea Pinks – Soft Days

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Soft Days, the brand new album from post-punk band Sea Pinks.  Soft Days is a far-more expansive album than first impressions would lead you to believe. Upfront, the loitering jangled power-pop and introverted post-punk of Sea Pinks make for a well-crafted slice of indie music. Underneath, however, lies more. After several runs…

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TLMT Reader’s Album of the Year 2015 Poll

The short-list is up and voting is now open for The Last Mixed Tape Readers’ Album of the Year 2015. Following the Last Mixed Tape’s recent unveiling of it’s top twenty album of 2015 (see full countdown and playlist – here), TLMT is giving reader’s a chance to have their say in what was the stand-out…

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Stephen Young & the Union – Eagle Fort Rumble

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Eagle Fort Rumble,  the latest album from Stephen Young & the Union. “Rumble” is certainly an apt word to describe the overall sound of Stephen Young & the Union’s latest album. With a production that fills every inch of the sonic spectrum, the band deliver a “genre” album that is not…

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The River Fane – Takes Forever

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Takes Forever, the debut and final studio album from alternative-folk band the River Fane. There’s something enigmatic about the concept of a debut album being a band’s last. The River Fane’s Takes Forever indeed feels like the end, but a complete one where everything that needs to be said has been said.…

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Alarmist – Popular Demain

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Popular Demain, the debut full-length studio album from instrumental four-piece Alarmist.  The language of music is a universal one. The communicative back and forth of sound, colored by moods and tones, that permeates from Popular Demain is an exuberant reminder of this. Alarmist’s melodic synths, jolting guitars and rolling drums all speak…

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