This Other Kingdom – The Academy 2

This Other Kingdom played their final headline show of the year at the Academy in Dublin last Saturday night, the Last Mixed Tape was there to cover the show. It has been a breakthrough year for This Other Kingdom, the group released their debut L.P. Telescopic (read TLMT’s full review – here) to critical acclaim and are…

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Hard Working Class Heroes 2015 – Review

Hard Working Class Heroes 2015 descended upon Dublin this weekend showcasing a plethora of emerging artists in venues across the city, and TLMT was there to cover it.  Standing in the Workman’s Club last Friday night as part of a bustling crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of I Have A Tribe to the stage (an…

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Longitude 2015 – Review

Longitude 2015 took over Dublin’s scenic Marlay Park last weekend, the three-day festival included sets from Hozier, Wild Beasts & more.  Turn a corner at Longitude and you’ll find a completely different area with its own particular vibe. Whether it be the imposing Main stage, full-on indie rock of the Whelan’s Live stage, the culture themed…

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Naoise Roo – Twisted Pepper

Alternative-rock artist Naoise Roo celebrate the release of her debut album Lilith with a show at the Twisted Pepper in Dublin last Saturday night (June 27th).  The transition from the studio to the live realm can be a tricky one, indeed many acts fall foul of the disparity between the two, either by having a live sound…

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Jem Mitchell – Odessa Club

Americana songwriter Jem Mitchell launched his new E.P. with a show at the Odessa Club on Wednesday, June 24th and the Last Mixed Tape was there to review. Music can tell a story, and depending on where and when you come in it can be an inspiring experience for the listener. Such was the case…

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Somerville at ‘Culture Vultures’ – Odessa Club

Somerville was last night’s musical guest on the final Culture Vultures show of the season at the Odessa Club. Following a rather frank and honest public interview between host Tony Clayton-Lea and Donal Dineen, it seemed fitting that this month’s live act be as uncompromising and unconventional as the music often played by the legendary DJ…

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Blooms – The Twisted Pepper

Following a pair of scene setting support slots from Kobina and Laura Sheeran,  Blooms made her Dublin debut at the Twisted Pepper last Saturday night. The show served as spectacular opening introduction to the London-based artist. The expansive, deep-seated sound of Blooms (a.k.a Louise Cunnane) studio work emerged into the live realm as fully formed…

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Maud In Cahoots at ‘Culture Vultures’ – Odessa Club

Culture Vultures returned to the Odessa Club last Wednesday night with alternative-pop outfit Maud In Cahoots closing the show with a compelling live set. Having seen Maud In Cahoots in several different live guises, dating back to the first time seeing sisters Maud & Zoe Reardon perform as a string based acoustic two-piece in 2013 to…

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Cloud Castle Lake – The Workman’s Club

Dublin electronic three-piece Cloud Castle Lake took to the stage to headline the Workman’s Club in Dublin last Friday night, and TLMT was there to review the show. There is an all-encompassing nature to Cloud Castle Lake’s music that takes on another dimension live. And although it took a couple of tracks for the group…

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Columbia Mills – The Workman’s Club

Indietronica act Columbia Mills played to a packed crowed at the Workman’s Club in Dublin last Saturday night. Through the reverb soaked guitars of ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ to the brooding, fizzling synths of ‘Headlights’ Columbia Mills sound and presence dominated the venue, and the crowd, from start to finish. Standing within…

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