Jem Mitchell – Sweet Amphetamine

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Sweet Amphetamine, the new five-track E.P. from singer-songwriter Jem Mitchell.  In Sweet Amphetamine Jem Mitchell takes the listener into a grizzled journey into his past. Although tracks such as ‘Fragile Heart’ and ‘Black Hair Blue Eyed Girl’ are emotionally raw, the song’s do keep the sweetness of the music in tact, helping the…

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Young Wonder – Birth

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Birth, the much-anticipated debut studio album from electronic duo Young Wonder.  Birth is an album that is simply teeming with life. The entire vibrates with interchanging parts and sounds that results in a listen that constantly surprises and delights from beginning to end. The sound of Birth is densely populated, synth textures and beats…

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Mother Mooch – Preludes

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Preludes, the debut three-track E.P. from hard-rock act Mother Mooch. Filled with fuzzy rock fueled guitar riffs and heavy drum beats Mother Mooch’s debut E.P certainly sets out to grab the attention with the slow grooving slither of ‘L.H.O.O.Q’ and entirely more effective blues-rock grit of ‘Sinners’. The problem with Preludes is systemic,…

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Blades Club – Tranquillised

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Tranquillised, the debut E.P. from Irish indie-pop four-piece Blades Club. The pure indie-pop spirit of Blades Club sound fills every corner of Tranquillised. It pops and clicks, jumps and bounds, and pretty much spins and twirls with vibrant melody and crunching guitar. The fizzing passages of melancholic synth on songs such as ‘Au Revoir’…

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Ríona Sally Hartman – Big Starving Thing

The Last Mixed Tape reviews jazz-folk artist Ríona Sally Hartman’s debut studio album Big Starving Thing. Following Hartman’s promising Sea Legs E.P, Big Starving Thing finds the songwriter move into more mature and interesting territory with her jazz-folk sound on her first full length record. The production is more vivid, the writing more ambitious and the overall sound fully realised.…

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Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fight Like Apes long-awaited eponymous third studio album. From the outset Fight Like Apes is an album that feels determined to mark a line in the sand in regards to FLA’s career before and after. Indeed the L.P demands to be taken on its own terms. The previously released ‘Crouching Bees’ finds its…

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Fierce Mild – Yes n Yes n Yes

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Yes n Yes n Yes, the debut E.P. from Dublin based garage-rock three-piece Fierce Mild. Teeming with crackling atmosphere and rattling percussion Fierce Mild’s debut is a perfect example of electric, jolting energy. Yes n Yes n Yes is very much a record with something to say. From the battling beat of…

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Charlie Bronson – Charlie Bronson E.P.

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled debut E.P. from indie-rock four-piece Charlie Bronson. Charlie Bronson is a record that is at its most engaging when the music is being upfront and urgent. Songs such as ‘Same Ol’, Same Old’ find the band delving into the grittier edges of their indie-rock sound. While perhaps to…

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The Eskies – After The Sherry Went Round

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the Eskies much-anticipated debut studio album After The Sherry Went Round.  After The Sherry Went Round is an excessive celebration of all the countless sweat soaked gigs, tours and late night sessions the Eskies have experienced (or incited) in the years leading-up to its release. Indeed, the album exudes a vim and…

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Whitetrash – Lostman

The Last Mixed Tape reviews alternative-americana styled artist Whitetrash’s debut six-track E.P. Lostman. Lostman is road-worn record steeped in the dusty, under nail grit of alternative-americana. Delivered with a roar, Whitetrash stand-out vocal makes for an impassioned guide through the hard-edged folk, gospel and country sounds of the E.P. Indeed, Whitetrash’s voice dominates the entire record. Tracks…

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