PolyGlove – Redial

The Last Mixed Tape review’s Dublin based electronic duo PolyGlove’s new E.P. Redial.  Beginning with the undulating screeching synth that moves in and out of focus in ‘Czarist’ PolyGlove turn and switch the fuzzy parameters of their sound from one texture to the next, setting the tone for Redial as tracks like the moody ‘Lb’ and large-scale…

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This Other Kingdom – Telescopic

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Dublin based neo-psychedelic outfit This Other Kingdom debut album Telescopic. Bounding in with the crunching percussive drive of ‘The Day, Your Day’, the intense pounding feel shown This Other Kingdom’s recent live shows is fully captured in the studio. With songs like the dark fuzz-laden ‘Enthral’ and the post grunge brooding…

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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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Skelocrats – Bella Bella

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Skelocrats sophomore studio album Bella Bella, which has come out today via Popical Island. Making an instant, rumbling introduction with the pointed indie-pop sound of ‘Your Zirconium Heart’ Skelocrats set the urgent, almost off-kilter tone of Bella Bella. With their crunching, lo-fi tinged take on indie-pop Skelocrats continue to populate Bella Bella with short…

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Grounds For Invasion – Dying Stars

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Galway based electronic duo Grounds For Invasion’s debut studio album Dying Stars. It is very apparent that Grounds For Invasion have spent the interim between last year’s self-titled E.P. and this debut release working on and curating their music. And with engrossing production and textural heft of songs like ‘Stars’ and…

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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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Leo Drezden – Multi-Moment

The Last Mixed Tape reviews post-rock act Leo Drezden’s debut studio album Multi-Moment.  From the outset Leo Drezden’s debut album subverts expectations with surprisingly uplifting and evocative opening track ‘Approach’, setting vibrant tone of Multi-Moment from the beginning. With all these elements entangling each other there seems to be a communicative aspect to Multi-Moment seen in songs like ‘Hunting Drums’, while…

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White Sage – Way Beyond Our Means

The Last Mixed Tape review’s Andy Walsh’s new solo project White Sage and his E.P. Way Beyond Our Means.  With White Sage electro minimalist playing with rhythm and tone, songs like the title-track and ‘Will o’ the Wisp’ merging gentle and aggressive sounds into one working whole Way Beyond Our Means provides an immersive, and at times visceral…

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Inni-K – The King Has Two Horses Ears

The Last Mixed Tape takes a look at indie-folk artist Inni-K’s much-anticipated debut album The King Has Two Horses Ears. Starting with the syncopated percussive zeal that will come to form the core of The King Has Two Horses Ears, ‘Flower Relay’ works to set the vibrant mood of Inni-K’s debut. Filled with brash musicianship one moment…

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Cronin – Nelson Riddle

Indie four-piece Cronin deliver a truly ambitious, full-scale sound with their sonically vivid new record Nelson Riddle.  Beginning with the sweeping epic that is the E.P’s title track, Cronin provide a widescreen, cinematic opener that lets the listener know exactly where the band intend on taking them for the rest of Nelson Riddle. With the creeping Bad…

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