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Cat Dowling – The Believer

Singer-songwriter Cat Dowling has released a brand new music video for the single ‘The Believer’, taken from Dowling’s recent début album of the same name. Directed by Fergal Costello, the flourescent glare, intercut and contrasted by moving monochromatic shots of black and white, shimmers and blends with the softly creeping distortion of Cat Dowling’s latest single. Pacing itself to the […]

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Reekus presents line-up at the Mercantile

Reekus records has unveiled a stellar line-up for this forthcoming St. Patrick’s weekend in the Mercantile on Saturday, March 15th. Confirmed to perform on the night will be Buffalo Sunn, Keith Moss & the Tightrope Walkers and Death in the Stockroom. Starting 2014 off with a festival stealing performance at this year’s Ones To Watch in Whelan’s, indie-rock act Buffalo Sunn’s […]

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Cat Dowling interview

Cat Dowling’s début solo album The Believer was released to wide-spread critical acclaim last year, with an album of deep-seated tonal and musical depth the songwriter delivered one of 2013’s most individualistic records. Recently Dowling met with’s Stephen White to talk about her process as a musician and forthcoming new material, ahead of her appearance at the Culture Vulture night […]

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Swords – Hips

Dublin-based synth pop trio Swords have unveiled their latest music video ‘Hips’, visually capturing the all-encompassing tone and scale of the group’s sound. Directed by Neil Hoare, the sheer vastness and silent atmospheric feel of the video’s opening perfectly translates the deeply evocative nature of Swords new single. Infused with Hoare’s always captivating ability to find the emotional core of […]

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Something Happens to perform in Whelan’s

Irish indie-rock legends Something Happens are set to perform their seminal sophomore studio album Stuck Together With God’s Glue in its entirety in Whelan’s this summer. Taking place as part of Whelan’s 25th anniversary celebrations this year, the Dublin band, fronted by vocalist and radio DJ Tom Dunne, will take to the stage to on May 10th performing tracks from their second […]

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I Draw Slow – Whelan’s

Irish alternative-folk act I Draw Slow played to a sold out crowd in Whelan’s on Saturday night to celebrate the release of their brilliant new album White Wave Chapel. Weaving their pounding tapestry of folk and traditional melodies and rhythms around the teeming venue, I Draw Slow’s palpable energy emanated from the group creating a vibrant inclusive atmosphere to the night. […]

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The Mixed-Tape | Land Lovers – Matilda

This week’s edition of “The Mixed-Tape” comes from Dublin indie-pop outfit Land Lovers the brilliant ‘Matilda’, taken from the group’s recent split L.P with Windings. From the opening vibrant jangling bars of ‘Matilda’, the pin-point indie-pop sound of Land Lovers unique take on the genre. The dynamic scope and rich Doo-wop influenced backing vocals set the scene perfectly as the […]

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Tvvins – Whelan’s Upstairs

Indietronica duo Tvvins took to the stage in front of a packed Whelan’s in Dublin last night, translating their distinct electro infused sound to the live realm with stunning effect.  With the pulsating syncopated aesthetic of Tvvins large-scale studio work providing a vibrant starting point for the group to draw from, the musician’s ability to expand and inject their sound […]

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The Vincent(s) interview

Death-pop outfit the Vincent(s) are set to release their new double-A side single ‘Throne Song/Fever Dreams’ on March 14th. The group recently spoke theLastMixedTape about the group’s progression in sound and plans for the future. The new double A-side single sees something of a sonic shift from the group in the form of ‘Throne Song’. Was this something you intended […]

Conor J O'Brien
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Villagers win Meteor Choice Music Prize 2013

Villagers have won the 2013 Meteor Choice Music Prize album of the year award for their L.P {Awayland} at a ceremony in Vicar Street in Dublin. Nominated for their stellar sophomore record {Awayland}, Conor O’Brien and co. were announced as the winners of the 2013 ‘Album of the Year’ fending off tough competition from the likes of O Emperor and Little Green Cars. […]

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Tokyo Police Club interview

Canadian indie-rock act Tokyo Police Club will come to Dublin next month to play Whelan’s on March 28th, mere days after the release of the group’s third studio album Forcefield on March 24th. Vocalist and bass player David Monks spoke to theLastMixedTape recently about the bands evolution in sound and song writing. It’s been four years since your last album Champ what can […]

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Body & Soul 2014 announces first line-up

Annual music festival Body and Soul has revealed the first wave of acts to appear as part of this year’s line-up. Taking place between June 20th – 22nd at Ballinlough Castle in County Westmeath, Body and Soul has once again delivered an exciting and eclectic plethora of bands and artists for this year’s festival. Amongst the acts added to the […]

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The Niall McCabe Band – Part of the Light

Part of the Light, the début album from neo-soul outfit the Niall McCabe Band, is a vibrant affirmation of the songwriter’s palpable talents. With the rich harmonic aesthetic of ‘Big Heart’ opening the album, McCabe and his band effortlessly interweave melodically, establishing the lush production and sound of Part of the Light from the outset. From this engaging introduction the depth of […]

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Paul Noonan announces Printer Clips project and performance

Bell X1 front man Paul Noonan has announced a new musical project entitled Printer Clips featuring a series of duets recorded in several unconventional locales. This interesting venture will see Noonan performing new material the songwriter has been working on over the last two years and recorded around the globe, including Montreal, New York, London and Dublin, with a plethora […]

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The Certain Three Tour 2014 line-up announced

The Word of Mouth Agency have announced the line-up for the 2014 Certain Three tour with the Altered Hours, Myles Manley and Patterns forming the bill. The stellar line-up of acts involved will play several shows across Ireland this April including the opening show at the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Tuesday, April 22nd. Shoegaze outfit the Altered Hours, whose […]

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Snow Patrol unveil new track ‘I Won’t Let You Go’

Indie-rock outfit Snow Patrol have returned with a new track entitled ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ in the trailer for upcoming blockbuster Divergent. The Northern Irish act have released the brand new song, the band’s first following the departure of keyboardist Tom Simpson, which will be part of the soundtrack for forthcoming science fiction film Divergent due out on March 21st. Infused with […]