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Paolo Nutini adds second Marquee in Cork show

Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has added a second date at the Marquee in Cork this summer, set for Wednesday July 9th. Following the Scottish musician’s show on Tuesday, July 8th Nutini will perform a second show at the Cork music festival as the songwriter tours his upcoming third studio album Caustic Love which is due for release on April 11th. This […]

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Little Matador to support Biffy Clyro in Kilmainham

Alternative-rock act Little Matador have been confirmed as support to Biffy Clyro at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the 28th June 2014. The band have been announced alongside pop-punk five-piece You Me At Six to open for Biffy Clyro at this summer’s concert on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Little Matador are currently preparing for the release […]

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O.R.B announce album launch in the Grand Social

Irish alternative hip-hop trio O.R.B have announced details of their upcoming second album All We Are and a launch show at the Grand Social in Dublin. The Dublin based hip-hop act have confirmed that their much-anticipated follow-up to the 2012 début album This Life, which earned O.R.B (then called the Original Rudeboys) the hit singles ‘Stars in My Eyes’ and ‘Travelling Man’. T […]

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Sea Sessions 2014 final headliners confirmed

Summer music festival Sea Sessions have confirmed the final headline acts for their 2014 line-up as Kelis and the Strypes. Added to the bill for Sea Sessions 2014 Irish R&B outfit the Strypes will perform at the annual music festival in Donegal. The group is currently garnering global attention for their energetic rock and roll influenced sound and breakthrough début […]

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Laura Elizabeth Hughes – Recall

Dublin based singer-songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes has unveiled her latest music video for ‘Recall’, which is currently available via free download. Imbued with a deep atmospheric tone, the isolated visuals and widen scope of the video is carried across through several beautifully composed shots of Hughes performing within an empty theatre. Captured in the ambient stage lighting the vocalist dominates […]

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The Niall McCabe Band – Whelan’s Upstairs

Soul influenced four-piece the Niall McCabe band performed in Whelan’s on Monday night in support of their new album Part of the Light. From the outset the cohesive nature of the Niall McCabe band is clearly established in the stylish interplay translated between each member of the group. Interwoven melodies and grooving percussion underlined the performance as the soul and blues […]

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We Town Criers – Hurricane

Alternative-rock four-piece We Town Criers have unveiled their latest music video for the single ‘Hurricane’. Directed by Conor Wickham, the manic pace and frantically weaving elements that construct We Town Crier’s visceral sound is captured through the directors gritty, surrealist visuals that translate a deep sense of unease. Fast edits and swaying hand-held visuals follow the narrative arc throughout Wickham’s […]

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Lisa O’Neill to play Culture Vultures night in Odessa Club

Folk singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill is set to perform at monthly event Culture Vultures in the Odessa Club on Thursday, April 10th. The Meteor Choice Music Prize nominated musician will appear at the Dublin venue as part of Irish Tony Clayton-Lea’s monthly show Culture Vultures following last months performance by Cat Dowling. Following the release of O’Neill’s sophomore album Same Cloth of Not, the songwriters powerful […]

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Diane Cluck announces Irish tour

Virginia-based anti-folk songwriter Diane Cluck has confirmed a trio of Irish shows for this coming April. Cluck will tour the country in support of her seventh studio album Boneset, the artist’s first record in eight years since 2006’s Monarcana, 2001-2004. Informed by Diane Cluck’s individualistic take on the folk genre the album is atmospheric affirmation of the songwriter’s distinct sound and deeply evocative vocal […]

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Edel Meade confirms shows at Chancery Lane theatre

Award-winning composer and vocalist Edel Meade has announced a pair of live dates at the Chancery Lane theatre in Dublin this April. Following a stellar performance in the Odessa Club last month (which was review by theLastMixedTape here) Meade will bring her acclaimed show The Joni Project to the intimate surrounds of the Dublin venue, performing tracks from the rich back catalogue […]

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Cove & My Tribe Your Tribe set for Whelan’s

Indietronica trio Cove and electro producer My Tribe Your Tribe are set to play The Midnight Hour in Whelan’s this Saturday, March 29th. Curated and presented by Pickled Onion Records the showcase, which is moving from its previous slot of Thursday night, will see the two acts perform in the upstairs venue in Whelan’s on Saturday night. With a their sophomore E.P […]

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Groove Festival 2014 line-up revealed

Continuing with the rich vein of summer music festivals unveiling their line-up’s for this year, Groove Festival 2014 have announced a stellar bill of artists. Running from Saturday, July 5th to Sunday, July 6th Groove Festival 2014 will take place at Killruddery Estate, Bray in County Wicklow. Included in this year’s line-up are headliners Paloma Faith, David Gray, Paul Heaton […]

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Samantha Crain set to play Whelan’s

American singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has been confirmed to perform in Whelan’s of Dublin on Thursday, July 24th. With the deeply atmospheric and lyrically evocative nature of Crain’s song writing taking focus on the artist’s recent studio album Kid Face, the textured aesthetic and ambient clatter of the recording’s subtly produced sound translate the intimate feel of Crain’s music perfectly. The […]

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Darling to play Whelan’s

Alternative-rock duo Darling will headline a show at Whelan’s in Dublin on Friday, May 23rd. Following the release of the group’s self-titled début E.P, which was met with wide-spread critical acclaim, Darling have continued to capture the imagination of not only the Irish music scene but also abroad with the band garnering coverage from New York magazine and new Mtv […]

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House of Cosy Cushions interview

Alternative ambient collective House of Cosy Cushions have released their new album Spell this week. The band will perform at the Workman’s Club in Dublin on March 28th, the Roundy in Cork on March 29th and Debarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty on March 30th. Richard Bolhuis spoke to theLastMixedTape recently about the making of the record and the inspirations behind it.  How do you feel you developed your sound while making Spell? I’ve always been into sketches […]

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Color // Sound to support In Their Thousands at the Odessa Club

Alternative-rock act Color // Sound will play support to indie-folk outfit In Their Thousands this Thursday, March 27th at the Odessa Club. The four-piece who have recently played support to several high-profile acts including Villagers, The Divine Comedy and Cathy Davy will bring their pulsating, percussive sound to the Dublin venue, opening for In Their Thousands on the first date […]