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The BQ Trio – These Are Steps (live)

The BQ trio are the most recent group to have a live performance committed to film at Unit-1 studios in Dublin. From the opening moments of ‘These Are Steps’, the layered vocal harmonies that move in a call and response aesthetic to gradually blend with one another again captivates through the trio’s ability to convey such a deeply enchanting sound. […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show to play Vicar St.

Alternative-country group Old Crow Medicine Show have been confirmed to play Vicar Street in Dublin on October 20th. The American folk ensemble will play the Dublin venue this Autumn following a landmark year for the band in 2013, which saw the Old Crow Medicine Show being inducted in the historic Grand Ole Opry while also winning a Grammy Award for […]

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An Evening With Daniel Johnston at Filmbase

Next Tuesday, May 6th will see an event entitled After Silence presents: An Evening With Daniel Johnston at Filmbase in Dublin. Taking place as part of Green Ribbon’s campaign to get people talking about Mental Health this May, the event will highlight one of America’s most individualistic songwriter’s Daniel Johnston through a screening of the acclaimed music documentary The Devil and Daniel […]

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10 acts to see at Vantastival 2014

This weekend Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th the Vantastival 2014 music festival will take place at Bellurgan Park in County Louth. With such a wide range of bands and artists from a plethora of genres playing the event here is theLastMixedTape.com’s top 10 acts to see at this year’s Vantastival. 10. Gangs – Friday, Main Stage 9.45pm Indie-rock […]

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Matthew & the Atlas interview

Matthew & the Atlas will come to Dublin on Sunday May 4th to play the Academy 2 in support of their début album Other Rivers which was released in April. Songwriter Matthew Hegarty recently spoke to theLastMixedTape about the new record and evolving his sound. How did the process change from writing your previous E.P’s to making a full-length album, […]

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Dublin Jazz Book vol. 1 launch at the Bello Bar

Sunday May 11th will see the launch of volume one of the Dublin Jazz Book at the Bello Bar, Portobello. Presented in association with Donkey Jaw productions the event, which also includes a live jam session, will showcase the launch of the project. The Dublin Jazz Book aims to “provide the city with a local collection of contemporary standards, and […]

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Kan Irish tour

Alternative-folk outfit Kan are set to tour Ireland next month, playing several dates in Leitrim, Belfast, Derry and Dublin. With Kan’s depth of talent and alternative take on the traditional genre culminating in an energetic, vibrant sound grounded in organic musicianship, the four-pieces upcoming tour will be sure to showcase the group’s unique music. The award-winning group will begin their […]

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3epkano 10th birthday celebration in Odessa Club

Dublin based post-rock collective 3epkano will celebrate their 10th birthday tonight (April 29th) at the Odessa Club. The group, who were formed in 2004 by Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle, will be marking their landmark 10th anniversary of their first live performance at the Sugar Club of the same year, tonight at the Odessa Club in Dublin. The show will […]

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The Hard Ground – Triptych: One

The Hard Ground make a captivating return with Triptych: One the first in a trilogy of E.P releases that will culminate in the group’s sophomore album, entitled Triptych.  With a sudden pounding of percussion and harmonic screech the Hard Ground open Triptych: One with the rattle and hum aesthetic of ‘Belles and Beaux’. Progressing both rhythmically and melodically the short sharp shifts in […]

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Mama Kin & Jenn Grant to play Whelan’s

Canadian artist Jenn Grant and Australian songwriter Mama Kin are set to perform a double headline show in Whelan’s this Tuesday, April 29th. The pair will play the Dublin venue this week to provide a unique show that will highlight both Jenn Grant’s and Mama Kin’s distinctive styles and songwriting approaches. With her eclectic sound encompassing a myriad of musical […]

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Skinny Downers – Sleeper Cell

Sleeper Cell is the latest album from Waterford based dark-wave artist Skinny Downers. Brooding, hypnotic and visceral the record is an engrossing take on the genre. The harsh claustrophobic atmosphere of Sleeper Cell is clearly defined in the album’s opening tracks ‘End’ and ‘Mind Yr Temper’. Growling with a distorted aesthetic that resonates beneath the recording, the flickering sonic nature of Skinny […]

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The Mixed-Tape | The Altered Hours – Dig Early

In this edition of our song of the week feature “The Mixed-Tape” the spotlight turns to the Altered Hours’ new single ‘Dig Early’, taken from their forthcoming début album. Infused with a harsh tonal aesthetic, ‘Dig Early’ finds the Altered Hours exploring a more textured, rhythmically aggressive aspect of their visceral sound. From the single’s opening frantically paced bars, the palpable […]

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Come On Live Long to play Whelan’s

Electro-pop outfit Come On Live Long will play their first headline show of 2014 this Saturday, April 26th in Whelan’s. The Dublin based five-piece are currently touring their stunning début studio album Everything Fall, which was released last year to critical acclaim. Featuring the tracks ‘Mountains’ and the brilliant ‘Little Ones’ the record is an expansive affirmation of the group’s […]

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Laura Sheeran – Spellbook (Preview)

Irish alternative artist Laura Sheeran has unveiled a new teaser trailer for her upcoming third solo album Spellbook. A unique and bold take on the album format Laura Sheeran has recently been working to create a record that is inspired by video, filmed by Sheeran herself. Filled with atmospheric, deeply tonal imagery the preview video moves from urban night-time visuals […]

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Land Lovers set to play Whelan’s

Dublin based indie-pop act Land Lovers are set to perform in Whelan’s on Saturday, May 10th. With the group currently touring in support of their brilliant new spilt L.P release with Limerick based alternative act Windings, Land Lovers will return to Dublin this May to perform in Whelan’s upstairs venue at midnight. In an album filled with eclectic musical approaches […]

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Staring at Lakes to launch single at the Bello Bar

Alternative-pop act Staring at Lakes will launch their brand new single ‘Consanguinea’ at the Bello Bar in Dublin on Saturday, April 26th.   The Dublin based six-piece will celebrate the release of their stunning new single this Saturday at the intimate Dublin venue taken from the band’s forthcoming début album. The song itself, entitled ‘Consanguinea’, is a reverberant tapestry of […]