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Princess to launch new single in Bello Bar

Nosie-pop influenced four-piece Princess are set to launch their forthcoming new single ‘And Leaving’ on Saturday, March 22nd. Following the release of their attention grabbing debut E.P Black Cat last year, Princess’ all-encompassing noise-rock sound blends elements of krautrock and alternative-rock, tinged with a lo-fi edge, to create the visceral aesthetic that has set the group apart from many of their peers. […]

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GANGS to launch new single in Whelan’s

Dublin-based indie-rock outfit GANGS will launch their brilliant new single ‘2 15’ this Friday, February 21st upstairs in Whelan’s. With the release of their brand new single ‘2 15’ GANGS have further established the group’s importance within the Irish music scene at the moment. Infused with the band’s swaggering sense of style and confidence the song encapsulates GANGS grounded approach […]

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Katie Kim to play the Mart Gallery

Irish ambient musician Katie Kim is set to perform at the Mart Gallery in Rathmines on Friday, March 7th. Katie Kim’s unique blend of lo-fi, ambient and alternative-rock elements has culminated in two studio albums of staggering depth and tone, the haunting debut LP Twelve (2008) and the towering, uncompromising sophomore record Cover & Flood released in 2012. Taking the sheer vast backdrop […]

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Laura Elizabeth Hughes confirms Irish tour

Singer-songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes has confirmed several Irish tour dates for the coming months. The Dublin-based alternative-folk artist captured the imagination of many music fans in 2013 with her palpable vocal talents and composing skills most effectively shown in Laura Elizabeth Hughes’ self-titled debut E.P released last year. Now the singer-songwriter will continue to progress her already enchanting sound with […]

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Angel Olsen to play Triskel Christchurch in Cork

Alternative-rock musician Angel Olsen is set to perform at Triskel Christchurch this summer, on June 7th. Olsen, who will release her third solo album Burn Your Fire For No Witness this week on February 18th via Jagjaguwar, will bring her powerfully emotive alternative-rock sound to the intimate Cork venue this summer in support of the LP’s release. With the jangling, driving […]

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Edel Meade – Odessa Club

Vocalist Edel Meade took the stage in front of a sold out Odessa Club to perform a scintillating set of music legend Joni Mitchell’s back catalogue. With the scene set, Edel Meade’s unmistakable charm emanated from the stage out into the intimate candlelit venue as the musician shadows flickered on the walls with each note, setting the mood and tone of the night […]

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Fitz and the Tantrums interview

American neo-soul act Fitz and the Tantrums will play the Academy in Dublin on March 3rd in support of their latest album More Than Just A Dream. Vocalist Noelle Scaggs spoke to TheLastMixedTape’s Stephen White recently about the group’s formation and growth as musicians. How did you first join meet Michael Fitzpatrick and join Fitz & the Tantrums? Fitz was making […]

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September Girls to play the Curator’s Club in the Odessa

This Thursday, February 20th, will see the Curator’s Club return to the Odessa Club in Dublin with Irish Times music critic Tony Clayton-Lea choosing the night’s programme of artists. Always proving to be a unique and eclectic night, the monthly event works to bring together vibrant spectrum of creative talents from differing genres and mediums with Clayton-Lea’s programme proving to […]

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The Mixed-Tape | The Mighty Stef – Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats

To celebrate the official launch of TheLastMixedTape.com, The Mighty Stef’s new single “Nightwatchman of the Iveagh Flats” has been chosen for the inaugural edition of our weekly feature “The Mixed-Tape”. Taken from the indie-rock outfit’s recent E.P Iveagh Flats, the band’s latest single the glistening acoustic opening, interspersed with sudden jolts of rattling distortion, builds perfectly to the rumbling open spectrum of the […]

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Paddy Hanna to play Whelan’s

Alternative-folk songwriter Paddy Hanna has been confirmed to perform in Whelan’s this Saturday, February 22nd.  The singer-songwriter, whose seminal debut album Leafy Stiletto set something of a high water mark for Irish-indie albums this year, will take to the stage at the Dublin venue with support on the night coming from alternative-rock outfits Other Creatures and Me & My Dog. Starting […]

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Foxglove – Go The Underdog

Singer-songwriter Foxglove delivers a deeply atmospheric sonic landscape with her new extended play Go The Underdog. Opening with unrelenting clanging chimes of piano, ‘Crazy at the Helm’ sets the tone for Foxgloves brooding harmonic sound. Underscored by the undulating melodies of the recording’s musical backing, the vocalist creates a real mood to the piece with a snarling performance that captures the […]

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Lethal Dialect to headline at the Grand Social

Dublin based hip-hop artist Lethal Dialect is set to headline a show in the Grand Social on February 26th. With his unique take on the hip-hop genre, Dublin rapper Lethal Dialect’s slow burning rhythmical delivery captures the musicians grounded sensibilities. Lyrically Dialect describes a mood and a tone that s in and off itself, forming the core of his albums LD50 and LD50 […]

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Cymbals – The Workman’s Club

Cymbals took to the stage at the Workman’s Club in Dublin, delivering their unique indietronica sound with a real sense of performance and style.  Infused with palpable musicianship and talent, Cymbals live performance is formed through vibrant dynamic bursts of syncopated rhythm and melody. The sprawling harmonic textures of the group’s sound pulsed with each echoing synth line, reverberating around […]

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Soak – Blud

Derry-based songwriter SOAK has unveiled her latest music video for the stellar new single ‘Blud’. Opening with an almost ambient visual aesthetic and monochromatic color palette, the calm setting of the introductory imagery reveals the vastness of the video’s scope. Juxtaposing the clear natural landscape of the countryside, the visuals move into a more concrete urban location mirroring the palpable […]

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Elaine Mai – EDC

Electro-pop artist Elaine Mai has released a beautifully composed new music video for her single ‘EDC’. Directed by Bob Gallagher, the subtle nature of the visuals feed into the layered ease of Mai’s syncopated electro sound. Exploring the intimacy of relationships and marriage equality the unobtrusive aesthetic of the video for ‘EDC’ is engaging and simply charming, as Gallagher leaves the […]