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Kate’s Party album launch in the Grand Social

Alternative-rock trio Kate’s Party will launch their début album Hollow at the Grand Social in Dublin on Saturday, March 29th. The group have recently unveiled and streamed the first single from the album, entitled ‘Welcome to Seahaven’. Inspired by the Academy-award nominated 1998 film The Truman Show, set in the fictional town of Seahaven, the track is a visceral, thrashing affirmation of the group’s […]

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Girl Band to release single for Record Store Day

Dublin based garage-rock act Girl Band have announced they will release their track ‘The Cha Cha Cha’ via flexi disc for Record Store Day. The single, released via Any Other City Records, will be a limited release of 100 copies on flexi disc only available in record stores. Record Store Day 2014 will take place on April 19th, for more […]

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R.S.A.G – The Button Factory

Rarely Seen Above Ground took to the stage to perform a special live performance at the Button Factory in Dublin last Friday night.  With the atmospheric set design  and the depth of field given by the stage lighting capturing the tone of R.S.A.G’s powerful visuals, Jeremy Hickey began the performance illuminated by the highly stylised imagery. Visceral renditions of ‘Falter’ and […]

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Moscow Metro to play the Academy 2

Limerick based alternative-rock act Moscow Metro will play the Academy 2 in Dublin on April 10th. The group will be performing in support of their forthcoming new E.P Spirit of a City, due for release the following day on April 11th. Co-produced by Moscow Metro with Owen Geaney and Rob Kirwin the record will see the band expanding the isolated urban scope […]

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The Mixed-Tape | The Vincent(s) – Throne Song

This week’s edition of “The Mixed-Tape” comes from Death-pop outfit the Vincent(s) with their stunning new single ‘Throne Song’. With the sudden crash of swaying guitar melodies and pulsing drums, the slow burning aesthetic of ‘Throne Song’ is set as the Vincent(s) build their Death-pop sound upon a rumbling bedrock of harmonic textures. Infused with the group’s palpable sense of […]

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Heaven’s Basement to play Voodoo Lounge

English hard rock group Heaven’s Basement are set to play a pair of dates in Dublin and Belfast this month as part of their current European tour. The band, who have also played support to acts like Papa Roach and Buckcherry in the past, will embark on the 32 date European headline tour that will take in shows in 14 […]

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Homebeat – Couch By Couchwest 2014

Monthly event-concert organizers Homebeat have unveiled Couch By Couchwest, a collection of live performances filmed in Pickering House. Featuring performances from some of Ireland’s most exciting acts, including Tony Fitz, Sleep Thieves, Swords, Biggles Flys Again, Ana Gog, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, BANTUM feat. Eimear O’Donovan & Carriages, the stunning setting (shot both outside and inside the scenic surrounds of Pickering House) coupled […]

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Otherkin to launch ‘As A High’ E.P in the Grand Social

Dublin alternative-rock act Otherkin will launch their upcoming E.P As A High at the Grand Social on March 27th. As A High is the group’s much-anticipated follow-up to their début release, Broken English. Otherkin have given an exciting glimpse to the extended play’s sound recently when they streamed the record’s title track via Youtube. Containing a pulsing guitar line that anchors the song’s syncopated […]

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Moscow Metro interview

Limerick based alternative-rock act Moscow Metro will release their new E.P Spirit of a City next month on April 11th. The band recently spoke about the process applied to making the record and the writing behind it. What were the influences that led to making Spirit of a City? Barry: For me it was moving to the city and the experiences I’ve had […]

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Bell X1 & Mundy added to Westport Festival bill

With the current wave of summer festival news coming in thick and fast, the Westport Festival 2014 has announced that both Bell X1 and Mundy have been added to their line-up. Taking place between Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th in the grounds of Westport House, County Mayo the event will be a two-day boutique festival offering music, comedy […]

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Mr. Upfull – Upfullistic

Upfullistic from Mr. Upfull is a vibrant, multi-textural record filled with joyous bursts of melodic and percussive elements that serves an interesting introduction to the artists deeply engrained sound. Blending a myriad of musical inspirations, the highly stylised tone Upfullistic fills a broad sonic spectrum that encompasses the album’s unique soundscapes. Opening with the crash of ‘Keep Hope Alive’, the constantly evolving aesthetic […]

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Forbidden Fruit 2014 Sunday acts confirmed

After yesterday’s announcement that the Flaming Lips, Bell X1 and several other acts would form the Saturday bill for Forbidden Fruit 2014, the festival has now added it’s Sunday line-up. Amongst the new acts announced for Sunday, June 1st at Forbidden Fruit in Dublin are noise-pop outfit Warpaint, hip-hop legends Public Enemy and 2 Many DJ’s. More acts will be […]

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Alibi Trax interview

Dublin electronic trio Alibi Trax will play the Button Factory this Saturday March 15th as part of a line-up that includes Vann Music, Otherkin and Children of the Son. The group will also be launching their new E.P Act One at the show. Bill, Alan and Rosie spoke to theLastMixedTape recently about their sound, song writing and formation. You recently added […]

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The Shaker Hymn – The Runaway

Cork based alternative-rock group the Shaker Hymn have unveiled their new music video for the single ‘The Runaway’, taken from the band’s forthcoming album Rascal’s Antique. Containing a layered, projected visual aesthetic the video (which features effects composed by Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost and footage from Paulski of Nano Projections) for ‘The Runaway’ melds with, and blends into, the […]

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Grant-Lee Phillips & Howe Gelb to play Whelan’s

Songwriters Grant-Lee Phillips and Howe Gelb are set to perform a unique double-bill concert in Whelan’s on October 11th. Performing as one half of the nights line-up multi-instrumentalist Grant-Lee Phillips will bring his individualistic timbre and musical approach to the show. In a highly respected career, spanning several stunning solo albums including the recent release Walking On Green Corn. Speaking about the L.P’s […]