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Mark Geary announces Irish tour

One of Ireland’s most deeply talented songwriter’s Mark Geary has announced an extensive Irish tour for this Spring and Summer. The indie-folk musician whose’s career spans more than two decades and four studio albums including the brilliant Ghosts and his most recent L.P Songs about love, songs about leaving both of which were met with critical acclaim, will play several solo shows across […]

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Damien Dempsey confirms show at the Set Theatre, Kilkenny

Award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey has been confirmed to perform at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Friday, June 20th. The powerfully emotive alternative folk/traditional songwriter and musician will play the Kilkenny venue this summer with his full band. With a career spanning 15 years Damien Dempsey has recently released a retrospective ‘best of’, covering the artist’s deep back catalogue […]

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St. Patrick’s Weekend line-up at Triskel Arts Centre

Plugd records and Lisa Lemur have compiled an exciting line-up for St. Patrick’s weekend in the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork. Offering a stunning alternative to the usual St. Patrick’s celebrations taking place in the TDC and Gulpd in Triskel Arts centre, Cork. Stanley Brinks & the Wave Pictures will kick the weekend of music off in the TDC room […]

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Liam Ó Maonlaí – Chancery Lane theatre

Irish musician and songwriter Liam Ó Maonlaí’s intimate concert in Dublin’s Chancery Lane theatre perfectly captured the artist’s unrestrained talent. From the moment Ó Maonlaí bounded onto the stage his unmistakable presence held the candlelit audience captivated. Sitting at the upright piano under the venue’s ambient lighting, the musician began to weave an engrossing tapestry of sound around Chancery Lane theatre, setting […]

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Tower Records moves to 7 Dawson Street

Dublin-based record store Tower Records has officially moved from its home of 21 years on Wicklow Street to its new location of 7 Dawson Street. The immensely popular record store has moved into it new store in the former Waterstones building on Dawson Street today, February 19th. The new location will allow Tower to expand its size and scale while […]

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I Heart the Monster Hero to headline at the Grand Social

Electro tinged alternative-rock outfit I Heart the Monster Hero are set to perform a headline show in the Grand Social in Dublin on March 13th. With their unique blend of synth-pop, garage-rock and noise-pop elements I Heart the Monster Hero’s expansive sound is an exciting, frantic culmination of these individual parts. Uncompromising in its vibrant creativity the group’s musical approach […]

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O Emperor interview

Alternative-rock act O Emperor under went something of a sonic sea-change with their stunning sophomore album Vitreous, which saw the group expand their sound with more succinct fuzz-laden tracks such as ‘Contact’. Band member Paul Savage spoke to theLastMixedTape’s Stephen White ahead of the group’s biggest headline show to date in the Cork Opera House next month, March 7th. What was the […]

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Toy Soldier interview

Cork-based synth-pop outfit Toy Soldier are set to release their latest single ‘Animal’ on February 21st. Band member Cian Walsh spoke to theLastMixedTape’s Stephen White about the group’s sound and plans for the future. Toy Soldier have quite a momentum going at the moment. How did that play into writing and recording your new single? Was their pressure in keeping […]

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Tupelo – Push On

Alternative-folk act Tupelo capture a deep sense of tone and feel with their sophomore studio album Push On. Opening with the closely performed solitary vocal of ‘Old Country’, Tupelo unveil the full pounding scope of Push On with an anticipatory pause followed by a sudden thunderous crash of instrumentation. The brooding rattle and hum of the album is set from this point forward […]

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The Specials confirm Irish dates

Ska legends the Specials have confirmed a pair of live shows for Dublin and Belfast later in the year. The reformed group, known for their hit-singles ‘Ghost Town’ (which reached number one in UK charts in 1981) and ‘A Message To You, Rudy’, will perform at the Olympia theatre in Dublin on November 3rd and will then play the Ulster […]

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Kammerpop – Whelan’s Upstairs

Dublin chamber-pop act Kammerpop took to the stage in front of a bustling Whelan’s crowd on Valentines’ night, performing their unique harmony lead sound. With the group’s heavily stylised approach perfectly matching the tone and feel of the night, Kammerpop quickly established the mood performing tracks from their recent E.P The Address. Kammerpop’s rich blend of harmonised vocals and swaying rhythm […]

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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 […]