O Emperor play the Sugar Club this Thursday

Alternative-rock band O Emperor will play a headline set at the Sugar Club this Thursday night (November 26th).  O Emperor will play the Dublin venue tomorrow night as they continue to tour their recent E.P. Lizard. Released earlier in the year, the group’s latest record includes the stand-out tracks ‘Switchblade’ and ‘The Sky Is Your…

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Listen | Katie Kim unveils unfinished recording ‘Mona’

One of Ireland’s most enigmatic songwriters Katie Kim has released a previously unheard track entitled ‘Mona’. As deep and dark as you’d come to expect from Katie Kim, ‘Mona’ has more than a bang and a clatter to it, with the ominous percussive clashing of the track taking center stage. Set against a howling backdrop…

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Elastic Sleep announce headline show at Bello Bar

Cork-based dream-pop band Elastic Sleep are set to headline the Bello Bar next month. Taking place on Tuesday, December 15th, Elastic Sleep will bring their visceral live sound to the Dublin venue as part of a run of gigs the group will be embarking on in the coming weeks. See full tour dates below. Elastic…

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Listen | Here To Help You Out release new single ‘Runway Lights’

Dublin-based indie band Here To Help You Out have released their latest single ‘Runway Lights’. A much darker affair than the group’s previous single (the indie-pop tinged ‘Damn You Sunshine’), ‘Runway Lights’ is a slow-burning ballad than highlights a different side to Here To Help You Out and has more to do with the gentler…

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Slow Riot – Cathedral

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Cathedral, the brand new extended play from post-punk band Slow Riot.  The frantic, stilted motion of Cathedral is that of the here and now. Through the decaying post-punk of the record, Slow Riot capture the claustrophobic mood of the present. Found in the deep malaise and clipped echoes that form the tone…

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Transmission Club – Salt

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Salt, the debut extended play from indie-folk act Transmission Club.  It’s hard not to be charmed by the intimate D.I.Y sound of Salt. Everything about the record sounds as if it’s performed right in front of you, with string players seated on either side. Following in the great Irish tradition of slow-burning…

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The Mixed-Tape | Cave Ghosts – All My Life

In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Cave Ghosts and their brand new single ‘All My Life’. Since first grabbing my attention over two-years ago with the introspective retro-pop of ‘Mistakes’ (a demo), Cave Ghosts are a group I have had marked for great things, and…

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This Weekend | November 20th – 22nd

A weekly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, This Weekend looks at the must see live music events happening this Friday, November 20th to Sunday, November 22nd. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th Patrick Freeman at the Bello Bar Tickets: €12 Doors: 8pm All Tvvins at the Academy Support: Pleasure Beach Tickets: €15 Doors: 8pm Kid Karate at…

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Competition | Tower Records Vinyl Giveaway

The Last Mixed Tape is delighted to give readers a chance to win a stack of vinyls courtesy of Tower Records. This weekend Tower Records will be beginning their 10-day Back to Black vinyl record sale (starting this Friday, November 20th at 9am sharp and running for ten days only!) in both their Dawson Street and…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 40 – Steve’s Shop Window

This week Steve is all alone and reviews new albums from Guy Garvey, Saint Sister & more. Whilst also going on a mini-rant towards the end. TLMT Podcast Episode 40: On this week’s show Steve also discusses the recent Metropolis festival and the concept of putting Irish music in the shop window. See this episode’s…

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