Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep.36 – Enter the Crystal Maze

This week Steve reviews John Grant, Lana Del Rey, New Order & more, while also talking about the whole quirky thing again (and unicorns). Meanwhile, Kate goes full Richard O’Brien and takes us through the Crystal Maze.  The Last Mixed Tape Podcast Episode 36 – Enter the Crystal Maze: In a quick fire show this…

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Val Normal & Color//Sound set for Goldenbeck at the Workman’s Club

Both Val Normal and Color//Sound will be this month’s acts appearing at Goldenplec & Claire Beck’s live music showcase Goldenbeck. Taking place at the Workman’s Club on Thursday, October 29th the latest edition of Goldenbeck will see alternative-rock act Val Normal (see TLMT’s review of their album Fly the White Flag of War – here) and indie-folk band Color//Sound (listen to their…

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Margie Jean Lewis to play Fumbally Stables

Alternative-electronic artist Margie Jean Lewis is set to play an intimate headline show at the Fumbally Stables in Dublin on Friday, November 6th. An artist whose rare live appearances have made quiet an impression on those lucky enough to be in attendance, Margie Jean Lewis has been slowly making a name for herself as one…

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Listen | The Blades return with new single ‘Harder Times’

Irish indie-pop legends the Blades have returned with the single ‘Harder Times’, the band’s first new music in 30 years. Taken from the Blades forthcoming E.P. Smalltime (which is due for release on November), ‘Harder Times’ finds the band pick-up where they left-off three decades ago with a bombastic power-pop sound driven forward by big booming…

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Listen | Conor Walsh streams majestic new track ‘The Front’

Minimal-electronic artist Conor Walsh is currently streaming a new track entitled ‘The Front’, taken from his upcoming E.P. of the same name.  An immersive listen from beginning to end, Conor Walsh’s latest track is an emotionally moving piece that plays with rhythm, mood and tone. Building a soundscape all of its own, Walsh’s deft piano…

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Watch | Cloud Castle Lake perform their new song ‘Genuflect’ live

Alternative-electronic three-piece Cloud Castle Lake have released a live video of the band performing their newest song ‘Genuflect’.  Directed by This Greedy Pig, Cloud Castle Lake’s live unveiling of ‘Genuflect’ showcases the band at the height of their musical powers. Including several additional musicians to the mix, CCL’s latest track is as big on scope…

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Katie Laffan – Dead As Disco

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Dead As Disco, the debut three-track extended play from Dublin-based songwriter Katie Laffan. With the world of pop music feeling a little like a one-trick pony of late, Katie Laffan’s Dead As Disco E.P. is a refreshing oasis from the generic that’s big on new ideas. Walking a tightrope between quirky and irksome,…

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Somadrone to launch new album at the Unitarian Church

Electronic artist Somadrone is set to celebrate the release of his new album Oracle at the Unitarian Church in Dublin on Saturday, November 28th.  Presented by bespoke event organizers Homebeat, Somadrone’s (a.k.a Neil O’Connor) upcoming performance at the Unitarian Church will launch his fifth album, Oracle and will feature appearances from Richie Egan (Jape) and David Kitt. Somadrone’s…

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Listen | Million Little Gods unveil new single ‘To Be Found’

Dublin-based indie-folk three-piece Million Little Gods have released a brand new track entitled ‘To Be Found’.  Following the release of the trio’s debut single ‘Dot the Shores’ last month, Million Little Gods latest offering picks-up where their first record left-off. Indie-folk music with lush production and pin-point songwriting, ‘To Be Found’ melds together several different…

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No Monster Club, Mr. Russo & more to play ‘Cassette Store Day’ show at the Pop Inn

This Saturday evening (October 17th) will see a special all-ages show take place at the Pop Inn as part of this year’s Cassette Store Day. The event will see indie record label Little L and Popical Island co-curate an evening of live music at the latter’s Dublin HQ on Little Britain Street, as well as…

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