The Mixed-Tape | Coast – Participant

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape, we turn our attention to ‘Coast’ by Participant. Marking a sea change in sound for Participant, ‘Coast’ is an intimate and isolating take on the folk genre shrouded in a sense of icy atmosphere that gives way to a large tide of string swells that…

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Review | “The music of Shape of Silence is world building” Saint Sister – Shape Of Silence

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Shape Of Silence, the long-awaited debut album from alt-folk duo Saint Sister.  The music of Shape of Silence is world building. Casting a widescreen sound across the span of twelve tightly interwoven tracks, Saint Sister’s debut offering is a cinematic affair filled with a sense of enchanting foreboding and sonic beauty. An album…

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Watch | Laura Ann Brady returns with the deeply atmospheric ‘Those Stars’

Check out the brand new single and music video from songwriter Laura Ann Brady, ‘Those Stars’. The music of ‘Those Stars’ is a pensive one. Taken is taken from Brady’s forthcoming album World Beneath the Waves (due out next year) the single is built upon a tense tapestry of organic scratching sounds, the dark indie-folk songwriting of Laura…

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Watch | Ailbhe Reddy takes a stylistic leap with ‘The Tube’

Alternative-pop songwriter Ailbhe Reddy has made a most welcome return with her latest single ‘The Tube’.  The continuing evolution of Ailbhe Reddy is one of great interest. A promising songwriter, with an ability to wear her heart on her sleeve lyrically while never being melodramatic, Reddy takes something of a stylistic leap with her latest…

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Listen | Check out the deep indie-folk sound of ‘So Loud’ by Aislinn Logan

Indie-folk songwriter Aislinn Logan’s new double A-Side single ‘So Loud / Dance With Demons’ is a beguiling introduction to the artist. Soaked in reverb and surrounded by popping atmospherics, the music of Aislinn Logan is characterized in her new tracks ‘So Loud’ and ‘Dance With Demons’ by a certain mystique that is mirrored in the…

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The Mixed-Tape | Saint Sister – Causing Trouble

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Saint Sister and their brand new single ‘Causing Trouble’. The return of atmospheric folk duo Saint Sister is a most welcome one. Taking the shape of a new single entitled ‘Causing Trouble’, their latest offering finds the two-piece introducing a…

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Premiere | Sive returns with the non-stop rhythm of ‘Swallow Me’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the music video for ‘Swallow Me’, the brand new single from songwriter Sive.  A song tangled in non-stop rhythm and barque-pop inflected melody, ‘Swallow Me’ finds Sive undergoing something of a sea-change stylistically as well as sonically in the build-up her new album The Roaring Girl. From…

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Listen | Maija Sofia returns with ‘Persephone’

Indie-folk artist Maija Sofia has released her brand new single, the mournful ‘Persephone’.  Described by Maija Sofia as an “ode to the many talented women throughout history who have been oppressed and overshadowed at the hands of an abuse”, ‘Persephone’ is a gently set song that focuses on the lyrics, with each word delivered by Sofia’s…

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Q&A | In Their Thousands

In Their Thousands will play their biggest headline show to date this Thursday (December 8th)  at the Sound House in Dublin. The band’s Declan McClafferty recently took the time to speak to TLMT about the group’s re-emergence, Leonard Cohen, and ITT’s new direction. As a band, what is influencing you at the moment? It’s really…

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Listen | Check out the gentle alt-pop of ‘Blur’ by Paul Sheridan

Alternative-pop singer-songwriter Paul Sheridan has released the gentle folk sound of his new single ‘Blur’. A slow-moving track, the subtle build of alternative-pop and folk sounds that create Paul Sheridan’s sound are beautifully captured in ‘Blur’, which is taken from the artist’s forthcoming E.P. Rising and falling upon the weaving strings and large dynamic percussive…

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