Watch | We Raise Bears return with ‘To A Distant Plain’

Alternative-folk two-piece We Raise Bear have returned with the music video for ‘To A Distant Plain’. The first single taken from the duo’s upcoming debut E.P, ‘To A Distant Plain’ is a powerful first introduction into We Raise Bears sound. Filled with knife-edge guitars, pounding rhythms and frantically performed choruses the track carries with it…

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Listen | Saint Sister return with the deep atmospheric ‘Tin Man’

Saint Sister have made their return with a brand new double a-side single ‘Tin Man / Corpses’. The atmospheric-folk duo’s first release since their stand-out debut E.P. Madrid, ‘Tin Man’ is a natural further expansion of Saint Sister textually deep music. Bridging the gap between electronic, alternative-pop and indie-folk sounds, the ethereal nature of ‘Tin Man’…

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Watch | Check out the wild-hearted folk sound of For Foresters track ‘Bath’

Donegal-based ambient-folk trio For Foresters have unveiled the brand new live video for ‘Bath’. Well here’s a very interesting new prospect indeed! For Foresters first offering is a sonically sophisticated slice of indie-folk that strides from early Bon Iver based atmospherics, to Tallest Man On Earth styled emotive pay-off to an almost Roxy Music-esque saxophone driven…

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Review | Lisa Hannigan – At Swim

The Last Mixed Tape reviews At Swim, the third studio album from singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. Timeless, is a term often thrown around without much thought or consideration for its true meaning. However, Lisa Hannigan’s At Swim is just that. Hannigan’s first solo album in five years, At Swim travels further down the darkened indie-folk road that began with her 2011 sophomore…

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Listen | Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra release first demo ‘Caught’

Emerging indie outfit Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra have released their very first demo ‘Caught’.  Set to a slow-rumble beat, ‘Caught’ is a very promising insight into the beginnings of a young band finding their sound. A rich meld of folk, indie and alternative-rock, with a small hint of punkish D.I.Y bustle, Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra’s…

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The Mixed-Tape | Marlene Enright – Underbelly

In this week’s addition of TLMT’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Marlene Enright and her single ‘Underbelly’. Picking up where her debut single ‘When The Water Is Hot’ left off, Marlene Enright’s latest offering gives us a fuller picture of songwriter’s solo sound. Fusing R&B and alternative-pop, ‘Underbelly’ finds Marlene Enright weaving catchy…

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Watch | Carron unveil new video for ‘Marble Arch’

Folk-pop duo Carron have released their brand new music video for the single ‘Marble Arch’. Taken from Carron’s Roots E.P. ‘Marble Arch’ is ethereal and harmony based take on the folk-pop genre, steeped in traditional atmosphere’s the track is the stand out from the pair’s current debut record. Mirroring the hidden depths of the song itself the…

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The Mixed-Tape | I Have A Tribe – Buddy Holly

In this latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to I Have A Tribe and his latest track ‘Buddy Holly’. The delicate nature of I Have A Tribe’s music cannot be understated. The fragility of the melodies, the intimate atmosphere and Patirck O’Laoghaire’s voice all tip-toe upon…

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Moonlookson set for Whelan’s headliner

Alternative-folk act Moonlookson have announced a headline show in Whelan’s on May 4th. The four-piece will play their first full-band show in Whelan’s upstairs venue next week, bringing their atmospheric blend of folk, roots and alternative-pop sounds. An exciting new act on the upsurge, Moonlookson’s forthcoming headline show will be great opportunity to see the…

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Review | In The Willows – Fallen Bird

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Fallen Bird, the latest extended play from Waterford alternative-folk act In The Willows. Texture is essential to an E.P. like Fallen Bird. There has to be a heft to the music to support the airier folk harmonies that rest on the record’s outer-layer. This has sometimes been an issue for In The Willows,…

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