The Annulments – Everything I Lost

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Everything I Lost, the debut studio album from Dublin-based alternative-folk group the Annulments.  The musicality of storytelling is everything in a record like Everything I Lost. The album needs to create a world out of the interactions and people who populated its lyrics. For this the Annulments must be commended, the sound…

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Watch | Owensie releases serene new single ‘Dramamine’

Indie-folk songwriter Owensie has just released the music video for his brand new single ‘Dramamine’, taken from his upcoming album.  A song with a persistent majestic rhythm, ‘Dramamine’ is filled with vivid texture and deep depth of field. Sitting on a bed glistening production, Owensie’s songwriting shines through with the multi-layered vocal cutting through the…

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Watch | Basciville unveil video for ‘Blues In Red’

Wexford-based alternative-pop duo Basciville have unveiled their debut music video for the track ‘Blues In Red’. A sonically lush track, ‘Blues In Red’ is translated visually through director Caolán Barron equally stylistic music video. Capturing the mood of the music with slow-moving flashes of powerful imagery, the video moves wonderfully to the tempo of the…

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Watch | Video Premiere of ‘Shadowman’ by Stephen Young & the Union

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere the brand new music video for ‘Shadowman’ from Stephen Young & the Union.  The latest single to be taken from the Stephen Young & the Union’s forthcoming Eagle Fort Rumble album, ‘Shadowman’ is an ominous sounding piece of alternative-country music. Set to a backdrop of far-off screeching guitar, twinkling piano…

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Watch | Wild Promises release video ‘Passing Ships’

Alternative-pop group Wild Promises release the music video for ‘Passing Ships’, taken from their upcoming E.P. this October.  Helped in no small part by its lush production, the twinkling sound of ‘Passing Ships’ is a testament to the emotive songwriting and subtle musicianship that plays so sweetly behind it. With its warm, inviting alternative-pop meets…

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Culture Vultures returns for Season 4 at the Odessa Club

Monthly pop-culture event Culture Vultures returns to the Odessa Club on Wednesday, September 14th after a brief summer hiatus. Co-curated by Tony Clayton-Lea of the Irish Times and independent music promoter Andrea Keogh, season 4 of Culture Vultures will kick-off with a reading from author Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, a public interview with award winning novelist Belinda McKeon and a live performance from…

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Watch | The Hard Ground release surrealist video for ‘Two By Two’

Cork band the Hard Ground have released a suitably surreal music video for their brand new single ‘Two By Two’.  Directed by Pat Kiernan, the video for ‘Two By Two’ plays with the changing sounds and dynamics of the music. Using sudden edits and surrealist film techniques, Kiernan’s visuals convey the mystery and intrigue that permeates…

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Watch | Come On Live Long unveil ambitious new video for ‘Speak Up’

Come On Live Long have unveiled their globe spanning new music video for ‘Speak Up’, featuring scenes shot 15 different locations.  Directed by Mercedes Arturo & Nico Casavecchia, the grand-scale and scope of the video for ‘Speak Up’ captures the rolling rhythms of the music itself through quick edits and imagery concerned with movement. Carrying with it…

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I Draw Slow set for Whelan’s

Alternative-folk act I Draw Slow will play their last Dublin show of the summer with headline set in Whelan’s main venue. The group will be playing the Dublin venue this June before embarking on tour of the U.S. and Canada this summer. I Draw Slow will also be debuting some new tracks at this month’s…

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Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Before We Forgot How To Dream, the much-anticipated debut studio album from Soak.  Before We Forgot How To Dream is an album whose appeal derives from its stark honesty, reverberating with raw, bare-boned lyricism and sound. The record is artful in exactly how it draws you in. Moving in tonal peaks and troughs Before…

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