Listen | Eclectic host of Irish acts appear on the Co-Present’s Christmas Compilation

With Christmas 2015 only days away the team at the Co-Present have compiled an album of festive covers and originals by Irish artists. Featuring performances from acts such as Sleep Thieves, I Am Niamh, Grainne Hunt, Shell Dooley, Thumper, Vyvienne Long, Laura Ann Brady & more, A Co-Present Christmas includes a host of Xmas classics from some of the…

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Listen | Cronin, Blades Club & Sinead McConville release Xmas themed tracks

The Holiday season is upon us and some of Ireland’s leading Indie acts are releasing their Xmas themed music.  Cronin have returned with a FREE to download cover version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic ‘The Power of Love’ featuring Matt McManamon from Dead 60’s/The Specials, as well as several live dates. 18th Dec –…

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This Weekend | July 3rd – 5th

A weekly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, This Weekend looks at the must see live music events happening this Friday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 5th. FRIDAY, JULY 3rd Hollow Sounds at the Ballykeefe Ampitheatre in Kilkenny  Day 1 of 2: Happenings screening of the Goonies at the Ballykeefe Ampitheatre. Tickets: Info The Beck’s Rhythm Series: Taylor McFerrin &…

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TLMT’s 10 stand-out E.P’s of 2015, so far…

We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s time for the Last Mixed Tape’s mid-term report starting with the 10 stand-out E.P’s of 2015 so far. This list is no particular order.  O Emperor – Lizard  O Emperor provided a spectacular return with Lizard this year. Once again changing and broadening their sound into something…

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Blades Club to headline Retro Revival this July

This July’s edition of Retro Revival is set to feature indie-pop act Blades Club who recently released their infectious new E.P. Tranquillised.  Next month’s Retro Revival Club at Sweeney’s will feature, as always, an exciting line-up of emerging acts including: Blades Club, Me & My Dog, Oh Boland and the Thrash Blues. Entry to Retro Revival Indie Club on…

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Blades Club – Tranquillised

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Tranquillised, the debut E.P. from Irish indie-pop four-piece Blades Club. The pure indie-pop spirit of Blades Club sound fills every corner of Tranquillised. It pops and clicks, jumps and bounds, and pretty much spins and twirls with vibrant melody and crunching guitar. The fizzing passages of melancholic synth on songs such as ‘Au Revoir’…

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Listen | The Last Mixed Tape’s February 2015 playlist

A monthly feature to the Last Mixed Tape, here we look back at some of the stand-out tracks released or reviewed on T.L.M.T this February. Following on from the palpable momentum of last month’s musical output February 2015 saw the return of O Emperor with ‘Switchblade’ and Young Wonder with ‘Intergalactic’, a brilliant introduction to…

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The Mixed-Tape | Blades Club – Asian Babes

In this edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Blades Club new single ‘Asian Babes’. Starting with a jangling indie-pop introduction, ‘Asian Babes’ soon gives way to the full-scale, interchanging bursts of melodic guitar that makes the single such an instantly engrossing experience. Bustling with catchy choruses and interludes,…

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Video Premiere | Blades Club – Asian Babes

The Last Mixed Tape is pleased to premier the new music video from Dublin indie-pop act Blades Club for their single ‘Asian Babes’. Directed by Stephen Patrick Allen, the video for ‘Asian Babes’ captures the bursting indie-pop energy of Blades Club’s music. Cut into four interchanging close-ups of the band, Allen plays with the up-tempo…

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