TLMT 4 | 4 Years in 101 Songs

This Friday, February 9th, the Last Mixed Tape celebrates 4 years of covering the Irish music scene with a show at the Sound House including sets from Bad Bones, Montauk Hotel, Beauty Sleep and King Bones. With year 5 just over the horizon, TLMT looks back with a massive 101 songs playlist made from the…

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Listen | Lilac Glass share atmospheric pop sound of debut track ‘Shallow Water’

Newly formed Lilac Glass have unveiled the deeply atmospheric sound of their debut track, ‘Shallow Water’. With its icy reverb and sparse electronic undercurrent, the depth of field found within ‘Shallow Water’, and indeed the music of Lilac Glass is intrinsically linked with the deep-cutting emotion of the lyrics. Soft spoken, but not lacking in pathos,…

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Playlist | The Last Mixed Tape’s July 2016

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on the last four weeks with some of the stand-out tracks from July 2016.  Half way through 2016 and the Irish music scene continues to produce a plethora of stellar music from all genres and styles. TLMT picks out some of the most attention grabbing tracks from this July…

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Listen | ‘Distance’ marks the return of Blooms

Alternative-pop artist Blooms has made a much welcome return with the brand new single ‘Distance’.  ‘Want’ is a feeling that dominates Blooms latest offering ‘Distance’. The want of another person, the want to connect, and the want to protect one’s self emotionally all merge themselves into the one stream of consciousness that is the song’s…

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Review | Kobina – Sentinel Island

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Sentinel Island, the brand new extended play from electronic artist Kobina. Clarity is not always essential in music, sometimes sounds awash with distant reverb or echoed hints of melodies and rhythm give us the aftermath, the calm after the storm. This is the case with Kobina’s Sentinel Island. Through out his latest…

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Playlist | The Last Mixed Tape’s February 2016

The Last Mixed Tape looks back on February with some of the stand-out tracks from the last four weeks.  Featuring a plethora of tracks that caught TLMT’s eye during the last month, the February 2016 playlist includes music from: I Have A Tribe, Blooms, Slow Skies, Marlene Enright, Beach, Gemma Dunleavy, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Hazing, Beauty…

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Listen | Blooms unveils the haunting ‘Give Me Up’

Electronic artist Blooms makes her much welcome return with the brilliant new single ‘Give Me Up’. The great metamorphosis of Blooms continues, as the London-based songwriter opens the curtains with ‘Give Me Up’. A vast soundscape underscores Blooms latest single, the size of which is clear evolution from Louise Cunnane’s previous work. Indeed, it feels…

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Listen | TLMT’s 20 Ones to Watch in 2016

2016 is now upon us and the Last Mixed Tape is already looking ahead to the next twelve months with its 20 acts to get excited about over the coming year.  Gemma Dunleavy  After a highly impressive live set at last November’s Metropolis festival and several guest appearances on tracks by Murlo and Clu, Gemma Dunleavy is…

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Listen | Jon Reich remixes lost Blooms track ‘Distance’

Electronic producer Jon Reich has unveiled an epic remix of a previously unreleased Blooms track, ‘Distance’. There always seems to be something hidden in the subtext of Blooms’ music. Although, Louise Cunnane’s lyrics always feel confessional or cathartic, the who, when, and where of the subject matter remain secret. Recorded over a year ago and…

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Listen | The Mixed-Tape 2015 playlist

As 2015 comes to a close TLMT has compiled a playlist from our song-of-the-week feature the Mixed-Tape. An extremely popular feature on the Last Mixed Tape, the Mixed-Tape has included some of the year’s stand-out singles and album tracks on a weekly basis. Artist who appear as part of the 2015 playlist include: Cave Ghosts, Girl Band, Blooms, Meltybrains?,…

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