Listen | Beauty Sleep return with the wondrous ‘Living Right’

Belfast-based dream-pop outfit Beauty Sleep have returned with their ambitious new single ‘Living Right’. ‘Living Right’ marks a startling return from Beauty Sleep. Finding the group in far more grander sonic territory the song is as big as it is deep, and flows effortlessly from melody to moment in an instant. A fully immersive track…

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Review | Just Mustard – Just Mustard E.P.

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled new extended play from Dundalk based dream-pop outfit Just Mustard. The dense haze of droning noise and thrashing rhythm that populates Just Mustard is a testament to finely crafted sound of the record’s namesake. As a band Just Mustard seem to have their music under conplete control, even when it sounds…

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Press Play | Star Parks deliver the vivid slow-burn of ‘Theoretical Girls’

Austin-based band Star Parks’ latest single ‘Theoretical Girls’ is the latest song to feature in the Last Mixed Tape’s Press Play international music feature.  A vividly produced slice of dream-pop melded together by flourishes of country and indie-folk, ‘Theoretical Girls’ is a song comfortable in taking the patient slow-burning approach to capture the imagination With it’s lush…

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The Mixed-Tape | Beauty Sleep – The Dark

In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Beauty Sleep and their new single ‘The Dark’.  With its big washes of glistening synth and funk guitar, Belfast trio Beauty Sleep’s debut single ‘The Dark’ is full-scale synthpop at its best. Carved out of ambitious, and fully realised,…

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Press Play | The Casket Girls – Western World

A new playlist series to the Last Mixed Tape, Press Play will bring readers TLMT’s take on new music outside of Ireland.  The first track in TLMT’s Press Play playlist comes from American eerie-pop three-piece the Casket Girls with ‘Western World’. Taken from the group’s recent split E.P. What Keeps You Up At Night (out now via Graveface Records) with…

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The Mixed-Tape | Elastic Sleep – Bad Machine

In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Elastic Sleep and their new single ‘Bad Machine’. Elastic Sleep return with the dynamically twisting ‘Bad Machine’. Based on a foundation of patiently shimmering alternative-rock, the Cork band’s latest track makes use of the textural juxtaposition in their sound…

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Listen | Katie Kim unveils unfinished recording ‘Mona’

One of Ireland’s most enigmatic songwriters Katie Kim has released a previously unheard track entitled ‘Mona’. As deep and dark as you’d come to expect from Katie Kim, ‘Mona’ has more than a bang and a clatter to it, with the ominous percussive clashing of the track taking center stage. Set against a howling backdrop…

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Elastic Sleep announce headline show at Bello Bar

Cork-based dream-pop band Elastic Sleep are set to headline the Bello Bar next month. Taking place on Tuesday, December 15th, Elastic Sleep will bring their visceral live sound to the Dublin venue as part of a run of gigs the group will be embarking on in the coming weeks. See full tour dates below. Elastic…

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Listen | Frankenstein Bolts unveil their vivid new single ‘Lost Shells’

Wexford-based dream-pop band Frankenstein Bolts have unveiled their brand new single ‘Lost Shells’l, taken from their forthcoming second studio album A beautifully conceived song from start to finish, Frankenstein Bolts lay on the twinkling atmospheric vividness of their music with aplomb on ‘Lost Shells’. Instantly evocative of a time and place steeped in the hazy,…

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Elastic Sleep to play free show at the Workman’s this Friday

Noise-gaze trailblazers Elastic Sleep will return to Dublin this weekend with a free show at the Workman’s Club on Friday night. Elastic Sleep who garnered much-attention for their stand-out E.P. Leave You in 2014, will premiere some new material taken from their forthcoming sophomore E.P. this Friday at the Dublin veune. A group whose music I have…

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