Review | “a lush love-letter to pop music” Beauty Sleep – Be Kind

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Be Kind, the debut studio album from dream-pop three-piece Beauty Sleep.  Be Kind is the type of album you just want to delve right in to. Brimming to the top with deep dreamy sounds, Beauty Sleep’s first offering is a lush love-letter to pop music delivered with a clear joie de vivre…

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Review | “A true understated gem” Hostess – A Simple Life

The Last Mixed Tape reviews A Simple Life, the debut studio album from electronic artist Hostess.  A Simple Life is an album to give yourself over to. A hypnotic, unrelentingly atmosphere dripping record, Hostess’ debut is the type of album that goes on a journey with or without you. If you’re willing to take it, and you…

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Watch | Dott release the jangled dream-pop of ‘Wedding Song’

Dott have returned with their latest single and music video, the jangled dream-pop track ‘Wedding Song’. Taken from Dott’s recently released sophomore record Heart Swell, ‘Wedding Song’ is a tender yet infectious indie-pop gem that sticks with you throughout. From its slow-burning balladeering at the beginning to its celebratory closing moments ‘Wedding Song’ finds Dott melding…

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Watch | Check out Frankenstein Bolts beautifully animated video for ‘Languages (I Know)’

Dream-pop outfit Frankenstein Bolts have released their brand new music video for ‘Languages (I Know)’. Taken from the duo’s most recent album Aglow & Spark, the tranquil dream-pop haze of ‘Languages (I Know)’ is brought to life by some truly beautiful animate from Nacho Mancebo. A down-tempo, serene track ‘Languages (I Know)’ is a song that moves at…

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The Mixed-Tape | Beauty Sleep – The Feeling Back

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘The Feeling Back’ by Beauty Sleep. Beauty Sleep’s incredible run of dream-pop gems continues with the glistening sound of ‘The Feeling Back’. A serene synth-led track, this single could very well be the trio’s breakthrough. A dreamlike backdrop of constantly…

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Watch | Frankenstein Bolt unveil video for ‘Night Whispering’

Wexford-based dream-pop duo Frankenstein Bolts have unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Night Whispering’. Encapsulating the dreamlike sonic vistas found on Frankenstein Bolts latest album Aglow & Spark (read TLMT’s full review – here), ‘Night Whispering’ has a serenity to it that flows right through the group’s music. Add to this the slow-moving hazy moonlit visuals of…

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Review | Frankenstein Bolts – Aglow & Spark

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Aglow & Spark, the brand new album from dream-pop band Frankenstein Bolts.  Aglow & Spark is a dreamlike record. Crafted to be listened to as one whole piece, rather than fragmented songs or singles, Frankenstein Bolts latest offering is an album in the truest sense of the term. The opening subdued screech…

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The Mixed-Tape | Bad Fit – Worry Doll

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape, we turn our attention to the brand new single from Bad Fit, ‘Worry Doll’. The dreamlike sound of Bad Fit’s latest offering ‘Worry Doll’ reaffirms the promise shown in the group’s previous record ‘In The City’. From its starry-eyed vocals to the shimmering jangle of…

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The Mixed-Tape – Beauty Sleep – All In

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Beauty Sleep and their brand new single ‘All In’. Regular readers will find it no surprise that dream-pop trio Beauty Sleep have become perennial favourites here at the Last Mixed Tape, and their vivid new single ‘All In’ is a testament to…

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TLMT’s 8-Track #2

A brand new feature on the Last Mixed Tape, the weekly 8-Track Spotify playlist series features new international music you should be checking out right now. This week’s edition of TLMT’s 8-Track playlist features several must listen new tracks from the likes of indie-pop act Adult Mom, Swedish outfit Agent Blå, the ever genre warping Gorillaz featuring Jehnny Beth, noise-pop artist Guingla, Canadian…

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