Review | “The music of Shape of Silence is world building” Saint Sister – Shape Of Silence

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Shape Of Silence, the long-awaited debut album from alt-folk duo Saint Sister.  The music of Shape of Silence is world building. Casting a widescreen sound across the span of twelve tightly interwoven tracks, Saint Sister’s debut offering is a cinematic affair filled with a sense of enchanting foreboding and sonic beauty. An album…

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Essaie pas to play DLight Studios

Canadian duo Essaie pas have been announced to play a headline set in DLight Studios in Dublin.  Coming out of James Murphy’s DFA Records label, the Montreal outfit will come to DLight Studios on Saturday, November 25th for a special BYOB gig as they tour their Demain Est Une Autre Nuit album which came out to critical acclaim…

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The Mixed-Tape | REWS – Shine

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 REWS, ‘Shine’. The hard-hitting new single from riff-rock duo Rews, ‘Shine’ is the clearest sign yet of the band’s growing sonic prowess. Making great use of the inner dynamic push and pull found within Rews…

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Review | Ships – Precession

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Precession, the debut studio album from electronic duo Ships. Precession is the kind of album that makes me glad to be a critic. It took me completely by surprise. Although I had been aware of Ships before reviewing their debut outing, I must confess I wasn’t all that taken by them. I enjoyed…

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Watch | Indie-folk two-piece the Ocelots release debut single ‘Lover I Need You’

Indie-folk duo the Ocelots have released their brand new music video for the single ‘Lover I Need You’. A sweetly set new track, ‘Lover I Need You’ is a melodically charged indie-folk introduction to the Ocelots with shades of Glen Hansard. Coupled with an atmospheric night-time streetlight video, and the song is given an added…

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Listen | Carriages return with the pops and clicks of ‘Moving Parts’

Electronic two-piece Carriages have returned with a brand new single entitled, ‘Moving Parts’. As instantly engrossing as ever, Carriages sound seems to come on leaps and bounds with each new release. Such is the case with ‘Moving Parts’. Characterised by the duo’s brilliant use of rhythm and repose, their latest single is all about upward…

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Listen | Carron unveil ‘Marble Arch’

Folk-pop duo Carron have unveiled ‘Marble Arch’, the first single to be taken from their upcoming E.P. Roots. The latest act to emerge from Ireland’s bustling alternative-pop/folk scene Carron have made their presence felt with ‘Marble Arch’, a harmonious and traditionally tinged take on the genre. Separating themselves from some the twee or overtly commercial pitfalls…

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Listen | New Valley Wolves release new single ‘Eyes On Me’

Rock ‘N’ Roll duo New Valley Wolves have unveiled their brand new single, ‘Eyes On Me’.  Upfront, strong back-boned rock ‘n’ roll is without a doubt New Valley Wolves milieu. From guitar riff which have more than a bit of grit underneath their fingernails to thumping beats ‘Eyes On Me’ runs the gamut. An aggressive…

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Listen | Night Trap release new track ‘The Tunnel’

Dublin-based synth-pop duo Night Trap have unveiled their latest track ‘The Tunnel’.  A tense merging of electronic, synthpop and krautrock elements Night Trap’s ‘The Tunnel’ has the deadpan austere tone of its influences whilst also adding a sense of now. Populated by washing textures and persistent rhythms the song maintains a stylized mirror (or bridge…

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Little Hours interview – Q&A

Indie-folk duo Little Hours are set to tour Ireland this winter in support of their latest single ‘Tired’. Following a breakthrough for the band, which included a ‘Song of the Year’ nod at the Choice Music Awards, both John and Ryan took the time to speak to TLMT. Tell us about your new single, ‘Tired’.…

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