Review | “A record at war with itself” – Hozier – Nina Cried Power

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Nina Cried Power E.P, the much-anticipated return of Hozier. If Hozier’s comeback E.P. Nina Cried Power is a sketch than it is an abstract portrait of a songwriter caught at a crossroads. However, if the songs that feature on this short four-track teaser appear on his sophomore outing as they…

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TLMT Reader’s E.P. of the year 2016 – Voting

The short-list is up and voting is now open for The Last Mixed Tape Readers’ E.P. of the Year 2016. Following the Last Mixed Tape’s recent unveiling of it’s top twenty E.P’s of 2016 (see full countdown and playlist – here), TLMT is giving reader’s a chance to have their say in what was the stand-out…

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Review | Hvmmingbyrd – Know My Name

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Know My Name, the brand new extended play from electronic-folk duo Hvmmingbyrd. There are few things in music that I find more gratifying to listen to than hearing a band undergo great change. It can infectiously thrilling to witness and often results in a record that imbues the feeling of creativity…

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Premiere | Ka Tet unveil final E.P. ‘Surface Tension’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere Surface Tension, the final extended play from Ka Tet. Ka Tet’s last record before calling it a day Surface Tension is a full-force blend of math-rock and post-rock ambition. An E.P. that plays on a large-scale, Ka Tet’s farewell is a suitably bombastic outro captured most perfectly in the E.P’s…

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Premiere | Stream Oh Joy’s full debut E.P.

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere Oh Joy’s full Joy For All E.P. ahead of its release. Following the premiere of Oh Joy’s track ‘Peter the Nothing’ on TLMT last month, we can now unveil the song’s parent E.P. in full. Now with a fuller picture we can see where Oh Joy have taken…

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Listen | Wyvern Lingo further sonic sea-change with ‘Letter to Willow’

Wyvern Lingo have returned with ‘Letter to Willow’, the title-track from their forthcoming sophomore E.P. The continued sea-change in Wyvern Lingo’s sound is a source of continued delight for me. The trio have certainly highlighted themselves as group unrestrained by genre conventions. In the latest glimpse into their second E.P. Letter to Willow (the first being the…

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Listen | TLMT Reader’s Top 20 E.P’s of 2015

The votes are in and the tallies have been counted, and the Last Mixed Tape Reader’s have chosen their Top 20 E.P’s of 2015. 20. Saint Sister – Madrid What TLMT had to say: “A truly beautiful E.P. to behold, in Madrid Saint Sister take the folk/trad genres and bend them to their will. As debut’s go…

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Listen | Loop Culture stream new single ‘OK’

Dublin-based band Loop Culture have unveiled their brand new single ‘OK’, taken from the group’s forthcoming E.P. due out on November 6th. An instantly compelling mix of styles and sounds, Loop Culture’s new single ‘OK’ both jangles with indie-rock guitars and moves with electronic beats. Brimming with infectious hooks and dance-able rhythms ‘OK’ showcases Loop…

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Listen | Hawk take aim at Irish abortion laws with ‘Once Told’

Alternative-rock four-piece Hawk have released a new song entitled ‘Once Told’ that takes aim at Ireland’s current abortion laws. ‘Once Told’ is a song about struggle told through jolting, dragging aggressive beats and reaching vocals. With its lyrics finding their root in Ireland’s abortion laws, the track is as pointed as it is brooding. Indeed, Hawk…

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Track Premiere | Variant Sea stream debut track ‘River Sallows’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to bring readers ‘River Sallows’, the debut track from ambient post-rock duo Variant Sea.  A serene, gently set song with an undercurrent of harmonically rich guitar work, ‘River Sallows’ plays with all the emotive movement and trysts of a film score. Coupled with the texturally humming backdrop and twinkling…

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