Premiere | the Late David Turpin & Elephant collaborate on the sonically weaving ‘Concubine’

The Last Mixed Tape is proud to premiere to ‘Concubine’, the brand new single from the Late David Turpin featuring Elephant. Awash with texture, atmosphere and brooding undertones, the expansive electronic sound of ‘Concubine’ is a large-scale, ambitious track from the Late David Turpin that creates a world of sound around Elephant’s upfront, scene-stealing vocal.…

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This Weekend | August 24th – 26th featuring Elephant, Dott, Vernon Jane & more

The Last Mixed Tape’s weekly Dublin gig guide This Weekend features Elephant, Dott, Vernon Jane & more. Friday – August 24th Bodies – Bello Bar Support: Participant  Tickets: €7 Doors: 8 pm Elephant – The Grand Social Support: Montauk Hotel  Tickets: €10 Doors: 8 pm Soma #21 | Vernon Jane & Drivelight – Whelan’s Tickets: FREE Doors: 11 pm Tim Chadwick – Unitarian…

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Review | “88 is an album about life itself” Elephant – 88

The Last Mixed Tape reviews 88, the brand new sophomore studio album from Elephant.  88 is an album about life itself. Indeed it’s a record about Elephant’s Shane Clarke, steeped a haze of obscured memories, abstract feeling and a fear of the future. Few artists evolve their sound on their sophomore release, even fewer aim for something as…

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The Mixed-Tape | Elephant – Happy

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Happy’ by Elephant. Elephant has come a long way since the dark indie-folk of their debut album Hypergiant with their latest offering ‘Happy’ providing a highly-stylised collage of synth-pop, dark-wave and indietronica. A sonically ambitious outing that fully pays of for Elephant,…

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Watch | Check out the mesmerizing new video for Elephant’s ‘Mirrors’

Irish indie artist Elephant has released his brand new music video for the single ‘Mirrors’.  Capturing the off-kilter electronic sound of ‘Mirrors’, which marked a stark departure in style for Elephant, the accompanying video takes on a similarly dreamlike quality. It seems with the music of ‘Mirrors’, and now it’s music video. the Elephant has…

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Listen | Elephant undergoes sonic sea change on ‘Mirrors’

Dundalk-based Indie-folk artist Elephant has returned with a brand new single entitled ‘Mirrors’.  There can be no doubting the stark sonic sea change of Elephant’s latest offering ‘Mirrors’. Taking on a far more electronic slant than seen before, the track finds the songwriter expanding his sound palette beyond the more serene dream-folk music of previous…

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The Mixed-Tape | Elephant – Waiting Game

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Elephant and his brand new single ‘Waiting Game’. Now, this is more like it. For the past while Elephant has shown considerable promise. From his impressive debut album Hyper Giant onwards there has always been more than a hint that the songwriter…

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Watch | Elephant makes his return with ‘Stay With Me’

Alternative-folk singer-songwriter Elephant has made his return, unveiling his new single ‘Stay With Me’.  A very interesting sea-change, Elephant enters more definite indie-folk territory with ‘Stay With Me’. Taking on the production stylings of Bon Iver, the song pops and clicks with rhythm in way that Elephant’s music hasn’t before. Making this all the more…

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Watch | Elephant & We, the Oceanographers feature on new Co-present series

The Co-Present has returned with a brand new live music and interview video series called Spotlight On.  A newly formatted Co-Present series, Spotlight On will travel around the country shining a light on acts all over Ireland. The first in the series was shot at the Spirit Store music venue in Dundalk and features live performances by Elephant…

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Listen | TLMT Podcast Ep. 39 – Bubblegum In My Head Makes Me Giggle

This week Steve reviews new albums from El Vy, Sexwitch, Elephant & more, whilst waiting for Robert De Niro. Elsewhere, Kate thinks about bubblegum in her head!? The Last Mixed Tape Podcast Episode 39: In this latest show, Steve and Kate look ahead to Metropolis festival 2015, talk Brigid Jones & the Godfather, and feel…

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