Watch | The Hard Ground unveil video for ‘Spies’

The Hard Ground have returned with a new music video for their latest single, ‘Spies’.  One of the gentler moments in the Hard Ground’s ambitious sophomore outing Triptych, ‘Spies’ is a beautifully crafted repose that subdues the album’s sonic weight and turns it into something slight and shimmering. Set to silent, black and white newsreels and…

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Watch | The Hard Ground release surrealist video for ‘Two By Two’

Cork band the Hard Ground have released a suitably surreal music video for their brand new single ‘Two By Two’.  Directed by Pat Kiernan, the video for ‘Two By Two’ plays with the changing sounds and dynamics of the music. Using sudden edits and surrealist film techniques, Kiernan’s visuals convey the mystery and intrigue that permeates…

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The Hard Ground – Triptych

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Triptych the culmination of an ambitious three E.P. project from Cork band the Hard Ground. The final piece in the Triptych puzzle, the album itself (consisted of E.P’s 1,2 & 3 – reviewed here) finds the Hard Ground bringing together the tonal progression of parts 1 & 2 with the broader sound of the final,…

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The Mixed-Tape | The Hard Ground – Keep Me For Christmas Time

In this Xmas edition (where we will focus on charity singles) of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn the spotlight to the Hard Ground and their new single ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. A softly performed duet, ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ keeps the tone and mood…

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Hard Working Class Heroes 2014 timetable

The artist running order and overall schedule for the 2014 Hard Working Class Heroes festival has been announced today. Hard Working Class Heroes’s 2014 schedule for the live music line-up and venues is now up on their official website here. HWCH will take place from Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th in several venues…

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The Hard Ground announce Irish tour dates

Cork based alternative-folk outfit the Hard Ground have announced details of their upcoming Triptych: 2 Irish tour. Following on from this week’s UK tour announcement (click here for more details), the Hard Ground have now confirmed dates across the country including shows in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Wexford. For the full list of Irish tour dates see…

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The Hard Ground to embark on a UK tour

The Hard Ground are set to tour the UK this November in support of their upcoming E.P. Triptych: 2. The Cork based five-piece are currently preparing to release the second instalment in their E.P. series which will eventually culminate in a full album entitled Triptych. Due for release on September 12th, Triptych: 2 follows closely on the heels of the…

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Hard Working Class Heroes announce Digital showcase details

Annual music festival and conference Hard Working Class Heroes have announced the details about this year’s Digital showcase component. Following last week’s line-up announcement that included a myriad of Ireland’s most exciting artists such as Buffalo Sunn, Little Xs For Eyes, Liza Flume, the Hard Ground, I Have A Tribe and Elastic Sleep. See here for full details…

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Hard Working Class Heroes line-up 2014

The line-up for this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes music festival taking place this October has been announced today. Running from Thursday, October 2nd to Saturday, October 4th, the annual showcase festival and conference for new music & technology Hard Working Class Heroes will return to the capital city. This year HWCH have also announced that HMV Ireland will be…

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