Premiere | Check out the neo-Noire indie of Blushing Boy’s debut track ‘Consumer’

Check out the Last Mixed Tape’s premiere of ‘Consumer’, the debut single from Blushing Boy. Cast against a buzzing backdrop of isolating textures, the bone-rattling beats punctuated by angular guitar and brooding vocal performance that dominates the foreground of Blushing Boy’s first offering ‘Consumer’, takes shape with dreamlike neo-Noire indie music that packs a powerful…

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“I wasn’t ready to make and release the record until I felt I’d moved into a more positive place in my mind and life. I’m really happy to be there” Naoise Roo talks to TLMT about her new E.P. Sick Girlfriend

Naoise Roo has announced her return with a brand new E.P. titled Sick Girlfriend and an upcoming launch show at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin on Saturday, May 4th. Naoise recently took the time to talk to the Last Mixed Tape about her new record, what inspired it and the story behind it.   What’s the…

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The Mixed-Tape | Peachface – You Never Saw Me Dance

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape, we turn our attention to ‘You Never Saw Me Dance’ by Peachface. 

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TLMT’s The Week #14 featuring Maria Kelly, All Tvvins, Orchid Collective, Kitt Philippa, October Fires, Katie Kim + Crash Ensemble.

TLMT counts down the latest additions to its Monthly Irish Mixed-Tape on Spotify with new music from Maria Kelly, All Tvvins, Orchid Collective, Kitt Philippa, October Fires, and Katie Kim + Crash Ensemble. Maria Kelly – july The second single to be taken from Maria Kelly’s upcoming Notes To Self E.P, the delicate yet tense atmosphere of…

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Review | “With Jason, O Emperor leave on their own terms” O Emperor – Jason

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Jason, the final studio album from Waterford indie band O Emperor.  Approaching a farewell album can be a tricky process. Some can feel like the aftermath of a party long divorced of all fun, others can be the sound a group running through the motions out of obligation more than anything…

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Review | “What can be ignored, won’t be remembered” Kodaline – Politics of Living

The Last Mixed Tape reviews Politics of Living, the much-anticipated third studio album from Kodaline.  Politics of Living is interesting. Not musically, the album sticks vehemently to the middle of the road. Instead, Kodaline’s third studio outing is interesting in the commercial success that will greet it and the question why nondescript paint-by-numbers music gets rewarded over all…

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Watch | Vernon Jane deliver a foreboding sound on ‘Fragile’

Vernon Jane have returned with their brand new music video and single, the foreboding ‘Fragile’. A song that bristles with spiky uncompromising sounds, ‘Fragile’ is wrought with agitated cacophonous bursts of sound, off-kilter melodies, and a vocal that demands your attention beginning to end. The type of music that grabs you by the throat, Vernon Jane’s…

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Listen | Thumper are let off the leash on ‘AFL’

Noise-pop outfit Thumper have made their return with the brand new single, the bone-shaking ‘AFL’. Where Thumper’s previous recording hand a cage of lo-fi distortion around them, the group’s comeback single ‘AFL’ sheds those restrictions with a clarity that allows the raucous scream-rock core of their music all the room in the world to play with.…

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Listen | BARQ bring a double helping of Agro-Soul with ‘Sassy Mouth / Earthquakes’

Irish agro-soul four-piece Barq have returned with their brand new double A-side single ‘Sassy Mouth/Earthquakes’.  Inspired by the resilience Repeal the Eighth movement, ‘Sassy Mouth’ is a shuddering collage of sounds that pushes and pulls in great jolts of dynamism. Feeling like a cathartic primal scream of frustration, courage and hope. ‘Earthquakes’ switches the mood. Keeping…

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The Mixed-Tape | Sorcha Richardson – Can’t We Pretend

In this edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to ‘Can’t We Pretend’ by Sorcha Richardson. The opening swirl of strings sets a very different tone for ‘Can’t We Pretend’, the follow-up to last year’s electronic ‘Waking Life’. A lingering ballad about splitting your life between two cities, Sorcha Richardson’s…

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