Review | Land Lovers – The Rooks Have Returned

The Last Mixed Tape reviews The Rooks Have Returned, the brand new studio album from Land Lovers. It seems as if the term “indie gem” was created with Land Lovers in mind. So confident is their grasp of the hooks and beats that make great pop songwriting that it would easy to overlook the craft of…

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Watch | Land Lovers release the floating sound of ‘Springtime for the Mystics’

Indie-pop act Land Loves have unveiled an intriguing insight into their upcoming new album with ‘Springtime for the Mystics’. With its’ airy harmonically floating sound and slow-burning feel ‘Springtime for the Mystics’ gives us a very different glimpse into the overall sound of Land Lovers forthcoming The Rooks Have Returned album. Offsetting the straight-up indie-pop of the group’s…

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Press Play | Martha unleash the gritty glory of ‘Goldman’s Detective Agency’

English indie-pop outfit Martha have unveiled their latest track ‘Goldman’s Detective Agency’. Taken from Martha’s upcoming album Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart, ‘Goldman’s Detective Agency’ rattles along with a palpable backbone of punk fueled intent and indie-pop sensibilities. A short sharp shock of track, Martha provide a sound that is as pointed as their lyrics.…

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Competition | Win two tickets for Basia Bulat

The Last Mixed Tape is giving reader’s the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Basia Bulat this Sunday. Canadian Indie- pop songwriter, Basia Bulat is celebrating the release of her fourth album, No Good Advice, with a gig in The Workman’s Club this Sunday, April 17th. Support on the night comes from…

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Listen | Field Trip release the thrashing jangle of ‘Youth In Asia’

Garage-pop act Field Trip have released their second brand new second single, ‘Youth In Asia’. Picking up where they left off with the band’s debut single ‘You & I’, Field Trip’s sophomore single ‘Youth In Asia’ is a contorted short to the arm of garage-pop infused power-pop. Jangling and distorting, the sound of ‘Youth In…

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The Mixed-Tape | Land Lovers – Angeline

In this latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to Land Lovers and their brand new single ‘Angeline’. A rip-roaring slice of indie-pop, Land Lovers return finds the group losing none of their characteristic ear for melody and gaining a slicker retro production aesthetic. With its pounding…

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Press Play | Big Deal return with the harmonic ‘Say Yes’

London based indie outfit Big Deal’s new single ‘Say Yes’ is the latest track in the Last Mixed Tape’s international feature Press Play. Finding its own space somewhere between dream-pop and alternative-rock ‘Say Yes’ is a harmonically colliding slice of brilliance from Big Deal, and an immeasurably exciting insight into the band’s upcoming album. With its…

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Listen | The Grand Wake return with the anthemic ‘Ordinary’

Indie-rock outfit the Grand Wake have returned with their brand new single ‘Ordinary’. A change in scope from the Grand Wake, ‘Ordinary’ is a far more anthemic than the group’s previous outing ‘Suffragette’. With its pounding backbone, screeching guitars and epic chorus the single is an ambitious return from the Grand Wake that has infectious…

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Press Play | Patio debut ragged indie-pop gem ‘Arbitrary Numbers’

The latest addition to the Last Mixed Tape’s weekly international music feature comes from Brooklyn band Patio and their track ‘Arbitrary Numbers’.  With its loose hanging groove and weaving guitar and bass lines, the driving garage-pop tinged sound of Patio is stripped back, raw and very infectious. The trio make great use of their minimal…

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Watch | Field Trip’s melodic garage-pop single ‘You and I’

Galway-based garage-pop group Field Trip offer an infectiously melodic take on the garage-pop scene with ‘You and I’. A bit of a diamond in the rough, ‘You and I’ is quintessential garage-pop malaise. Listlessly moving from verse to chorus, and gently moving from hook to hook Field Trip’s new single is the type of track…

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